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Addictive Alessandro

Alessandro Savage walked through the same maze of streets in the French Quarter that he had walked for the last few months. He carried two things: his guitar case and a bottle of Jack. Months of self-induced punishment, wandering lost, looking for redemption. At least, that was the lie he told himself. It should have been him who died that fateful night the music had died in the Las Vegas massacre. He could never have absolution, because he had committed a crime unforgivable to those he loved. 

Family was everything to the Savage brothers. Alessandro had broken that sacred bond when he had killed his oldest brother. He hadn’t been the one to pull the trigger, but he was as guilty as the man who had. This was why he needed to get drunk every day to numb the pain. He couldn’t deal with not being able to go back to the past and make things right.

Ava Lombardi hated bachelorette parties and her cousin’s was going to be extremely painful. She was spending four days at Savage’s Buck & Doe Resort. Ava was a beautiful loner who had the ability to help the Savage family find Alessandro but didn’t want to get involved.

Getting Alessandro home was only half of the battle the other would be helping him to become clean and sober and stay that way. Ava had closed herself off years ago but not all ghosts were left better in the past. 

Not all rehabilitation opposed to addiction were about abstinence. Could two souls that lost redemption find peace in each other’s arms? Would Ava be the one addiction Alessandro couldn’t beat?

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Alessandro & Ava's Playlist 


My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles                            Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac

Gravity by John Mayer                                                            Black Magic Woman by Santana

House of the Rising Sun by The Animals.                          Witchy Woman by The Eagles

Nights in White Satin by Moody Blues                               Amazing by Aerosmith

Cocaine by Eric Clapton                                                          Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

A Horse With No Name by America                                    Devil in the Bottle by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke (T.I. & Pharrell)                Wicked Games by Chris Isaak

She Talks to Angels by The Black Crows                             Better Boat by Kenny Chesney (Mindy Smith)

I Say by Lauren Daigle                                                             I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

Amazed by Lonestar                                                                 Pull Me Through by Jim Cuddy                                              

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd


Ava's Spaghetti alla Carbonara

  • 1 pound of Barilla spaghetti 

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 1/4 inch slices of pancetta diced into squares

  • 5 cloves garlic finely  chopped 

  • 2 large eggs mixed

  • 1 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • Fresh ground pepper

  • 1 cup Italian parsley chopped

  1. Prepare sauce while pasta is cooking to make sure spaghetti is hot to help cook the eggs in the sauce 

  2. Boil salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti for 8 minutes or until al dente. Stir often to ensure it doesn't stick

  3. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of water to add if sauce needs to be thinned out

  4. Meanwhile heat oil add pancetta and sauté for 3 minutes or until crispy add garlic in for a minute or until soft not brown

  5. Drain pasta add back to frying pan with fat from pancetta toss. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. 

  6. Serve with extra more Parigiano-Reggiano and Alessandro likes hot chilli flakes.

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