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 is a lot different to the books that the author normally writes but I really hope she stays on this mafia thing I've enjoyed everything about this book well bar the ending she as never done a cliffhanger like never an she as just killed with this one I need that book like now
As u can tell I totally luvd this book the book is basically about the mistress of a mafia boss an well him as well Julietta is a sassy fun lovin woman she's a nurse an enjoys what's she does life is ok she as a great family an best friend an when they r together they alway have a great time she flirts with men an drinks cosmos what more could u want until one nite she goes to a mafia ran nite club she was told to stay away but she was goin input to dance an have a great time with her bestie but she ends up meetin the very sexy Rafael he as a very domineering presents about him but she can't seem to take her eyes of him an after him helping her get out a sticky situation it makes him even more appealing but she doesn't know who Rafael is an when she finds out she's not very happy
I don't really want to go into this story to much cause it's should a great one there r twists thrown in al over the place but I luv the way Julietta is with Rafael she doesn't stand for his alpha ways she stands up to him an no other woman as ever done that before an this just make them both want each other even more no matter how hard they try to stop it but things r never that easy an the ending in this book just shows that
I highly recommend this book I m a huge fan of this author an this book is just great I couldn't get enough I read it in a day I couldn't put it down I was dyin to know what was goin to happen an I was shocked in a few parts but it just made the story so good bring on the next book xxx
Bella Jewel wrote the untold story that we all need to hear. This book isn't just the typical mafia book with a badass Hero and a heroine that matches his every need, turning into a love story. No, this is the heartbreaking story of the other women, the one we always hate and want to shame. It's not pretty, and it's not nice, but it's real.
Amore wasn't an easy book to read because it brings up a lot of moral questions and makes you really think about whats going on. I thought it was great that this book was finally written, even if it's not one I ever thought I would read or even have a desire to read. But by the end of it I understood why Julietta's story was necessary and I liked how most of it was handled so I'm happy I took a chance on it.
Julietta was just a normal girl until the night she met Rafael Lencioni. That night changed her life and changed her as a person, which that was very clear in this story. I liked that her change wasn't an unexpected one, and it wasn't abrupt. We got to see her emotions playing out and how her situation made her into a different person. There are times characters have random, very sudden personality changes, but that wasn't the situation in this book so I was thankful for that since it made everything real.
With that being said, she was also a difficult character to like at some parts. Her emotions were very real and her actions were understandable at most parts. But there were still a few moments that really changed my opinion about her and made me mad to see a woman not standing up for herself. She can't be described as a tough heroine, which is fine because even though that's what I prefer in my books, it's not always the case.. Yet at the same time, it kills me to see someone bow down to another person and just take their shit. That was my main problem with the story and the reason for my 3.5 rating. I just couldn't handle some of the things that she did for her "love" of Rafael. There are a lot of things that happen in books that I'm okay with even though in real life I wouldn't be. But this is one of those things that I'm not okay with no matter where it's happening.
I still liked Rafael as a Hero, even when he was being a giant asshole. Not because of a double standard or anything like that but because I loved to hate him. Is he book boyfriend material for me? Not at all. But i loved his character because of how much I hated him and it added more of the realness to the book. Might not seem logical but it makes sense in my crazy brain.
Overall, I really think any mafia trope lovers should read this book. It's not the typical story that you can get from just any author and I think it will surprise some people when they read it. I'm happy the next installment is coming soon because I definitely need to find out how Rafael and Julietta's story ends.
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.