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(Trassato Crime Family #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  332 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Once upon a time, I was the woman you envied.

I had it all. A wonderful family. The perfect fiancé who also happened to be my best friend. Money and resources. The power and influence that came with sharing the Trassato name.

One night my fairytale became a nightmare, and I’ve been living in Hell ever since.

A rival family killed my fiancé. My father succumbed to cancer. I
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Lisa Cardiff November 1, 2016. FYI. The title of the book has changed to Kon. It is the same story, though.

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Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner from Ms. Cardiff!!
I could not put this down and I was on the edge for the whole time. I put some of the pieces together but not all of them. WOW!!! It was just as good or better then book 1.

I love Carmela she just blossomed from a spoiled Italian Princess to someone who knew what she wanted and let nothing stop her. I loved her humor and how she wouldn't back down from Kon. She broke that stupid italian sterotype: me man you woman, do as I say. YUK!! I am part Italian and for sure
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

OK, I really liked Kon and Carmela's story so much better than Gian and Evie. Although we got to see Gian and Evie in this story I had wished we saw "more" or got "more" of their relationship.

Anyways, loved the storyline, although for me personally, there was too much else going on outside of their relationship and I had wished I had gotten more of them together but in the end it was worth it! For me, I hate when a story gets bogged down in the outside aspects and yes, I get it sets up b
Lisa Cardiff
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The title of this book was changed from Carmela to Kon.
Heather C
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, nov-2016-release
This series is the first books that I have read by Lisa Cardiff and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. I read book 1, Gian, in one sitting and then started on Kon immediately. I would definitely recommend that you read book 1 first. While I think you can get the gist of everything without, it really does give you background and more insight into why the two main characters are where they are in this point in their lives.

I'm not going to recap what happens in this book because quite frankly, I w
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
Once again Lisa Cardiff has pulled off another winner. She has provided me with a very high paced mafia romance that had twisted me up from the inside. She gave me drama. She gave me suspense on another stratosphere. Kon definitely delivered an equally phenomenal story that got me on the edge of my seat just lke Gian did.

Kon was really an engaging and exhilarating romance filled with enough pulsing level of adrenaline that certainly drew me in from the first sentence. Just like that. It was suc
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts...

Okay, so I must say, you need to read these books! I am in love with the Trassato family and their lives!

We meet Carmela and Konstantin in the first book, Gian. In this book, we get their story and learn what makes them tick.

Kon is the second in finance of the Russian Mob and Carmela is an Italian mafia daughter. If ever two people are incompatible, it would be these two. They are as different as night and day.

The last thing Carmela wants is to
Michelle Cage
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow I have to give this 4.5 stars, simply a great read. Kon has finally step out of the shadows to claim Carmela but when his plan backfires and they fall for each other, you get this great story of how two people who are not suppose to like each other fall for each other. There is so much in this book, forbidden live, secrets, betrayal and ultimately the coming together. You will not go wrong with this series, I would recommend reading Gian first just so you get to know the characters and the b ...more
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
Not for me, sadly

I read this straight after Gian, hoping I would enjoy this one more. However I found the story structure to be very similar to that of Gian. The pretend engagements, the 'instant' chemistry for both of them. Then there was the family resentment to the couple. Unfortunately, for me this book was almost like reading the first book, just using different names.
Sandy Knox
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is even more exciting than the first. The excitement is so intense it's like being on one of those spiraling roller coasters. My insides were still jittery even after I finished the book. Kon is a gorgeous, strong, alpha and he runs half of his father Alix's share of the Russian mafia. So that makes him one scary mother f'er. He's also Evie's brother. Evie is married to Gian who is part of the Italian mafia and he is Carmela's brother, and she is Evie's best friend.
Romance Between The Sheets
Firstly love the cover, that is definately Kon, I could imagine him and I also recommend that you read Gian first as he does feature quiet heavily in this story. Kon is the brother-in-law to Gian who has married Kon's sister Evie, they are estranged in part of this story.

Kon, book 2 of the Trassato Crime Family definitely has lots of drama, some mystery and also answered some questions that I had from Gian book 1. I loved Kon and Carmela as a couple, they were passionate, stubborn and had great
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is book two in the Trassato Crime Family series. We met some of the characters in book one so although they are standalones I do recommend you read them in order. This is Kon and Carmelas story. Kon is Evie's brother and Carmela is Gians twin sister. I've got to say I loved this book more than book one. Carmela and Kon is definitely my favourite couple. Kon is just so hot.

Great storyline and an added bonus of reading more of Gian and Eve. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Second book in the Trassato Crime Family series with Carmela Trassato's story. Not only was it based on one of my favorite subjects (mafia) but it also had the extra hump for forbidden. I mean literally put the F in Forbidden.
I loved Kon, he was manipulated by his psycho dad, he still loved his sister even though she said some effed up shit (which was wrong), but he loved so freely and deeply..gosh what a catch!
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wild ride

I do love Kon! He is hot and smart and a bad boy with a heart. Carmel has been hurt but is stronger than she knows. Throw in danger and a marriage arrange and you get angst. Ready for book 3
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia-mobster
Good read but not as good as Gians.
Brittney Criss
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept you on edge through most of the book.
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy if this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Kon is the second book in the Trassato Crime Family series by Lisa Cardiff. You do need to read the first book Gian before reading Kon.

Carmela was the woman everyone envied once upon a time. She had a wonderful family, perfect fiancé who was also her best friend. Money, resources, power and influence that came with carrying the Trassato name. One night and a murder later, add in a dead father an life i
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Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As if Lisa could write anything other than a 5 star read?
Kon is the story of Konstantin Trincher (Evie's brother) and Carmela Trassato (Gian's twin sister). Kon's father (Alix) made a deal with Carmela. He'd allow Gian and Evie to marry BUT she would be Kon's wife in exchange. Thirteen months later, Carmela still had t heard from Kon. She'd hope he'd forgotten their agreement. While Kon was out sleeping around and drinking his thoughts away, he couldn't forget his obligation. He was totally attr
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Lisa Cardiff wrote an amazing story about Konstantin Trincher and Carmela Trassato secret deal but forbidden relationship full of lies, deception, murder,betrayal, greed, and secrets from the grave. Carmela, who is Gian's twin sister and Kon, who is Evie's brother along with Kon's father Alix made a secret deal that she (Carmela) would marry Kon. The story is full of Russian roulette and Carmela is the target to further others future in the crime family. Even her own Uncle Dominick, head of the ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better than the first!!

I got this book after reading the first book in the series "Gian". I loved the writing style of the first book, and I'm a fan of Lisa Cardiff, so I got the second book to see where it would go. I absolutely loved this one, more than the first. Kon and Carmella were brought together as part of a deal between the families, but evolve into so much more. They have so many outside forces trying to tear them apart, but quickly realize their chemistry is much more than they barga
Nikki Cook
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love mafia themed books, so I was really excited to get my hands on this. And I was not disappointed! The characters are so full of life that the book would pull me in and I would forget the world around me.
I love that Carmela is a strong woman. Maybe needing some help, but she is far from helpless. And Kon is just the kinda bad boy I like. Dirty, but able to step up when the time comes. The supporting characters are not just fillers, which makes for a great, full story. I hope Lisa Cardiff h
Nicole Mcclain
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Kon and Carmela

I enjoyed their story more than Gian and Evie. Their forbidden love story was more intense and when they finally acted on their feelings, the scene was off the charts! Very good follow up and bring on the next one!
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was better than I thought it could be. First I want more of this family! Now I love the Russians too. My Carmela did not disappoint as well as Evie and Gian My most hated was Uncle Dominick
The last few chapters blew my mind Seriously stunned by the twist
Louisa Hyatt
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
Jessica Farthing
Loved this one!!! Great series!
Judy Garrett
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story, the characters and the ending!
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read and sequel to Gian, though slightly darker. Good well rounded characters and plot and like Giann with just enough angst and suspense to make it above average.
Susan Smith
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Yet again a fantastic 2nd book in the series. Loved continuation of story line from book 1. Can't wait to read next book in series. Definitely would recommend to read.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mafia
Mafia romeo and juliet...better than the first but still not good.
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After spending years practicing law and a million other things, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she ca ...more

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