Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.
When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked.
Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into a criminal conspiracy straight out of a gangster movie. One that, if she’s not careful, could leave her sleeping with the fishes.
Lucie's dream is to stop being a mafia princess and to do this she got a degree and a good job in a bank. That's now history and she's back in her same princess bedroom and dog walking to make some money until she can once again escape. She also starts, with her mother's help, making dog collars and dog coats. And Frankie, whose only fault is that his father is also in the mob and has taken over for Lucie's father while he's in jail, is as supportive as he can be. When Lucie's dog walking leads to dognapping, Frankie and Lucie's brother even help with the dog walking.
This is the first in a series with humor, romance, and the mystery of who's behind the dognappings which may be connected somehow to the mob. The characters have depth and idiosyncracies, the pace is steady. I love dogs, I'm Italian, and this was a fun read. I already picked up another one in the series.
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Dog Collar Crime