Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
For Sophie it feels like another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill, waitressing at her family's diner and hanging out with her best friend, Millie. But then someone moves into the long-abandoned mansion up the block - a family of five Italian brothers, each one hotter than the last. Unable to resist caramel-eyed Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him - and willfully ignoring the warning signs. Why are Nic's knuckles cut and bruised? Why does he carry an engraved switchblade? And why does his arrogant and infuriating older brother, Luca, refuse to let her see him?
As the boys' dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. Suddenly she's torn between two warring dynasties: the one she's related to and the one she's now in love with. She'll have to choose between loyalty and passion. When she does, blood will spill, hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, dishonor can be the difference between life and death.
©2015 Catherine Doyle (P)2015 W.F. Howes