I need to share with everyone that I have rather high standards when it comes to stories that go around the mafia or the mob because of a certain trilogy I got obsessed with. Yeah I'm talking about you Ruthless People. So when I read the blurb of Timeless Endings I admit that I got a wee bit nervous because of its subject matter. But I will share my verdict with you guys in a little while.
Title: Timeless Endings
Author: Alexandra Folly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Source: Copy Given by Author and Tour Organizer
Evelyn turned toward the lights of the city. The view was breathtaking as she stood looking down on Las Vegas, lovingly wrapped in Tony's arms. It was a moment she would keep deep in her heart, forever.
"Look at this-The City of Gold!" Evelyn exclaimed as Tony kissed her forehead.
"And it's all ours, Eve!"
Thus begins a heartwarming and harrowing tale of life and forbidden love lost to one generation and found in the next. Caught between a turbulent love triangle that shook the very foundations of the Mafia's Las Vegas Empire, and a deadly struggle for wealth and power, Mob Boss and "King of Las Vegas" Tony Torino, his mistress hustler and onetime showgirl Evelyn Rosenberg, and her husband top Chicago mobster Charlie "Gus" Rosenberg live and love in defiance of the violent and unforgiving laws of the Mafia. All that remains is Evelyn's carefully preserved diary left by Gus to be discovered by his daughter Adriane and Tony's son Victor as they pack up her late father's belongings.
Through the vivid and brilliant use of flashbacks, juxtaposed with current events, we witness one of the most beautiful and ill-fated love stories of the last century. As Victor, a forest ranger who fled his family's Mob past, and Adriane, an attorney being pressured to work for the Mafia, read through the diary old hatreds and new alliances rise leaving us to wonder if history will repeat itself.
First of all, I loved how the book was written; with the switch from the present to the past being smooth and all. The story was fantastic! The secrets unraveled were life-changing, the twists were so unexpected that I still can't believe it till now, and the feelings a reader would have with the characters would be a strong love/hate one. At almost every chapter a new mystery is brought up and new information revealed. It's kinda crazy how a myriad of emotions would hit you all at once while you're reading Timeless Endings; you get mad, sad, happy, excited, scared, anxious, and all other existing feelings that I have failed to name.
Was it just me or does this book have A LOT of exclamation points? It's like Victor and Adriane were yelling at each other all the time. I was not fond of that bit. The ending also seemed a little abrupt...Adrian and Victor's that is. I was left with loads of questions, but hey! With the awesomeness of the "real" ending, it makes the playing field even again.
4 stars for Timeless Endings. It's a great read that gives depth to the term soulmate and true love. It teaches us to look deeper and not easily believe what is on the surface. Truly wonderful book that deserves to be purchased and enjoyed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alexandra Forry has an incredible talent for living vicariously through the colorful and intriguing escapades of her strong female characters and successful leading men. Her first book, “Omerta Affair,” based on the true story of mafia boss Tony Torino and his paramour Evelyn Rosenberg has recently been adapted and re-released as “Timeless Endings”–romance fiction. Her latest book, “Wildflower,” is an adventure in coming of age for both a young orphan and her repressed aunt who is trapped in a destructive marriage. It is a beautiful story of life, hope, growth, and triumph and deals with many of the traumas of youth, such as bullying.
Alexandra Forry is familiar with life’s challenges. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives with her loving grandparents. Alexandra has conquered the limitations of Cerebral Palsy to write exciting and engaging novels. She has completed a number of talks and internet book tours and is a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers and RWA.
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