Alexius by Bella J.

Author: Bella J.
Series: Dark Sovereign, Book 1
Genre: Dark Romance
Trope: Mafia Romance


I’ve never met him. Never even seen him.
But I’ve heard the whispers. The rumors. The stories about him being as cruel as his father.
Maybe even worse.

They say his presence wraps around your throat whenever he enters a room. And that’s exactly what I feel the moment he walks into the diner where I work, and I hear people breathe out his name.

Alexius Del Rossa.

They call him the crown prince of the Dark Sovereign—a society of men who own everything but the weather in this town.

Men say he has ice in his veins, and women talk about the corrupted heart in his chest. He’s the kind of man you pray never to cross paths with. The kind of man a girl like me has no chance of surviving.

But while his eyes trap mine, and his magnetism touches my skin, I’m unable to move when he forces me into a corner and hands me an envelope.

It’s an offer.
One I can’t refuse.

See, I have nothing. No family. No friends. No home.
I can disappear and no one will know.

And that is exactly why he chose me.



Alexius by Bella J.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS FRIKKING STORY!! Okay, wait, no, not just the story, the family, the brothers, the world, Alexius and Leandra, the mystery and suspense, ALL OF IT is one ridiculously captivating page-turner! I mean I could not read fast enough, and I was super annoyed I read so fast all at the same time because, no more words!!!!

As you’re all aware now, Alexius and Leandra are now a duet which, frankly, is a well-played move on Bella’s part. I know the turn of events from a single book to duet was a last-minute adjustment by Bella, but she called it well. The end point right now is a perfect fork in the road / breather-moment for the story as a whole.

I can’t in good conscious tell you much about the storyline itself, but I will say that character development is ridiculously on-point thus far. I can also say that the story is graphic, but not off-putting in any way. It is definitely not your mamma’s bedtime story, but it is all-consuming in a way you want to learn all the things all at once. I am ridiculously hooked on this story and this family and I cannot wait for this journey to continue!

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Bella J is an International Bestselling Author, who loves writing dark and gritty romance with alpha-holes who have absolutely no redeeming qualities…until they do. Maybe.

Some of her bestselling novels/series include:

The Rise of Saint
The Fall of Sin
American Street Kings Series
Royal Mafia Series

She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, two kids, and a chihuahua who gets treated like royalty.

Bella J’s writing motto: The darker the road to love, the sweeter the HEA.