I Kind of Loved It!
Notorious is a novella in the DeLuca Family Series and is Elena’s book. This is “technically” labeled as .5 in the series, but should probably be read after Vendetta to get the full effect of the book.
Unlike the previous books in this series, there is no HEA in this book and Notorious is an extremely emotional read. Notorious tells us the story of Elena and Carlo’s father Vincenzo and how Elena became such an important part of Carlo’s life.
This book is heartbreaking and powerful, and even though it is a novella, it is full of depth. I have been intrigued by Elena since we met her in Omerta and have wanted to know more about her, and am so glad we finally got to know more about her, I just wish she would have gotten a HEA and wouldn’t have had to have endured so much heartbreak in her life. This novella truly showed how strong Elena is and made me really respect this woman more than I already did. My heart broke for Elena and I came to love her more than I thought was possible. She is truly the glue that holds this family together, and no one really knows it!
If you’ve read previous books in The Deluca Family Series, then you need to pick up Notorious today. This is a definite must read in the series!