Published by Indie Genres: Contemporary, Mafia, Romance
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Bella (Sagatori Family Sage #6) on June 16, 2016
A Mafia Romance
My name is Isabella Sagatori. To my father I’m a princess, to others I’m an opportunity. They call me the mafia princess.
My life had been beautiful, I’d never wanted for anything. I took each day as it came and embraced it with Insight, laughter, and love. I chose not to live in the dark shadows,
Skip ahead and here I am running for my life, for my father’s life, and for my freedom. Darkness lingered and my father offered my hand to the boss of the Chicago outfit to ensure my protection.
Jax Moretti came into my life as a hero and then claimed me as his own. He claimed he'd only wanted to protect me, but the dark shadows that lingered in his told a different story.
Nothing that belongs to this earth is ever free. Until I met Jax Moretti I couldn’t have known how true that could be.
Taking over this family isn’t going to be easy. There are a lot of things that have been left undealt with. A lot of people need reminding of the man I am; what I can do to them, what I can have done to them. I control the cards. I determine what happens. The outcome is in my hands. I am the king.
Weakness isn’t a possibility. I’m not weak. I don’t cry or tell a sob story. Why would I? I wanted to be like my father; strong, willful, powerful. I wanted to make him proud. Jax will keep me as his bride and I will fight back. My words will be silent, my actions controlled. And when he least expects it -when I least expect it- I will do the unthinkable, unimaginable, in my world.
“Head of the family” is not an easy job title. There is a darkness within those words, a common set of traits the boss of bosses must possess and codes he must follow in order to fulfil his duty. Famiglia first. Always thinking of the family. But now, I find myself thinking of her. Sitting at my desk, calling the shots, even pulling the trigger has become a daunting task. Not because I don’t want to or can’t, but because all I want to do is imagine what it would feel like with my body wrapped around hers.
Should I feel as though this is the life I want? Should I see the good for all it is and accept the bad as it comes? He’s different, I’m different. Maybe it’s the way his eyes glisten now or the fact that they are even darker at times. I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if Jax could love me. I know that I’m imagining things at night when he asks me to stay with him in his bed. I feel him watch me. But what if I wasn’t imagining it, what would that mean?
I hated him for the things he took from me. I hated him for the love he refused me. But after all of the hate and anger, I knew without a doubt that I was irrevocably in love with Jax Moretti. I'm a woman born into a man's world. I've stood tall and held my own knowing the people that wanted my family in the ground, weren't far behind and soon they'd be exactly where I want them to be.
My name is Isabella Sagatori-Moretti. I will protect my family.
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A MAFIA ROMANCE!
DISCLAIMER: Please note that Bella is a serial series released each month. Definition of a (serial) a book that is between 5k and 30k words. This is a continuing story, these books will end on a cliffhanger and I guarantee there will be a cliffhanger. You will be left speechless, you aren't going to believe the twist and turns that come from the pages of Bella. The action, love, and drama are going to have you going crazy. If you would like to be lost in a world unlike any other then I encourage you to read Bella and I hope that you love Jax and Bella Moretti as much as I do. If you are looking for a standalone you can read once and call it a day then this book is not for you.
I know Bella in every way you could possibly imagine, but she doesn’t know me, not as well as I want her to. I have a secret I couldn’t bare her finding out. This secret is hiding in the darkness of my past and it’s fueling a war with the Bratva. And you won't believe how.
This is my first time reading anything from Kimberly Blalock and I was super intrigued by the serial series releasing once a month. Especially since it’s a mafia book. One of my favorites! Since I’m late to the game, I’m going to review Volumes 1-5 together and make sure it is a spoiler free as possible.
Isabella Sagatori is the epitome of mafia princess. She has grown up as the apple of her father’s eye and has gotten everything she ever wanted. That doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned a lot about the “family business.” Over the years, she’s learned how some things are run. In fact, she’s actually always been interested in taking over for her father when the time is right. Unfortunately for her, she’s the princess. She’s living in what everyone tells her is a man’s world and she knows she will never be able to get her father to see that she might actually be a good choice.
When Isabella’s life is put in danger, she is forced to flee and fight for not only her own life but for her father’s as well. As she is running, she runs into a man who seems like her hero. He finds her at dark time in a stressed situation and helps her get to where she needs to be. Little did she know that the very man that she though was her hero is now that man that her father is telling her she has to marry. Claiming it is the only way to protect her.
Jax Morretti quickly recognized who Bella was after rescuing her but doesn’t let her know that. He makes the decision to keep her blind to what he knows and who he is. Although, he has plans of his own to make Bella his.
To maintain loyalty to the family, Jax and Isabella end up together. Both of them are full of secrets. Bella still wants to be involved in the “family business” and Jax wants to keep her out of it, claiming to protect her. He’s cold and indifferent towards her a lot but there are times where he actually becomes vulnerable and shows his true feelings. They are both fighting off the fact that they are falling for each other under this unique situation that they have.
The series is shaping up to provide a lot of great twists and turns. Each volume will keep you guessing and make you want to get your hands on the next one. For me, there is just the right amount of danger element to stand up to my expectations for a good mafia book.
What I like the most is just how strong Bella is. She quickly learns that she is much more than the princess that she was raised as. She should be feared. She should be respected. She’s made for the life that she’s always been around.
Overall, I enjoyed reading these serials and I look forward to reading the rest of them. If you are looking for a good mafia storyline with plot twists that keep you wanting more, then this might be for you. A new serial is released each month.