Saturday, December 7, 2013

[Book Review] Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Sempre (Forever, #1)Sempre
J. M. Darhower
A sexy novel about two seventeen-year-olds—one a victim of human trafficking; the other the son of the man who enslaved her—who fall in love and question everything they ever believed…
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco grew up under vastly different circumstances. Haven, a second-generation slave, was 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 and excess.

Now, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that while different on the surface, they have more 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 began before either of them were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price—especially not freedom. But how much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free?

There is no point of reading reviews for Sempre because they simply do not justify the amazing book that it is. Read it now, you won’t miss out!!

"Ti amo, mia bella ragazza. Per sempre."
"Sempre?" she asked.
Cracking a smile, he brushed his pointer finger softly across her lips.
"Always and forever." 

Beautiful story about two broken souls trying to get over the complications of this world, even if they do not belong together. 

“Who are you anyway? What are you even doing here?”
“Haven,” she said quietly, peeking at him.
He gazed at her peculiarly. “Heaven? No, this definitely isn't Heaven. But I get why you’re confused, since I'm standing in front of you.” She stared at him, and he
cracked a smile. “I'm kidding. Well, kinda… I have been told I've taken a girl to Heaven a time or two.”

I have been trying to gather my thoughts so I can actually express my words about this book. It’s so hard to write about the feelings that it caused me to feel but I just don’t know where to begin. The story about Haven, a human trafficking victim, was so hardbreaking and beautiful. She never been out in the world and always been a slave to one of the landlords in California. After her mother tells her to run away, she gets caught by a man named Dr. Vincent, who brings her to his home to cook and clean. 

She never expected to be given something sort of freedom and experience the world.Dr. Vincent’s son Carmine is also broken. After seeing his mother die right in front of him, he tries not to get close to anyone but Haven is different and all he wants to do is protect her. 

Love, slavery, mafia, shooting, and romance is pretty much the minimum words that could describe Sempre. I don’t know what else to say because I’m still on book hangover, even after days of finishing it. 

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