Once Burned (Morelli Family #3)

Once Burned (Morelli Family, #3)

Once Burned by Sam Mariano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I LOVE THIS SERIES!! I love this world, these characters, this drama. How does Sam Mariano do it? How do I feel anything other than hate and disgust for Mateo? Kinda makes me disgusted with myself, honestly.
Still- loved the drama. Love the head games and power plays from Mateo. Love the budding relationship between Adrian and Elise- him coming to realize that he can just step back and let her be who she is, and she will be happy. Love the planting of the seeds of the future books.
I can’t wait to see what happens now- on to the next book!



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Adrian Palmetto. 

Mine is a name known by every lowlife in Chicago. Mateo Morelli’s right hand man: problem-solver, hit man, chief strategist, confidante—whatever he needs, I’m his guy. Kinda funny, since I hate the bastard. At least, that’s what I’ve told myself over the last five years, serving a man I consider despicable—a man I once considered my closest friend. It’s what I had to do, if I wanted Elise. And I wanted Elise more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my godforsaken life.

Thing is, I’m free now. I don’t have to be Mateo’s guy anymore. I paid the price for Elise’s freedom and now I can start building a life with her. Only it’s not that simple. Nothing ever is in this damn family. Elise carries emotional baggage from her own time served, and Mateo’s in deep shit without me. 

You’d think I would’ve learned my lesson about the evils of Mateo’s family at 8, when they ruined my life, or maybe even at 28, when they stole it. Now here I am, 33, faced with one final choice: do I escape this family once and for all, or do I dive back into the flames to save Mateo’s ass one last time?

**Recommended for readers 18+ due to violence. Book 3 of 4 in the Morelli Family Saga. NOT a standalone. None of these are standalones. Start with Accidental Witness or suffer the consequences! (The consequence is that you’ll be really confused. No one will murder you or anything. But I don’t advise it.)**

*** It’s also strongly recommended that you read Irreparable Damage and Irreparable Lives prior to this one. This book has ALL the spoilers from that duet, so if you ever wanted to read it, you’ll want to do that before this book. ***

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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