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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone – Review by Michelle Austin

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel was a great 5 star read and book one in the My Life series.

We start with Alessandra celebrating her sixth birthday, she is the princess of the Canzano family and she knows she has to represent. After she is shot leaving her party, her father becomes very protective and obsessive. Her father is the Capo and a very powerful man with enemies.

Uncle Louie has been training Alessandra for years and has grown very close to her. She is well trained in self-defense and weapons. She can definitely take care of herself. She has a lot of responsibility and expectations as the princess of the family.

As Alessandra starts to learn things about her family she starts to question some things. Does she really want to follow through with her father’s expectations? I really like Alessandra, she was very smart, strong female. Once I started I couldn’t stop until I was done. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. Necie Navone does a great job with her writing, she pulls you right in.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone – Review by Julie Lounello

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Hidden Life is book one in the My Life series by Necie Navone and is a five star novel. This novel was fascinating to me. I married into an Italian family with much of the mob mentality that is portrayed in this novel. As the novel starts out, we learn about six year old Alessandra. As the only child of the family leader, she is being groomed to take her father’s position when she gets older. She is introduced in a bad way though when she gets shot by a rival family. This story follows her as she grows older and I cannot wait to read the next installment. The emotions that this author is able to bring out in a person is amazing. I feel for this girl and everything she has to go through at such a young age, but also knowing that things are going to get harder for her as she gets older and takes on more responsibility.

Review by @julie-lounello

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone – Review by Dori Cousley

My Hidden LifeMy Hidden Life by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone is the first book in the My Life Series. This is a coming of age story about Alessandra. She is a typical girl who struggles finding her own normal in her family. Her family is not the normal family as they are part of the Italian mob. Being picked to run the family when she gets older was fun at first but she wishes to be that normal teenager. This all happens due to a boy she met and likes. What will happen to Alessandra?

What a great start to the series. The story is told from different POV’s which definitely keeps you turning the page to see what will happen next. My Hidden Life has suspense, drama and action. The characters are well developed and very believable. I cannot wait to read the next book in the My Life Series.

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone – Review by Erica Fish

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Necie Navone has written a beautiful series called My Life. I enjoyed reading this story as the characters are fully developed and believable. It is written so it is read in a steady pace. There seems to be activity that keeps things moving. The story is about Alessandra. Her family is a “crime” family. She is the next leader of her family. She knows this and has to keep this life a secret from her friends. There has been an accident and her uncle comes to take care of her and raise her. It is hard to keep her life as simple as possible. There is a lot of action and coming of age for Alessandra. With this being book 1 the rest of the books seem promising.

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book #1) by Necie Navone – Review by Angela Hayes

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

My Hidden Life is the Brothers of Camelot series prequel and the first book in My Life series by Necie Navone. I was really taken with the first book in the Brothers of Camelot, and as a prequel, this is such a fantastic addition to the storyline and ‘bigger picture’ that Ms. Navone is painting.
After the tantalizing snippet that we got at the end of ‘The Only One’, this book has only heightened my interest, even more than it already was. I practically inhaled this book, zipping through it in one sitting because I was desperate to find out what happens, who the elusive Aless was, and how she and Greyson meet. Well this book is far more complex than I had imagined. Yes, I did get some of my answers, but I also got more of Aless’s compelling story- because this book starts from Aless’s early years and works its way through to her later teen years.
Alessandra Canzano was born into an Italian crime family, the only child of the powerful and ruthless Capo (boss). She is their Princess, treated as royalty and living a fairytale life- until her sixth birthday when danger makes itself known, changing her life forever.
Her father had big plans for her right from the moment she was born, but after the events at her sixth birthday, he becomes even more controlling and obsessive. Alessandra’s beloved Uncle was tasked with training her, as he would one of the men. From the age of six she learnt hand to hand combat, then at eight she began weapons training as well. She was to tell no one of her training, or the reasons behind it. She was to keep that part of her life hidden from her mother, grandmother, family and friends.
Aless soon became one of the best fighters in ‘the family’, easily able to out shoot and defeat any of the men in hand to hand combat. But she was also learning a lot more about her family, their business, and the role in it all. She feels the heavy burden of responsibility and expectation, wishing she could just live a normal life. She has one brief encounter with a boy that stays with her long after he’s gone. Holding that moment in her heart and dreaming of a life with someone who loves her passionately.
Although she may be the family Princess, she feels more like a prisoner. The more she learns, the more she questions whether she can be a part of that world anymore. She starts to wonder if she would be better off running away and leaving it all behind. With danger an ever-present part of her life, Aless will have to remain vigilant. She is determined to find a way to avoid what her father has planned. But what can she do? Will she have no choice but to buckle under the pressure to preform to his expectations? What exactly does her father have planned for her? What does she uncover along the way? Where does Greyson fit into all of this? Does she end up staying because she’s afraid of losing everyone she loves? O will she finally escape her gilded prison? What does her future hold?
While we do get some of those answers in this exciting instalment, there is still a lot to uncover in the next book, “My Tragic Life”- which I have already devoured, because I just couldn’t wait to continue Alessandra’s story. Shocks, twists, tragedy, lessons and more await Aless.
Ms. Navone is a wonderful storyteller, weaving a superb story that plucked at my heart strings, had me on the edge of my seat most of the time- whilst also creating characters who came to life, pulling me into their world and holding my attention right through till the end. The story is told from several POV’s which gave the story an extra element of interest. There was a lot going on in this book, lots of action, suspense, some violence, emotion, drama, and just a drop of romance.
Brilliant!

Thank you, Ms Navone!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Life Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a Coming of Age-Crime Family story that I couldn’t put down until the last page. This is my favorite yet by this author. I loved how she pulled me into the story from the first word. This is a story about a young girl whose future is to run the Canzano Family. Alessandra is a strong girl who struggles to feel normal in a normal family. There are some emotional situations that pulled at my heartstrings but they make the story into what it is. I highly recommend this book!

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) By Necie Navone – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)
By: Necie Navone
5 out of 5 stars

The story My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone is a coming of age book that includes an air of suspense that sometimes has you wondering what is going to happen next. It is the story of a girl who is the Princess of the Canzano crime Family and who is the one her father has chosen to take over when the time comes. I enjoyed reading about Alessandra. She is a strong, resourceful, and confident young woman. She has learned how to defend herself from a young age and has learned how to do so very well. It is also a bit sad to read about how Alessandra’s life is so controlled. She is a girl that wants to be normal and take part in the activities that other’s her age does, however, she is finding that can never be the life that she leads. Alessandra is also not as naïve as some would believe her to be. She knows about her family and about some of the business that they in. Alessandra’s uncle is a large part of her life. The story is told from her and her uncle’s POV. She is like a daughter to him and he is very protective of her. Another part of Alessandra’s life that is sad is how her father is absent from involvement in it. He is a hard man and I found cruel at times. There are many other characters that are introduced in the story. Many of them are other family members or a few select friends that Alessandra has and interacts with. Others are there to protect her as a member of the Family. This is a story that had me hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. It is wonderfully written and enjoyable to read. It is a book I would recommend.

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone 

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Released – July 3, 2018

…She has to be better than any man around her. She’s the Family future.

Alessandra, the Princess of the Canzano crime Family, was introduced to the dangers of her family’s world at the young age of six when a rival family left her bleeding and scared on her birthday.

Her uncle now dedicates his life to making sure she is not only protected but that Alessandra will never feel helpless again in their world. All the while, trying to keep her feeling like she is just a normal girl.

Join Alessandra in Part One of ‘My Life’ series as she trains to be the heir to the Canzano Family – the Capo her father wants. A life that she must hide from even her closest friends and family.

WARNING: This book has violence and emotional family drama.

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About Necie Navone

Necie Navone had always dreamed of being a writer but thought it would be impossible with her struggles with dyslexia. With her determination, the love and support of one of her sons and some close friends she finally took the leap, and put pen to paper and wrote “The Only One” The first in the Brothers of Camelot series.

She’s had the Brothers of Camelot living in her mind for years and dreams of them regularly. She hopes you will enjoy their stories as much as she loves dreaming of them. Come along and meet all 12 of these, incredible alpha men, as she introduces you to each one of them.

Necie, was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, leaving there at the age of 20 to visit California. Once she arrived, she decided to make it her home. She’s a stay at home mom to her fifth son, who is severally autistic and non-verbal. With the love and support of her husband and sons, she is taking on this new adventure and would love for you to come along with her.