Evelyn was sixteen years old when she fell in love. She fell in love with a murderer.
Rocco has been sent from Italy to live with the Morietti family in Washington, DC, for his safety, for his protection. He hadn’t banked on meeting the beautiful, but young, Evelyn, the daughter of the man who has given him refuge. He hadn’t banked on falling in love.
How hard is it to love the daughter of the man who holds your fate in his hands? And once you fall, how hard is it to keep your love a secret?
Which is the greater threat to them both, to keep their secret, or to admit and fight for each other?
Evelyn and Rocco are forced to accept a life of secret meetings, lies, love, and loss. Few relationships can survive it, and not every romance has a happy ending.
But if there is a chance... is it not worth a try?
This is the story of young love, of dreams and hopes for a future not possible. This is the story of Evelyn.
Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the bestselling Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.
"I defy you not to be moved by Tracie Podger's latest, beautifully written episode in the Fallen Angel series." - JH
About the Author
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
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Available in ebook and paperback....
Fallen Angel, Part 1
Fallen Angel, Part 2
Fallen Angel, Part 3
Fallen Angel, Part 4
Evelyn - A Novella to accompany the Fallen Angel series
Rocco - A Novella to accompany the Fallen Angel series
Robert - To accompany the Fallen Angel series
Travis - To accompany the Fallen Angel series
A Virtual Affair - Contemporary romance
Gabriel - Thriller/suspense
The Facilitator - Erotic romance
A Deadly Sin - Thriller/suspense
Hitchhiker - Thriller/suspense
Jackson - Contemporary romance
Letters to Lincoln - Contemporary romance
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love to read mafia books and this one was a good short story. This story included enough backstory so we had a good idea of the family life and the relationship between Rocco and Evelyn. As we watched the relationship grow between the 2 it wasn't like the typical mafia couple. In the end it was a bit surprising and emotional how the relationship turned out. This book really showed how people can change when faced with traumatic situations. This was great fast read I couldn't put down!!
A great love story. You will feel all the emotions that Evelyn feels. Written well!
Favorite Quotes: “I heard the words, of course, but they didn’t register. I just stood, shaking my head, trying to dislodge them from my ears, from my brain. I heard my father rise from his chair and then I heard a strange noise, an animalistic, guttural, sound. It took a while before I realized the sound was coming from me. I couldn’t get my breath,” “If you ever can, Evelyn, please visit. I want to know the woman that my son loved so deeply.” “I didn’t need possessions, I didn’t need fancy shoes or rings, I just need confirmation that I had been right. This man had loved me and that one year we had together would be enough to last me a lifetime.” My Review: This sweet and tragic novella broke my heart, but I enjoyed the thoughtful insights into Evelyn, she has always intrigued me. Beautifully written. This story will touch and squeeze even the coldest of hearts.
Evelyn Morietti is a young girl whose mother passed away and her father is in the mafia. She has a lot on her plate, stepping in taking care of her little brother and her sister has retreated into herself, since their mom died. She's been in love with Rocco since she was sixteen. He is her father's second in command. Her mom has always known Evelyn was in love with Rocco, and she told Evelyn a few months before she passed, that she wanted more for Evelyn in life. On Evelyn's eighteenth birthday, she went to bed and was woken up by noises. Rocco was bloody and Evelyn went to help him. Rocco made his move and kissed her. Upon realizing what he had done, Rocco knew he messed up. Evelyn had gotten a letter her mother had left her, to open on her eighteenth birthday, and it said for her to ask her father for a housekeeper. Her mom wished for her to go out and do things, work, and live her life. Evelyn told her father what was in the letter and what her mother has requested, so she found a job. One day, her father had to go away on business. Evelyn stopped by her father's office to tell Rocco she would need a car to take her to the movies. Rocco asked who was she going with. When Evelyn said that she was going alone, Rocco invited her out to dinner. Over dinner, Rocco told the story of how his father and brother were murdered and how he came to America. There was a bit of a misunderstanding at the end of the evening, but it brought Evelyn and her sister Maria, closer together. The next day, Evelyn was at church and Rocco was waiting for her out on the steps. He took her back to his place, and Evelyn lost her virginity to Rocco. I would like to make a side note, that this was the most "real" description I have ever read about someone losing their virginity. I hate reading where "the virgin" somehow knows what she is doing; doing tricks and miraculously has multiple orgasms. This was not the case at all. It was true-to-life; her reaction when she got out of bed was real and even her feelings about needing to pee was real-to-life as well. That was very important to me, whilst reading. Over the course of the few days Evelyn's father was away, she and Rocco spent a lot of time together. When her father came back, he had heard rumors of Rocco having a girlfriend. Rocco of course brushed it off, and it hurt Evelyn's feelings. Over the next few days, Evelyn's dad had kept Rocco away, so Rocco and Evelyn snuck away together. A few times actually. I won't go any further and spoil the ending, but this was definitely a story I wasn't expecting. The last chapter threw me for a loop, Rocco's letter to Evelyn threw me for a loop, and Evelyn's letter blew my mind. It made me feel all the feels. Evelyn mentions an old saying in her letter. That is my motto! I use that saying for everything! It really connected with me.