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Emilia: Part 1

(Trassato Crime Family #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Freedom and a meaningful life away from the violence of the Trassato Crime Family is all I ever wanted…

But what I want doesn’t matter now that I’m caught in a tug of war between two men in the dangerous world of organized crime.

Marcello Masciantonio is the man my father expects me to marry. He wants me because I’m the daughter of Dominick Trassato, New York’s most powerful
Published May 16th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC
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Jul 13, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Freedom and a meaningful life away from the violence of the Trassato Crime Family is all I ever wanted…

But what I want doesn’t matter now that I’m caught in a tug of war between two men in the dangerous world of organized crime.

Marcello Masciantonio is the man my father expects me to marry. He wants me because I’m the daughter of Dominick Trassato, New York’s most powerful crime boss. He says he’s my future, and I want to hate him, but I can’t deny the sp
Jennifer Pierson
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Emilia Trassato wants is to get away from the Crime Family that she was born into. Her life isn't her own, and father expects her to marry a stranger, and as far as Emilia is concerned, it's not happening. While she's working out her plan to leave, she develops a crush on Salvatore D'Amico, who is perfect for her. And the more time they spend together, the more her feelings grow into real emotions. But unfortunately, everyone has an agenda, and as layers of betrayal are revealed, who will be ...more
First time author for us and we are happy to sat that I enjoyed our first read by them.

Emilia was a character that you felt sorry for,as her life was not her own.The only outlet she had was her piano lessons and the rest of the time under lock and key.Her father a monster with countless enemies she always needs protection.You definitely felt her loneliness and sadness about her.She lost her mother and her father is a controlling monster.Emilia's only flicker of happiness is her friendship with o
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts...

I love Emilia!! She is so young and naïve, yet already broken.

Trying to get out from under her father's oppressive thumb since her mom died, she starts making plans to get as far away from the Family as quickly as possible.

She's being forced to marry someone she doesn't love or know and is forbidden to be with the guy she does love. Things start getting a bit harrier for Emilia when she learns some truths she never wanted to know.

I love how Emi
May 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mafia
2.5 stars
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, action
This should’ve been posted a week ago. But because of some unforeseen events, I wasn’t able to get into it even if I wanted to. Now I’m second guessing my choices.

I really love reading stories that make you feel alive, make you feel things you normally wouldn’t, something that will actually get a reaction our of you. And Emilia did just that. I nearly threw my phone when I came to the twist of events, cursing and all that kind of things. The story lags in the first few parts but when it escalate
Romance Between The Sheets
Firstly, another great cover for this series, I love them all. I have read Kon and Gian (Trassato Crime Family #1 & #2) and I highly recommend you read these aswell as although not linked I think you will understand the underlying mafia connections.

Emilia’s story I devoured, I had knots of fear and hurt in my throat, there were times I put the book down took a breathe and dived back in. Emilia has so many people controlling her life, making decisions and at Chapter 21 I too felt so desolate with
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
What a toe curling and wild ride this book was. Omg. It totally outdid Gian and Kon in terms of drama and action. I was definitely impressed. I am super picky when it comes to mafia romances because it is my favourite genre. But when I picked out Emilia and started reading it, I was blown away. Emilia was a powerhouse of a story filled with lies, love, deceit and loyalty.

Emilia really pulled out all the stops. Gian and Kon were all about action and suspense but Emilia had everything- suspense, e
Jan 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
The story makes no sense. The girl is the dumbest Iv come across recently. She has peanuts for brains. Id like to explain her naivete by her age but being young doesnt make you foolish. Id expect someone with brains, especially someone born and living in a crime family, especially someone trying to get out of the said family. She missed important information and clues all the time. One fourth into the book I knew she's being conned, while she had no idea, and was blissfully in love. And the fick ...more
Amber - TBR Book Blog
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, I LOVE Lisa Cardiff books! I started reading her Vegas Cartel series (if you haven’t read it? GO DO IT!!!) and fell. She can write the hell out of a mafia book. Plus all the different languages and bilingual terms of endearment ❤ ❤ .

Granted, most might find the whole killing/robbing for hire, etc distasteful but you still love the characters. Typically, they’re the people who want to get out of the life or have a conscientious about it.

Now on to Emilia. Oh Emilia. She didn’t want to
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Lisa has given us Another 5 Star Story with her continuation of the Trassato crime family.
Although it can be read as a stand alone- interconnected to the previous books- you get more by reading the other 2 and the history of the family.
Lisa pulls you in from the beginning and holds you in suspense through the entire story.
The synopsis of the book is the perfect description of this story. Love Triangle/ Hate Triangle..
It will keep your mind intrigued as you try and figure out which direct
United Indie Book Blog
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Lindsey
Rating: 4.5 Stars
This was a great story. When I started this story, I had my doubts that I would like it but turns out it only took me getting lost in the first three chapters. This was one of those books I didn’t want to end at all. Knowing that there is more to come makes me a tad bit excited to see what happens between the three of them. This has been an emotional rollercoaster of love and lost. Of lies and deceit. This book wasn’t made to be cut and dry it was meant to hold
C Dorsey
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lisa Cardiff delivers on the third installment of her Trassato Crime Family novels. (Gian and Kon being books 1 & 2)

In this well written, quick paced story, Emilia faces a choice.
Basically - hers, or her fathers.

In love with a solider that works for her father, but promised to another.. Who will Emilia choose?

I loved this book, the quick pace. There was a lot of mystery, intrigue, lust, angst.

The sexual tension crawls off the screen of your kindle.

I cant wait for part 2 - because I was left wit
Cassandra Hunt
What the hell? This was too good!

Emilia's story kept me in suspense for 95% of the book! So many questions unanswered! What really happened to Ava, was Sal serious about Emilia? What was the deal with Lettie? Had she been screwing around with Sal? Who was Marcello and what did he have over Dominic? Then Jesus! Everything was revealed and I could barely breathe from the shock. So unbelievably twisted!! Then the ending! What the Hell? I need a book 4 now! Please tell me there's a book 4! I loved t
Wendy Livingstone
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I have read any of this author’s work, and my goodness, what an introduction it is! Emilia is in a love / hate triangle with Sal and Marcello. Who will she choose? Is everything as it seems? No spoilers, you really need to read this for yourself!!
This story is packed with suspense, angst, drama, and love. This is well written and flows seamlessly, and I was intrigued and hooked from the very beginning. Hats off to the author! I cannot wait to read the 2nd book in this awes
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-read, 2017
I absolutely love the Trassato Crime Family series! Although this is book three it chronologically happened before book one Gian and book two Kon. If you've read the first two books then you know that Emilia is a strong, independent, passionate woman who went through a lot as an adult. By reading this book you will learn more about her and the way she grew up. Well developed characters, a well written story full of angst, drama, suspense, danger, love and romance make this a 5-star read. I can't ...more
2 stars, honestly this book was going well until the very ending. emilia slowly warms up to the idea of marcello and her fixed engagement to him while coming to terms with the fact that sal was using her but at the very end she runs away to some random ranch and gets married to her friend gavin because it was his mother's dying wish. like ... okay? the second part could have focused on how her and marcello work through their relationship because he didn't even show up till half this book was com ...more
Cheryl Harbinson
The twists and turns in this story will keep you wondering who to trust and not to trust. I'd begin to like one of the characters only to find out Emilia was being manipulated by them. Her trusting soul and need to be loved was played upon by family and those she "loved". The ending will leave you wanting more.
Fiona Moran
It's okay

I found it quite drawn out and the characters didn't really claw themselves inside of me as I would have liked. I really didn't know who to trust in it. I'm hoping that Emilia will grow up in the next book. She's young and it shows. I just want an improved, less naive, more kick ass version of her in book two.
Mindy Cain
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This was the best one yet. A must read ..I was hooked by the first page .yes it's a cliffhanger and I am bummed I have to wait till the next one to come out to see how it ends
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was the third in the series but chronicalogically it was actually at a time before books one and two. Loved the suspense and the romance. Can't go wrong with a book about the mob with some backstabbing and romance. I recommend.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I understand why so many reviewers wanted to kick the male characters in the nuts. I want to take my earrings off and kick some butt myself! Oh dear Lisa, how long are you going to make us wait for Part 2????
Nicole Mcclain
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And a cliffhanger

Wow...what a way to end on. Emilia, you don't want to feel sorry for her because she is naive but I couldn't help it. And the men on her life, yikes.
I really hope book two she finds some happiness. Poor girl deserves it.
Felicia A
YAYYYYYY! Another editing project is now a published book!
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the best one out of all 3! Are we ever going to get a part 2?
Love not given freely wasn't worth my time.

Emilia: Part One takes place before the events of Gian and Kon, and it can be read as a standalone. This installment in the Trassato Crime Family has just as many players, just as much subterfuge, and just as much toe-curling action. Prepare for a delightful book!

Emilia’s one goal is to make a clean break from her crime family. It’s a little hard to do when her father is the mob boss in New York. Equally hard? When she falls for one of her father’s henc
Harim (The Reader Blog)
May 16, 2017 marked it as cover-reveal-or-released-or-blitz


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May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want more of Emilia!!!

We've read of stories about men in mafia, their stories, their lives and their women. In this book, however, we will see the flip side of the story - the daughter of a mafia, and the unwilling fiancee of a mafia.

Emilia's story will intrigue you, excite you and confuse you! Her strength, her smarts and her troubles will take you for an unforgettable ride into the life of a mafia princess, and you won't be able to have enough. Excited for the next part of Emilia's life!

I w
Michelle Cage
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG so good, this is a must read.
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Oh what a treat to be back in the world that this author has created! I read TONS of mafia romance, and Lisa Cardiff is always someone I would recommend. Emilia Part 1 has been a wild ride-but I wouldn’t trade anything for it.
Be warned, this is a cliffhanger-but my goodness it’s so utterly satisfying that it basically starts to tie things up then completely shatters in just a few chapters. I completely loved the descent into “throw your kindle” territory because my jaw was left on the floor, and
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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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Trassato Crime Family (4 books)
  • Gian (Trassato Crime Family, #1)
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