The Italian Heartthrob by N.J. Adel

Forbidden Standalone

Forbidden age gap romance that will break your heart and put back the pieces

The italian heartthrob

Forbidden is what we are...
I was 10. You were 19.
You wanted to be a chef. My mom made you a star.
I'm 24. You're 33.
You hold the record for the Sexiest Man Alive.
I'm still the lost, rejected, damaged girl who can't find herself anywhere but in your protective arms.

I loved you when I was 10. I love you now.
You call me your best friend, and you still see me as a kid.
I'm 25 with a man on one knee in front of me.
You're watching through the glass. One word from you is all I need.
But you hold a secret that can destroy us both.

I've known you my whole life. Loved you my whole life.
Never thought when I die, it will be because of you.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / New Adult

Language: English

Keywords: age gap romance, forbidden romance, older man younger woman, mental illness, suicide, emotional abuse, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, steamy romance, hollywood, best friends to lovers, jealous possessive hero, love triangle, tearjerker, all the feels, billionaire romance

Word Count: 94000

Sales info:

over 2000 books sold in 3 weeks and hundreds of thousands pages read. Was a bestseller on the US and AU markets for the 1st week. It's been a #1 new release for weeks.

has reached the top 1000 in rankings in all amazon when it was first released.

Sample text:

Mike did a double take as Maggie waltzed through the people jumping up and down in the strobe lights on his suite floor. She met his gaze with a crooked smile, sauntering toward him in a wraparound black dress and high heels with fancy lacing. Her hazel eyes, framed with black liner, shone with a wild glint. Holy fuck.

He gave James his drink and walked toward her. “Hey—”

“If you say Kiddo one more time, I’ll steal all your weed, and you’ll never see me again.”

He bit his lip on a laugh. “Come here.” He spread his arms, and she threw herself into them. His nose skimmed across her hair as he bent to kiss her cheek. Why did she have to smell so damn good? He closed his eyes, swallowing a moan. “Mi sei mancato tanto, pazza.”

Her arms slid around his waist, embracing him tighter. “I missed you, too.”

The way he was squeezing a young hottie with his eyes closed in the middle of a room full of people must have raised some eyebrows, but he didn’t care. These friendly hugs were his only chance to feel her warmth, to touch her skin, to hear her heartbeat. He wasn’t going to let go until she did.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Mattia Castorino
Author review:
Amazing as always :) Brava, Mattia!
Already translated. Translated by Juliana Chiavagatti Grade
Author review:
Juliana is an excellent, prompt and professional translator. I enjoyed working with her on my romance, The Italian Heartthrob. I highly recommend her.

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