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#BookReview Forever Lies (The Five Families #1) by Jill Ramsower


Title: Forever Lies

Series: The Five Families #1, Standalone

Author: Jill Ramsower

Genre: Mafia Romance

Release Date: 3 October 2019



Luca was heartache waiting to happen.

On the surface, he appears well-dressed and professional, but behind those impassive black irises, I can sense something dark and ruthless. He’s unlike any man I’ve come across in my life. With my wealthy upbringing, I’ve been around any number of affluent, powerful men, but Luca is different. Enigmatic. Overwhelming. He wears an air of secrecy like the latest fashion trend.

I’m not one of those girls who seeks out the bad boy—I have enough issues to deal with in my life without adding his brand of trouble. Problem is, a chance elevator malfunction put me straight in his crosshairs, and now, he won’t let me walk away. The most disturbing part—no matter how dangerous he may be, there’s a mutinous side of me that doesn’t want to run. As if I ever had a choice…

Warning: There is a scene involving attempted sexual assault that may not be suitable for readers sensitive to such topics.


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4.5 Stars

ARC Source: Author via Give Me Books Promotions

Another mafia romance to pass the quarantine with… I’m kicking myself for not starting this series sooner but better late than never! This was my first book from the author and a great introduction to her writing style.

Alessia is working at the marketing department of her family’s business. She always wanted to make her parents proud, so she’s been working hard while fending off her boss’s sexual innuendos. He’s been hitting on her for a year now and he’s getting bolder by the day since she won’t tell her father.

Luca is part of the Russo family, one of the five families of New York; Russo, Lucciano, Giordano, Gallo, Moretti. He’s a handsome man with a mystery vibe about him. An elevator malfunction brings Alessia and Luca in the same space and sparks are flying everywhere. How much of that was a coincidence?!

Their relationship starts fast. Luca has many secrets and Alessia is starting to realize that. Their chemistry is undeniable, but she can’t overlook all the other stuff. Her life is about to change forever, and she won’t know who to turn to.

The book is filled with secret dealings, sexy times, and the right amount of drama to make it a success. I’m curious to see how Sofia’s story will play out next…!





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Within a year of self-publishing her first book, Jill Ramsower quit her job as an attorney and dedicated her days to churning out romantic adventures. She likes to think of her books as contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy—at its core, her writing is about the connection between two people. Sometimes that connection involves a little magic…

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.

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.

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Until next time..Demetra xx

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