Sempre (Forever, #1) - J.M. Darhower Haven is a 16 year old girl born into slavery, that has suffered abuse her entire life. Vincent DeMarco takes her away from that life and shows her a way of living she thought she would never experience. She struggles to trust and is wary of her new life but eventually forms friendships with Dr. DeMarco's sons. This is when for the first time Haven experiences love, by falling for Dr. DeMarco's youngest son Carmine. But being together is not going to be easy due to all these secrets they are unaware of that has to do with Vincent's dead wife, Maura, and the mafia. As well as a lot of questions they have with no answers.

She smiled. "What do you think it is?"
"Colpo di fulmine?... I guess you're gonna want a translation."
"It's when you're drawn to someone so forcefully that it's like being struck by lightening."

When I started reading this book I wasn't to sure I would like it because of the mafia stuff in this book, but boy was I wrong. Once I started I could not put it down. I loved it and is now one of my favourite books. It was an emotional roller coaster. I cried, laughed, and felt a lot of other emotions. It was weird because their were stuff that happened that were wrong but I felt was okay regardless.

"I think sometimes good men just find themselves doing bad things"

It was beautifully written I think considering the topic. I fell in love with Haven and Carmine and wished there was more said about what the future for them would be like in the ending. I loved the other characters - Dominic, Dia, Celia, Nicholas, I even kind of liked Corrado. I think the pace in which the story developed was perfect and how some things were kept from being revealed. There were some troubling situations but also sweet moments. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend you give it a try.

"I can't save the world, Haven, but I'll save you...even if it's the last thing I do."
"You're already saving me," she said. "More than you know."