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Dog Collar Knockoff

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Dog Collar Crime: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 1): Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she's long avoided—move back home with her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the ex that never fails to make her heart sit up and beg. When Lucie turns a dog-walking gig into a fancy dog accessory business, life starts to look like a walk in the park... until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked. Despite Frankie's help, Lucie is thrown into an investigation that's more Goodfellas than good doggie. If she can survive her family and a plot involving stolen diamonds, she might just have a second chance at love. Keywords: romantic mystery, romantic suspense, thieves, detective, Chicago, dogs and animal lovers, action and adventure Dog Collar Knockoff: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 2): Catering to the pampered paws set took Lucie Rizzo from unemployed to entrepreneur. With her dog walking/chic pet accessory business on the verge of success, Lucie’s ready to make a name for herself. One not tarnished by her dad’s mobster rep. When an art deal she brokered between clients turns suspicious, it’s up to Lucie to sniff out the truth. She might not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but Rizzos are no strangers to jail time—and Lucie refuses to be someone’s prison bitch. Unless that someone is a tall, blond and Irish cop. Detective Tim O’Brien certainly knows how to get Lucie hot under the rhinestone collar. And with her on-again-off-again relationship with Frankie Falcone currently off, O’Brien isn’t shy about making her feel wanted, mafia ties and all. Even joining her crack—or crackpot—team on the trail of two paintings with equally shady origins. Dog Collar Couture: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 3): Mafia princess turned canine couturier Lucie Rizzo knows dogs are woman’s best friend. Thanks to her fashion-forward four-legged clients, Lucie’s dog walking/designer pet accessory business is booming. And for once her love life isn’t far behind. Lucie devotes her days to building the Coco Barknell brand, but her nights are all about roguishly sexy Tim O’Brien. At least they will be if she and Detective O’Hottie finally take their relationship to the next level. But bring an Irish cop home to her mobster father? Fuggetaboutit. Lucie’s knack for finding trouble lands her in the doghouse—and on the six o’clock news. Someone’s absconded with a million-dollar piece of cinematic costume history, with Lucie the only witness to the crime. Not to mention the prime suspect. To clear her name, she’ll need an assist from her entire wacky crew: friends, family…and future (hopefully) lover. ADRIENNE GIORDANO, USA Today bestselling author, writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne's books please visit or download the Adrienne Giordano App available for download on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Adrienne can also be found at and For information on Adrienne's street team, Dangerous Darlings, go to

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Dog Collar Knockoff

Dog Collar Knockoff by Adrienne Giordano.
Lucie feels her world is falling apart when Frankie her on again off again boy friend says he wants a break. Luckily her dog accessories business and dog walking business are taking off so she is busy.
New love interest shows up in the form of an Irish cop which makes for interesting bedfellows with a Mob princess.
Lovable characters, funny characters, strange dogs, and fraud brings an interesting story that you don't want to put down. Humor that keeps you laughing so that you have a hard time seeing to read.
You probably won't look at a wheelbarrow in the same way again after reading this book.
Andrienne has a special way of keeping you engaged by weaving the humor, loyalty, love, and doing what is right together to bring a great story to her readers.

Must read

So much fun to read! Dog Collar Knock off is book two in the Lucie Rizzo Mysteries. This is a must read series. I love a good cozy but this series gives you a little more heat if you know what I mean.
Lucie is becoming her own person away from the "mafia princess". She has her own business that is thriving but a small glitch is on the way. Her dad is getting out of jail on good behavior. So, if she doesn't want WWII to start she needs to find a place for her business other than her mother's kitchen. Between finding a new place, breaking up again with on again off again Frankie and ending up trying to investigate a suspicious art transaction she ends up in hot water! But it's not all bad when she meets tall, dark, and HOT Detective Tim O'Brien.
I found myself laughing out loud reading. I absolutely love these characters and never know what Lucie and her best friend Ro are going to get into next. You will not be able to put this book down. Can't wait for the next adventure.

Fantastic Story!

The day I read Dog Collar Crimes, it was the first day I had any relief from months of suffering all day morning sickness. It has been long enough from then that my son is able to hear sound, so when I received my ARC of Dog Collar Knockoff I thought I would get into the practice of reading aloud. Needless to say it took me a little longer to read than it normally takes me to get through a book. I had to stop every so often at the joy of feeling my son’s activity in my belly. I don’t know if he was just going off of my emotion or if he may happen to be a genius and can understand what I was reading, but when I would laugh at one of the many humorous part in the book, he would dance around. When I would slow my breathing down during a particularly suspenseful scene, he would seem to still all movements. When Lucie got into her Italian temper, protective nature, or a bout of betrayal; my son would kick out with vengeance almost like he wanted to be there to help her out.

Dog Collar Knockoff is a fantastic story, continuing where Dog Collar Crimes left off. Lucie is off of her on again off again boyfriend Frankie (his choice this time) and this allows her to figure out a little more about herself and growing into the person she really is deep down (not a mob princess) and that others might also see her the same way she sees herself. Her business is growing enough that she finds a store front to fixup and moves her headquarters for Coco Barknell into (plus her mob father is being released early for good behavior, so she has two weeks to move it out of her mother’s dining room before world war three happened). She hires a new employee, Lauren, to help her with walking her furry clients. While training, Lauren an art major happens to notice a few extraordinary pieces of art and asks Lucie about them. The information Lucie gains doesn’t set well with her and she starts to investigate the strangeness around the artwork and the dealer. Lucie pulls her brother and best friend into the investigation and with a little assistance from the hot Irish cop, finds out that her gut instincts were correct the entire time and faces betrayal on several fronts. She learns and accepts herself more throughout the story; including going to dad isn’t always a bad thing when you really need to and that moving on from what you know and love isn’t always a bad thing.

I completely enjoyed Dog Collar Knockoff and look forward to reading what is next for Lucie and the gang. :-)

Dog Collar Knockoff
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  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Feb 09, 2016
  • Publisher: SilverHart Publishing
  • Seller: SilverHart, LLC
  • Print Length: 270 Pages
  • Language: English
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