Ah, La Cosa Nostra, the bane of Antonio Marinelli’s existence. Raised to enter the ‘Family business’ he chose music instead of murder. He’d memorized his life’s libretto: bed ‘em and forget ‘em. So far it had worked out well… until Anna Ivanov came along and changed all the lines.
Anna had been assigned as Antonio’s personal assistant. After meeting him at the airport she knew what part in the opera he had in mind for her and swore she wouldn’t audition for it. But when targeted by a drive-by shooter, his Family steps in. Now there are a bunch of alpha-males trying to control her every move.
Then she’s kidnapped and the fun really begins.
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2021
Wesley H. Higaki
Il Mio Tesoro is an enjoyable romantic suspense novel. It is the story of Anna, who works for a New York City travel agency. She is assigned to be the personal assistant to Antonio, a famous and handsome opera singer while he is in the city. Antonio has a reputation with women, so Anna is cautious about meeting him. When they meet, sparks fly. Anna tries to maintain a professional relationship, but the magnetism between them is irresistible. But there is a dark side to Antonio.
Rumors that he is part of a crime family come to a head; when Antonio’s brother, Luca, arrives.
Antonio and Anna’s romance blossoms, but his involvement in his family’s business grows. Anna finds herself in the middle of it.
F liked the way the story unfolded. The characters were realistic and well-developed. The situations they encountered were suspenseful and entertaining.
The writing is clear and clean. The setting descriptions were vivid — they made me feel like I was there.
I liked how the chapters provided alternating character points of view, presenting different perspectives as the action progressed.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes romance and suspense.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had a dream. The basic plot was played out in front of me and when I woke up, I immediately wrote down what I remembered. Later on, I filled in the blanks. It was as if the universe was telling me I had to do this. How could I ignore that?