Title: Amore Part 1
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2016
“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?
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
This book intrigued me, and normally I'm not drawn to books with cheating or the other woman, but for some reason I can't explain, I felt compelled to read this one and it grabbed me from page one and lured into the twisted world of the mafia according to Rafael Lencioni.
This is not your usual mafia book, but it is full of the normal drama, and allusions to violence one would expect, where it differs is that this story isn't about the mob boss and his family, it isn't about the mafia at large, but rather the unknown details, the usually unspoken parts, the Mob boss's mistress; who she is and why she does what she does.
When I first started the book, I thought I understood Julietta, I could see why she chose the way she did, but the more I read, the more I discovered about her and her choices. I enjoyed the glimpses into Rafael as well, getting to know about his world, learning the different aspects of his lifestyle that haven't been explored in other mafia stories.
Above all else though what snared me and held me captive while reading was the chemistry between Julietta and Rafael, there was an undeniable connection, an unspoken bond between them. We dive into the story with a prologue that sets the tone, we know Julietta has broken a rule, but we don't know all of the details, they are yet to come.
Amore takes us on a wild ride with twists and turns and culminating in a huge cliffhanger that left me gasping, but also wanting to beg for more.
Bella Jewel has written an interesting twist on the usual mafia books, and she's given me a book about the other woman that lured me in and held me in its web. I can't wait to continue the series and find out what surprises are in store for me.
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.