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Forever Lies

(The Five Families #1)

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  515 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Luca was heartache waiting to happen.

On the surface, he appears well-dressed and professional, but behind those impassive black irises, I can sense something dark and ruthless. Hes unlike any man Ive come across in my life. With my wealthy upbringing, Ive been around any number of affluent, powerful men, but Luca is different. Enigmatic. Overwhelming. He wears an air of
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Published October 3rd 2019 (first published October 1st 2019)
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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description It is no secret I've been in a HUGE book slump recently. Nothing in the romance genre has been blowing me away. So it goes without saying I was nervous to start this one. Jill Ramsower is a new "to me" author, so I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I love a good mafia book, so I strapped myself in to enjoy the ride...

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And you know what? I enjoyed this book a lot. The hero was decent. He wasn't a manwhore. There was no OW drama. The heroine wasn't a virgin. She maybe came across a little
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Coco.V
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

This was so freaking good, I literally read it in one sitting. I was hooked from page one.
Ive never really read mafia romances, but I had high hopes for this one since I loved Jills Fae Games series. I was not disappointed.

Alessia works for her fathers company, and while she might be the bosses daughter, she doesnt use that to her advantage. Shes looking to make her life her own, with success in her career, and hopefully making her family proud of her, while doing what
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Jypsy
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you The Next Step PR for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Forever Lies
By: Jill Ramsower

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I've ready numerous mafia romances, and I never know what to expect. As the genre goes, I enjoyed Jill Ramsower's style of writing. Forever Lies is the story of Alessia and Luca. Alessia is a woman on a mission. She is working her way from the bottom of the company to the top to prove her competence and capabilities to her father. I
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Forever Lies by Jill Ramsower is the First book in The Five Families Series. This is the story of Luca Romano and Alessia Genovese.
Alessia is fresh out of college and is out to prove to her family that she deserves a top position at their company. So she is set to work her way up through the ranks just like everyone else. Alessia has even been dealing with a boss that hits on her but she is determine to do this. Alessia ends up meeting Luca and their is a immediate attraction. They start going
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Tzelina
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 - 4,5/5 🌟
It was an unexpectedly awesome read!!! I really loved it!!!
Energy
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alessia works for her father's company, and while she might be the boss's daughter, she doesn't use that to her advantage as she's starting off at the bottom. True she has a sleazy boss that shouldn't be around females, ever, but she's got him handled, at least, she thinks she does. Enter Luca, there's an instant attraction to him. There's something about him that makes her want to get to know him. But when she finds out he's in the mafia, she goes running, trying to forget the feelings that ...more
Patricia carlisle
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Never did Alissa know when she met Luca..how much her life would change. She couldn't resist this tall gorgeous , confident man with dark eyes and impeccable dress. His demeanor illuminated sex, danger, and excitement. When he first saw Alissa , he saw a confident sexy naive, woman who he wanted to make her his. Was it a chance meeting him in the elevator? or did he have an ulterior motive. Was she in danger? but from whom? Was he the person he said he was? or someone else? Why did he say he ...more
S.E. Rose
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Its not often that I can honestly say that I literally couldnt put a book down. This is one of those rare incidences. For the past 48 hours, Ive been reading this book on my lunch break, in bed at night, at doctors appointments, and while waiting line at Starbucks. I even wrapped up my own writing early one night, so I could dive back in!

This story sucks you in from the beginning and leaves you wanting more. Jill- you nailed it!
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Leah Raye
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much more than I anticipated. I loved it so much. It is based in NYC and there are some twists and turns with a betrayal you don't see coming. Once I started reading it couldn't put it down, I needed to know what happened next. Great story with no cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what this author has coming next in this series Love me some Jill Ramsower.
Dani
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia, arc
I entered the chance to win an ARC of this book on a whim. I will be honest and say that I did not have high expectations considering how hard it is to find good mafia books. That being said, I was not prepared for this... I was hooked from the first page! I could not put this book down and finished it in day.

Alessia Genovese first appears as the typical young businesswoman just trying to work her way up the corporate ladder, and a chance meeting in the elevator brings her into the path of Luca
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4 stars!! I do love a good mafia story but even more a great alpha man!!

This is book one of the Five Families. I believe this can be read as a stand alone but the end leaves some things in the air. And now I am freaking out because I need book number two ASAP!!

Ok so I have read my fair share of mafia books and I feel like everyone has a different twist. This one is all about the secrets. There are a few twists that I did enjoy quite a bit. I will say that I felt the book could use something,
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Elizabeth Clinton
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im a huge fan of Mafia Books but now Im definitely a fan of Jill Ramsower. Forever Lies will pull you into Luca & Alessias story right from the very first page.
Alessia Genovese is a young woman looking to make her life her own, a successful career, making her family proud of her and doing what makes her happy. When a chance encounter has her meeting Luca Romano she didnt realize it would change the whole course of her life.
Luca Romano is a man who knows what he wants and doesnt let anyone
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Kelly
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the first book I have read by Jill Ramsower and it won't be the last.
Luca and Alessia's story is not your typical mafia tale. The story twists and turns until almost the end and kept me, the reader, captivated and eager for more.
Great story and I loved the acknowledgement at the end. It gives you insight into Jill as an author and a person.
Tracy
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about being blindsided in every possible way. Alessia's world was turned upside down in a blink of an eye. Trust is something not to be taken lightly. And there were so many lessons that had to be learned in this story. The character development and story line were very intriguing. This was my first book from this Author. And I greatly enjoyed it!
Melissa Crump
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Terrific story and Im craving more from this Author! This is the first book Ive read by this Author and it wont be the last. Her writing is crisp, sharp and paints vivid details throughout the story. Intricately woven. Who doesnt love a sexy possessive alpha who is so attracted to the h that the chemistry is explosive? Loved it!!!! ...more
JoJo
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"My name on his tongue was the sweetest nectar I could have imagined delicious, tempting, and dangerously addictive."

I am new to Jill Ramsower. In fact, I first heard of her through a group. I entered her contest for a chance to win an ARC of "Forever Lies." I only like a couple authors that writes mafia books because it often feels like it is lacking, so I was really skeptical at first. I started reading it with an open mind and I definitely did not regret it.

""He was animal magnetism
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sexy and mysterious, the hero in this book runs the show. From the moment Alessia lays eyes on Luca, he commands all of her attention - and thats exactly the way he wants it. The author lets his motives unravel slowly throughout the book, leaving the reader in a state of unease about what he wants from her. The writing is solid and the story moves quickly, though I could never truly come to love either character.

The story follows Alessia, a young woman working her way up the family business. She
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Megan
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"With him, I wasn't just enough-- I was everything. He accepted me just as I was, and I owed him nothing less."

WOW! Just WOW...this was my first read from Jill Ramsower but it most definitely won't be my last. From beginning to end I was hooked on this unique spin on Mafia Romance. I don't want to give too much away but Forever Lies was just different in all the best possible ways.

Alessia and Luca's story is full of secrets & lies, all the mafia goodness and some seriously 🔥🔥🔥
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Jodi Hucko-Bigane
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy and this is my first book by Jill. I have read mafia books before and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It kept me intrigued the whole time and it was hard to put down.

Alessia is a businesswoman who graduated from college working at her father's company. He made her work her way up in the department and didn't give her any breaks. So in this case she has a strong head on her shoulders. She is however dealing with a boss that makes sexual comments towards her
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Fayza Khan
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a mafia romance lover, I was excited for the chance to ARC review Jill Ramsowers new mafia series. Forever Lies is the first book within the Five Families saga and were introduced to the young, business savvy Alessia and the enigmatic Luca Romano. While this book was entertaining, I found it a little lacklustre at the beginning. Jill presents Luca as a strong well-balanced character who is completely aware of what he wants and when he wants it; Alessia however, is extremely naïve at times and ...more
Sarah
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this author I've read. I really loved the story with conflict, lies and deception adding to the angst of the story.
reading this story was an welcomes break from reality. I loved watching the relationship build and grow between Luca and Alessia. This was a story that pulled at you. The secrets kept and the revelations that came to light were unexpected. Luca was the definition of alpha male and Alessia though sometimes came across as naive, was really a strong well put
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Nicole Sargent Kunkel
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book starts out great. It has great characters and a great arc build. Then comes a great twist around the middle. Alessia is the heroine. She has a chance encounter with Luca. She is really excited because he is gorgeous, and she noticed him the day before. From there they go on a few dates to learn they have explosive chemistry. The twist causes some problems and opens Alessias eyes to the real world. The story has a nice ending, and I cant wait to read more when more of the series comes ...more
Athena
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 STARS

Sensational story that will tempt and tease! Jill Ramsower is a new-to-me author and she has done an incredible job of entertaining me with Alessia and Luca's story. I love how they meet...there's just something so intimate about elevators. If you love hot alpha males, you're going to love Luca!

Forever Lies is the first book in The Five Families Series by Jill Ramsower and is a MUST read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ELITE!!!
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Ashley Sledge( UnderCoversBookBlog)
I really loved this book.
I liked the characters and the story line. I haven't read many Mafia based books but I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
Luca and Alessia's story pulled me in from the very first page. I literally couldnt put it down.
Its a bit dark but has just enough romance to balance it all out.
Kelly Quartieri
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jill Ramsower was a brand new author to me. Forever Lies was such a good read! Luca and Alessia are such strong characters that you want them to find love in each other. I was on the edge of seat many times while reading this book. I will absolutely recommend any of Book Besties to read Forever Lies! Thank you Jill for giving me the privilege of reading this ARC.
Jeeves Reads Romance
Commanding, sexy, and mysterious hero

Sexy and mysterious, the hero in this book runs the show. From the moment Alessia lays eyes on Luca, he commands all of her attention - and thats exactly the way he wants it. The author lets his motives unravel slowly throughout the book, leaving the reader in a state of unease about what he wants from her. The writing is solid and the story moves quickly, though I could never truly come to love either character.

The story follows Alessia, a young woman
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Sonya
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a Mafia Romance so addictive I couldn't put the book down; I had to finish it in one sitting!

Alessia, a main character, is from an affluent family. I immediately loved her hard working and humble character. Her only goal is obtaining Father's approval by working in the family business - starting at the bottom and working her way up.

Luca, the other main character, is the bad boy. He grew up running the streets. Luca knows what he wants and he's going to take it. He is a sexy and confident
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Kaitlyn
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, first, I literally did a happy dance when I found out Jill had another series coming out.



Did I think this series would be better than the Fae Games? Honestly, no because I LOVE supernatural books. Was I wrong? Yes, yes, 100% YES. Forever Lies honestly threw me for a loop. I had no idea I would be sucked in so quickly, but Jill scooped me up from my boring life in Texas and dropped me straight into the heart of New York
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We Like them Dark Book Blog
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-x1f5a4
This is the first book I have read by this author-and I have to say I am so, so impressed. The mafia romance genre is hard-I literally have read so many, and love so many, that I can immediately decide if I like the book or not a few pages in. This book was absolutely wonderful-the writing, so on point, and descriptive, that I simply cant say how much I am looking forward to reading more from this author! Luca was the perfect alpha to satisfy what I have in my head as a mafioso. So excited to ...more
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