Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Release Day: The King and the Pawn (Love & Familgia: The DiDominzio Novellas) by Lyssa Layne

Francesca "Frankie" DiDominzio is an aspiring fashion designer. The opportunity of a lifetime falls in her lap to start her own clothing line but she has to come up with the start-up money. The trust fund her Noni left for her would cover the cost she needs but there's one little problem-she won't get the money until she's twenty-five which is six months away. Desperately wanting to follow her dreams, she has to figure out a way to convince her old-school Italian father to sign off on the trust, releasing the money sooner than later. 

Guy Sillars is fresh out of the military and not ready to face his family just yet. Instead of catching his flight to the South, he decides to spend some time in New York over the holidays. When Francesca approaches him with a proposition to pretend to be her boyfriend, he's too enchanted by her beauty to say no. 

Frankie has concocted the perfect plan to get her father to release her trust fund early. Bring home a guy that her father will hate, convince him they're in love, and then agree to dump him in exchange for the money. The only problem is, the more time Guy and Frankie spend together, the harder it will be to let him go.

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A great start to a new series!

I loved The King and the Pawn by Lyssa Layne! I have read her other books and this story is just as good as the others she’s written!

Francesca Di Dominzio is an inspiring fashion designer. She comes from a big Italian family. When she has an opportunity to take over her boss’s business, she needs money to pay him. After asking her father for her trust fund early to use as payment, he says no. He doesn’t think her dream of fashion design is a valid one. He is “old school” and believes she should just get married to an Italian guy and be a good wife.

Francesca comes up with an idea to have her friend Lorenzo’s Army sergeant, Guy, become her “fake boyfriend”. She thinks she might convince her father to give her the money by getting him angry. What starts as a fake relationship soon becomes a real one. Guy and Francesca take their relationship to the next level and fall in love with each other.

I really liked the way the family interacted with each other. They each looked out for the other. It was also great how Guy wanted to help Francesca since he had an immediate attraction to her. He was very supportive and didn’t mind putting his life on hold to help her.

I am looking forward to reading more about this family as more stories are written!

About The Author:

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa's own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

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