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A Lover's Heist: Chief & Gianna's Love Story: Behind the Book

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A Lover's Heist Synopsis

32-year old, Dominic “Chief” Snow is about his business. Paid and devilishly enchanting, he isn’t the type to roll out of bed for anything less than six figures. As a real estate investor, he owns multiple properties across the city of Miami. Yet, it’s his illegal practices that produce the most revenue. Every hustler in ‘Magic City’ picks their own poison. For Chief, and his brothers Rome and Baby, it’s a slew of armed robberies that keep them paid and living the life that legacies are made of. While he may seemingly have it all, his outlook on love is bittersweet. Now three years divorced from his high school sweetheart, his only focus is on his sixteen-year-old daughter, Dream, and multiplying his money. But when a bank heist lands him in the presence of an angel, he’s made aware that fate has other plans.

Gianna Austin is a 29-year-old pastry chef with dreams of opening her own bakery. When her third attempt to get a bank loan backfires, she finds herself amidst an armed robbery that leaves her world spiraling on its axis. After escaping with her life, she’s hit with the news that her young, troublesome brother is being released from prison and has no one to turn to. She finds herself trying to help him get back on his feet while figuring out just how she can manifest a business miracle. When a chance encounter lands Gianna in Chief’s presence, she realizes he may be just the person she needs to make her dream a reality. But what will she do when she finds out that he may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

For a woman like Gianna, trust and honesty are everything. And for a man like Chief, loyalty and reverence are king. When an unexpected threat targets Chief’s family, a domino effect ensues. Not only are the Feds threatening to dismantle everything they’ve worked so hard to build, but someone he thought he’d left in his rearview just may be closer than they appear. As plots of deceit unravel around them, so may their chance at love.

Book Details

  • Series or Standalone: Chief and Gianna's story is book 1 of the Heist of Hearts series. It is the first standalone novel in the Heist of Hearts series. Each book in the series will feature a different member of the Snow family with no cliffhangers. Because the characters will continue to show up throughout the series, there will be some foreshadowing of the characters and events for upcoming books in the series.

  • Genre: Urban Romance

  • Setting: Miami, FL [P.S. If you loved Law, Blaze, and Wolfe Calloway from my In the Arms of a Savage series, then I'm sure you'll fall equally in love with Chief, Rome, and Baby Snow.]

Character Archetypes:

  • The Lover: Gianna

  • The Hero: Chief

  • The Outlaw: Giovanni

  • The Innocent: Dream

  • The Outsider/Wildcard: FBI Special Agent Miguel Martinez

Novel Themes:

Below are some themes woven not only throughout this book, but the entire Heist of Hearts series as well.

  • Love

  • Revenge

  • Dangers of ignorance

  • Family

  • Greed as downfall

  • Betrayal

Novel Tropes:

  • Conflict (Individual against individual, internal and external)

  • Revenge

  • Brothers and Family Drama

  • Baker/Thief

  • Love conquers all

  • Secrets and Sacrifice

  • Second chance at love

Three words to describe the book:

  • Heartfelt

  • Climactic

  • Gritty



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