A deadly rivalry.
Two families at war.
Nobody is safe, not even the innocent.
Especially the innocent.
Blood will be spilled.
Genevieve “Genna” Galante knows a thing or two about causing trouble. After all, it’s engrained in her DNA. As the only daughter of Primo Galante, notorious boss of the Galante crime family, her life is dictated by a certain set of rules… rules Genna was never very good at following.
Matteo “Matty” Barsanti never wanted anything to do with the family business, but as the first-born Barsanti son, certain things are expected of him. It’s his duty, according to his father, to help take down the enemy… even if that enemy means something to him.
A chance encounter on an elevator changes the course of lives, causing the biggest trouble of Genna’s young life. The only good Barsanti is a dead Barsanti. She’s heard it said time and time again. So what happens when she falls in love with one of them?
The story of star-crossed lovers caught in the middle of the biggest rivalry New York has ever seen, determined to make it… if only they can survive their parents’ feud.
JM Darhower is amazing! She creates characters that become real and their stories suck you in and make you want to know everything about them.
By Any Other Name is no different. In this story we meet Matty Barsanti and Genna Galante. Their families were friends until they weren’t. Each grew up learning to hate the other but that all changes when fate steps in.
Not knowing the real identity of the other Genna and Matty hit it off right away and their attraction is instant. To me, it wasn’t quite insta-love but it was insta-steam. When they learn the true identity of the other that is where the story really takes off.
They try to stay away but when Matty finds out where Genna is spending her days he’s determined to go and see her again, even though going to see her puts his life in danger. When Genna sees him she’s instantly on guard but Matty wins her over.
These two were so meant to be together but will their families see it the same way? The risks they take to be together will have you on the edge of your seat and the ending will have you freaking your freak out. She keeps you in the story until literally the last word. OMG! I need book 2 NOW!!!!
*ARC provided for honest review*