Also by this author: Manacle (MC Sinners Next Generation, #3)
Amore Part 1 by Bella Jewel
Published by Indie on September 19, 2016
Genres: 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 the forbidden lover.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
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?
So let’s be honest here. When I signed up to review Amore, I had no idea that it was going to be part one. In fact, none of us did. Would that have changed my mind? Absolutely not. In fact, after reading it, I’m actually glad that Bella wrote it the way she did. It looks like there’s so much more to Julietta and Rafael and I can’t wait for the rest of it.
Julietta (Julie) is a single, beautiful young woman who has been raised in a mixed family that is dominated by Italian blood. She’s smart and fun and has a fierce loyalty to her family and friends. On an average night out at a night club with her best friend, Julie is having a blast. Sure, they are in a club owned by the mafia but instead of being afraid, they make light of it. Little did she know that her fun time just caught the attention of Rafael Lencioni, the mafia Boss, and her life is about to be forever changed.
Rafael Lencioni has a lot of responsibilities as the Boss. He is expected to hold a certain status and that means there are different expectations for him and how he lives. It isn’t uncommon to have a woman on his arm. So when Julietta captures his attention, it doesn’t seem like anything different. He plans to pursue her like he has anyone else. But there just seems to be something completely different about her. Something that pulls her to him and won’t let him go. Something that stirs up feelings in him that he is not prepared for and definitely does want. Will he be able to keep all this in check or will Julietta get to him unlike anyone else?
Here’s the thing. I’m leaving this a bit vague. This story is a different take on a mafia romance. It’s from a perspective that we don’t normally get a side to. It wasn’t until the Author’s Note at the beginning that I really understood what kind of journey that I might be going on and I couldn’t have been more excited. There are loads of plot twists in this story. Just when you think you have everything figured out, something else happens and it shakes you up. I was always trying to figure out what was going on and loved it when I was actually wrong and surprised. It made it so much better. I’m so glad Bella Jewel decided to give us this particular story. I’m really starting to think there isn’t anything she can write.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. If you are looking for a mafia romance with so many plot twists and a unique take on mafia romance, then get this book now. You won’t be disappointed!