Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review ~ Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly

Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families.
Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca.
Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname ‘the Vice’ for crushing a man’s throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don’t know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn’t just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca’s striking gray eyes and arrogant smile.
In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you.
The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she’s ever known behind but Aria can’t bear the thought of never seeing her family again.
Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca’s.

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About this Author:

I'm an author of romance and New Adult novels. I live in one of the ugliest cities of the world with too many pets and only one husband. I'm a lover of good food, wine and books and I'm addicted to Dexter, Californication and Big Bang Theory.


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My Thoughts:

Wow! I was rivoted. There was a lot of aggression and blood shed but there was so much more as well. 

The heroine went through so much but she loved deeply, was loyal, honorable, beautiful and a little too naive.

Luca, our hero so to speak, was dangerous, deadly, handsome, cocky, and very much an alpha male. He treated her gently though and it made me swoon for him.

This book grabbed my attention right away and held me in it's grips until the last word had long since been read.

This is basically a mafia type love story. there was an arranged marriage between two crime families, characters that you will easily become attached to, very sexy scenes as well as some scenes that are pretty violent (we are talking mafia!), my emotions were all over the place with this one. sometimes I couldn't believe what I was reading and other times I cheered, leered, laughed, jeered, cried, and even got angry on Aria or Gianna's behalves.

I thought this book was outstanding and I can't wait to read more!

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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  1. mafia stories can eb entertaining but let's be honest^^ i would not want to navigate into that universe. i'm sure it must not been easy for Aria but teh fact she is loyal, honest and managed to stay naive has me quite curious
    thank you for the review

  2. The excerpt sounds awesome. I'm going to check it out. Nice review.

  3. Well you sold me. I was interested from the blurb but then your review made me want it even more.

  4. Thanks for the blurb, the book sounds interesting.