REVIEW: SEMPRE by J.M. Darhower

Posted August 14, 2014 by Vik Booklover in Book Love, Home, ❤ Reviews by Vik ♡ / 0 Comments

Sempre by J.M. Darhower
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Sempre (Forever, #1) by J.M. Darhower

❤❦ 5+++ Cannolis Rating ❤❦

Grabbing her hand, he pressed it gently to his chest. His skin was warm to the touch, and she could slightly feel his pulse pounding against her palm. “Do you feel that? I’m not going anywhere, Haven. This is yours.”

My Carmine 

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My Haven 

This book blew my mind! Wow… I have no words that will do justice to it.
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Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.

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“Colpo di fulmine?” he suggested. She just stared at him, and he smiled.
“I guess you’re gonna want a translation.”
“Please.”
“It’s when you’re drawn to someone so forcefully that it’s like being struck by lightning.”

… and by lightening they meet. Haven is a 2nd generation slave to a family that has some shady connections to an Italian Mafia. The treatment that she and her mother receive remind me so much of the worst thing imaginable of slavery and a cult brainwashing.

One day she runs to have a better life and possibly somehow give better life to her mother… but she just ends up where she began except she is pawned off to a real Mafia Soldier. A grieving father, doctor and mafiosa brings her into his house as a “maid”.

Both of his sons like her… but only one draws her out as she is healing him. Healing him from the pain of being an 8 year old boy who witnesses his mother’s death.

“‘il tempo guarisce tutti i mali.’ It means ‘time heals all wounds’ in Italian.”

This story is truly heartbreaking as there is no miracle cure that makes Haven better. It is hard and persistent work to introduce a 17 year old into a real world where going into a food store is confusing, frustrating and stressful process.

On top of it all there is very curious Mafia members sniffing around her and it puts you on edge as you are thinking “Well fuck… what do they want with a 17 year old girl” But believe me a lot…

So much truth comes out to take down anyone but thankfully Haven completely trusts Carmine. She is no weak woman… she may be cracked and shy as a mouse… but she has Carmine, his love and growing hope.

She hadn’t known what love was, but she knew it now. Love was the fluttering in her tummy whenever Carmine was near, the twinkle in his eye when he laughed, the heat in her body from his words. Love was happy. Love was safe. Love was green. Love was him, the beautifully flawed boy who made her glow.

It is a fabulous, fabulous and completely crazy story that made me tear up and hug my kindle at least dozen times.

 

Grabbing her hand, he pressed it gently to his chest. His skin was warm to the touch, and she could slightly feel his pulse pounding against her palm. “Do you feel that? I’m not going anywhere, Haven. This is yours.”

HIGHLY recommend! and can’t wait for book #2

 

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Sempre (Forever, #1)

SEMPRE by J.M. Darhower

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