☆✮ My Review ✮☆
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆
I Love You, Salvatore held a multi-dimensional feel that impressed and fueled my imagination!!
It made me think of a double edged sword—- both beautiful and deadly, in which love and obligation to one's family legacy run dire consequences which can lead to fulfillment or utter destruction.
Rosa and Salvatore’s story was actually my favorite of Marita A. Hansen’s stories. While I’d only ever read Ricardo from this author, ILYS held a more basic and natural feel to its infrastructure and felt a lot less gritty and depressing than its predecessor.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like dark and high stake reads with complications and complexity. But! What I liked here was that I got to see everything occur from one single dimensional perspective--- all the way from humble beginnings, through tumultuous challenges and awakenings, to where things are now.
Rosa and Salvatore’s love is not an easy one, as one can imagine for someone associated with the Mafia lifestyle, and in any relationship—they go through their ups and downs, agreements and disagreements, as well as ever adapting adjustments toward making their love work in this turbulent and chaotic world set against them.
#A realistic and engaging Mafia romance that grab readers from the very go and keep you guessing till the very end!
☆✮ About the Author ✮☆
NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there.
SPORTS: As a teen my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.
CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.
FAVOURITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.
BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself!
STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.