“I love you in this life and will love you in the other one.” He said. “Let’s imagine we don’t have the other ones and live our love in this life,” I answered. *** “Love during the dark times” is a story of a big love between Axel and Rene, the obsessive love of Aken and Nura, the hate-love between Leo and Nessa, and the unacceptable love of Noah and Nick. The novel is a mafia & love alternative universe representation of “dark times,” where the protagonists live while trying to find family, friends, and love. Growing up, they come to see that the only driving force for them to live and move on is the love they have for each other and for special people.