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Mafia Chic
Erica Orloff
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Mafia Chic

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  368 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Goombah to Gucci

As the only granddaughter among seventeen grandsons of one of New York's reputed Mafia dons, Teddi Gallo has been surrounded by overprotective men all her life...not to mention those FBI agents tailing her family. But now, determined to live her own life, she has decamped to Manhattan with dreams of making it in the brutal restaurant business.

Soon, however,
Published June 15th 2012 by Red Dress Ink (first published 2004)
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Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, believable, and romantic.

It appealed to my mafia wanna-be side and my hopeless romantic.

I hope to find more good books like this.
Patricia DePasquale
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So damn my Italians.
Theresa Marie "Teddi" è l'unica femmina dei diciotto nipoti di "Poppi" Marcello, "padrino" italo-americano, e in quanto tale è trattata alla stregua di una principessina, viziata, coccolata, e sorvegliata dai vari membri della famiglia.
Che però la vorrebbero felicemente -e finalmente- "maritata", possibilmente con un cattolico, italiano, non appartenente alla mafia.
Così Teddi comincia una relazione con un noto giornalista televisivo, ma il suo "colpo di fulmine" è un italo-americano con cui si è
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a throwback read: "Mafia Chic," by Erica Orloff, from Red Dress Ink, ca: 1994. (This book is almost ten years old, but to its credit, doesn't read dated at all ) I loved all the books from the Red Dress imprint, and this one sort of escaped me. It's about Teddi, whose family is in the mob. Yes, even mobster's daughters need love too. I was expecting a quirky, craze cast of characters and I got that in small bits, but I thought the main character was just a bit too tame to be interesting. ...more
Teddi sarebbe una donna normale, con un ristorante e una coinquilina/migliore amica, se non fosse l'unica nipote femmina di un boss della mafia di New York, sempre coccolata e controllata a vista dagli uomini non solo della sua famiglia, ma anche delle forze dell'ordine. Avere un appuntamento può essere un problema...

L'ho letto in un pomeriggio, perchè ero curiosa di sapere come sarebbe finito (nell'unico modo prevedibile per un chick-lit). Pieno zeppo di stereotipi su un'idea degli italiani che
Monica Madrazo
Tutto sommato è un libro a tratti divertente, mi ha fatta sorridere più di una volta forse non tanto per la storia che racconta quanto per i personaggi che la popolano.
Punto fondamentale nella storia è "LA FAMIGLIA" allargata , pesante e decisamente un fardello sulle spalle di una giovane donna che cerca una relazione stabile con un uomo. Si perchè chiunque dopo aver saputo il cognome di Teddi e quindi intuendo che è la nipote di un Boss della Mafia ecco che scappa a gambe levate per paura .
La s
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute little book about family, the thunderbolt(Lovestruck as the Italians of this book like to say), guys, and finding your own way. This book was so cute and it was funny, smooth for an adult most are kind of choppy this one wasn't. It was good, about nosy family and how sometimes they seem how they are bad for us but they are always there for you when you need them, despite all that. Teddi is a business owner, an Italian, and the only grandaughter of Angelo Marcello entitles security and ton ...more
Maria (Ri)
I loved this book! It had all the elements of chick lit that I love (lovable female protagonist who struggles realistically with relationships, quirky friends, family members who mean well, but cause problems, etc.) without having all the elements I don't like (whiny main character, totally unrealistic situations, cardboard flat supporting characters). I really couldn't put this book down. It was a great look at how family, while meaning very well, can certainly put a damper on our pursuit of ha ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quick, fun read and exactly what I needed after a stressful month at work. I liked that Teddi felt real, unlike the usual chick lit tropes (super clumsy or quirky or rigid, etc. etc.). The focus is strictly on her life as outside the family business, and not on the mafia life at all. It's more about being part of a big Italian family.
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"Erica Orloff is a native New Yorker, novelist, blogger, mother of four, chronic insomniac, alt-rock loving, voracious reader (and prolific writer) who has written over twenty novels across a number of genres and pen names. She currently lives in Virginia where she rarely sleeps, roots for the Yankees and the NY Giants, knits in her almost-never free time, herds worms with her six-year-old Pirate ...more
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