by Rachael Orman
Being born into slavery, I never thought my owner, my very mother, would sell me. And she didn’t.
I was tormented, struggling to come to terms with my new life then he narrowed it down to two things.
The man confused me at every turn with his unexpected and unattainable desires.
If only he’d speak to me.
If only he’d tell me how to avoid upsetting him.
If only I could please him.
**Disclaimer: This is a DARK erotic Italian Mafia story. There are twisted behaviors in this book not everyone will be able to handle. Explicit, violent, and sexual scenes are involved. Not for the wary of heart.**
Be prepared this is one dark, intense and quite confronting romantic story, yes I do believe this is romantic, these two souls in the end repair each other. Matteo is a product of his upbringing and unfortunately as is Gia at the hands of her awful mother. It is incredible to watch Gia at the beginning of this story how she cannot even make a clear decision for herself to the end of this story – it gives you hope at the end for forgiveness and love.
Matteo is hard, selfish and simply closed off but perhaps that is how is has to be when he is going to take over the family from his father, has been bred to be ruthless and uncaring.
There are some particularly harrowing scenes in this story and my heart broke for this girl yet I could see glimpses of light seeping through. I continued to turn those pages even though at some points I was petrified as to what would come of Gia, her tolerance to pain and loss was incredible.
I shattered along with Gia at two particularly poignant moments for her in the book which were key turning points in her journey to a better life of love with the man who took her heart.
Be strong with this dark romantic tale.