I have a passion for Mafia themed romance books. When I saw the blurb for Amore by Bella Jewel, I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited to read it. These type of books always seem to be my favorites.
Most Mafia themed romances are based around forbidden romances. Whether it be fueding families, opposites sides of the law, or pre arranged marriages, the theme is constant, it’s forbidden in a highly organized and dangerous world. Amore is quite different, it’s not a forbidden romance, in fact it is completely acceptable if not necessary. The problem is the boundaries on which the relationship is based. There are very strict rules. Breaking those rules would result in severing the relationship completely, no matter what the circumstances where.
This is the story of the other woman. A woman who is not a cherished wife. A woman who is considered an outlet from the daily stress in a dark and brutal world. Her only place in this dark world is to be a companion and sexual outlet without ties to the world. Her only commitment is to be there when she is needed, in return she is taken care of financially and rewarded with sex.
Julietta is a fiercely strong independent Italian woman. She has a successful career in nursing, a loving family, and dedicated friends. She has no interest in relationships, commitment, or a future family. She is happy with the life she is living. The only use she had for men was sexual. She didn’t need any man until she met Rafael Lencioni. A one night stand turns into an offer she can’t refuse. An offer that includes great sex and companionship for as long she wants. In return she will be financially taken care of and free to do as she pleases. But there are rules to this offer if she were to accept. She must never fall in love, she must never speak about his business, and she must never expect more from the relationship.
Rafael Lencioni is a married man. He is also the leader of the mafia. It is expected for him to have a mistress as well as a dedicated mafia wife. The wife is for business and begetting sons. The mistress is for his pleasures and personal refuge from his demanding life. The two women will never cross paths even though they know about each other. Their relationships with Rafael will never intersect or be confused.
It all sounds too good to be true. We all know what they say about things being too easy, there’s more to the picture.
Julietta and Rafe embark on a unbelievable affair. He has promised his world will never touch hers. As long as she follows the rules, she is in for a world of pleasure. Some rules were meant to be broken, some actions happen beyond our control, and the heart rarely follows the rules.
Someone is gunning for Rafael Lencioni. Somone is betraying him within his organization. His wife is questioning his relationship with his mistress. The worst of it is that Julietta has broken the rules and fallen in love with him. His world is crumbling and people are dying. He has to deny his own desires and let Julietta go. After all… a promise is a promise and the rules were broken.
Bella Jewel has written one the most intense mafia romances I have ever read. I could not put this book down. It ended on a huge cliffhanger that can change every aspect of the story so far. I cannot wait for the next book because this book, Amore is riveting.
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.