REVIEW – AMORE – Part 1 by Bella Jewel



“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 the forbidden lover.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
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?

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I know in my heart that this is the moment that will forever be frozen in time, imbedded in my mind for the days when all hope seems lost between us.


This was my first book by Bella Jewel and I honestly enjoyed it more than words could ever convey. I was intrigued by the synopsis and had always meant to read something by this author since she has such a huge following. Normally, I am not a fan of the mafia based romances. I’ve tried a couple in the past and they just didn’t appeal to me. So I had a little bit of trepidation going into this one. Luckily this book ended up being a HUGE winner for me. Don’t let the cheesy cover fool you ladies, this was a FABULOUS story!! I will warn those who have a hard limit with cheating, to steer clear of this book, since this deals with a Mob Boss and his Mistress. Cheating in books is not a big deal for me and the way things are explained in the story further helped me to overlook that aspect.


Julietta is a young Nurse who happens to love her life. She’s happy with her job and has good friends. She dates on occasion and has no interest in being tied down to one man. That is all about to change when she ends up meeting a very handsome alpha male at a trendy Chicago nightclub. This club is known to be owned by the Lencioni crime family and never in her wildest dreams did Julietta imagine that she would end up having a one night stand with the Mob Boss himself, Rafael Lencioni. Actually, Julietta is horrified when she learns who Rafael is and tries to run off. She had only expected their time together to be brief but Rafael has other plans. He’s quite captivated by her and shows up at her home with a proposition. At first, Julietta is vehemently opposed to being his mistress. Her conscience and catholic upbringing couldn’t possibly allow her to go along with Rafael’s proposition but it only takes a bit of seduction on his part to get all of Julietta’s defenses to come crumbling down. I was a bit shocked at how easily she went against her morals even though Rafael explains that his marriage was arranged and is one of convenience with zero passion involved and that his wife Maria is aware of all his trysts and really has no issue with them. They end up having this extremely passionate and steamy affair. The only stipulations are that Julietta can’t tell a soul who she is dating, she’s not allowed to go near his family, and most important of all, she is not to fall in love with Rafael.

Even though this man is an adulterer, I couldn’t help but fall for Rafael. I hoped along with Julietta that he would fall madly in love with her and break all his rules. When these two are together you can expect to feel the heat from the burning passion that ignites!! At first, Julietta truly believes that she can handle being the woman on the side but as time passes her feelings for Rafael develop into something deeper and she finds herself struggling with the fact that she will be treated like all the mistresses before her and that her time with Rafael has a fast-approaching expiration date. The situation starts to get intense as there is an unknown adversary who is trying to take down Rafael and somehow Julietta gets thrown in the middle of all the mob action. Her life is very much in danger and her world gets flippe


By the time we get to the end of the story we are dealt with one hell of a cliffhanger. Fortunately, the author leaves us with a note at the end explaining that book two has already been written and is just in the process of being edited. She assures us that we won’t have to wait long!!

AMORE is currently available! Bella Jewel fans will definitely be pleased with this one, and maybe those of you who haven’t read anything by her will find that you have a new author to add to your favorites list.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.