Knocked Off

Knocked Off

by Adrienne Giordano

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Knocked Off by Adrienne Giordano

(Previously titled Dog Collar Knockoff)

Being stuck in the old neighborhood is the last thing reluctant mob princess Lucie Rizzo wants. With her new business on the verge of success--bada bing!--she's ready to go from unemployed to entrepreneur. Lucie's determined to make a name for herself. One not tarnished by her dad's mobster rep.

So when an art deal she brokered between clients turns suspicious, it's up to Lucie to uncover the truth. She might not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but Rizzos are no strangers to jail time--and Lucie refuses to be someone's prison bitch.

Unless that someone is a tall, blond and Irish cop. Detective Tim O'Brien might be on the wrong side of the law by Rizzo standards, but everything about him is oh-so-right. He's not shy about making Lucie feel wanted, mafia ties and all. Even joining her crack--or crackpot--team on the trail of two paintings with equally shady origins.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158579660
Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Series: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 14,983
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports-obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a cofounder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at Twitter at and Goodreads at For information on Adrienne’s Facebook reader group go to

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Knocked Off 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
Lucie discovers that she may have unknowingly taken part in art fraud and is determined to get answers. The adventures of Lucie and Ro as they go undercover to discover the truth are highly entertaining. To complicate matters, Lucie, the daughter of the mob boss, falls for a hot Irish cop. Dog Collar Knockoff is a fun read with unexpected twists. I look forward to the next Lucie Rizzo mystery!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is a fun loving mystery story Lucie loves dogs. She has a dog walking business along with dog accessory business which she runs out of her home. With her father getting out of prison she knows she has to move it. She finds a building, cleans it up, everything is going fine until track suits are found. There is also the mystery of the art. The author gives you wonderful characters with a great plot. Lucie is a wonderful character strong, caring and loving. She wants to make her own way legally. She wants nothing to do with her father’s crime business. The author gives you a pager turner filled with humor, mystery and delightful characters. I found this to be a wonderful fun clean read.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Subtle wit and belly laughs enhance Adrienne Giordano outstanding characters and intriguing plot to make Knockoff another outstanding entry in this series. Lucie is split between expecting Frankie to change his mind and feeling a relief that the issue that hangs between them is no longer a problem. Her business is moving forward, and with her dad's impending release, she has to get it out of the family home She finds the perfect place, well, perfect except that is next door to where all the mob bosses hang out including her father. She has two other problems hanging over her head, a suggestion she made to a friend could lead him to trouble and someone is trying to frame her. BUT on the bright side, a certain police detective is showing more interest. That is a good thing but also a little scary considering that her mob boss dad is soon to get out of prison. Life is just complicated.
Loupy More than 1 year ago
Best way I can describe this book/series is FUN! Ms. Giordano's Lucie Rizzo Mystery books are funny, lighthearted and of course romance is in the air. In Dog Collar Knockoff, Lucie's crazy team is at it again; trying to solve a mystery that just might land Lucie in jail. While upgrading her dog walking and pampered pet business, Lucie Rizzo hires a part-time dog walker who just happens to be an art major in college. She conveniences Lucie that the paintings in some of their client's homes can't be real. Lucie panic's because she brokered the sale of these paintings and she doesn't want to go to jail, especially when she has just started dating the sexy town police detective Tim. So Lucie and her crazy bunch set out to find our what's going. The story is adventurous, romantic and non-stop fun. If you like romance, laughter and just plain ole fun, this is definitely a must read series! This reader can't wait for the next book in the series to hit the shelves. 2 Thumbs Up for a great Book!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this book was delightful. I loved Lucie, her friend Ro, her brother Joey and oh my…Tim O’Brien…what a hunk! The support group Lucie has is filled with characters that are interesting and there for her no matter what. This fast paced mystery is fun, funny, serious, intelligent and thoughtful. At times I laughed and sometimes wondered and then was ultimately impressed by Lucie’s ability to evaluate her situation and do what was best for her business and for herself. I look forward to reading more of this series in the future and am glad I gave it a try. Lucie Rizzo has a LOT more going for her than Stephanie Plum and is much better at making personal and professional decisions, too, so if you have read or liked that series in the past…I would definitely encourage you to read this series as they are similar in some ways but oh so different…in a very positive way. Thank you so much to the author for offering me this book to read and review! 4 Stars
green____ More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Read! I loved this second book in the series! Very entertaining! This takes place a few months after book 1 ends and Lucie is setting up a storefront for her business, Coco Barknell. Trouble seems to always find her... I get a kick out of seeing the interactions between the characters! Some truly funny scenes that had me laughing out loud! I enjoyed seeing more of Detective Tim O' Brien and the direction things are going in! Love this quirky family and the entertaining moments throughout this story! More please!!! :)
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Dog Collar Knockoff by Adrienne Giordano is the second book in her Lucie Rizzo series. It was another fun ride with Lucie as she investigates the world of art fraud. Lucie and Frankie have split up - again but this time it's Frankie's choice. Lucie is keeping busy with her dog walking business and her Coco Barknell line of dog accessories. She also begins an investigation into what could possibly be art fraud that involves her and one of her dog walking clients. Ro and Joey are back and this time things are heating up between them. Lucie also has a new love interest in the Irish cop, Tim O'Brien. I found it refreshing that Ms. Giordano wrote from Tim's perspective a few times in the story. Fast paced plot with laughter and family and friends as Lucie continues to grow up as her own individual. This one has it all with mystery, romance, humor and love between family and friends. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I read the original book titled "Dog Collar Knockoff".
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Once again, Lucie is walking dogs and growing her new business. She and her friend Ro are going to move into a building so that when Lucie's father comes home, he won't be upset that she is running a business out of his dining room. As she is getting the building put together, she comes across some boxes with track suits in them. All of a sudden the police show up and she is hauled off to jail. Joey comes to the rescue and Tim is there as well. Then, she uncovers an art scheme that cost her clients a lot of money and could land her in jail for fraud. She and Ro investigate. Along the way she is letting go of some old things and figuring out that she likes a few new things in her life.
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Adrienne Giordano's Lucie Rizzo Mystery series but it's my first time reading this series. Although I have not read the first book and there were a few parts which would have been explained in more detail had I read the first story, it definitely did not prevent me from enjoying the book. Lucie, who has a dog-walking and upscale pet accessory business, is an amazing heroine. She totally brought life to the story. Adding in Frankie, her on again off again boyfriend who has broken up with her this time instead of her breaking up with him like the previous times, and the hunky detective Tim, the story is full of fun, humor and adventure. I had a fabulous time trying to figure out who did the crime and I couldn't stop laughing at the many entertaining antics of Lucie and her friends. Definitely looking forward to book 3.
mardawnthom More than 1 year ago
The day I read Dog Collar Crimes, it was the first day I had any relief from months of suffering all day morning sickness. It has been long enough from then that my son is able to hear sound, so when I received my ARC of Knocked Off I thought I would get into the practice of reading aloud. Needless to say it took me a little longer to read than it normally takes me to get through a book. I had to stop every so often at the joy of feeling my son’s activity in my belly. I don’t know if he was just going off of my emotion or if he may happen to be a genius and can understand what I was reading, but when I would laugh at one of the many humorous part in the book, he would dance around. When I would slow my breathing down during a particularly suspenseful scene, he would seem to still all movements. When Lucie got into her Italian temper, protective nature, or a bout of betrayal; my son would kick out with vengeance almost like he wanted to be there to help her out. Knocked Off is a fantastic story, continuing where Dog Collar Crimes left off. Lucie is off of her on again off again boyfriend Frankie (his choice this time) and this allows her to figure out a little more about herself and growing into the person she really is deep down (not a mob princess) and that others might also see her the same way she sees herself. Her business is growing enough that she finds a store front to fixup and moves her headquarters for Coco Barknell into (plus her mob father is being released early for good behavior, so she has two weeks to move it out of her mother’s dining room before world war three happened). She hires a new employee, Lauren, to help her with walking her furry clients. While training, Lauren an art major happens to notice a few extraordinary pieces of art and asks Lucie about them. The information Lucie gains doesn’t set well with her and she starts to investigate the strangeness around the artwork and the dealer. Lucie pulls her brother and best friend into the investigation and with a little assistance from the hot Irish cop, finds out that her gut instincts were correct the entire time and faces betrayal on several fronts. She learns and accepts herself more throughout the story; including going to dad isn’t always a bad thing when you really need to and that moving on from what you know and love isn’t always a bad thing. I completely enjoyed KnockEd Off and look forward to reading what is next for Lucie and the gang. :-)