Lacey Luzzi's roller coaster of a life has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. She just never expected the lows to be so...sparkly.
©2014 Gina Thorwick (P)2015 Gina Thorwick
After falling on her face during an attempt to follow in her recently deceased mother's stripper boots, Lacey realizes she is not cut out for life onstage. She sets out on a yearlong investigation to find her true family, never expecting she'll find it with a capital F.
With a rumbling stomach, a need for money ("check engine" lights don't fix themselves!), and a conscience that operates at 78 percent on a good day, Lacey is sucked into a whirlwind of family secrets, hard-as-cement cookies, and mysterious, sexy men who unfortunately shoot guns, sometimes aimed at her face. The long-lost granddaughter of Carlos Luzzi, the godfather of the Italian Mafia, Lacey accepts her first assignment for the mob: finding $15 million of "the good stuff".
Even after she enlists the help of her mouthy best friend and her cousin, a technical genius and social disaster, she finds that going toe to toe with the rival Russian mob is more dangerous than expected.
No one chooses their family, but Lacey Luzzi will be lucky if she can survive hers.