by Janine Infante Bosco
My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family. He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best friend, recruited me to work for him.
Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had. Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.
The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most illicit.
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s hot as hell.
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.
1. Take Me To Church – Hozier
2. Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word) – Done Again
3. Wild Ones (fest. Sia) – Flo Rida, Sia
4. The Man – Aloe Blacc
5. Make It Rain – Ed Sheehan
6. Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi
7. GDFR – Flo Rida
8. I’d Do Anything For Love – Meat Loaf
9. We Weren’t Born To Follow – Bon Jovi
10. Runaway – Bon Jovi
11. Jealous – Nick Jonas
12. Divine Sorrow – Wyclef Jean, Avicii
13. My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen
14. Happy – Bruce Springsteen
15. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Leatherface
16. Blame – Calvin Harris
17. The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
18. Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
19. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
20. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
21. All About That Bass – Mo’jive
22. I Need Your Love – Shaggy, Mohombi
23. If I Lose Myself – Corey Gray
24. My Way – Frank Sinatra
I will admit that I was a little nervous to read this story. I loved Janine's Riverdale Series, and I didn't want to compare the two stories or the characters. I also didn't want to have too high of hopes because of how much I loved her previous books or that I might have held too high of standards for this story and be disappointed. I'm happy to say that this story was completely different then the Riverdale Series, and I am so glad it was! I really enjoyed it, and I think that Janine did a great job with writing a love series rather than a series about the mob.
Michael (Mikey) returned to his home town after being gone for 10 years. When he comes across Nicole (Nikki), all his child hood memories come back. Michael was close to Nicole and her sister, Adrianna. They were always together. One thing has changed...Nicole is all grown up. When Michael looks at Nicole he no longer sees the little girl he remembers. He now sees a beautiful women.
The attraction between Michael and Nicole is pretty hot. The problem? Nicole has a boyfriend, but that doesn't stop Mickey from flirting with her! There were so many parts I loved that Mikey would give Nikki a run for her money. Especially when it came to pushing her buttons always trying to get her all riled up. My favorite part of Mikey's flirting is when he asked Nikki if she's ever been properly kissed. She asks him ..
"What is it like to be kissed properly?"
"It starts off with our lips meeting sucking on one another's getting used to the feel of flesh to flesh. My tongue slips between my lips sliding along the seam of yours. You open up for me welcoming my tongue meeting it with your own. That first taste of you sends all the blood rushing to my dick and it takes all of my willpower not to push you up against the wall and fuck you the same way I fuck your mouth. My teeth graze your lower lip because I can't get enough of you. I nip, I suck, I pull, until your fingers are pulling me hair and your body is grinding against me straining for me to put my mouth on every fucking inch of your body. A proper kiss leaves you begging for more and left wondering if I managed to inflict that much pleasure on your mouth what would I do to you when my mouth invades your pussy."
After I read THAT, I was like..... YES!!!! Tell me more...tell me more!!! LOL! There are so many great parts to this story. I just don't want to give too much away, so I will stop here. What I will say is...this book is full of Mickey flirting, Nikki's smart mouth, and some major suspense. Mickey has made it on my list of "guys you can't help but fall in love with" and Janine Infante Bosco will continue to be on my "Top Authors' List!
About the Author:
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to share with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.