Federico, Book 4 in the Ciprianos of Kellington Series, by Jamallah Bergman, lived up to the promise of a great story set up by the first three books in the series. I must state here that while this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, the reader will get greater enjoyment and understanding if they read it as part of the series and in order. Much of what is contained in this story has background in the other three books and might not make sense, or seem very out of context, if one has not read the other books.
When the relationship between Michelle and Federico was started in book three, Gianni, one could tell that it would be a fiery one. Even if you have not read that story, from the start of this book, Ms. Bergman sets that stage for a tumultuous pairing between these two.
Federico is the last of the Cipriano brothers to get involved in a serious relationship. Michelle is a Black French woman who only intended to stay in Kellington for one year to help her parents with their French restaurant. She hopes to one day open her own French restaurant. Federico is a landscaper who has built his company up from scratch. While he is known as a player that gets what he wants, she is a more cautious woman that doesn’t like to be played. The development and final culmination of their relationship was great to read. I recommend this series to everyone. It is light reading, with enough drama to keep you engaged.
SPOILER ALERT: I must state that since Federico was the last of the brothers to become attached and the way this book tied together MANY of the story lines from the first three books, I thought this was the end of the series. But upon reading the post-script added at the end of the story Ms. Bergman promises there will be at least one more book to truly wrap it all up! YAY!
-Reviewed by Selina