My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My first mafia novella. I shouldn’t call it mafia with the power of the word, because like Romeo and Juliet, the love was there, yet, more than the crime and the violence.
This was not that story. It was not a tale of the Princess and the Dragon either. If you’re looking for the mafia thrill you have to look elsewhere, but if you like a little suspense and second chance romance then this is your cup of tea and I’ll recommend.
For me, it was too light… to waste your adult life trapped in the childhood nonsense mistakes of a past. I wish I’d learn more about the characters. They were both weak in my opinion. Weak as friends, weak as family, weak as lovers.
Without spoiling it all, I think something was lacking although there were good flashbacks in the story.
Maybe this is it, because it’s a novella.
I wish the story had more strong characters who would fight for each other. Misunderstandings and mix communication from teenagers will fade after some years. When you grow up, you find how silly you were those days and you move on. Dropping out everything you’ve dream about is wrong, If you don’t have the gut then don’t play.
About the narration, I feel the female narrator had the party going, the male narrator was slower. Got into my nerves a few times but overall it was good.