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Book cover for Melverna McFarlane's novel, Inescapable (Oliveri Mafia Book One)

Inescapable (Oliveri Mafia Book One)

Jessie has sworn off relationships until she can exorcise her secret celebrity crush from her thoughts. More importantly, her fantasies. Crushing on someone rumored to be in the mafia was a red hot no for her. When she comes face-to-face with the man himself, he is more dangerous than she initially thought… and not just to her safety.

Gio Oliveri is the wealthy heir to the dubious Oliveri business empire. Ruthless in business and his personal life, Gio never lets an insult go unaddressed. So when a woman embarrasses him, in his own club no less, he sets out to teach her a lesson, only to set his sights on her friend. After a disastrous first impression, he buys himself three months to woo Jessie, who challenges him at every turn. He has to find a way to keep Jessie before his family responsibilities tear them apart forever.

Enthralled by his relentless pursuit, Jessie must decide if her growing feelings are enough to overcome her misgivings about his life as a mobster.


First book by this author & I am so IMPRESSED!!! It was amazing to see Jessie grow throughout this book & Gio knew what he wanted from the door. Definitely, a rollercoaster but I loved every minute of it.

— D. Owens (Amazon)

Inescapable Love

Wow! And wow again! This was truly a fantasy that I have had put into print!

Imagine having a secret fantasy crush on a mobster only to have him actually see you and desire you beyond reason. This is the dilemma that Jesse finds herself in due to crazy circumstances beyond her control!

This story is full of suspense, funny moments and relentless desire. Giorgio is a gangster with an inescapable desire who has the resources to hold on to Jesse at every turn. I love that there was a beginning, middle and end to this story. I love that the author didn’t try to squeeze this full bodied story into only a few pages . She gave the story the amount to depth required in order to get the best out of the characters and to leave the reader fully satisfied!

Loved it and can hardly wait for the next book in this series!! Well done!!


— Linda M. Davenport (Amazon Reader)

Hot, Hot, and delicious!!

I loved everything about this book! The amazing chemistry between Gio and Jesse was crazy hot!
I enjoyed the different characters and the love of family members.
This is my first book written by Melverna and I can’t wait to read more!!
I am a fan for life!

— Darlene W. Smith (Amazon Reader)

Inevitable (Oliveri Mafia Book Two)


Four years ago, I made one mistake, and she left. I couldn’t convince her to stay no matter how much I loved her. Still love her. But one day she turns up at my door asking for my protection. A rival family is threatening her life and the business she busted her ass for. No matter what unresolved issues lie between us, the heartache I’ve carried, or the dreams I wish were reality, I won’t let anyone threaten her or the family I had always wanted to be mine. I will always protect her. But I am more than just a temporary bodyguard. I have a second chance to show her my love is worth fighting for, and I will claim her completely. With this new chance, she can’t escape the inevitable.


Asking Nico for help is the last thing I want to do. After breaking up with him four years ago, I am not ready to be reminded of all the reasons I fell in love with him, to begin with. Avoiding him becomes impossible when he is still the only man I trust to protect me and my family from a rival mafia boss intent on ruining our lives. His every touch reignites my passions. Though I fight it, and will never admit it, my feelings for my ex had never died. As the heat between us flames to new heights, he tempts me with the possibility of a second chance at love. 

Book cover for Melverna McFarlane's novel, Inescapable (Oliveri Mafia Book Two)


Great story, a page turner full of action and unexpected twists and turns
Nico and Rene find out that the love they had 3 years ago was still there
Hos they get to their HEA is what makes this book so exciting
Family love, friendship and loyalty are present and Shows us how families that love and support each others can work whether Italian or Black
Very enjoyable book 2 and I will definitely be reading more from this author
Great job Melverna.

— Bonnie (Amazon)

Great Story

I really enjoyed the second story!!! I hope I get to read more from this series!! Really great family relationships. The story definitely kept me interested.

— Jerry Carpenter (Amazon Reader)

Book cover for Melverna McFarlane's novel, Inescapable (Oliveri Mafia Book Three)

Indomitable (Oliveri Mafia Series Three)


I fled Jamaica to avoid one gangster only to have another set his sights on me. Now, I have to rely on a whole new breed of mafia man to protect me from this new threat. The price—marriage. He says it’s for my protection, that it will be temporary. I tell him no one can ever find out. With my life on the line, I have no time to play wife to an enforcer with a wicked tongue, who is more deadly than even his boss. But every time I’m around him, he bares another piece of his damaged soul and lights my body aflame.


I’ve lived in darkness my entire life. The day Onika walks through my door, she brings light and warmth like I’ve never had before. When I learn her life is in danger, I take my chance to claim what is mine. I offer her a temporary marriage for her protection. All lies. There is nothing temporary about us, and I will use everything at my disposal to convince her. I will destroy anyone who tries to take her from me. But with more enemies demanding her death, I will have to enter the darkness once more. 

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