A sexy novel about two seventeen-year-olds — one a victim of human trafficking; the other the son of the man who enslaved her—who fall in. THIS IS A STORY ABOUT SACRIFICE DEATH LOVE FREEDOM. THIS IS A STORY ABOUT FOREVER. Haven Antonelli and Carmine. Escapes · The Mad Tatter · Blog · Human Trafficking · Signed Books · About Me · Contact Me! Sempre Series. semprebooks. © JM Darhower [Back To Top].

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This book is magnificent. Darhower is the superior, compelling, captivating, incomparable story of acceptance, redemption, choices, betrayal, sacrifice oh, the sacrifices!! This book is much more complex than I had expected. I was astounded by the intense emotions it stirred within me and by the thought-provoking issues it brought to mind.

This story will haunt you for days and will forever be ingrained in your mind. Carmine and Haven’s love is supremely beautiful. This is the story of a young girl who was raised as a slave, and a boy who teaches her what it is like to live. Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco are two people who grew up in completely different worlds but are thrown together and find love, freedom, swmpre meaning earhower their life through loving one another.

This is a story about sacrifice This daarhower 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 California 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, Sekpre 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.

Seventeen-year-old Haven is an extraordinary character. She is innocent, strong, and vulnerable and even though she has suffered atrocities in her short life she remains kind, understanding, patient, and warm. This girl’s strength really touched me. She has a will of steel. She is also very intelligent. She’s innocent when it comes to the basic things about life but she has a shockingly mature perspective when it comes to life and death.


I couldn’t help but love and appreciate this character. One night after Haven is captured after trying to escape her captors, she is rescued from her slavery by the mysterious Dr. It was a man with dark darhowdr slicked back on his head and olive skin.

His sleeves were rolled up to his elbows, and she stared in shock at the silver gun holstered to his belt. Her thoughts were frantic.

He didn’t answer the question but gave her a bemused smile as he held a bottle of water to her lips. He poured some into her mouth before pressing his palm to her forehead. He walked away, and her master followed behind him without a word. Haven lay there, too weary to make sense of it, and her eyes started to close again when she heard their voices in the distance.

You should’ve been watching her! Do you think you can walk? We should leave soon. They were going to kill me. I didn’t have a choice. What kind of choice is that.

If you don’t want my help, so be it. Stay here and die for all I care. DeMarco led her out of the basement. Haven eyed his gun. Before we get there, I want to make something clear,” Dr. DeMarco said, “You’re going to have some normalcy living with us but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.

I expect your loyalty, and if you betray my trust in you in any way, there will be consequences. As long as you remember that, we won’t have any problems.

Sometimes we don’t realize we’re darhowrr disrespectful.

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Do you have a family? I have two sons, ages seventeen and eighteen. She hadn’t been around many people her age before and had never had any contact with teenage boys.

Glancing at esmpre, she noticed the plain gold band gleaming from his left ring finger. His posture stiffened and his jaw cleanched as he stared straight ahead After stepping into the house a green light flashed, the door automatically securing itself. The house is impenetrable, the glass bulletproof, the windows nailed shut.

You either need a code dahrower fingerprint authorization to get in or out. If I feel like I can trust you. After what you pulled at Blackburn, I’m sure you can understand my position. Come on, I’ll darhwer you around. DeMarco shows her a nice bedroom which he says is hers. Go in and get cleaned up and settle in. This is your home now, too. You can enter any room that’s unlocked except my sons’ bedrooms. You’ll need their permission before you go in there.


Doing so won’t get you the code any faster. I’ll let you burn to death before I ever let you outsmart me. He scared the darhoower outta ME when he said that! Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Haven once calls him that — not to his face of course. Vincent DeMarco is a troubled man, with an extremely heavy burden to carry.

As the story unfolds, the reader sees him as a man whose choices in life were taken away from him. Hyde, since he alternates between moments of sweetness and affection DeMarco grabbed a cookie. What does that mean? She dropped the gun as a reflex and it semper on dzrhower of the dresser with a loud thump.

The fire in Dr. DeMarco’s eyes sparked even more at the sound. She knew it then. She’d made a grave mistake. She’d never seem him look like this, daryower eyes darkening like a tornado in the distance, tumultuous and clouded. It’s fascinating how much devastation something so small can cause. Turning, he raised the gun and pointed it at Haven.

It’s time you learn what happens when people forget their place. There was a brief moment where part of her screamed it was a mistake, but all logic was overridden by her fear. Bolting straight for Carmine’s room where the only unbolted window is locatedHaven tore open the window darhowr climbed through darhoser. Running along the balcony, she held her breath as she scampered into the tree and shimmied down to the yard.

The moment her feet hit the ground she ran. The squeal of tires made her stop in her tracks.

DeMarco grabbed a hold of her, dragging her to the car. He picked Haven up without much effort, throwing her in the back with no regard. She stared at him, horrified, his dark eyes bored into her for a moment before he slammed the trunk encasing her in darkness. She found a small lever and pulled it, stunned when the trunk opened, she managed to climb out quickly.

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She was seized from behind. An arm encircled her throat as a hand roughly pressed against her head. In a matter of seconds her vision started to fade.

When Haven regained consciousness, she was in her bedroom.