Games We Play: The Beginning
When Valentina met Matteo in 2019, they both felt as if they’d known each other before even though they never talked.
Valentina is the daughter of a successful Russian businessman and has always flown under the radar at school. Meanwhile, everybody knows Matteo Giudice is the first son of an alleged billionaire who is probably, but not surely, the head of the Sicilian mafia.
Everything Matteo does seems to be for his own pleasure even though there’s a certain darkness to him that seems to follow him everywhere he goes. Burnt-out from a young age due to his generational wealth, being bored is his biggest problem in life.
Valentina seems to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time, always exuding a certain type of magnetism that draws people into her. There’s something about her, as if she has something nobody else possesses, that stirs up Matteo’s interest in the first place.
Somewhere along the way of trying to figure each other out, their past secrets and present circumstances derail their seemingly normal lives and they get sucked into a mafia family war. Both families are incredibly wealthy and renowned, with a dark history of past conflicts since the 1940s. But for the first time in 80 years, love becomes a part of war.
In a game of love and war, the mind games we play always turn out to be deadly.