Accidental Witness (Morelli Family #1)

Accidental Witness (Morelli Family, #1)

Accidental Witness by Sam Mariano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Bye bye, sleep. Need to read more Morellis!

Oh my god, I love this book. This whole series. This author. I put it off because, and I know this is stupid, the cover came off more “suspense” than “dark romantic suspense” to me. I now see the error of my ways! What a great loss if I hadn’t taken the plunge! Now I read everything this author writes, “follow” (stalk) her on social media in pursuit of news or extra bits of content (which she gives in her Facebook group, by the way), and basically can’t get enough. And it all started with THIS BOOK.

The build up of the interactions between Vince and Mia is hot, and the suspense of “does he know” (yeah, he does), “does his family know?” (yeah, they do), and more kept me flying through the pages to see what happened next. The games his family plays are just… diabolical.
I love that this author really embraces the dark side. Some authors in this genre dip their toe into the dark pool. Sam Mariano goes running past those weenies and does a cannonball right into the deep end, jackknife leg and all.
If you are a fan of the dark romance/dark suspense genre like I am (“fan” is putting it mildly) then you will love this book. Also, make sure you have a LOT of free time so you can immediately move on to the remaining books in the series. Because you will. You’re welcome for the warning.


Trigger warning: non-consent, dubious consent

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“It’s not an easy thing, loving a Morelli.”

Vince Morelli.

The closest I ever wanted to get to him was several rows away in English class. We’d never spoken, but of course I heard the stories about his family. I know they’re dangerous. I know he’sdangerous. Vince never had a reason to notice me, anyway—until I inadvertently witnessed his first mob hit. 

His family doesn’t believe in leaving witnesses alive, but Vince seems different. He knows the best thing he can do for me is stay away, but something keeps drawing us together. Despite knowing the risks of getting mixed up with him, I can’t resist. Only problem is, Vince is a package deal—you don’t get him without getting swept up in his family’s dark games. 

Now entangled with a notorious Chicago crime family, will my life ever be mine again?


**Obligatory trigger warning: While not wholly dark, this is a mafia romance with elements of DARK ROMANCE. There are no knights in shining armor to be found here.
Sensitive content not recommended for those under 18, or those who loathe the dark romance genre. **
This is a continuing story series. The story continues and evolves in each book until you get to the end.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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