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 more in common than anyone would think.

 Book Dame’s Review 4.5 stars

I have to start out by saying how real this book seemed, I felt like I was in the pages. I love how J.M. Darhower  wrote this novel. The only way I can find to describe it,  that comes to mind, is Haven and Carmine live in black in white alone, but coming together their worlds become brightly colored. Of course, not all the colors are merry and happy colors. No many are dark, and haunting. Carmine and Haven come from different worlds, and forced under the same roof, where they find solace in each other. Learning and striving for one another. Not having any idea what they are up against, what secrets can drown them or shatter them. Can Carmine let go of the one thing that changed his life? And who is Haven really? Can they find a way to be together? What means would you go to ensure your love’s future, in a world where loyalty and trust, are life and death questions? This book will wide your vision, crush you and have you pushed into a world you are afraid may really exist, Bewared this is a long book, and you will be reading until you can barely keep your eyes open. Once you start you won’t be able to put it down!

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