Thicker Than Water
Book 1, Boston Syndicate
Michelle St. James
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Nolan Burke was never really a criminal.
He’d joined the Syndicate to learn how to be a man. Pissing off his socialite mother was just a bonus, as was hanging around South Boston with Bridget Monagahan and his best friend Will. But that was before Bridget dumped him without explanation. Forced to pick up the pieces, Nolan returned to law school and set about fulfilling the real purpose of someone of his station — making money.
Bridget Monaghan has never been ashamed of her working class upbringing. She loves everything about Southie, loves living with her parents and brother in their small row house and knowing everyone she passes on the sidewalk. Going to night school to become a lawyer was a way to do something meaningful with her life, a way to make the world a better place. Then her brother was diagnosed with ALS and she was forced to make the most painful decision of her life: break things off with Nolan in exchange for money from his mother — money that went a long way to caring for her brother as his illness progressed.
Four years later, Bridget is working as a lawyer for the Irish mob, still trying to cover her brother’s expensive medications and treatments, when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a war between the Syndicate and a former I.R.A. operative running the criminal organization in South Boston. When the Syndicate asks for Nolan’s help, he and Bridget are drawn into a deadly turf war that will force them to save themselves — or risk everything for love.
Thicken Than Water
Now the Syndicate has their eyes set on Boston. Seamus O’Brien has been running it, and is given the option of fall in line, or be taken over. Nolan Burke is asked to help take Seamus down. He does in order to help his best friend Will, and ex, whom he still loves, Bridget. Bridget is torn between her love for Nolan, and guilt for leaving him in order to help her sick brother. Another excellent job by Michelle for introducing us to new characters in her Mob world to fall in love with, and giving us more of the men we have already fallen in love with. Can’t wait for the conclusion!
Thicker Than Water introduces us to Nolan Burke, who is approached by the Syndicate to help with the takeover of the Boston territory. He reluctantly does so in order to protect his ex-girlfriend, Bridget, the love of his life, and his best friend Will, both of whom work for Seamus O’Brien, the present boss of the territory. In order to do this, Nolan has to rejoin the mob that he left years before to pursue his law career. This first book brings us everything that we have come to expect from Michelle St. James.
Thicker Than Water is the about the Boston Synidicate takeover. It introduces us to Nolan & Bridget. Nolan used to work for the old Syndicate but got out. His. Best friend Will is working for Seamus O’Brien who is running Boston now. Nolan’s ex girlfriend Bridget also works for Seamus. The new Syndicate is going to take over but needs Nolan’s help. This book is another great read by Michelle St. James. Can’t wait for the next book!