From the Author
There's nothing I enjoy more than the dialogue between two warring philosophies. I've always been drawn to the concept of love versus rationality. Add that to my love of the sweeping romance story and you have First, I Love You. It's not a crime novel, it's not about the Mob, it is a story about love in all of its forms -- family, friendship, romantic -- and of course the choices and consequences therein.
In this trilogy, while the overarching story centers around a detective and a gangster, in each of the novels there are other journeys of love and loyalty both romantic and platonic that stem from this complicated father/son relationship. I hope you will enjoy getting to know Tommy Gates and his father Mickey Downey as well as James, Kiki, Mary and Ginny, as much as I have enjoyed telling their story.
The second book in The Downey Trilogy, Second of All, is out now in digital and paperback form.