OF LOVE AND MAYHEM
January 19, 2006
Double Dragon Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Belle Anne Lassiter lives in Ledford, Illinois, during the roaring twenties. With all the
uproar and chaos of the bootlegging and gangsters, she still maintains her virginal
reputation. After embarking on a job with the Spicuzzi brothers, it is hard to hold her
head up high with the string of rumors, but after meeting Franky Spicuzzi, a sizzling spell
lights under her feet - making it hard to fight the hearsay.
Franky Spicuzzi has just the zing that attracts women. The charming gangster has been
labeled a womanizer as well as a murderer, even though there has been no real
connection to pinpoint any of the events to him. The only thing remotely true is the
feelings that enhance him when he meets Belle, but with so many people out to get him,
they must throw caution to the wind.
Belle is tired of being rejected for jobs. Depression slowly sets in and she needs the
money. After accepting a job that is considered dangerous, her image of being clean
and chaste swarms into rumors that hurt. She had no idea that Franky would cast a spell
over her, but the heat they feel together draw them like soothing flames of fire. Franky
wants her with a passion, but with others believing him a gangster and a murderer, they
have to face a milestone of events before the real truth erupts that could bring happiness
or tarnish a life especially when one of Belle’s friends turns up missing.
The roaring twenties, the gangsters, and the bootlegging, Of Love and Mayhem takes
the reader into the whole setting. Ms. Snyder draws believable characters into a story
like a huge painting. Franky and Belle each have their own obstacles as they struggle
with their feelings. Ms. Snyder folds creativity, romance, and action into this book,
making it a magnificent read.
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