“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?
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.
Bella Jewel is one of my favorites. I was THRILLED to get my hands on this book! Be warned it IS a cliffhanger but don’t fret, part two is on its way!
This isn’t the story about the wife or the girlfriend, the ex-lover or any of that. It’s about the mistress. The other woman. What it’s like being on the other side, in her shoes. Juliette is stubborn and sassy. She’s a hardworking independent woman who thinks she can handle it all. No strings attached. It’s sex, money, nice things, an apartment if she wishes… It’s an opportunity she just can’t say no to. She doesn’t need a relationship right now anyway. Who does she think she’s kidding……
“I’m playing with fire, I’m going to get burned, but damned if I can stop. I don’t know if I even want to.”
Oh my gosh. Rafael Lencioni . I loved to hate him and hated to love him. He had me swooning one minute, fanning my face and smiling from ear to ear. The next I was calling him a pig and wishing Juliette would give him the boot. But I guess that’s what you get when you’re dealing with the LEADER of the Italian Mafia. He’s as alpha as they come and a no nonsense kind of boss.
“Rafael had said his world wouldn’t touch me. He lied. Again”
Business starts to mix with pleasure. Lies are told. Truths become blurred. Juliette doesn’t know who’s telling the truth and who to listen to. Things go south for Juliette, Rafael, his wife. Someone is trying to bring them down and Juliette may just have to do things she doesn’t want to do to protect her family.
Part two……. To be continued!
*I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4/5 stars.