Author: Tracie Podger
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Tour Hosted by: Passionate Promotions
~ The Background ~
Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the 5* Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.
~ The Synopsis ~
This is the story of Evelyn.
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~ My Review ~
Evelyn Morietti is a young girl whose mother passed away and her father is in the mafia. She has a lot on her plate, stepping in taking care of her little brother and her sister has retreated into herself, since their mom died.
She's been in love with Rocco since she was sixteen. He is her father's second in command. Her mom has always known Evelyn was in love with Rocco, and she told Evelyn a few months before she passed, that she wanted more for Evelyn in life.
On Evelyn's eighteenth birthday, she went to bed and was woken up by noises. Rocco was bloody and Evelyn went to help him. Rocco made his move and kissed her. Upon realizing what he had done, Rocco knew he messed up.
Evelyn had gotten a letter her mother had left her, to open on her eighteenth birthday, and it said for her to ask her father for a housekeeper. Her mom wished for her to go out and do things, work, and live her life.
Evelyn told her father what was in the letter and what her mother has requested, so she found a job. One day, her father had to go away on business. Evelyn stopped by her father's office to tell Rocco she would need a car to take her to the movies. Rocco asked who was she going with. When Evelyn said that she was going alone, Rocco invited her out to dinner.
Over dinner, Rocco told the story of how his father and brother were murdered and how he came to America.
There was a bit of a misunderstanding at the end of the evening, but it brought Evelyn and her sister Maria, closer together.
The next day, Evelyn was at church and Rocco was waiting for her out on the steps. He took her back to his place, and Evelyn lost her virginity to Rocco.
I would like to make a side note, that this was the most "real" description I have ever read about someone losing their virginity. I hate reading where "the virgin" somehow knows what she is doing; doing tricks and miraculously has multiple orgasms. This was not the case at all. It was true-to-life; her reaction when she got out of bed was real and even her feelings about needing to pee was real-to-life as well. That was very important to me, whilst reading.
Over the course of the few days Evelyn's father was away, she and Rocco spent a lot of time together.
When her father came back, he had heard rumors of Rocco having a girlfriend. Rocco of course brushed it off, and it hurt Evelyn's feelings. Over the next few days, Evelyn's dad had kept Rocco away, so Rocco and Evelyn snuck away together. A few times actually.
I won't go any further and spoil the ending, but this was definitely a story I wasn't expecting. The last chapter threw me for a loop, Rocco's letter to Evelyn threw me for a loop, and Evelyn's letter blew my mind. It made me feel all the feels. Evelyn mentions an old saying in her letter. That is my motto! I use that saying for everything! It really connected with me.
I really enjoyed this novella and I give it 4-stars! Evelyn is out now, so grab it for yourself!
~ About Tracie Podger ~
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks. Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.
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