Alexius by Bella J.

Title: Alexius
Series: Dark Sovereign Book 1
Author: Bella J.
Genre: Dark Romance / Mafia Romance (not intended for sensitive readers)
Release Date: May 10, 2022




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.


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5 Star TDC Book Reviews – “This was a highly entertaining and addicting story that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.”

5 Star caffe.and.books – “Intense, wicked and suspenseful goodness, I couldn’t read it fast enough yet I didn’t want it to end.”

5 Star Goodreads Review – “I LOVE Mafia Romance and this author has a way of spinning a story that makes you feel as if you’re a part of the story as you read it.”


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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