Amore (Part 1)
Release Date : 19 September 2016
Genre : Mafia Romance
“It is not love that defines us, Julietta. It is love that destroys us.”
I’m just a normal girl.
Or so you would think.
I’ve never thought of myself as anything different.
Until I met him.
He doesn’t think I’m normal.
He thinks I’m special.
Special enough to be in his life.
Special enough to enter his world.
Special enough for his bed.
Rafael Lencioni. Dangerous. Beautiful. Terrifying.
My story is the one that’s never told.
I’m not the daughter.
I’m not the wife.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
I’m not his enemy and I’m not his friend.
I’m not who you think I am.
So for me to fit into their world, I have to do something I never wanted in my life.
Something I would have frowned upon until I met him.
I have to change who I am.
I have to shut down my heart.
I have to accept my place.
My body belongs to him.
My heart isn’t permitted to.
Those are his rules.
But rules were made to be broken…right?
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26092048-amore
Ok, so I love me a good mafia read, so saw the blurb on this and was really intrigued, I haven’t seen a book written before like this one, from the Mistress’ point of view.
The book starts with a prologue, and after reading this I knew I was in for a rough bumpy and emotional ride, but didn’t guess just how much!!
Julietta is a down to earth woman, hard working (she’s a nurse), sexy, sassy and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She and her BFF Celia are at a new nightclub, reknown to be owned by the Mafia, as they decide to have a laugh and pull faces for the security cameras.
This catches the attention of Mafia Boss and owner Rafael, who sets off to ‘rescue’ her from a horde of drooling men on the dance floor. But Julietta doesn’t know who Rafael is, knows he’s probably mafia, but just not who.
Their attraction is instantaneous!!
This is the kind of man you would pay to ride all night long, without hesitation.
They end up meeting later, he persuades her to come back to the control room and they have mind blowing sex, without him letting on just who he is, until his brother comes in and calls him ‘Boss’ – Julietta runs out leaving her purse behind.
He tracks her down, and asks her to be his mistress as he is already married – an arranged type marriage where she is supposed to provide sons to carry on the family tradition. There are just two rules to this :-
1: Don’t fall in love with me
2: And don’t EVER under any circumstances, mention who I am or what I do.
And so it begins!!
I loved this!! Fantastically well written, I was utter captivated, the story flows and the pages just keep on turning. Told from both Julietta and Rafael’s point of view, you get to see a side of the mafia that you have not seen before.
I loved Rafael, hot, hard, domineering, sexy as hell, but you also get to see a softer side of him when he’s with Julietta, sweet, loving, funny, caring. Julietta and her sass really get to him, no one stands up to him like she does.
Lots of twists and turns in the plot, lots going on, secrets, killings, I could not read fast enough!!! Loved these characters and how their relationship develops to become more. Quite an emotional roller coaster with an ending that had me shouting at the Kindle!!
I can’t wait for the next book!! Jeez, I hope it won’t be long!!
Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
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