Thursday, April 10, 2014

REVIEW: The Good Daughter by Diana Layne


Title: The Good Daughter  
Author:Diana Layne  

Genre: Contemporary single title 
Source: Purchased on my Kindle  
Published: Jan. 4, 2012  

Rated: Five Stars  

THE BLURB:Most good daughters would say they owe their fathers everything.
Marisa Peruzzo, Mafia princess, would.
She owed him for killing her fiancé.
She owed him for destroying her mother.
She owed him for chaining her to the 'family business'.
And she owed him for taking away her lifelong friend. Payback's a bitch.  

My Thoughts: Sometimes it's nice (at least on TV and in books) to see justice served the way it should be, especially when you have a mafia boss who is so bad, he has literally thrown his wife and daughter under the bus over the years. In "The Good Daughter," you definitely get that. You get a Mafia "princess" named Marisa who is ready to serve up a big plate of revenge to her father, mob boss Carlo, for killing the man she loved, giving her mother a lobotomy and selling her virginity to the highest bidder. I mean, what's there to love about this man? This book was fast paced, action-packed with kick-butt heroines who know how to lay it on the line. This was a great story with very strong characters -- characters who stick with you. While the book was suspenseful, there also was some romance in Sandro and Nia's backstory and between Marisa and FBI agent Dave. I can't wait to read the next book in the Vista Security series and more from Diana Layne. Great, eye-catching cover, too!  

(Review already posted on Amazon)

About The Author: Native small town Texan Diana Layne is a homeschooling mom of six kids who grew up riding horses and motorcycles, practicing the piano and reading every chance she could. As an only child and only grandchild she naturally made up fictional friends and entertained herself with endless adventure stories with those imaginary playmates. Embracing both her Gemini-twin personality and a continuing variety of make-believe buddies, she writes in multiple genres from historical romances to mainstream suspense thrillers to small town love stories--and always has two or three novels in progress. To learn more about Diana, sign up for her newsletter, or to follow her on social media, please visit

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