Sienna didn’t have a normal childhood. Elio already knows who he wants to spend time with. This story doesn’t start with hearts and flowers. Not everyone has a happy childhood. Not all boys, and men, treat the females as they should. For some, this could be a trigger point.
Our author gives me a chance to feel a part of her story. You can almost feel as if you are in the same space when our main characters are together. Not quite a peeping-tom but more like part of the inner circle. Once I got past the beginning there was no way I wasn’t going to finish this story. We see the inner workings of the mafia and not all of it is pretty. Our author doesn’t glamorize the business Elio and his family belong to. There is some violence but not as graphic as some stories I have read.
I really couldn’t say anything bad about this first book in our author’s new series. But if I had to nitpick it would have to be that her setting was in a foreign country but it could have been set anywhere. I was expecting to see some foreign language being spoken. I can’t speak or read the language but felt it would have helped to understand the place where our characters live.
This author has quite a few books under her belt and sad to say it has been a while since I read anything she’s written. But this was a great reminder of what I’ve been missing – especially after the way she finished the last chapter in this book. So I don’t miss the second book, I have written Quiet Secrets on my calendar (in several places since I have to wait for the release in October.