Just released by Noble Romance, The Promise, by Candace Gold. Find out what happens when Romeo & Juliet meet the Godfather.
Lucia Pallaccio meets Anthony Falco at Coney Island and it’s love at first sight. Though her mobster father, Vincent Pallaccio, forbids her to see Anthony and threatens to harm him, she disobeys. After learning she must marry her father’s rival, she and Anthony run away. Her father’s goons find them. They take her back to her father and leave Anthony for dead. Lucia attempts suicide, but is found by her mother. Forced to marry Carlo Guerriero, who treats her like a secondhand possession, Lucia becomes a prisoner in his Staten Island home and is expected to meet his every sexual desire. She begins to think about suicide again and this desire to die intensifies when she discovers she’s pregnant. Only the baby is Anthony’s. With the help of Carlo’s housekeeper, Lucia fights to protect her baby and survive her life with Carlo as she learns the reason behind her strange arranged marriage.