Ali Parker is a full-time contemporary romance writer who left a life in Corporate America to try out living a dream. She loves coffee, watching a great movie and hanging out with her hubs. By hanging out, she means making out. Hanging out is for those little creepy elves at Christmas. No tight green stockings for her.
Take Me Higherby Ali Parker
Don't Blink... You Might Miss Something.
Joe Castaletta has been running the underbelly of Chicago for decades, but it's now time to turn over the keys to the kingdom. His right-hand man, Demetri DeMarco, is more than
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From Best Selling Author Ali Parker comes a mafia bad boy romance series that is sure to leave you on the edge of your chair ...
Don't Blink... You Might Miss Something.
Joe Castaletta has been running the underbelly of Chicago for decades, but it's now time to turn over the keys to the kingdom. His right-hand man, Demetri DeMarco, is more than ready to race forward into a new way of doing old school. With Joe's sexy daughter as Demetri's enforcer and a gang of mobsters to keep things running smoothly, he's confident, collected and a bastard and a half.
The only thing that's just out of his reach is the one thing he wants most... Izabella.
**If you've read Judged, this is Drake DeMarco's older brother. If you've read my Bad Money Series... you should recognize Marcus, who joins the crew in this first novel.
The first novel in a long-running series. A cliffhanger is possible.
+18 for explicit sexual content, language and possible violence.
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Not a mafia book not worth the read will not buy the next book.
I absolutely loved this book. It is filled with danger and excitement....and of course steamy scenes. I fell in love with the characters, even though they are a crime family. Can't wait for the next one.
A great start to a new series. Two people who have to work closely together that love one another, however neither is willing to admit it to one another. How long can they work together before their desire ruins everything? Can they navigate the all the challenges that the family is giving them? Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down.
Izabella Casteletta is the daughter of a mob boss and he's molded her to be a ruthless killer . who will take out anyone who dares to ruin their family name , by any means necessary , at any cost ....even if the person is one of their own. So when a beloved family member is taken hostage and killed , Can she , keep a level head amongst all the chaos brewing , to figure out who the rat is or will the feelings she has for her fathers right hand man get in the way and make her lose her mark? Demetri Demarco is the Strong arm of the Casteletta family , being molded to take over once the head of the family steps down , but with recent events threatening to destroy them. Will he be forced to watch as the one thing he wants most slips farther from his reach , because of his loyalty to her father?? Can this family come together to take down their enemies or will they have to enlist outside enforcers to help them finish the job off??? Wow , I don't know where to start !! I Loved the beginning to Ali's new Crime family series It was filled with Action ,angst , heartache , betrayals and lost of Devious Revenge . I enjoyed all of the characters and the fact that none of them are safe. This family sticks together , works in a pack and will do anything to keep the enemy out ..even if it means knocking off each other or breaking each others hearts . I Loved that Lizzy is a strong woman and gets the job done , but Demetri is her counter part in that game , but being that hard is breaking her inside , especially where Demetri is concerned . They each have so much yearning for each other that those desires are bursting at the seams , but family comes first and the tension filled lust between them is about to shatter until it turns into blind hate and fury. I even enjoyed the fact that Ali added a few people from her other books into the mix . Who Doesn't love Marcus !! I literally just finished this book and the anticipation for the next installment is already killing me .
Finally! I've been waiting for this book and series to start since Bad Money ended! If you read that series and didn't like it, this is not for you! However, if you haven't, you don't need to read that series, before this. Now onto more about this book! I loved it and can't wait for the next book in this series! As I said in my review post title, this book is an amazingly suspenseful, fast paced, gritty mafia book. This is book 1, of many to come, based on a Chicago Mafia Syndicate! "Family. Money. Love." Joe Castaletta, "The Don," swears by. He is getting ready to retire. Demetri is ready, having been the the underboss, but he yearns for one thing... Izabella, Joe's daughter and the enforcer, is beautiful and she's been wanting the same. Both stubborn, they play "a game" to try to get the other to make a move. With so much going on already with "the family"... When so much more than anyone could imagine starts happening... This book is not for the faint of heart! Also, this is where I stop!! I don't do spoilers...sorry!