Title: La Famiglia
Series: A Men of Gilead Novel
Author: Deanna Wadsworth
Genre: M/M Romance Novel (standalone)
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Forrester Giordano comes from a huge, nosy Italian family, and with their homophobic jokes and slurs, he’s decided to stay in the closet. He finds respite in his bookstore in the quaint village of Gilead—where he has a huge crush on one of his customers, Kyle Benson.
Kyle is determined to live his dreams, and though life isn’t easy being deaf, one by one he’s making them come true. He’s scored a great job practicing law, bought a cute bungalow where he can finally have a big flower garden, and he has a dog he loves, Jasper. Now he just needs one thing to complete his happiness: a family of his own to make up for the one he never had.
Forrester and Kyle’s relationship starts off hot and heavy, and neither man can deny the depth of their connection. When Forrester’s little brother gets mixed up with their heroin-dealing cousin and his mother falls ill, Forrester has a decision to make—maybe the hardest of his life. For the first time, he’s found a man worth coming out for.
Unfortunately nothing ever goes according to plan with la famiglia.
“This is an amazing story in a series that just shines” - A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words “Relatable and Real” - Amazon Review “The best in the series....so far!” - Amazon Review
La Famiglia is book 2 in the Men of Gilead series by Deanna Wadsworth. I will say I didn't read book one and did not feel lost at all, so I will say you can read this as a stand alone with no problems.
Forrester, or Frankie as his big Italian family calls him, is the proud owner of the town's bookstore. Because of his family, he is closeted.Kyle is a frequent visitor of Forrester’s book store and has an issue of his own, he is deaf. Both men are incredibly attracted to the other and one evening, they come together in pure hotness. They have instant chemistry, and are inseparable, even after agreeing to “take it slow”. I absolutely love these two together. I waited for a lot of angst to come into play, but honestly, I felt that the angst level in this book was quite low. Now don't get me wrong, there is some drama that unfolds, and not just the whole “Forrester coming out” part. I also LOVED Forrester’s family, they are truly what i picture when i think of a big Italian gang. I will be the first to volunteer to take Nona to “church” anytime she wants to go..lol.
This book was slow to start for me but I’m so glad I stuck with it. I do plan to read book 1 and will continue to follow this series as it unfolds.
I give this book 3.75 stars.
Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and is the current President 2017 for Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.