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Forgivable Sins

(Bellandi Crime Syndicate #2)

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Samara

I burn for him, but Lino will never be mine. Faced with the reality that I could never have the man I loved, I made the wrong choice and settled for the worst kind of man. When his gambling problem puts me at risk, Lino steps in to protect me.

There’s just one problem.

Lino has a darkness inside him. One that could unravel everything he’s built and drag him down to t
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Kindle Edition, 544 pages
Published April 24th 2020 by Amazon
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December, babe
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Childhood sweethearts to BFF to lovers!
Lino & Samara been childhood friends as long as they can remember, instant bound, connection, and attraction that flourish to love! ❤️ Lino made a promise that he would one day marry Samara, but years have gone by since that promise was made & they’re adults now & are best friends where no one can come between them! FORGIVABLE SINS starts off with Samara filing for divorce from her ex husband Connor. Once Lino learns Samara is getting a divorce, he wants to
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Jessica
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If only Lino was real...

When I read the preview of Forgivable Sins at the end of Bloodied Hands, I just knew there was going to be something special about Samara and Lino. Best friends since childhood, Lino always knew that Samara was it for him, the one person who made him whole. However, when outside sources threaten their bond, Lino maintains the "friend zone" to protect Samara until one day when he can claim her as his.

I was lucky enough to beta read this prior to receiving an ARC. I can ho
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We Like them Dark Book Blog
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Best friends for life. That was Samara and Lino's life because of his life and her well. Her marriage. Then it all changed with one little divorce. She thoughts she could start over and things would stay the same, Lino did not love her that way, as she had since they were young. Then Lino found out the truth and everything changed, but was it for the reasons she wanted. This book was everything, funny, sad, sexy and will make you fall in love with all the Characters. Adelaide grabbed you in book ...more
Ashley Alfman
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow and amazing!!! This book is a must read if you are a mafia romance addict!!! I was given the honor to be a Beta reader and ARC reader. I could not put it book down. The connection between the two main characters is hot and sizzling!! To see Samara and Lino's story unfold was completely captivating!!! She was his Little Dove, and nothing could stand in his way to love and protect her. Samara has been through so much, but she has the inner strength and determination to prove she is a woman tha ...more
Natasha Mahadeo
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These books are just so awesome

I loved that Samara didn't fight this relationship as much as Calla or Ivory. These two just fit perfectly and there was no denying it. I think this book is my favourite out of the 3 in this series. I can't wait for the next book.
Aakanksha(call me asha)
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4STARS!!!

This is the second book in the series but it can also be read as a standalone but since it has reference to Matteo and Ivory it's better to read in order. This book with being Mafia romance also so is a story of how best friends turn into lovers which is one of my favourite tropes

The story revolves around Angelino and Samara. She is is the daughter of the the household help and they both have known each other since their childhood and they both love each other but are unaware of the oth
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Flo₂₂
this one..hm...i liked more the idea of it than the deliver.
I couldn't stand the idea of him walking her down the aisle and gave her to Conner, i can't stand the idea she was married for 5 years. In Matteo case at least he and Ivory when they were apart none of them had serious commitments also they never had been in touch, but in this case i hated the idea she committed to Conner, i get it she never thought of the ideea of being able to have Lino but still it didn't sit well with me, i needed
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Kj
I was honestly worried about reading Lino and Samara’s story . I didn’t know how it could live up to Ivory and Matteo . What I found out is it doesn’t compare . It is much different. Lino is still all caveman and possessive but he is a different man then Matteo. Samara didn’t fight Lino at every single turn the way Ivory did Matteo. It’s just so different. I ended up loving both ! Samara was trying to divorce an abusive husband who raped and beat her . Lino was her best friend since they were ki ...more
Christine Liew
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A well-written fast-paced romance that still takes the time to delve into the emotional nuances of Lino and Samara's relationship. My favourite parts include the scenes with baby Luna and how the Bellandi family is expanding and growing not just in number, but in love and closeness with each other. From Scar to Don to Chiara, this story shows how family is everything even if you're a hard-hitting Mafia boss willing to get your hands dirty. All in all, an excellent read which left me wanting more ...more
Tara
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely phenomenal. I loved Samara and Linos story. The passion between those two are off the charts. This book is a page turner. I felt like I was a part of the story. You could feel every emotion in every word written. The details in the story made it come to life and gives you a great picture to what the characters are seeing and feeling. The story flows very well and made you want to keep reading and never end. Loved this book and can't wait for the next one.
one_more_chapter
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forgivable Sins has topped my list of favorite dark mafia romances with Adelaide Forrest's words effortlessly flowing onto the pages and transporting me into Lino and Samara's world. Book #2 in the Bellandi Crime Syndicate series is a standout follow up that I enjoyed even more than the first book! Lino and Samara's broken yet beautiful journey is 5 star worthy and I cannot wait for the next Bellandi book👍!!
Stacey Sales
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I Freaking loved this book!! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this fabulous book last night and I could not put it down!It had all of the great elements of a romance! I loved Lino and Samara’s relationship. I loved how Lino took care of and protected Samara. I also loved how Samara accepted Lino totally in regards to his work and family. They were both a great pair in my opinion. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series❤️
Ri
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Superb

I cannot believe that I had never heard of this author before now. Especially, considering Mafia is my favorite sub-genre. The perfect blend of loving but jealous and positive men, engaging female characters, an intriguing plot, and just the perfect blend of criminal underbelly makes this the perfect series.

Loved Lino and Samara. Their friendship and love were perfect. I loved how Angelino fought so hard to right the baggage she carried. Great secondary characters and the appearance of pre
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KittyLuvr
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this this book. Thoroughly.
This is a wonderfully long book, the type I love to snuggle down in bed or on my sofa & just completely bury myself in. And this one is perfect for that type of reading.
The main characters are Angelino aka Lino & his best friend since childhood, Samara, his Little Dove. It is a slow burn, very slow burn, but the sexual tension vibrates under every encounter between these two soulmates & keeps the reader on deliciously intense tenterhooks.
But life
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Samantha
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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N.S. Mills
May 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ok unpopular opinion here I think.


So I struggled with this book majorly!
For me it dragged and dragged and dragged and then suddenly at 92% something happens and then just as soon it’s over with.
I didn’t like the over analytical writing style. I didn’t think much of the character development. I wanted to scream at Samara a lot in this book. Lino was J/P but not anywhere near enough to actually warrant me liking the book.
I gave this book the benefit of the doubt because I could deal with the f
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Gal reads books
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
SPOILERS


This was much better than Book 1- Lino was written as very protective and possessive, but less of a jerk compared to his cousin in the first book. I loved that he made a decision to wait for her once he found out she was divorcing her husband, and was celibate when she filed for divorce until they got together and even then he was as patient as could be especially after what she went through in her first marriage. For those lovely decisions by the hero alone, I would've given the book 10
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Erin Robinson
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading and enjoying Bloodied Hands, I couldn't wait to read Forgivable Sins and I was not disappointed! Lino and Samara's story was heartbreaking.  As childhood friends who loved each other fiercely and planned to be together forever, their road to HEA was filled with many roadblocks along the way. While the villains of the story were mostly responsible, the characters themselves played a big part in blocking their own path to happiness. Both Lino and Samara were victims of abuse and I th ...more
Ashley
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow and amazing!!! This book is a must read if you are a mafia romance addict!!! I was given the honor to be a Beta reader and ARC reader. I could not put it book down. The connection between the two main characters is hot and sizzling!! To see Samara and Lino's story unfold was completely captivating!!! She was his Little Dove, and nothing could stand in his way to love and protect her. Samara has been through so much, but she has the inner strength and determination to prove she is a woman tha ...more
Debra Phiri (Dragon Nanny)
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Action packed! I am truly enjoying how these men are just who they are! No apologies, no shame and no quarter spared to those who cross them or their women!

Samara is an amazing woman who has been friends with Lino for years. Loved him just as long but never believed he could or would love her back.

Angelino has loved and protected Samara their whole friendship but he is ready when the time comes to make her his own.

Not everything is easy and it is definitely filled with pain but you hav
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No Book Behind
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mafia Alpha Male....

Whoa, what a surprise... After reading  'Bloodied Hand'  I didn't expect much, honestly the first book disappointed me badly. But let me tell you what a surprise  'Forgivable Sins' was.  Phenomenal  book, great read. I just love the Lino & Samara story, both love  each other their whole lives, but separated by the choices not made entirely by themselves. But finally there is a chance for them, and Lino, possessive, jealous alpha, taking steps to finally be with the love of hi
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Sara F.
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Was super lucky to read an ARC of this one. Jealous, possessive hot alpha mafia storylines are right up my alley and I loved the first book in the series. Lino is pretty damn perfect. I loved him. Desperately in love with Samara basically his entire life, but he can’t have her for good reasons which are nicely explained. He’s everything. (Long dreamy sigh). Samara, eh, not so much. Samara borders on too stupid to live, which I hate to say and I so wanted to love her. She makes many very question ...more
Liz Booker
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Literary Temptations
FOR-A-FULL-REVIEW-VISIT

MY RATING: 2*
TITLE: Forgivable Sins
AUTHOR: Adelaide Forrest
SERIES: Bellandi Crime Sydicate #2
RELEASE DATE: 24 June 2020
CLIFFHANGER: No

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I hate it when this happens. This is by no stretch of any imagination, a mafia story. There was absolutely nothing "mafia" about it except the characters themselves saying so.
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shannonbookishlife
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it

wow this book.. AMAZING
Lino and Samara are just.. sigh.. they are perfect for eachother! Lino is so possessive and protective and I'm here for all of it!. He would do anything for his little dove 😍 Samara has been through a lot and she finds the strength to get back to herself after been through something traumatic.. with the help of lino of course. Also we have our favourite characters from bloodied hands aswell and I live for it❤
Alot happenes in this book. Trauma, misunderstandings, heat, chem
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Mae
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spicy 3
Dark 3
Romance 5
Best friends for life. That was Samara and Lino's life because of his life and her well. Then it all changed with one little divorce. She thoughts she could start over and things would stay the same, Lino did not love her that way, as she had since they were young. Then Lino found out the truth and everything changed. This book was everything, funny, sad, sexy and will make you fall in love with all the Characters. Adelaide grabbed you in book 1 and book 2 has you hooked.
Jill Brown
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the second book in the Bellandi Crime Syndicate series. We were introduced to new complex characters, and reunited with old friends. The second book did not disappoint with an engaging plot with new twists and turns. Angelino and Samara created just the right amount of romantic tension and steam to keep the pages turning. I honestly recommend this book to readers everywhere. Pick it up today and find out what sins are truly forgivable.
Brandi
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
lino and Samara ahhh love this book.
This series has some of the biggest alphas I’ve ever read! Totally over the top totally crazy and totally addicted!!
This is a great bff to lovers book. It definitely takes a bit for them to get together fully and Samara has trust issues but the fireworks when they do come are amazing!!
Mafia books are always fun and a roller coaster ride and this is no exception.
If you want an insane over top alpha one click this fun amazing read.
Emma bramley
Sep 13, 2020 added it
Shelves: reviewed
This is the second book in this series by this author. This story follows the characters Lino and Samara. These characters have amazing chemistry between them and there story just hooks you from the first page. This author has a fab way of writing that you feel every emotion the characters are going through. These character go through a broken yet beautiful journey.

I was given an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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2OCC Reviews
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
Awe, I loved Lino and Samara. She didn’t fight her feelings as much as the the heroines in book 1&3 but these two had that friendship and connection that was established years before. Normally friends to lovers isn’t my thing but with these two I couldn’t help but love it. There was drama but what really stood out was these two characters and the pull they had for each other. I can’t wait for book 4 to release. 4 stars #2OCCJD ...more
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