Crossfire of Love by Ella Jade
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Length: Short Story (123 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Dahlia
Can an arranged marriage lead to love?
Recent college graduate Gabriella has finally married the man of her dreams, the older, charismatic attorney Lorenzo Martinez. She's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember and always imagined they'd one day find their happily ever after. Unfortunately, they enter into a union arranged by their fathers.
Lorenzo is charming, protective, and loyal to his crime lord father Carlo. When Carlo asks Lorenzo to marry Gabriella he jumps at the opportunity. He's been drawn to her for many years and knows by marrying her he's helping to protect her father.
Gabby is resentful and won't be Lorenzo's charity case. But sparks fly and the couple soon gives into their desire, realizing they were meant to be together.
What happens when Carlo's enemies threaten their future? Will someone get caught in the crossfire?
Ever wondered what it would be like to get in bed with the mob? If so, be prepared to stay up reading this one!
After a rough start in life, Gabriella is finally making her own way in the world as an adult. Graduating from college and heading to New York, she was going to pursue her dreams in the fashion industry. However, one visit from her father changes all of that and suddenly Gabby finds herself married to a man she’s always been attracted to, but doesn’t know if she can love.
As a Martinez, Lorenzo is used to getting what he wants. His father’s ruthlessness in business is legendary, but Lorenzo is making his own way as a legitimate attorney. However, when his father offers him the chance to marry the one that got away, Lorenzo won’t say no, no matter how unconventional their relationship is.
As Gabby struggles through the awkwardness of their marriage and Lorenzo struggles with making Gabby happy, they both begin to realize how truly compatible they are. Unfortunately, doubts begin to settle and enemies threaten their chance to be more than just an arranged marriage.
The author executes a great storyline of an arranged marriage in a contemporary setting. Each scene and every character held my undivided attention in this dramatic erotic romance. The writing was smooth and transitioned nicely between character point-of-views. Gabby and Lorenzo’s chemistry was exciting and the growth of their relationship believable. Although the climax wasn’t as intense as expected, the rest overshadows that detail. It was surprising when the end came so quickly, but I will absolutely be back for more of this author’s work.