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Respect - An Infidelity Series Novel

The Godfather meets Love Story...

From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel spin-off from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes o
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 415 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Romig Works LLC
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Tanaka K
In my years as a reviewer, in every month, I find a book with a deep and thought provoking story. These kinds of books hold a special plot that sinks you in and traps you. The kinds of books have characters that you want to pick apart and get to know the person inside. The person behind the tales. The person behind the mystery. Respect is certainly that book. When I saw this book, I did not know what this book was about. I went in blind and what a brilliant move I made. This book truly PERFECTIO ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️


There is something about mafia stories that I just love and this story was perfect. A story and world where Respect and Honor dominate. Where following orders, obeying the boss and being part of a family Rule. While Love is passionate and all encompassing, the life of Cosa Nostra is first and foremost and can begin to smother the love.

Oren Demitri.....Driven, Handsome, Intelligent and Respectful. He worked hard to be more than his father. To make something out of nothing. He was an outsider unt
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Christy
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

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If you’ve read Romig’s Infidelity series, you’ve met Oren Demetri. You know him as Nox’s father. I was so excited to read Oren’s story and interested to hear about his past.
Life was about choices.

Oren Demetri made many choices in his life. They made him the man he is today. Some of those choices were good, some were poor, but they were all his. He owned them. Oren grew up needing respect. It was the most important thing to him. Then he met Angelina Costello and fell in love. His pri
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Aleatha Romig
Dec 19, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
"The Godfather meets Love Story"

RESPECT, the making of a man, AN INFIDELITY series NOVEL - Oren Demetri's story is on YOUR ereader, audible device, or in your hands...

**This novel takes place BEFORE the Infidelity series and can most definitely be read without reading the INFIDELITY series.

Of course, I'd love for you to read the Infidelity series (not about cheating) however, it is not necessary for RESPECT.

Respect is the story of Oren Demetri...

An EXCERPT: RESPECT...

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3.5 stars

“Together. I want us to have what was stolen from both of us. This time we’ll be the parents. This time we’ll make the safe, loving home. If we need a fortress, I’ll build it.”
- Oren Demetri

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“Barely cleaned, wrapped in a thin blanket, our son was laid in my wife’s arms by another nurse.
It was a moment in time that I’ll never forget. Never in all my life had I been prouder and at the same time more terrified.”
- Oren Demetri

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“Together we were one fire, one flame, burning out of
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
DNF 35%- no rating

I feel like maybe I read this wrong considering the wealth of 4-5 star reviews but I cannot go on.



I'm going to hurt myself if I keep narcoleptically passing out due to this written ambien. I have to think of myself.

Maybe it gets incredible after 35%. Maybe I'm defective. Maybe I'm missing out on something truly extraordinary, but if I'm not invested by the 35% mark...



I'm not even sure if this book can be categorized as a romance. It struck me as more focused on Oren making a na
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Tia Louise
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An epic story about ambition, determination, betrayal, and love. I savored every page.

If (like me) you were intrigued by Oren in the Infidelity series, this is the book for you. It's a true stand-alone, because it's Oren's story. It focuses on how he became the man he was in Infidelity.

It's about Oren and Angelina (Nox's mom), and the life that led to the beginning of Betrayal. It's intense, mafia, thrilling--like all of Aleatha's books. The heart of the book is Oren's love of Angelina and his
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Timitra
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Stars

Don't be fooled this book is not beautiful but there are beautiful parts to it. It's not a romance but there are romantic elements in it. I won't lie this book will make you hurt, it will make you cry but it's an amazing read that you will be happy you read.

It's an epic tale of one man's journey and the way his life affected those around him and the way outside forces shaped him into who and what he is. Oren's story will fuck you up but man I loved it even during those parts wher
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Pam
5 aged to perfection stars

Respect is a book that I have been waiting for, Oren Demetri, was a man who ghosted the Infidelity series which his power and dominance. There was something about him that intrigued me every time he graced the pages, after all it’s not every day the hero’s father steals the spotlight even for a moment.

Respect is Oren’s story, how he made his way from nothing and into a man respected! Powerful, suspenseful, a mysterious epic love story of a man who wants it all, and wil
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Kelly
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Spelling Bee 2018

The word is Aleatha’d

Definition please

To be swept away in literary wonderment; to be bedazzled; to be left feeling utterly satisfied.

Aleatha’d……. Aˑlˑeˑaˑtˑhˑaˑd

I have read everything that Aleatha Romig has published.  Respect is one of the BEST BOOKS SHE HAS EVER WRITTEN.  When I sat down to read Respect, it didn’t feel like I was reading a novel.  It felt like I was sitting down watching a box office hit as Oren Demetri’s life played out in front of me. As the closing credits
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Francoise
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

"Family, mio angelo. Can't quit family."

Every time Aleatha Romig releases a book, I know I’m in for a treat. When you crack open one of her book, you know you are in for a thrilling, gripping rollercoaster ride of suspense punctuated by emotional punches. This author never ceases to amaze me with her unique storytelling, complex characters and intriguing plot! All I can say is “wow”!

Oren Demetri and Angelina Costello’s story was epic and poignant. Intense, gritty and deeply emotional it
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Dawn Nicole Costiera
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blown away. Where do I even begin?! First of all, Respect is my introduction to the Infidelity Series and now I finally know what I have been missing!! Wow! In my opinion, Respect is the perfect lead way into the series if you have not read it.
It gives you all the detailed history you will need to dive into the rest......
Trust me, you will be running to read Betrayal!

Aleatha Romig proves once again that she is in a league of her own with Respect! Her writing is impeccable and STELLAR. There is
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Mistress
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, she did it again! It amazes me how this author can write all-consuming books one right after the other. I absolutely love the Infidelity series and was so thrilled to hear that I was going to get to read Oren’s backstory. I actually secretly liked Oren throughout the series even though on the surface one would think he was a bad man. I’m so glad he had the opportunity to show his true self in Respect. In this book we get to see why he did the things he did and how he felt about the man he ...more
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
3.5 Stars

Blood in. Blood out.

This is a spin off from the Infidelity series that can be read as a standalone. This is the story of Oren Demetri, the father of Nox.

Oren falls in love with Angelina Costello, niece to Carmine Costello, one of the most powerful men in the Cosa Nostra. He needs to prove his worth. He builds his company Demetri Enterprise from the ground up to become a successful businessman. Despite their illegal activity, these are men of honor and respect and their loyalty to fam
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review



There is just something about reading a mafia romance and to have it written by Aleatha Romig makes it extra worthwhile. If you haven’t read the previous Infidelity Series, do not fret because Respect can be most definitely read as a standalone. In this book, Aleatha introduces readers to the origins of Oren and Angelina’s love story. This book gave readers an insight as to what they had to endure as a couple and if you read this series, re
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Jenn_COBB - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Respect by Aleatha Romig – 10 stars

Brillant, magnificent and masterfully written book.


Aleatha Romig is one of the most talented authors and her work is exquisite and marvelous.
With this book she managed to surprise me once again with how much thought and emotion seems to have been put in all from the research for it till the very last sentence written.
There is so much to say but than this review would never end but one thing is sure.
I have the utter most Respect for this book and its author.

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Claire Cronin
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a stunning masterpiece!! An epic mafia tale, full of drama, suspense, intrigue, love, deception, family loyalty and values - gritty, raw and violent - its one hell of an emotional rollercoaster, completely enthralling, I loved it with a passion!!

Oren has always been a bit of an intrigue for me reading the Infidelity series, so I couldn't wait to get a hold of this. This can definitely be read on its own, as this is all about Oren , his story of how and why he is the way he is, and of course
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Michelle
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Wow just wow.

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This is the first full book I 've read from this author and omg it was amazing. I was hooked from the time. The story was full of everything heartbreak betrayal love and respect. I 've not read the other books in this series so I was lil worried. But there was no need. You could read this as a standalone. I didn't feel like I was missing anything if anything it's made me want to read this series more.

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Oren Demetri is a great charac
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Cbuckley7
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well we all wanted a book about Oren Demetri and we sure got one!
After finishing the Infidelity series I was intrigued by the Costello’s, Respect brought everyone together in an epic tale.
This book is pre Infidelity so can be read as a stand alone but those who have read the Infidelity series will be familiar with some characters.
Oren Demetri, just saying his name makes my heart flutter, meets Angelina Costello at university, as the niece of the Boss of the Costello family Carmine Costello marry
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Rosa Santos mcanulty
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
sweet baby Jesus I didn't think I could possibly love Aleathas books any more than I already do she writes this emotional ride of a book. Respect was simply amazing I'll be honest when I first read the infidelity series I want to sure about Oren but this book gave me a new perspective the way he loved his wife Angelina was so moving while being torn over business. I'm in love with this world Aleatha had created you should all pick this book up. you won't regret it.
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
RESPECT

Audiobook Review: 5 Stars

"Oren Demetri is simply amazing!"

Would you consider the audio edition of Respect to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't say better, I'd say the audiobook improved the experience of reading Respect. Brian Pallino's performance was perfect. His voice, inflections, accents, emotions were the best for Oren's book and I'm so happy I decided to listen to it, it made me love it more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oren of course. This book had a better part of
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Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
WOW Aleatha!!! Review to follow!
Update:
I think Aleatha nailed it when she said Respect is like "The Godfather meets Love Story.”  Respect is the story of the rise and fall of Oren and Angelina Costello-Demetri. We first met Oren, Angelina, and Nox in Aleatha’s Infidelity series. This standalone novel may be read without reading the five-book Infidelity series.  The Infidelity series is not about cheating (if cheating books bother you).   Respect is a true standalone. It can be read on its own or
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Konny
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Respect by Aleatha Romig is an Infidelity Novel and tells Orens story in a single POV.

THE MAKING OF A MAN

Respect is a standalone, a spin-off of the Infidelity romantic suspense saga.
Oren Demetri takes stock of his life, his failures and his successes,his suffering, bravery and rewards, his regrets and fears, his love and life in general.
Respect is the epic tale of a selfmade successful entrepreneur. Oren Demetri is a man filled with love and adoration. Son of a dockworker, he dreams to have Ang
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Badass Bloggettes
I am in constant awe of Aleatha’s writing, whether it is her darker, suspenseful side or her lighter side, Aleatha has a way with her writing that keeps you wanting more. Nothing is ever repeated or confusing about her characters or her storyline, she is just one of those writers who puts it all out there for the world to devour and to me that is what makes her a great author.

I have read every book that Aleatha has written and I will continue to do so as to me she is just amazing at what she doe
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Grace
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

This book is aptly titled, as a man struggles to build an empire to protect the woman he loves, and earn the respect of her and her family, who just so happens to have mob ties.

I will start off by saying this book is nothing like I expected. If you read the Infidelity series, you already know about Oren Demetri, Lennox father. And while that series was full of suspense and twists at every turn, this story fills in the holes of what we already know. We know how Oren and Angelina's love
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Lulu Astor
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OK, readers and potential readers, here goes my best effort to articulate my feelings about this book. Respect is not a novel you read in between chores, on the train, in the car waiting for the kids to be liberated from school, or in the doctor's office. I mean, you can try, but you won't.

No. You sit down with Oren Demetri and you damn well STAY there, ass in chair (or couch or bed) until the author releases you at the end of the book after a tornado of emotions—emotions that run the gamut and
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Cheryl Wilkins
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mafia Love Story at it's finest!

I couldn't wait to read Respect, for Oren is one of my favorite characters of the Infidelity series. You don't have to have read the Infidelity series to read Respect, it is a stand-alone. But after you read Respect you may want to do so I'm sure.
Oren is a self-made man. He doesn't know the word failure. He is so dedicated to whatever he sets his mind on doing. Same with his love for Angelina. He loves her with his whole heart, with everything he has. She is his d
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Life is full of tradeoffs. You want something, you have to consider what it will cost you, and not necessarily in monetary value. Some tradeoffs will affect your future, your independence, and your ability to exercise your own will and control.

Respect means a lot of different things depending on who is defining this word. In the Cosa Nostra, it means obeying the leader of your family, sacrificing your life for the family, and prioritizing family needs over your loved ones. And by family, I mean
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Nadine Bookaholic
I will admit that though I have read several books by Aleatha Romig I have not read the Infidelity Series, yet! That being said I never felt lost while reading this book and after reading this it has me wanting to push it to the top of my ever growing TBR.

The love that Oren and Angelina had is that once in a lifetime kind of love and I enjoyed every minute of watching them grow together, get married, and start a family.

This story is truly a standalone within the Infidelity series but as I menti
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michelle Shelly
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful.....

As I sit here and dry my eyes on one of the best books I’ve ever read.... i am speechless... in awe.. absolutely in love with what I just read. I feel cheated, I haven’t read The Infidelity Series and I am truly sitting here asking myself why. I had no clue... none at all.

The author’s writing is phenomenal, it’s flawless. Every thing about this book is beautiful and so much more than I even know how to put into words. These characters broke me. I love how the book spanned over a l
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and s ...more
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