The Good Daughter: A Mafia Story (Vista Security Prequel)

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Overview

Most good daughters would say they owe their fathers everything. Marisa Peruzzo, Mafia princess, would. She owed him for killing her fiance. She owed him for destroying her mother. She owed him for chaining her to the 'family business'. And she owed him for taking away her lifelong friend.

Payback's a bitch.

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FBI meets Mafia Princess:

Dave sat up straighter when she entered the bar. Sandro had promised the ...

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Overview

Most good daughters would say they owe their fathers everything. Marisa Peruzzo, Mafia princess, would. She owed him for killing her fiance. She owed him for destroying her mother. She owed him for chaining her to the 'family business'. And she owed him for taking away her lifelong friend.

Payback's a bitch.

***

FBI meets Mafia Princess:

Dave sat up straighter when she entered the bar. Sandro had promised the contact would have useful information and be immediately recognizable, but he never specified male or female. Was this his informant? Carlo Peruzzo's daughter. The Mafia princess herself.

Her gaze scanned the room until she saw him. Though her lips were pressed in a straight line, a sparkle flashed in her eyes as if she knew just how she had shocked him.Dave realized his heart rate had kicked up a few notches when their eyes had locked. His jaw would have dropped if he hadn't been the kind of guy trained not to show his emotions.

She walked purposefully toward him, making her way through the crowded tables. Black designer jeans hugged nice curvy hips, and her full breasts were covered with a pink plaid, pearl-button western shirt. Interesting color choice. A leather belt wrapped around her waist, and his focus narrowed. Best he could tell the belt was pink, too. And there were some kind of pink jewels inlaid in the buckle.

He hid a smile. The only thing that would complete the color coordination was if she had on-he looked down, yep, pink cowboy boots. Pretty-in-pink cowgirl-Mafia princess. That certainly wasn't an image he expected to see. With her head high, and her gaze fixed on him she seemed unaware-or unaffected-by the attention she garnered. And she certainly got a fair share of stares. He saw more than one man pause with a drink halfway to his mouth, head swiveling to keep track as she walked past.

Dave had never seen the high-and-mighty Mafia daughter in anything other than expensive business suits, with her hair pulled back and her makeup understated, but tonight she wore this chic knock-off cowgirl look well. With her dark wavy hair swinging free around her shoulders, her smooth olive skin glowing, and lips a luscious color of pink to match as well, she could raise the lust level in a saint.

Dave was no saint.

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews - Diane Morasco
RT BOOK REVIEWS 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK!! : Calling this book "old-school Jackie Collins with a Gotti twist and enough heat to melt Alaska" still doesn't begin to describe how explosive it is. This is a turn-off-all-electronic-devices, one-sit read, with impressive characters, a transfixing plot and enough breathtaking action to knock your socks off! Layne has star power in spades.
Linda Castillo
With THE GOOD DAUGHTER, Diana Layne delivers all the elements of a classic romantic suspense--fast pace, a layered and twisty plot, memorable characters and the perfect balance of sensuality. An exceptionally well-executed element of Mafia culture combined with a high level of danger make the book fresh and impossible to put down.
~Linda Castillo, New York Times Bestselling Author
Barnes and Noble Love Rocks Column - Vanessa Kelley
There are two love stories in this book -- the budding one between Dave and Marisa, and the established relationship between Nia and Sandro. Both romantic story lines are well developed and engaging. But what really caught my attention in this book was the masterful depiction of the two female characters, Marisa and Nia. Both are strong, smart, and sympathetic, using their wits and whatever skills they have to survive in dangerous circumstances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615588834
  • Publisher: Black Gold Books
  • Publication date: 6/8/2012
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 1,368,399
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Native small-town Texan Diana Layne is an award-winning author and a homeschooling mother of six. She balances her hours between nurturing her children and killing off bad guys.

To learn more about Diana, sign up for her newsletter, or to follow her on social media, please visit www.dianalayne.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    This is the first book I have read by Diana Layne. I truly enjo

    This is the first book I have read by Diana Layne. I truly enjoyed it. It was fast paced and very interesting. I would definitely read another of her books.

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Would love to read this. Will it ever come to Nook? Sure hope so

    Would love to read this. Will it ever come to Nook? Sure hope so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

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    Excellent read very good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Awesome read

    This book is very intense. I would recommend it to anyone that loves suspense and crime stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    The Good Daughter is a gripping, intense, fast-paced read. Oh, a

    The Good Daughter is a gripping, intense, fast-paced read. Oh, and there's a real love story (plus a red-hot budding romance) in between all those kick-butt action scenes!

    There is plenty of danger, action, emotion, suspense, and romance in this book to keep me extremely happy. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC before the release date and spent every free second of the next few days plastered to my Nook. I could NOT put this book down until I had read every single bit of it...it was just so good! And Nia? Could there be a more determined, tough-as-nails character as her? I love that she didn't lay down and take the situation heaped on her--she came out with gloves off, ready to pounce and do whatever it took to get back to her family. I LOVED her! She was just this spark of light...an energy unto herself, sweet, loving and the best part...did I mention KICK BUTT?

    Diana Layne wrote amazingly tortured heroes in Sandro and Dave. I especially loved Dave because he was so not perfect...and I love my men flawed! Dave and Marisa sizzle from the moment they meet--I hope to see more of them in the Vista Security book series to come!

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    A must read!

    This book kept me on my toes. Never dull. Great action and love story wrapped up in one book. I didnt want to put it down! Can't wait for the sequal!

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    This is a great story that keep me interested and I couldnt wait

    This is a great story that keep me interested and I couldnt wait to get to the end. A tale of love and hate inside the family. Anyone that enjoys a drama with a mob twist will enjoy this book.

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