Review: Sempre (Forever) by J.M. Darhower

Book: Sempre
Author: J.M. Darhower
Publisher:  CreateSpace

Date Published: January 29th 2012
ISBN: 1456527738
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5 out of 5 Stars
Blurb: This is a story about sacrifice... death... love... freedom. This is a story about forever.

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. In a world full of chaos, where money and power rule, Haven and Carmine yearn to break free, but a string of events that started before either were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price — especially not freedom.

How much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free? Not everything is as it seems, and no one can possibly come out unscathed, but maybe, just maybe, it’ll be worth it in the end.

I actually read this book a couple months before Chrystina and I started our blog, and even after reading several books since, this book is still one of my favorite books. I just wanted to share it with everyone because this is definitely a must read! I cannot stress enough how great this book is. If you read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire and fell in love with Travis then there is no doubt that you will fall in love with Carmine!
5 out of 5 Stars

SAHM to four rowdy kids. Avid reader and blogger.


  1. This is the second time I've come across this book, and both reviews have had 5 stars. You've convinced me; I put it on my 'to be read' list. :)

  2. Yay! I'm so glad that you've been convinced! :) you won't be disappointed, I swear!

  3. Nice review.

    New follower from Book Blogs. I hope you'll drop by my blog and consider following me back.

  4. Thanks Kelly! I will definitely follow you on your blog! I'm always open to away to find great books! :)


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