An Infidelity series Novel
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Respect - An Infidelity series Novel
The Godfather meets Love Story...
From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel spin-off from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes on new meaning, and even the inhabitants are suspicious of the next chapter.
"Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn’t and too old to imagine that it couldn’t be.
The already hefty accumulation of my successes and failures, bravery and fears, and rewards and suffering, had brought me to this point. It was hard to contemplate the things I’d done, and yet, in reality I’d only begun to learn the possibilities.
I suppose that’s how it was for me at twenty-nine years of age on the brink of all I’d ever wanted without fully realizing the price I would pay. Yet in that moment, I knew there would be no cost too great or sacrifice I wouldn’t make. I had no idea how far-reaching that moment of self-discovery would be; because as the congregation’s murmurs quieted, bleeding into silence and allowing the thump of my heart to be the only sound I heard, I was a man filled with love and adoration, emotions in stark contrast to those I needed in the world I’d built or the one I was about to enter.
Angelina Costello was my dream and now my reality. I’d worked diligently to move beyond the actuality of being a dockworker’s son to becoming a self-made, successful entrepreneur, all in an effort to earn the right to call her my own. I’d overcome servitude to others, collecting their paychecks and lowly praises, to being the one who signed the paychecks and offered the accolades when they were rightfully earned.
The world was my oyster and walking toward me on the arm of her uncle was my pearl. I’d found her amongst the empty shells life had offered. There was no need to pry open another possibility. Angelina was all I wanted. Yet my path was uncharted. There was more for me to earn, lose, and willingly give.
The top of that list was respect."
This stand-alone novel takes place before the Infidelity series and may be read BEFORE, AFTER, or APART from the Infidelity series.
Remember, this is not a romance...but a love story!
Have you been Aleatha'd?
This was an amazing book!!! If you want a book that will keep you on your toe’s or an emotional roller coaster this is the book to read. I love Oren’s story, and all the things he did for his family.
Tears of Love
I absolutely loved RESPECT-"The Making of a Man." I loved, cried and hurt throughout this story. I wasn't sure if I could even write this review--without more tears. RESPECT is an emotional ride that is worth every tear I cried. Even hours after I closed this book- Oren hasn't been far from my thoughts. He has been permanently embedded in my heart and soul.
I sat in awe and tried to process every piece of this story that took my heart.I wanted and needed more; my only solace was Oren would be back in the Infidelity series.
Aleatha has made me love all her alphas. Tony Rawlings from Consequences stole my heart from the moment we met. My heart fluttered the day I was introduced to Nox Demetri from the Infidelity Series. Malcolm (One Night) and Duncan (Plus One) warmed me with love. And Jacob (The Light Series) showed me there was always more. I have a special place in my heart all of her characters.
But nothing, nothing could have prepared me for how much love I would have for Oren Demetri from RESPECT. Oren ripped a piece of my heart and left a gaping hole before he refilled it with not only love but RESPECT.
Oren believed in RESPECT, not only to receive but to give it. A man of his word--loyal to a fault. He is passionate, and his only desires are to love, protect and care for those who he cares.
RESPECT is a must read!!! Aleatha has a talent of few. Her words touch you --every key stroked and words typed is a labor of love. Thank you for this journey--it will forever live in my heart.
Respect was so good! Oren and Angelina have a never ending love story. Joining the family in order to marry Angelina and the effects of this on their lives were both endearing and saddening. Respect is not your everyday love story.