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.**
I know that the author placed a warning at the end of the synopsis, but I feel that it is necessary to put my own. Please, please if this type of book is not for you, stop reading now. I am serious! This book is dark; it is not for anyone who has rape triggers or abuse triggers. This is not a slightly dark book with a side of hearts and flowers. THIS IS A DARK BOOK! Has my point been made yet? I hope so because I am moving on to my review.
I am a fan of darker books, but this one was even hard for me to read. I had tears in my eyes on more than one occasion. But at the same time even though some of these scenes are rape and extremely abusive they would turn erotic and hot. Am I twisted in my head? Possibly. Let me make this a little clearer, Gia aka bella was sold as a sex slave, so while that does not make the situation any more right, it puts you in the frame of mind that she has. She also enjoys it when Matteo is rough with her. She was born into this life, she wants to be the perfect slave for Matteo, but he always finds faults in her.
Matteo, oh man I have a love/hate relationship with him. I think he loved Gia from the moment he laid eyes on her but at the same time he was abusive and mean. You can see why I think he did love her from the start, there are scenes when you can feel the love but then something happens and you see his nasty side. There is one scene that made me lose all love I had from him, and I honestly never thought I would even begin to like him again. Once we get further into the book you kind of get to see why he is the way he is. I wish we had more of his POV, the prologue and epilogue is in Matteo’s the rest is in Gia’s.
I am still thinking about this book, days later. I think this is going to be one of those books that stay with me for a very long time. The subject matter was hard to get through at times and it made me feel so many emotions. I believe that this is going to be a series, and if it is I want to read more. Like I said it is dark, but it sucks you into the world. I can’t say that the ending is the happiest ever after I have read, it for this story I think it fit because if it had turned saccharine sweet it would have ruined it for me.
Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.
I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.
I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I'll write just about anything once to learn from it. I've even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you'll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.
Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.