Title: Devious Little Lies
Author: Erin Ashley Tanner
Genre: Crime Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Sometimes the thing you want most can cost you everything.
After ten tumultuous years as the wife of a feared mob boss—five of them spent alone, thanks to her husband’s incarceration—Rena Rosetti is tired of watching the men Tony left in charge ruin his criminal empire.
Though she has a fight on her hands, she’s determined to prove that the old-school ways of the Cosa Nostra need to be permanently laid to rest. But power means nothing with no one at her side.
Rena has done her best to ignore the fire Shane Van Adams ignites in her, because…well, he’s her daughter Tricia’s boyfriend. But when Tricia decides she no longer wants him, Rena isn’t prepared for the onslaught when Shane turns those penetrating hazel eyes her way.
Finally, Rena has everything she ever wanted. But all things come with a price, and she’s made some dangerous enemies. Forced to battle mob rivals out to take her down, she must face the harshest truth of all—that the greatest danger she faces is the man sharing her bed.
Warning: Advanced mind games between a sassy broad who bites her tongue for no one, and a younger man who, given the chance, could have been the smoothest criminal of all.
Devious Little Lies was a hard book for me to read and to complete. I loved Rena and Shane so much! However I had a hard time with Rena’s character as she worked her way into the spot of top dog in the Mafia world. I felt as if some of her lines and dialogue were very forced and a little too immature. Shane also had a few spots where I felt that he just wasn’t up to par with what I was hoping for.
Enough negativity though. The positives of this book were off the charts. I really loved the groundwork for this story. I feel as if it is an awesome thing to see when we have a strong leading lady who isn't afraid to get down and dirty with the boys and make a name for herself and that is exactly what Rena does in this book. She is trying to keep her husband's business and plans alive while also looking out for herself in the process and that is very admirable. However, a chance meeting with Shane turns Rena’s already complicated life upside down! The story of Shane and Rena is one for the books.
- Daddy L
Prior to journeying into the world of contemporary romance, Erin wrote paranormal romance for Evernight Publishing. Her debut novel, Goddess of Legend released in October 2013, was an Amazon bestseller and was the first in her Demi-God Daughters paranormal romance series. The follow up, Goddess by Chance was released in November 2014.
Dirty Little Secrets, a light organized crime romance was released in July 2015 by Samhain Publishing. Erin's first independent publishing project was an Organized Crime Romance titled Gun Moll, co-written with author Bethany-Kris was released on May 23rd and was an Amazon bestseller.