Relatively Close

Relatively Close

by Judy Serrano

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Overview

Octavio Montiago has been living in his cousin's shadow for years. Diego Montiago Jr., also known as Junior, has taken over the organization from his step-father and has made quite a name for himself. As he and his cousin Octavio co-run the syndicate together, Octavio finds himself unable to keep out of trouble on his own, leaving his cousin consistently in charge of damage control. Finally, Octavio has met his match and falls in love with the beautiful Siobhan. Although Siobhan is on the right side of the law, that makes her the enemy of the Montiago family. As Octavio continues to walk down the path of desperation, things take a turn for the worst. The Mafia encroaches upon his life, forcing him to make a difficult decision. As he finally feels he has met with some peace, the odds are yet again against him. Can Junior get him out of this one, or is Octavio on his own to free yet another damsel in distress. Is love worth dying for? You be the judge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986645737
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2018
Series: Easter's Lilly , #3
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Relatively Close 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Shayna_Gier on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the beginning and the end of this book! I can't go into details for desire to not spoil you, but the beginning (like the first 6 chapters) and the end (last 4 chapters) were just amazing. Serrano, true to the transition from Easter's Lilly to Brother Number Three, begins Relatively Close just seconds after Brother Number Three ends. Within the first five paragraphs I was easily hooked into the story and sucked back into the world of Lilly Montiago. While the middle of the book slowed down a bit, the very ending picked right back up and left me dumbfounded, despite the fact that seconds ago I looked down and saw that I was at 97% through the book.Despite a slower-paced and not all-enthralling, middle, Relatively Close still earns five shiny stars in my opinion. There's everything in it that you've come to love about Lilly Montiago and the gang: captures, close calls with death, babies, and the never-ending Lilly-tradeoff between the brothers; as well as original plot twists and events that keeps the story moving on and interesting.This book had me utterly confused for a while (which may have effected my view of the middle of the book) over which brother I thought should end up with Lilly. I'll not give spoilers and say how it ends, but I will say that each one of the three brothers have all screwed up with Lilly in ways that makes me think they are jerks. Max says it best, I think, when he says "Always remember, Lilly (and reader), there is no good one." And, like Lilly, even with that knowledge I keep wanting her to end up with "the good one." But I think that's one of the things that is so brilliant about Serrano's writing. It makes me want to keep reading and to root for at least one of the characters, even though it is plainly obvious that they all make dumb decisions.All in all, Relatively Close is the best book in the series so far, and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. Disclaimer:I was given this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received. This review only reflects my personal opinion.
StressedRach on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Judy Serrano so expected nothing less than a well written book with lots going on again. The story started off exactly where the second book had left off. Where Junior had shot Max.Lilly was a vigilant wife who sat reading to Max everyday for almost a year while he lay in a coma.But then she needed a companion and the person she asked for that companionship was the already taken Hector AGAIN!When Max finally does come out of the coma he and Hector compete for Lilly¿s affection.With attempted rape, kidnap, shootings, abuse, bed hopping , highs and lows it made another gripping book and I read it so quickly as I could not put it down.I totally loved the book as I did the other two in the series and with another HUGE cliffhanger at the ending of Relatively Close I am left waiting eagerly for the next book to be released.
LisaKssnnikkel More than 1 year ago
Recovering from the latest family trauma has made the Montiago family wake up to the fact that their priorities have definitely been misplaced. With Max throwing himself into the depths of his work as an FBI operative, he inadvertently sends the wrong message to his wife and brothers. In Relatively Close, the third book of the series, Lilly fights for the attention of her husband, until it becomes painfully clear that she is up against a mistress way more powerful than the ones she has fought before. Keeping it relatively close is something with which Lilly is way too familiar. She turns her attentions to another, only to find out that the reality of the business, which has kept her dripping in diamonds and living in mansions, is nothing more than an ugly reminder of El Diablo anda suelto: The devil running loose. My Review This is the third book in this series by Judy Serrano and I'm still wanting more! This book picks up where Brother Number Three left off and Lilly is still just as confused! I think that's why I like her so much....I can relate... to the confusion, not all these brothers head over heels in love with her! I'm not even sure who I want Lilly with! Thank you Judy Serrano for another fabulous book.... eagerly awaiting the next one! I also wanted to mention (pats self on back) That Judy Serrano has a quote from me on the COVER of the book! YAY! I was so excited to see that. Thank you!! I highly recommend this book...just be sure to read the first two before you read this one. Easters Lilly and Brother Number Three I was given this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received.
ShaynaGier-dot-com More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the beginning and the end of this book! I can't go into details for desire to not spoil you, but the beginning (like the first 6 chapters) and the end (last 4 chapters) were just amazing. Serrano, true to the transition from Easter's Lilly to Brother Number Three, begins Relatively Close just seconds after Brother Number Three ends. Within the first five paragraphs I was easily hooked into the story and sucked back into the world of Lilly Montiago. While the middle of the book slowed down a bit, the very ending picked right back up and left me dumbfounded, despite the fact that seconds ago I looked down and saw that I was at 97% through the book. Despite a slower-paced and not all-enthralling, middle, Relatively Close still earns five shiny stars in my opinion. There's everything in it that you've come to love about Lilly Montiago and the gang: captures, close calls with death, babies, and the never-ending Lilly-tradeoff between the brothers; as well as original plot twists and events that keeps the story moving on and interesting. This book had me utterly confused for a while (which may have effected my view of the middle of the book) over which brother I thought should end up with Lilly. I'll not give spoilers and say how it ends, but I will say that each one of the three brothers have all screwed up with Lilly in ways that makes me think they are jerks. Max says it best, I think, when he says "Always remember, Lilly (and reader), there is no good one." And, like Lilly, even with that knowledge I keep wanting her to end up with "the good one." But I think that's one of the things that is so brilliant about Serrano's writing. It makes me want to keep reading and to root for at least one of the characters, even though it is plainly obvious that they all make dumb decisions. All in all, Relatively Close is the best book in the series so far, and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Spykesis More than 1 year ago
Judy has once again drawn me into the crazy world of the Montiago family, wondering which brother Lilly will end up with this time. It's no wonder she has a hard time choosing....I find myself attracted to all three of them! Her colorful characters make her writing stand out, and those darn cliff hanger endings!!! Pure pleasurable torture! Thanks for another winner, Judy!