Angel Boy by Annalisa Russo

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perf5.000x8.000.inddPrivate Investigator Meg Cavelli wonders why her traitorous family has trotted out the fatted calf for Seth Truitt, the boy who left her flat eight years ago. Now he’s back, sexier than she remembers, and needs her help. How can Meg accept Seth’s no-strings-attached deal in return for bringing a deranged predator to justice, when their steamy attraction to each other might very well get in the way?

Army Air Corps pilot Seth Truitt needs help to erase his dark-stained past, but soon realizes helping Meg Cavelli solve a dogged criminal case in return for salvaging his military career might be more dangerous than flying P-26 fighters for USAAC. But since Seth has no intention of letting Meg go again, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe from the twisted, unnatural threat they dubbed “the monster” as kids.

As the mystery unfolds, joining their minds and hearts might be the only way to stay alive.

Enjoy an Excerpt:

Seth Truitt stood on the street in front of the only home he remembered. The autumnal drizzle of mid-October wet his thick mop of brown hair and plastered the starched shirt of his uniform against his skin. He turned back, grabbed his leather flight jacket and small duffel bag off the back seat, and paid the Yellow Cab hackie.

As the cab sped away he let the sight of Bellaluna sink in, soothe.

Bellaluna, beautiful moon in Italian, the ancestral home of the Cavelli family—people who took him in—raised him really—a place for family, for love, and now for sanctuary, he thought.

His Army Air Corps-issued boots crunched gravel underfoot on the long walk to the back yard. The overspent blooms of summer stretched proudly upward from terra cotta pots set on the flagstone portico. Faith’s attempt at a green thumb—his sister, Doctor Faith Cavelli now, and only living blood relative.

Two automobiles were parked out front. One vehicle he hadn’t recognized—a snazzy, brand-new Buick Coupe in hot red. Maybe from Gabriel Cavelli’s auto and motorbike collection. Gabe…one of his titulary uncles.

The three Cavelli brothers: Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, named after the archangels by their overly optimistic mother; Michael, proverbial head of the family, shrewd, astute businessman; Raphael, globe-trotting archaeologist, now curator of the Field Museum; and Gabriel, confrontational, Harley-riding badass, self-made entrepreneur.

He wasn’t related to any of them by blood… but he was by heart, by love.

About the Author: mediakit_authorphoto_angelboyAnnalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. Her first series will be completed with the release of Angel Boy, the fourth book of The Cavelli Angel Saga. The series chronicles the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920’s and 30’s. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she inherited a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. That last line in your excerpt really caught my eye. This sounds like a very good book. 🙂

    • Thanks for the kind words, Astilbe. Seth Truitt, the hero of the Angel Boy, was a character in the first book in the Cavelli Angel Saga. When I finished the trilogy, I often wondered what happened to Seth. Hence Angel Boy, Seth coming back to Bellauna, the ancestral home of the Cavellis, eight years later—with a problem and unresolved feelings for Meg Cavelli. If you read the book, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Thanks for hosting me today! And welcome to all your readers. I’m looking forward to chatting with everyone who stops by to take a look…my best to you, Annalisa.

  4. This book sounds right up my alley and I love the brothers’ names. I’m so glad I saw this post and excerpt. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Peaches! The boys might be named after the archangels—but angels they’re not! The core story of all my books is love of family, and the Cavelli siblings are an interesting bunch.If you decide to read the books in the Cavelli Angel Saga, I hope you enjoy their love stories long after you put the books down.

  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  6. Linda Romer says:

    Angel Boy sounds like an exciting read ♡ Thank you

  7. I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you.

  8. Thanks for a great Tour!

  9. amy bowens says:

    I liked your excerpt. So descriptive sounds like a great book

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