Sexy and mysterious, the hero in this book runs the show. From the moment Alessia lays eyes on Luca, he commands all of her attention – and that’s exactly the way he wants it. The author lets his motives unravel slowly throughout the book, leaving the reader in a state of unease about what he wants from her. The writing is solid and the story moves quickly, though I could never truly come to love either character.
The story follows Alessia, a young woman working her way up the family business. She’s strong in some ways and weak in others – for example, she’s proving her worth at work, but can’t seem to bring herself to do anything about her boss’s unwanted advances. It’s this contradictory personality that catches Luca’s attention when they meet; he’s a strong and powerful man who likes a woman who isn’t a total pushover, but knows when to submit. After their initial meeting, Luca begins pursuing Alessia relentlessly, but we know it’s not just because he’s attracted to her – there’s more lurking beneath the surface with this man.
I enjoyed the author’s writing style quite a bit; the pages move quickly and it’s easy to get lost in the story. I would’ve liked more interaction in their initial elevator meeting; if I had felt the chemistry sizzle between them more before learning more about Luca, I think I would’ve connected more strongly to him. In the end, I liked both characters to a certain extent but had issues with them both – Luca really does love how submissive Alessia is, and she comes off as naive and weak at times. It didn’t always feel like a partnership because he commands the room. That being said, it’s an interesting and sexy book. Thank you, NetGalley, for providing me with an ARC. That cover really hooked me and I enjoyed reading this new-to-me author. I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Stuck in an elevator with the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen—
Who thought that kind of thing actually happened?
This man wasn’t just attractive; he was animal magnetism personified.
He was every crush and craving—each desire and fantasy—all rolled into one.
There was something sinister lurking beneath that tempting façade.
Something dark and ruthless.
Luca Romano locked his sights on me the moment those elevator doors closed.
I couldn’t escape him, no matter how hard I tried.
There was a mutinous side of me that didn’t want to run.
As if I ever had a choice…
FOREVER LIES is a full-length mafia romance complete with HEA. The book is a dark romance that contains adult themes and content that may not be suitable for sensitive audiences.
About the Author:
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s a travel junkie and loves to read when she is not lost in her own stories.
With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.
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