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What is this book about?
Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago’s leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution-all her life, her father sheltered her from his crimes, but now she can no longer turn away from the truth. Maybe Lorenzo, the fiancé who barely paid her any attention in the last two years, has the right idea by planning to escape their world. But can she truly turn her back on her family?
All his life, Lorenzo’s family assumed he would become a priest, but he has different ideas-marrying Sabina and pursuing a career in the law. Despite his morals, he knows at the core he isn’t so unlike his mafiosi father and brothers. Has he, in trying to protect Sabina, forced her into the arms of the Prohibition agent bent on tearing her family apart? How can they rebuild what has so long been neglected and do it in the shadow of the dark empire of the Mafia?
Talk about characters with conflict. Sabina and Lorenzo are a light in the very dark world of the mafia. Perhaps it would be easier to move outside of that world if it weren’t for the fact that the people they love the most, their families, were deeply imbedded in it. On every page, both of them struggle with finding their way to the love that awaits them, with each other and also from God. They face temptation and betrayal that threaten to tear them apart.
I loved the strength of character in both Sabina and Lorenzo. I’m not sure I could have been so strong in their shoes. When we meet Sabina, she is looking for love in the wrong places but when she discovers her errors in judgment, she is quick to repent and look for forgiveness.
Lorenzo was in a tough spot wanting to be a godly man in a decidedly ungodly family. I liked that he was quick to forgive when necessary, but able to stand firm for what he believed in.
There were lots of secondary characters that really rounded out the story which I enjoyed. I would definitely be interested in reading more if the author decided to turn this into a series.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
The deep conflict for both Sabina and Lorenzo.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Sabina’s friend Mary
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. This was a great story of conflict that had me at the edge of my seat to see how Sabina and Lorenzo would come out of it. This is a standalone story.
Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the JustReads tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.
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