Deep by @sfanetti

The Pagano Family
Susan Fanetti


Nick Pagano is a leader in the Pagano Brothers organization. As their head enforcer, it has been his responsibility to mete out justice, to seek retaliation, to uncover the secrets of Pagano enemies by any means necessary, and to sink deep the evidence of those means. It is work that requires keen vision and perfect control. It is work at which Nick excels. It is work that has made him dark.

As the Paganos fight a war against an enemy determined to destroy them and change the landscape of the New English underworld, the boundaries between work and family that Nick’s father and uncle long ago made sacrosanct are crossed, and Nick’s work becomes personal.

Beverly Maddox lives across the hall from Nick. She’s living a life she’s worked hard to build, with a job she likes and friends she loves, content in her surroundings and in her own skin. She thinks the best of people and offers them her trust and friendship without reservation. Though her life hasn’t always been kind, she has not let the troubles of her past weigh her down. Her outlook is light, in both senses of the word.

It’s her light that catches Nick’s eye, and his attention inadvertently causes Beverly to be swept up into his dark world. Thrust together by circumstance, Nick comes to see that Beverly’s light eases his dark soul. But will his darkness douse her light instead?

Foxy’s Review:

Another winner from Ms. Fanetti! You become so deeply immersed in this book that it’s hard to put down.Nick is a Pagano but he’s from the other side of the Pagano family…the side that has “wise guys.” The side that sits across the isle during Mass. Even though he loves both sides of his family the other Pagano’s hold him at distance. Nick lives a dark and complicated life as “The Enforcer” for Pagano Brothers organization.

Beverly is a yoga loving, strong minded woman who lives across the hall from Nick. Beverly lives in the moment never shying away from anything.

When she catches Nick’s eye their relationship starts off with a BANG. Beverly becomes immersed in the mafia lifestyle against her will but for her safety.

Nick is enamored with Beverly becomes she is so different from everything that surrounds him. She’s the light in his dark world.


I loved Ms. Fanetti’s motorcycle series which was written by her muse. I had let my guard down reading this series until I got around 50% when I started to panic. Ms. Fanetti’s muse appeared and reminded me of what a dark and wicked mind she has. When I picture her muse I see a wicked smiling devil.

I didn’t read book #3 because of time restraints. There was no way I would have been able to finish before this book was released so I made an executive decision to just go straight into DEEP.

I know I’ve said it before but if you aren’t reading Ms. Fanetti’s books you are missing out. Good news is she’s writing a spin-off series from her Signal Bend series. This series will take place in South California and is being released on Jan. 31, 2015 -> (Strength & Courage: The Night Horde SoCal). I’m EXCITED because I’ve been missing the Horde world.

Meet the Pagano family:
Carlo, Sr: baby brother to Ben and Lorrie. Ben is the Don of the family; Lorrie is his right hand. He decided not to follow in his brothers’ footsteps and instead stay on the right side of the law. Widower. Father to 6 adult children.

Carlo, Jr: (37 years old) responsible. Provider and family man. Does what was expected of him. Single dad.
♥♥Trey♥♥: (3 years old) Carlo’s son. Abandoned by his mother.

Carmen: (36 years old) a landscape designer, free spirit, big dreamer.

Luca: (34 years old) rebel, the black sheep. Wrong side of their father. Rogue.

John: (mid 20’s) quiet brooder. Quiet and sweet.

Joey: (20ish years old) goofball, the fun one, youthfully bold.

Rosa: (20 years old) spoiled, pampered baby princess of the family

Nick: (45 years old) only child to Lorrie. In control at all times, powerful, mysterious and aloof.

Footsteps (Pagano Family, #1) by Susan Fanetti Touch (Pagano Family, #2) by Susan Fanetti Rooted (Pagano Family, #3) by Susan Fanetti Deep (Pagano Family, #4) by Susan Fanetti

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Author: Foxy

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