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Gian

(Trassato Crime Family #1)

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I only ever had one dream—my name in bright lights for the world to see. And I had a plan to make it all happen.

Move to New York. Find an agent. Work hard. Then with a little luck mixed in with some natural talent, I’d be a Broadway star.

One devastating injury and a broken engagement later, I have nothing to show for my life except an empty bank account and a jaded heart.
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Published June 28th 2016 by Limitless Publishing, LLC
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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"Lisa Cardiff" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

TITLE: Gian
SERIES: (Trassato Crime Family #1)
AUTHOR: Lisa Cardiff
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
CHAPTERS: 39
RELEASE DATE: June 28th, 2016

MY RATING
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Told in dual perspectives (Gian & Evangeline)

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GIAN: We're first introduced to Evie who seems to have the bad luck b*tch chasing her ass, first it was a sprained ankle, a raptured Achilles tendon can end a dancing career in an instant, which is
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Selene
I'm not sure how to explain this, but here goes nothing...

On the heels of a highly embarrassing breakup, Nebraskan native Evangelina "Evie" Jeffers is forced to pack up her life and move in with her best friend, Carmela Trassato. The move-in is brief because Evie witnesses a scene at the wrong place and wrong time, which leads Carmela's brother to immediately swoop in and decide that Evie needs to be under his personal surveillance and protection at all times.

Carmela's twin brother is twenty-se
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Melissa Mendoza
Title: Gian
Author: Lisa Cardiff
Series: The Trassato Crime Family Series, Book 1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Mafia Romance
Page Count: 350
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

I only ever had one dream—my name in bright lights for the world to see. And I had a plan to make it all happen.

Move to New York. Find an agent. Work hard. Then with a little luck mixed in with some natural talent, I’d be a Broadway star.

One devastatin
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MadLoveBookBlog
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
As soon as i finished one, i started the other and i am glad i did, because i found GIAN!

Blurb
"Just when I thought I was about to get my life and career back on track, I make one thoughtless mistake. I go back to the club to pick up my purse and witness something Gian’s enemies would kill to keep secret.

Now I’m being sucked deeper and deeper into a terrifying world I don’t understand…

Friends and enemies are interchangeable. Honor and family are everything. And the scariest part of all…I might
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NC Reader
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
F**k YES!! 5 stars and more!
I love Lisa Cardiff & Gian Trassato! Italian Mafia blended with the Russians equals one helluva good story. I can not wait until Carmela comes out. I'll be stalking the hell out of Cardiff until then.
Coco.V
Mar 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
I only ever had one dream—my name in bright lights for the world to see. And I had a plan to make it all happen.

Move to New York. Find an agent. Work hard. Then with a little luck mixed in with some natural talent, I’d be a Broadway star.

One devastating injury and a broken engagement later, I have nothing to show for my life except an empty bank account and a jaded heart. Desperate to salvage my dreams, I agree to interview for a job with my best frie
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Lustful Literature
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it

Josie's Review

Gian in the Trassato Crime Family series was a fun, suspense filled, hot read. Once I started reading about Evie’s very down on her luck and accident prone life I could not get enough.

Evangeline is down on her luck. She is a ballet dancer who dreams of making in big on Broadway. Her dreams are shattered when she falls and injuries herself and things go downhill from there. She walks in on her fiancé screwing another dancer and has no money, job and no apartment. Evangeline is a tr
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I am always on the lookout for a new mafia themed romance or series and I think I have found a new one that could end up being a favorite if the rest of the series are as good as Gian was. It had everything I love in a romance book; chemistry, angst, sexiness, romance, some suspense and drama, characters that form a connection and are memorable.

Gian, what can I say about this hot, sexy, dominate, mafia Capo? Well besides what I just said I really loved how
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Joyous
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
*3.50 stars*
Plain, cliche yet with a good flow is how I will describe my first ever read by Ms. Cardiff. The story line picked up by the author is already used and abused several times too many. Though I believe the real talent lies in presenting it from a new angle or different perspective to the readers. Lisa failed to accomplish it fully in my eyes.
Personally, it was nowhere near good as some other mafia reads that I've read and love wholeheartedly. The book could've been better. The H whil
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Le Ann Foster
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
♡♡Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions ♡ ♡

I gave this book 4.5 stars!

This was the first book I read from Lisa and it will not be my last. I absolutely loved how she puts all these twist and turns and leaves you guessing what was going to happen next and who was really after Gian and Evie. The two main characters has off the charts chemistry and have a love / hate relationship. Carmela plays a big role in this story and can't wait to read her and Kon's story.

Evie is a Broadway dancer after
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Literary
3.5

I like stories where the heroine has a bit more backbone or at least grows one. In this story, it seemed like a back and forth process with the heroine (whose name I've already forgotten). She's been lied to all her life by her mother and brother, manipulated by them, including her father yet, her brother is the only one that she tells off? Her dad is the Russian mob and he just willingly walks away from his daughter after trying to extort her relationship with Gianluca? Then, when things hea
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Maria11
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a kick ass story!

I can't believe how good it was. I had to keep reading and couldn't put it down!

Evie was an interesting woman. She had gone through so much and was with the biggest jerk. She kept getting herself into more trouble. Then she hooks up with Gian. She pulls it together at the end and I am so proud of her.

Gian is sexy as hell. It is a little far fetched when he does what he did to protect her, but it starts his and Evie's journey so it had to happen. He is honest with his feeli
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Cyndi Garcia
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mafia-month
Mafia romance

Evie is unemployed actress/dancer in New York. dealing with relationship drama and a sprained ankle. she has a best friend that has a brother that offers to help Evie temporary. There is a lot of surprises and oh boy it becomes a Romeo and Juliet mafia style romance. Italians and Russian mafia. Love love love love love!!!
Jos
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

OK, so this is my first read by this author and I liked it! Honestly I feel like I am in the minority here because as much as I liked it, I didn't quite love it either.

The storyline and premise sounded great but for me the execution of it was just ok.....it was lacking something for me and I found it hard to connect and understand Gian and Evie's connection. I get it all happened fast but I have read that before and if done "right" it can work but for me in this story it just didn't qui
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Amy
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gian (Trassato Crime Family #1)
Lisa Cardiff
4 stars

Okay so – this is the beginning to a series of course but Im not sure if this is the entire book on Gian or a small snippet of something more to come. Im a little confused by the post that there is more to this story. Of course there is more but I mean is this not the end of Gian’s story or ….. but I can tell you book two in the Trassato Family series is Carmela’s book. Im thinking we have only tipped only a small portion of what is about to go d
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Well what a way to pop my Lisa Cardiff cherry! GIAN was an amazing read full of grit, raw passion, and angst. This book gripped me from the very first page and I did not put it down until the pages quit turning. While I have a weakness for mafia/mob style romances, I will have to say that this is probably one of the BEST I have read out there.

Let me break it down for you...

Evie is fresh off of a break up and and picking up the pieces of her life. When her best friend offers to get her br
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LLEP  Book Blog
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great intro to a new series. It started a bit slow with how Evangeline moved in with Gian and her feelings about the situation, but the second half was filled with twists and turns and I was on the edge of my seat.

Evie has just realized that she has wasted the last year of her life. She WA on her way to a dance career until she was injured and then a month before the wedding she finds her fiancé cheating on her. Things go from bad to worse when a wrong decision forces her to pretend t
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Evie's life has taken some big hits in the last year. She moved to New York to become a Broadway star, but a devastating injury has her sidelined. To make matters worse, she catches her fiance cheating, so now she's jobless, homeless, and broke. Her best friend talks her into interviewing for a job at her brother, Gian Trassato's club. She's early for the interview, and for the first time, she's hooking up with a sexy stranger, when she finds out it's Gian. If her instant attraction isn't enough ...more
Petula
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Evangeline Jeffers is at an all time low. She is a dancer with an injury that will probably end her career, and now she has caught her fiancé cheating on her. Two bottles of his expensive wine later and her decision is made. A new life needs to start with a job. Her best friend sets her up with an interview, That leads her to something that will change everything for her. Something she should never have seen may cost her life.
Gian Trassato is part of the Italian Mafia, and a man whore. Doing a
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CHERRY0BLOSSOMS
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I gave this book 4.5 stars!

This was the first book I read from Lisa and it will not be my last. I absolutely loved how she puts all these twist and turns and leaves you guessing what was going to happen next and who was really after Gian and Evie. The two main characters has off the charts chemistry and have a love / hate relationship. Carmela plays a big role in this story and can't wait to read her and Kon's story.

Evie is a Broadway dancer after having to take a year off due to injury she cr
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Tina Marina
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange of an honest review.

I didn’t really know what I was getting into with this book. I don’t read a lot of mafia type books so was kind of going in cold.

The chemistry between Gian and Evie was off the charts hot! They were sexy and the way they were fighting what was happening was really something to watch unfold.

However, the real reason I continued to read this book, although the sex, chemistry and hot men should have been enough, but the real reason was because th
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Kathryn Linke

Gian was the first book that i had read by Lisa Cardiff. I wasn't disappointed, Gian is an intriguing romantic suspense told from the dual point of view of Gian and Evangeline, the hero and heroine of this story.

This story is full of twists and turns that i didn't see coming. It's an engaging, entertaining and enthralling read. If you enjoy the mafia/organised crime genre this is a book for you.

Gian is an alpha and a very strong intriguing character. Whilst Evangeline 'Evie' came across at tim
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Cathy Brockman
Gian is a young, new capo in the Trassato family. His dad is dying and his Uncle is the boss. There are several under him that are unhappy that Gian was promoted.

Evie caught her fiance having sex with one of his protege's and this time she left for good but she doesn't have a job. very little money or a place to go. Her best friend tries to get her a job with her brother and when Evie and Gian meet sparks fly.

I liked this book a lot. I loved how Evie got caught up in Gian's mess but held stron
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Johnnie-Marie Howard
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
So I really really enjoyed this story from the great looking cover to the very end. This is not my first time reading this story and it sure wont be my last. This author is amazing with her writing and the story plots that she makes come to life are just as amazing. The story that is told this time is a true piece of art I'm not just saying that because I like this authors work no I'm saying this because the words just fly right off the pages and make you stuck to it like glue. So yes this is a ...more
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gian is a great start to a new series! Who doesn't love a bad boy who seems to be the smitten kitten (thank you Phoebe Buffay) with a woman?

Gian is a capo in the Trassato crime family. He's a cold, calculating man who takes care of business. For the most part, until he meets Evie.

Evie is a friend of his sister's who is down on her luck and really needs a job. So Gian's sister pleads for him to give her a job. Evie ends up seeing something she shouldn't have in Gian's office and rather than "off
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Rachel Beamin'
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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”You earn respect from your spouse with actions, not words. Always respect and listen to her because a real man takes care of his family. Be careful of lines crossed that can never be uncrossed. Every betrayal starts with trust. Every enemy starts as a friend. Every lie has a grain of truth. Behind every sin is a sinner.”


It was a good book, but the things I can’t get over are the missing words and typos in the sentences. I didn’t care about the first couple chapters but damn at the entire bo
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
Evie is a dancer.  She was injured during a performance and has been depending on her boyfriend ever since.  Until that boyfriend is caught cheating.  Evie's best friend Carmela tries to help her by getting her brother Gian to give Evie a job.  Evie and Gian are attracted to each other before they know who the other is, but when Evie sees something she isn't supposed to see Gian has to step up to protect her.

Mafia romance is becoming a new favorite of mine and Gian is a great addition to my list
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed By Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

A crappy year ends with a bang and results in a life changer for Evie. Suffering an injury that has stalled her Broadway career she became wrapped up in her fiance. Realising after a long time that he was a liar and a cheater Evie suddenly has to face facts. She needs to male a change. Calling upon her best friend she leaves and tries to put the broken pieces together. Things take an unexpected turn and she finds herself caugh
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reneeNaDaBomb
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mob
A somewhat dark and mysterious character, Gian Trassato, lives a mobster life behind the scenes and is attracted to a woman unaware of his family's true lifestyle. Sure Evie is good friends with his sister but she has heard the rumors. Is there any truth to it? Take a ride on this journey that begins without trust and turns into something more. Carmela, Gian's sister, is so perceptive when it comes to her brother's relationships. Yes she is straightforward and yes she does figure things out.

I pl
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