To Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic and wholly unknown. But when her life in Brooklyn begins to fall apart, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where centuries of family secrets await her.
Once there, Rosa falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both fascinate and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.
Hidden caves, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a history of familial blood lust mean that Rosa can’t trust anyone. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love…or run as far and as fast as she can.
Oh goodness me. First of all- have you seen this gorgeous cover? It is amazing! And the plot and Idea- is phenomenal. And guess when this book comes out- VALENTINES DAY. 2012. I had wandered into B&N yesterday seeking this title- I thought is had come out December 14th. I ask this balding guy- about 'Arcadia something.. like with snakes'. This dude thought I was clinically insane (Most would agree...). I didn't know the title. Or the author. Only ARCADIA. He didn't have any idea what I was rambling off about. But we found it on the store computer... I was really angry when I found out that I have to wait months. Ugh. This book hasn't gotten the hype it deserves... yet! But soon it will- and hopefully I have contributed for your excitement. This is definitely a title to watch for. Only time will tell how long I can wait.