First, I Love You

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Detective Tommy Gates takes an opportunity to work his first Federal case in Chicago, the same city where his estranged mobster father Mickey Downey lives. Tommy's sister Kiki Downey sees this as an opportunity to mend fences, Tommy's DEA partner James Hoffman sees it as a way to get to Mickey. When Kiki and James join forces it sparks a maelstrom of unexpected consequences for everyone. More

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Words: 80,610
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476294506
About Genevieve Dewey

Genevieve lives in Nebraska with her husband and three children. She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology and a passion for reading, writing, and research. Her favorite subjects are organized crime, anthropology and Chicago. She also loves designer shoes and guns.

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Review by: Tammy Dewhirst on April 07, 2013 :
This first novel feels like a solid set up for the rest of the series but can be difficult to follow at times because focus is divided between five different characters each of whom have a lot going on in their lives and past. There are moments of brilliance – Kiki’s memories of her father writing to her brother over the years and her clear love and admiration for him. And moments that are not so wonderful – some of the dialogue is unnatural and overused in literature along the lines of “Darnit, Jim, you’re out of control! You’re off the case!” (Mickey’s interaction with Mary down is one example).

While I found some of Dewey’s content choices questionable, she does give us a set up for a story that will become a really strong family epic. “First, I Love You” is a complete story with meat left on the plate for the novels that will follow.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bridgette Flores on Oct. 04, 2012 :
Absolutely loved it! Had my full attention from the start! and eagerly waiting for the sequel!!!!
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