Ms. Malloy depicts Sicily to dynamic effect, and I could nearly taste the food as she described the textures and flavors of Italy.  


The Description

Mafiosa Princess: Book 2
Publication Date: February 1, 2022

Love is a dangerous game.

Giada Conti is determined to set her life back on track. Sure, Luca Marino is charming, generous, and dangerously good in bed. But he’s also, well, dangerous. Giada’s ready to accept that she chose the wrong man, but Luca isn’t making it easy for her to leave.

Adrian’s thrilled when Giada finally sees Luca’s true nature, but his relief is short-lived. When the Conti family business thrusts Giada into harm’s way, pretending to date Luca is the one thing that might keep her safe.

As the lines blur between Giada’s true feelings and what’s just for show, Adrian isn’t so sure where Giada’s heart will lead her. And as Luca lays all his cards on the table, Giada questions if she was so wrong about him in the first place.

Mafiosa Princess: Sacrifice is the enthralling second book in the steamy mafia romance series that has everyone talking.

The Review

Mafiosa Princess – Sacrifice is the second book in the Mafiosa Princess series by Liza Malloy and has all the same players. The book picks up where we left off with lots of family, not all by blood, friends, criminals, crimes committed, injuries and death, bodyguards, naivety on Giada’s part, romance, loving, and love.

Several storylines were woven together, and Giada and either of her love interests, Luca or Adrian, were always central to the plot. If I were either one of them, I would have given up on her a long time ago. But somehow, she bounces from one to the other, and they always give her another chance.

Giada is about to graduate college but has always led a protected life. Her love interests, family, or bodyguard constantly surround her, and she still makes poor choices. She lives in denial of who Luca really is and doesn’t seem to get that her family is in the same “business.” Really? 

Ms. Malloy depicts Sicily to dynamic effect, and I could nearly taste the food as she described the textures and flavors of Italy.  

There were twists and turns to the story, and my heart was racing more than once. There is some closure, but the book ended abruptly and with a cliffhanger, leading us to the next book that had a preview at the back. I look forward to reading it to see where Giada’s life leads her.

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About The Author

Liza Malloy writes contemporary romance, women’s fiction, new adult romance, and fantasy. She’s a sucker for alpha males, bad boys, dimples, and muscles, and she can’t resist a man in uniform. Liza loves creating worlds where her heroine discovers her own strength and finds her Happily Ever After. When Liza isn’t reading or writing torrid love stories, she’s a practicing attorney. Her other passions include gummy bears, jelly beans, and the occasional marathon. She lives in the Midwest with her four daughters and her own Prince Charming. Her books are available in both paperback and ebook, and can be found on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and more!

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JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!



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Ms. Malloy depicts Sicily to dynamic effect, and I could nearly taste the food as she described the textures and flavors of Italy.  4-STAR REVIEW: MAFIOSA PRINCESS-SACRIFICE by Liza Malloy