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[Ebook] ➯ Sempre ➮ J.M. Darhower – Submitalink.info This Is A Story About Sacrifice Death Love Freedom This Is A Story About Forever.Haven Antonelli And Carmine DeMarco Had Vastly Different Childhoods Haven, A Second Generation Slave, Grew Up Isolated In The Middle Of The Desert, Her Days Full Of Hard Work And Terrifying Abuse Carmine, Born Into A Wealthy Mafia Family, Lived A Life Of Privilege, Never Having To Answer For Anything He Did.Both Now Seventeen, A Twist Of Fate Causes Their Worlds To Collide, Making Them Question Everything They Ever Believed Entangled In A Web Of Secrets And Lies, They Learn That While Different On The Surface, They Have In Common Than Anyone Would Think.In A World Full Of Chaos, Where Money And Power Rule, Haven And Carmine Yearn To Break Free, But A String Of Events That Started Before Either Were Born Threatens To Destroy Them Instead Murder And Betrayal Are A Way Of Life, And Nothing Comes Without A Price Especially Not Freedom How Much Will They Have To Sacrifice Can They Escape Their Pasts And, Most Of All, What Does It Mean To Be Free Not Everything Is As It Seems, And No One Can Possibly Come Out Unscathed, But Maybe, Just Maybe, It Ll Be Worth It In The End. 4.5 Stars Riveting I had a love hate relationship with this book, this story, and these characters What I mean is that the life they live and the things they do, I would never condone, but in their world, the mafia famiglia, it is the norm and the story is based on that I constantly questioned their actions, but as the story unfolds you come to understand, and past history, why they react so severely to certain situations and need to have total control Haven is the teenage slave that Dr Vinc 4.5 Stars Riveting I had a love hate relationship with this book, this story, and these characters What I mean is that the life they live and the things they do, I would never condone, but in their world, the mafia famiglia, it is the norm and the story is based on that I constantly questioned their actions, but as the story unfolds you come to understand, and past history, why they react so severely to certain situations and need to have total control Haven is the teenage slave that Dr Vincent DeMarco rescues and I use that term loosely, because although her surroundings have improved, his hate for her is quite evident I was not taken with Vincent, I found him to be lacking as a father, and his total disregard for Haven really put me out, but as the story progresses my heart feels for him and all that he has endured He has two sons Dominic and Carmine, they live with him far from the world that all too often calls him back to Chicago Dominic is sweet, easy going and embraces Haven as part of the family Carmine is a hot head, reckless and his abrasive personality has Haven running in the opposite direction As they spendtime together she learns to relax around him and he becomes nurturing and protective of her He s still reckless, but is trying hard to be a better person for Haven Theirs is a unique and unconventional love story They are so young, and Vincent seems to look the other way when it comes to their close proximity, particularly their sleeping arrangements Although for the most part of the book it is innocent, as much as it can be for two teens, it then progresses in sexual nature I don t know too many parents that would allow this, but again, this is not the All American family You feel that Carmine and Haven are meant to be together, and the love they have for each other is undeniable Then we meet Corrado, Vincent s brother in law and Celia, Vincent s sister, mafia wife I loved them Corrado pulled the trigger without blinking an eye, human life disposable to him, but if it protected the famiglia he saw it as nothingthan necessary measure and again I will reiterate that I loved him Celia is all too aware of what her family is and what they do, but her love for her husband, brother and nephews, even Haven, is so evident that I could not help but love her Halfway thru the books, the unveiling begins and that s when I had trouble keeping up, because when you think you knew the answer or predict the outcome no, no, no it was not to be I would get to the end of a chapter, tell myself to walk away, do something else, but I couldn t I was in it for the long haul Talk about emotional overload EXHAUSTING I hated the things that these people did, but yet I was rooting for them Why The writing You have now connected to these characters and you overlook the bad, and hope for the good what is good for them There is violence, there is death, and I cried I never saw it coming, and it was like someone ripped my heart out of my chest My predictions were for the most part unfounded and the author would then pull me in another direction, and again I assumed, and again I was wrong These characters, this story, stayed with me, disrupted my life, had me lost in thought for hours, and I loved it I did take issue with a few things, one being Haven s swift recovery She adjusted rather quickly and for someone who was sheltered from society, she seemed to beknowledgeable than I would have expected The other was the ending, way too abrupt and too much left to the imagination I wanted closure, I needed closure, I wanted the end to be wrapped up with a pretty little bow I didn t get that I hung in there for the whole book, a long book, when through the emotional wringer and I felt cheated, and those are my reasons for removing a half a star Thank you Kristen for recommending this phenomenal read, it was everything you said it was I absolutely loved this book The title totally stunning everything about this story is in some way summed up in that title It s Godfather Cinderella It s thought provoking.It s about love.It s about teenage angst.It s about family love.It s about loss.It s about the challenges in life.It s about human slavery, the mafia.It s about loyalty.It s about sacrifices.It s about heartbreakIt s about murder.Even after a week, I am still thinking about the story, the writing and the characters I absolutely loved this book The title totally stunning everything about this story is in some way summed up in that title It s Godfather Cinderella It s thought provoking.It s about love.It s about teenage angst.It s about family love.It s about loss.It s about the challenges in life.It s about human slavery, the mafia.It s about loyalty.It s about sacrifices.It s about heartbreakIt s about murder.Even after a week, I am still thinking about the story, the writing and the characters This is really a love story between two teens, from totally different backgrounds that are thrown together by, I guess, fate.How they find love and healing despite the many obstacles in their way to finding happiness together Their chemistry and emotional connection was really amazing and so sweet.Carmine never deviated from what he felt for Haven He knew she was the person he had always been waiting for The intensity of his feelings for Haven was deep and emotional.From a life of a human slave, never being loved, except for her mother, and never knowing anything about a life outside her cage, suddenly meets a human being who cares and loves her Carmine made her believe, for the first time in her life, that just maybe there was something good out there for her and just adored how he supported her and gave her the confidence to do it The characters are so human and believable and you are pulled into their lives and see the good and bad sides of them and the struggles they go through.I was fascinated by Carmine s father, Dr de Marco Here is a man with so many secrets, such hidden feelings, who has done some pretty bad things but despite those things, I felt his pain as he tried to find redemption and do anything to protect his family that he loves so much.What I also enjoyed about this book is how I never knew where the story was going to Who were the real good and bad guys Would Carmine Haven find happiness together It s a long book, full of details and characters but I was never bored I just kept turning page after page..you know the kind of book you never want it to end but you so want to know the ending This is was one of those.And the ending..wow..I can t wait to start the next installment 5 stars Could someone do bad things, but not be a bad personI loved this book It was a beautiful, yet quietly powerful read.It did a fantastic job of blurring the lines between good and bad So many times when reading it I felt conflicted Everything about some of the situations was so wrong but at the same time, I was liking, maybe even loving, the characters who were doing evil actions Good guys put in bad situations, forced to make hard decisions that made them do wrong things for t 5 stars Could someone do bad things, but not be a bad personI loved this book It was a beautiful, yet quietly powerful read.It did a fantastic job of blurring the lines between good and bad So many times when reading it I felt conflicted Everything about some of the situations was so wrong but at the same time, I was liking, maybe even loving, the characters who were doing evil actions Good guys put in bad situations, forced to make hard decisions that made them do wrong things for the right reasons but in the end the wrong thing to do actually ended up being the right thing Yeah, if that confuses you, it sure as hell confused me too lol And I loved it The story was quite the emotional roller coaster I cried a little, I laughed a little, it made me care a lot for the characters.The main character, Haven, is a second generation slave who grew up in a horribly abusive household and is bought into a Mafia family where she ends up falling in love with Carmine, the handsome, hot headed yet inwardly tormented son of the man who bought herCarmine never went looking for it, but trouble seemed to find him every time he turned a corner And Carmine turned a lot of motherfucking corners.The book is long 530 pages But I didn t want to stop reading At times it is a little slow, in the sense that its not always a burning page turner, but don t let that put you off The story takes its time in the right places, it takes its time as Haven and Carmine fall in love, as she starts to recover from her abuse, and as she begins to come out of her shell Sometimes I like books that don t just rush through the story it helps me immerse myself evenin the world and in the character s livesColpo 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 I love how this story explores boundaries and extremes Master slave, good evil, right wrong, excusable justifiable actions I d say the over all theme though of the story is sacrifice Does the ends justify the means To what ends are you willing to go for the ones you love Right there in the moment, it was just her and him, no one and nothing else They were all that mattered two people, desperately in love and wanting to show each other No master and slave, no class dividesAnd I fell in love with all the Italian endearments that Carmine calls Haven they just melted my heart I love Haven s quiet strength, and Carmine s fierce protectiveness of her I loved that he was a character who could be an ass on minute but then have no problems apologizing and admitting it and trying to do better It felt very honest He made mistakes and tried again There was an ache in his chest, originating in the center of his heart It was the pain of all consuming, overflowing love, so powerful it took his breath away Do you feel this We belong together He kissed herSempre They re titles other people give us They don t make us who we are If you re just a slave, then I m nothingthan a Principe Is that all I am, Haven A Mafia Prince No, of course not That s what I thought, he said Just because some people see us that way doesn t mean it s what we are We ll overcome our labels together They don t matter, they don t make us who we are We make us who are are Fuck those motherfuckers She laughed When did you get so smart Baby, I ve always been smart, he said playfully I m just lazy as hell and rarely show it I fell in love with the whole DeMarco family Dominic, Carmine s brother, was delightful Light hearted, caring and protective And Vincent, the father I ll admit he made me a little swoon y at times It was really great that the author took the time to tell his story and to get inside his head because it gave such insight to the why behind so many questionable actions throughout the story I d love to read a book about him The bits of the book about him and his wife made me teary This tension in this book comes from all unanswered questions Who is Haven How can she, a slave, and Carmine, the son of a high ranking Mafia member be together Who is the good guy Who is the bad guy To what lengths will people go to save the one s they love The first 70% of the book is very character driven And then all the pieces come together and everything kind of blows up and I almost felt like I was watching a movie, instead of reading a book for the last 30% lots of action, lots of Mafia warring quite delicious I loved watching Haven s inner and outer strength develop over the course of the book I loved how fiercely she and Carmine loved each other, how he wouldn t let anyone look down on her This book had a happy ending but definitely left the story open fordevelopmentHow about we just be Haven and Carmine she suggested We don t know the ending, but we can always hope for the best I like that, he said Besides, there s a reason we don t know how the story ends Why Because it doesn tThe author is writing a sequel now and I know I ll be buying it the day it comes out I d definitely recommend this book I have nothing else to compare it to but its definitely worth a read heading off toto buy a hard copy for my bookshelf EDIT OMG SEMPRE GOT A MOVIE DEAL I m so excited I can barely type this SQUEEEE Here s how I see Carmine and Haven Forof my reviews, come visit my book blog at 5 stars This book captivated me from the beginning What a story Sempre is a story about choices, sacrificing everything for the ones you love, intense true love, and then you throw in some human trafficking slavery and mafia connections.It was heartbreaking at times, but I loved the story and loved the characters Carmine and Haven It s one of those books that shows sometimes you are born into a certain life and many things are beyond your control, but sometimes two people who appear to com 5 stars This book captivated me from the beginning What a story Sempre is a story about choices, sacrificing everything for the ones you love, intense true love, and then you throw in some human trafficking slavery and mafia connections.It was heartbreaking at times, but I loved the story and loved the characters Carmine and Haven It s one of those books that shows sometimes you are born into a certain life and many things are beyond your control, but sometimes two people who appear to come from totally different worlds can haveties to each other than imaginable I would recommend this book to everyone Only have good things to say about it

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