Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bound by Honor (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #1) by Cora Reilly #BookReview #FiveStarRead #TBR #MafiaRomance #AvailableNow #Romance #Mafia #Review #BookLovers

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.

It's been a while since I read a mafia romance and this is the first book I have read by Cora Reilly, but it definitely wont be the last since I added the entire series including the spin-off series to my TBR shelf on Goodreads. I also jumped into Bound by Honor Luca's POV so I would see Luca's side of some major events that took place during this book.

Arranged Marriages may not be common practice amongst most but there are still some that believe in the practice and Aria's father is definitely one of them much to Aria's dismay, but honestly it isn't something that she wasn't prepared for she just wasn't happy with who was chosen for her.

Luca is a force to reckoned with, most know he killed his own cousin but very few knew the reason why. When Aria finds out that Luca is the man she is betrothed to she's not happy but as far as Luca is concerned her feelings have little consequence. 

I really enjoyed this story, I loved the way Aria and Luca both fought their feelings for one another. The chemistry was great and the story line is fantastic. I cannot wait to read more of this series.

If you enjoy Mafia Romances I highly recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading!!!

About the Author:

Cora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a traditionally published author of young adult literature.

Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn't spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.

Despite her law degree, Cora prefers to talk books to laws any day.

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