Release Blitz with Review: Amore by Bella Jewel

September 19, 2016

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?

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Just when I think I have Bella Jewel figured out, she goes and does something completely different leaving me speechless. From reading the blurb, I really didn't know what I was going to get out of this story so to say I was nervous was a huge understatement. Personally I've never read a story like this one and I'm so glad this author went out of her comfort zone to create this. It was telling, seductive, with a touch of suspense that leaves you craving more. 

"I'm going to be the mistress to the leader of the Mafia. What the fuck is wrong with me? 

Julietta is a simple girl. Being an only child, she's adored by her parents immensly and has a good career being a nurse. Her love is another story. Deciding to go out with her best friend to one of the hottest clubs in town, she's ready to let her hair down and have a good time. But that club is owned by the leader of the crime boss family the Lencioni's and she's about to enter the infamous Rafael's Kingdom. 

"Men like Rafael radiate a terrifying vibe when they're in a room. They dominate it. They own it. You know they're there long before they make their presence known". 

Rafael is a man that always gets what he wants. His ruthless, feared, and crossing him would be the biggest make of your life. Growing up he knew everything about the Mafia life and what it was going to take to be a leader. His father taught him everything and one of the first things he needed to know is that having Mistress was a part of that life. It's been known that if a leader doesn't have one, he's considered as weak in their culture. Having gone through a few Mistresses of his own, he's getting quite bored with his set up but that all changes when he sees Julietta dancing in his club. Now he's about to make her an offer she can't refuse with two simple rules.

1:"Don't fall in love with me.

2: And don't EVER under any circumstances,mention who I am or what I do."

This isn't a story about boy meets girl, boy falls for girl and live happily ever after. This is about what its like to be the other woman and what happens when everything you've ingrained in yourself and swore you'll never do, is suddenly in question. What's it like being the Mistress of the most powerful man in the mafia? Can their relationship really work without them falling for each other? How many rules willl be broken. I asked myself all of those questions and I loved how Rafael and Julietta's relationship was portrayed in this one. Yes it was difficult at times but it also had some hilarious moments that had me laughing out loud. 

If you want a completely different read, then you should really try this one. Please note: This story does contain cheating and it ends on a HUGE cliffhanger. If you're the type to smash electronic devices over that, I suggest you wait for part two.

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.

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