The Beautiful Years By Annie Rose Welch

Title: The Beautiful Years
Author: Annie Rose Welch
Genre: Mafia Romance/ Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 2, 2018
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

If you knew love could kill you, would you still fall?

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Love never felt dangerous to me. He did.

The moment Brando Piero Fausti appeared in the snow-filled night, he made the blood hum in my veins, tethering my life to his with an irrevocable bond.

I became the light to his darkness, illuminating the face of an avenging angel. His intense dark eyes should’ve warned me away, but they only drew me closer. With a body worthy of a statue in Italy, he was the most beautiful man that I had ever seen, and the most dangerous man I had ever felt. A savage beast lurked just beneath his surface, ready to battle for what he loved the most—me.

He claimed me as his, per sempre. But he wanted something from me. For me. He wanted me to dance. To fulfill what the world insisted was my destiny.

Little did I know that he would lure me into a gilded cage with his beautiful words and searing touch, a twirling ballerina locked safe in a music box, rose petals strewn at my feet. And then set me free, his touch a brand on my skin.

Little did he know, I’d always fight to follow the true alignment of my stars.

Book I in a seven-part Mafia Romance saga.

4 stars

I want to forwarn that this book will have another book so be prepared for that.  So if you are looking for a tragic love story I got one for you.  These two characters were so connected through this book that it was incredible.  I love this.  When two main characters can connect on a level that gets me, the reader, more involved in their lives I think the author has done its job.
The story is told by Brando and Scarlett which gives you a sense of both sides.  There is so much of a story that I think the author could only tell it this way.  These two characters are so special.  How can I tell you this story.  I really can’t.  The descriptions in this book were beautiful.  What you feel for these characters amazing.  The more you dive in this world the more you need to know about each and every one.
So what kind of information will help you want to read this book.  Its simple.  Its all in the authors writing.  She keeps you involved.  The characters are amazing.  Main and secondary.  The storyline is one that you can sink into and see the world that are on the pages.  What more can you ask for.  Why I gave it a 4.  That’s all on me. I hate waiting to find out what happens, but I can tell you that this is one book I will be looking for and hoping it comes out soon.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightning bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.

When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently resides in Texas (where everything really is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their three peculiar dogs, Boudreaux, Tabasco, and Vanna Loo (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).

For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website:


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