This is a very short novella that serves as an introduction to Katrina Jackson’s new series, The Family. I can’t say Beautiful & Dirty is short and sweet, but it IS short and sexy. Shae, a serial people-pleaser on vacation in Italy with her terrible boyfriend, meets older man and silver fox Salvo – who just happens to be the head of a dangerous criminal organization – after ditching said terrible boyfriend on her way to Naples to drink wine and eat pizza. It’s lust at first sight for both Salvo and Shae when she walks into his cafe and boy does that lust ignite once they give in to their desires! Beatiful & Dirty doesn’t end with a HEA or HFN, but it is clearly not the end of Shae and Salvo’s story and sets up the new series beautifully.
Content warnings include cheating, assassination attempt (gunshot), maiming, torture, and discussion of murder.