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For Fallon

(Chicago Syndicate #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,851 ratings  ·  391 reviews
We all have a façade, a concealed mask we wear to portray ourselves to the world.

Fallon has never had to wear a mask. She grew up with two loving parents in Chicago, graduated from college and is now working a job she loves.

But her untarnished world is shaken when Luca crosses her path.

Luca’s mask is tightly controlled. Distrust, rivalry, and violence rule his life. ...more
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published July 26th 2014 by Jasmine Books
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Renee ❤️My heroes are ordinary Hi Marcie! According to the author:

In "For Fallon" (and from her Mafia research), the Capo is the Captain--one rank lower than the…more
Hi Marcie! According to the author:

In "For Fallon" (and from her Mafia research), the Capo is the Captain--one rank lower than the underboss (The Godfather is the CAPO CRIMINE)

Here's the hierarchy from highest to lowest:

1.Capo Crimine
2. Underboss
3. Capo(less)

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Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Stars!

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Perfect love does not exist. Love is one big imperfection.

What I love about the romantic thriller/romantic suspense genre is it’s not just a lovey-dovey romance. There’s always some action, mystery, suspense and plenty of heat. I like sweet, but I need some drama, some excitement and some grit. For Fallon had that. It was a love story, bu
No rating b/c I only read the sample. Review edited July 29, 2014

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A friend told me she would like to read an impartial review and asked me to read and review For Fallon. I didn't want to burn my fingers, so I decided to download the sample first. Unfortunately I must disappoint you, my friend, I can't read the entire book because it's a disa
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs


4 ~ 4.5 Dolcezza Stars

"Never will we go back to just being Luca and Fallon."


I have been following Soraya Naomi here on Goodreads simply because she loves the same types of stories I do. She goes for the heartbreak, the dark and twisted stories and doesn’t dabble too much in the fluff. I knew that she would deliver something that I could wrap myself up in and get my heart pounding. Well my friends she definitely delivered!

To be honest, the first half of the story was a tad on the slow side while Luca and Fallon’s relationStars
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
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Second edition reread.

You know that feeling when you start reading a book and you know it's going to be good by the first chapter?

Yep, this book was like this for me. So much, that I feel asleep with my iPad on me and hated the fact I had to earn a living so I can't stay home and read.

Freebie (until May 17):

Second edition reread.

You know that feeling when you start reading a book and you know it's going to be good by the first chapter?

Yep, this book was like this for me. So much, that I feel asleep with my iPad on me and hated the fact I had to earn a living so I can't stay home and read.

Then it went like this...

On to the story-
Since this book is not yet released and I don't want to be a pooper and give out spoilers so I'm going to be very vague on what I'm going to say.

The main character Fallon- I liked her a lot. She is a strong person and not whiney and needy and throughout the book. So often in the books I read that one of the main characters irritate the hell out of me. Glad this isn't the case.

Fallon is sexy and Luca is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it's her red lips? Or is it that he knows she should be off limits?

Luca Luca.... This scrumptious man is irresistible.

I don't blame him or Fallon for what happened. As much as Luca tried to stay away... It was meant to be regardless of the plan.

Love isn't perfect, people are not perfect. It's all about loving the imperfect person perfectly...

All I can say is that I got thrown for a loop a few times which I didn't expect and loved!
It made me devour this book more.

"One more chapter" :D
That's the line we use...

Expect the unexpected- and everything is not as it seems....

Sex, lust, lies and betrayal. All the things we love to read about is in here.

What lengths would someone go to to protect those they love? Is it worthwhile?

The hardest things to get is usually worth the risk if both are willing to take the leap! I guess we will find out soon enough!

I cannot wait for the next installment!
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


First of all I would like to congratulate Soraya for her first book and also to thank her for giving me an ARC!!This book was really good!I was captivated from the prologue...I wanted to read more and more!I loved the writing style!What I liked a lot in this book was that there was action!Also I like her characters and the story, how
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

★★★★ 4 Stars!

"Love must not suffocate, but breathe on its own."

For Fallon by Soraya Naomi was exactly the kind of story I was hoping it to be, and more! It was a fast-paced, suspenseful, steamy and action-packed read that kept me hooked from start to finish. From shootings and kidnappings to romance and flowers, this book has it all and it combined all the perfect elements to make for a intriguing and memorable romantic maffia suspense, but from a well know lover of the dark romance genre like author Soraya NaStars!
Soraya Naomi
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Free with KU or 99 cents ➜

Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For Fallon is live !!!! You don't want to miss this book !!! I loved it !! It's passionate and action packed !!

BEAUTIFUL COVER of " For Fallon " by Soraya Naomi

4.5 stars ! I loved it !!! I love mafia love stories ❤
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jul-2014
Review now posted

And it's LIVE:




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- GIVEAWAY IS OVER, BOOKS HAVE BEEN GIFTED. I’m gifting 2 kindle copies of For Fallon over at the Authors Page: Here is the Authors page:

Go find my post (My name is Lucinda Groenewald) and you could win a copy of For Fallon by Soraya Naomi. (Please take note that the author is not gifting this book I’m gifting it myself) – All the info is on the page.

Thank you very much to Soraya for this ARC. I was really lookin
I did my second read on the beta reading for For Fallon, and I have to say that this will be an awesome debut for our Soraya Naomi!!! I do think of her as "OURS!"...Review to Come!!!
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This really was a great read that I enjoyed immensely.
Ive been meaning to get around to this one for a while as I have read the catch-up story "For the love of Luca" which I absolutely adored.

My review for that one is here

I know I know, I have a naughty habit of reading books completely out of sync sigh.
In this instance, it turned out great luckily for me: but I still really wanted to see where this all began: the roots and foundations being laid if you will: their personal rocky journey to where they arrived at in For the
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
(ARC Kindly Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review)

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Fallon Michaels is a 25 year old copy editor, living with her best friend in Chicago. She works for a charity events foundation and is an avid reader of romance novels. She loves her books and going on Goodreads to chat with all her book friends. Her life is pretty si
I was very apprehensive to read and, even more so, to review this book. Anyone who had been my friend, here on GR for a while, could guess why and probably be right :). But then I thought, where else would I talk about a book I read? I’m sure as hell can’t tell my RL friends about it. They are too busy having a life, watching telly in their spare time :-D.

*A little side note: f*cks and sh*ts are thrown in simply to express my frustration, not to be mean.

* * * SPOILERS * * *

At first, I/>*
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
First.... GO get this book!!

And now, please allow me to tell you why...

4.5 "We live with the choices we make" Stars


Luca, chose to join the Syndicate. To devote his loyalty and life to the Underworld. To fall in love with a girl and throw caution to the wind. To reveal everything and risk it all.

Fallon, chose to surrender herself to a green-eyed Italian devil. To start believingall.
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart

First I would like to congratulate Soraya Naomi on her debut novel! She delivered a good romantic tale with suspense, action and thrills with every turn of the page.

I will start by saying that Luca DeMiliano is one of my fave male characters to date.

He is sexy in every way from his hair to his crisp suit wearing self! While oozing heat and sex appeal he has a coolness to his
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: For Fallon
Series: Chicago Syndicate #1
Author: Soraya Naomi
Release Date: 26th July, 2014
Rating: 4 "Trust Me" Stars
Cliffhanger: Yes

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I have to admit Luca was the main highlight of my read, I liked him as a character. He’s the quiet, deadly type; Loyal and protective. He has an air of mystery that’s attractive, yet dangerous. He's not the showy Alpha, it's innate; he commands and demands respect.

What appears to be an innocent meeting in a nightclub is in actual fact recon for Luca's line of business. However when they "meet" for both of them it's instant. The physical aStars
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
4.5 "I love Luca" stars!!

I don't know where the heck I've been to not have read this author, but I'm so glad I crawled out from under that rock!

So obviously I have never read anything from this author and I'm pissed about it. This book was just so raw and so real. I lived in every moment of this book. I'm not quite sure what about it consumed me, but it did. Both Fallon and Luca had me completely wrapped up in their story. From the beginning, although I was aware of Luca's deception, I was rooting for this
Dee Montoya
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
**** 4 Delicious Luca Stars****
(Arc kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
(BR with my bestie Patty)

Questo libro me e' piaciuto moltissimo, " I really enjoyed this book!!

I was very impress by Soraya Naomi and her debut novel, For Fallon was a well written, passion packed story that delivered one extremely hot hero, Luca DeMiliano.

Fallon and Luca meet at a club one night and the attraction was instant, they talked and flirted but nothing more. Days later they runt into each other and Luca can stop himself from asking her out. The fact that they run iPatty)
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
99 cents sale today:
I saw there's a box set. The couples stories have been bundled in:
Fallon & Luca - (book 1 and 2)
Adriano & Cam - (book 3 and 4)
I'd say that Adriano & Cam (book 3 and 4) are a little darker than the first two books. You can also skip book 1 and 2 and dive into book 3.

Still one of my faves. But not much changed. It just flows better. And I think paragraphs in the be
☆ Sammy ☆彡
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
For Fallon by the debut author Soraya Naomi encompasses many of the characteristics that I have come to love and expect in a romantic suspense novel:

Well Written? ✔
Action? ✔
Suspense? ✔
Intrigue? ✔
Sexy & Mysterious Hero? ✔
Strong & Independent Heroine? ✔
Unexpected Plot Twists? ✔

In short, I was captivated by this story =)

Fallon Michaels is living the dream. She just finished college, landed her dream job as a copyright editor, and lives with her best friend in the big city of Chicago. Wha
Renee ❤️My heroes are ordinary
What a wild ride! LOVE Luca and Fallon!

Now THIS is what a romantic suspense should be! "For Fallon" is the story of fun, loving, intelligent, yet naive, Fallon and dark, gritty and oh-so-sexy mafia kingpin, Luca and the fireworks that ensue when their two worlds collide.

Fallon Michaels is going about her normal life and, without even realizing it, is cast into a dark world that she never even thought about as existing. And by the time she realizes that nothing, NOTHING is as it see
aksana  -  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -

We have Fallon who is working as copywriter for charity events. She loves good tea and even better books.

and probably also the rest of GR.

And we have Luca who is the underboss of the Chicago Syndicate.

At fist Fallon is only a job for Luca. He needs her to gather information about someone who betrayed the Syndicate. In the same time he is very intrigued with her and can't stay away.

Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: alpha, action, mobsters
I fell in love with a man I don’t know at all. I fell for what I thought he was. I’m in way over my head in a world I never realized existed so close to me, and he brought me into this dangerous world.

Yeah, well that 's a bummer for our heroine, Fallon...she falls deeply for Luca, a guy who is 'everything' she ever wanted until the circumstances push the truth out in the open...and now, she's in the middle of a world she has no place of being in...and that is hard to cope...

⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Slow beginning but it got better, hoping the next in the series are a bit more intense.

Review to come
I'm so excited for my fellow GR friend, Soraya ever since she announced that she's working on her debut novel. She's such a super cool chick to be writing her own book.

For Fallon is not as dark as I thought it would be. When I hear dark, I think of deplorable hero and BDSM. This one gear more towards romantic suspense with a mafia plot. The story started off quite slow, not the kind that hooked me in from the get go. Initially, I was having problem connecting with Fallon because reading about h
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
3.5 Mafia Stars

Fallon meets Luca in a club whilst out with her bff. It's lust at first sight for both of them but little does Fallon know that Luca has a reason for watching her that night.

Luca is mysterious and Fallon is intrigued by him so is pleased when she keeps bumping into him at her local coffee shop. He knows he needs her for his job and shouldn't get too close but he
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title:For Fallon
Series:Chicago Syndicate #1
Author:Soraya Naomi
Release date: July 26, 2014
HEA: (view spoiler)

I was a little hesitant at first over my decision to read this book as I was undecided if it would be something for me2014
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.5 "Secretive" Stars ♥♥♥

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'I will do anything to keep her. I'm prepared to do anything to protect her.'

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The story is about Fallon, a young woman in Chicago living with her best friend. On a night out with her friend at a club, she notices a gorgeous man and definitely wants to attract him. Unfortunately, after they talk a few times they end up going home separately. That doeclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
Falling in love causes emotional ecstasy. Falling out of low has the power to provoke unimaginable sorrow and despair

Dear Soraya welcome to the publishing side of book business...

and I am happy you have crossed over because you have brought this wonderful book with you.

This is Soroya's debut novel that is (thankfully) going to be a series because I want to know so much MORE!

Falling in love causes emotional ecstasy. Falling out of low has the power to provoke unimaginable sorrow and despair

Dear Soraya welcome to the publishing side of book business...

and I am happy you have crossed over because you have brought this wonderful book with you.

This is Soroya's debut novel that is (thankfully) going to be a series because I want to know so much MORE!

"Ti amo. Esisti solo tu per me." I love you. You're the only one for me. "You're my pleasure, my sanity, my calmness, my home. My positive counterpart in every negative characteristic I own."

The book is written in dual POV - of Hero (or should I say Anti-Hero) Luca & Heroine Fallon.
Their love story starts off beautifully and develops at an alarmingly fast rate with proclamation of love that lull you into a sense of peace that the story will be just a beautiful HEA. Although, through Luca's eyes we see a darker world and his reality you still hold on to the hope that everything will be all right and a true optimist in all love stories that is exactly what I did.

Well I was definitely wrong to do so because this story has a 'dark' aspect to it... not ethically bad but how the situations are handled. There is no pretty solution because the story sticks close to reality. What does happen when your Vanilla World (I totally borrowing this world from BDSM but it fits, so oh well) clashes and clashes hard into the Dark Underbelly of Criminal World of Chicago. Who wins over? Do you go dark or lighten up that dark? I do not envy Fallon and can not wait for book 2 in the series.

I truly enjoyed their courtship and all the steamy parts but what really gutted me were the times in between. How well Soraya portrayed their grey and black times of their courtship and relationship... Oooh so much beautiful angst.

The story does end in a bit of a cliffhanger BUT it does resolve conflicts of the book.

Overall, this story really did it for me... I am a true believer of timing when reading a book and sometimes when you are in the mood or craving something you haven't realized you do and when you pick RIGHT the planets align and give you a Gem.

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Soraya Naomi is the author of the Chicago Syndicate mafia series. She writes provocative novels with a sinfully seductive blend of romance, suspense & men who love hard and at all costs. The Chicago Syndicate series - #1 Amazon Organized Crime series - has been translated into several languages.

Soraya has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts, Media & Culture from Erasmus Universit

Other books in the series

Chicago Syndicate (10 books)
  • For Luca (Chicago Syndicate, #2)
  • For Adriano (Chicago Syndicate, #3)
  • For Cam (Chicago Syndicate, #4)
  • For Logan (Chicago Syndicate, #5)
  • Black Hat Hacker (Chicago Syndicate, #6)
  • The Lawyer and the Tramp (Chicago Syndicate. # 7)
  • For the Love of Luca (Chicago Syndicate, #8)
  • The Man in Black (Chicago Syndicate, #9)
  • Untitled (Chicago Syndicate, #10)
“Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.” 40 likes
“Ti amo. Esisti solo tu per me." I love you. You're the only one for me. "You're my pleasure, my sanity, my calmness, my home. My positive counterpart in every negative characteristic I own.” 20 likes
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