So Episode finally released this story officially in What’s Hot and I finally began to read it even though I found a beta version in the author’s bio. I mentioned it previously in the discussion I linked above but I’ll repeat it here: this is the second story Episode made into a featured story which is based on a sequel/spinoff of a story Episode featured prior. First it’s I Married a Millionaire and Always/Protect Me - then it’s The Mafia and His Angel/Falling for the Enemy and Mafia’s Fallen Angel - hence the title of OP.
Admittedly I already have a strong bias against mafia so I didn’t feel like reading it until now, but I was curious on what happens.
Firstly, straight away I noticed Episode has a new CC template. In the past, it bugged me so much that the CC templates in previous featured stories were so limited and usually cared more about readers choosing gem hair than inputing more eye shapes and lip colours. Here, not only all and then some hairstyles, eye shapes and lip colours and more are in the CC but also a seamless way to CC body type too.
On a side note, I also remembered the cliff BG from the first featured story, so I was amused. Then again the story partly takes place in the same school as Falling for the Enemy (I believe) so it makes sense.
Anyways, like Mafia in Manhattan there is also an LI gender choice. Now I’m playing the male LI branch. Part of me wished that Episode bothered to make the description gender-neutral to reflect that but oh well.
Now I think about it, I can’t help but compare this story to other mafia featured stories. Case being, the premise is that MC has a near lifelong crush on the LI. In the original he’s (Kian) the son of the MC and LI Ryder Beck/Shirley/Whatever from the previous story, but in the featured his name is Caden Knight and his father’s name is … Hunter (nice derivative Episode ). Then, because reasons, MC and Caden have to go to the same summer camp - which made me flashback to Bad Girl Boss which had a similar plot point.
Like Falling for the Enemy, MC and LI come from opposing families a la Romeo and Juliet, but MC is the daughter of the mayor and you already know about LI. Also, the story description also says that the LI would have to rescue MC at some point from an attack, so I am really looking forward to that - not.
If anyone wants to know more or has anything to add, go ahead.