Title: Born in Mafia Blood Chronicles
Author: Cora Reilly
Genre: New Adult, Mafia
Release Date: Dec 14, 2014
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.
Books in the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles:
Bound By Honor
Bound By Duty
Bound By Hatred
Bound By Temptation
Bound By Vengeance
I’m terribly sorry for my unexplainable disappearance. Life got in the way…as usual. and now, with moving to a new different county in a whole different continent, my new current job and the darn reading slump (more than 5 months, can you believe this?) it’s just too much for me to keep up with. Anyways…let’s get started shall we?
This book series deserves more than a mere 5 star rating (at least, to me) I’m deeply and utterly in love…words can’t describe how much i love it. My favorite is Bound By Hatred.
I’ve read these books about years ago, so i’ll try and keep my review summarized and brief.
If you’re not aware of my love for mafia stories, now is the time lol. Cora Reilly is one of my favorite mafia authors. She is good at creating enough tension to keep the pages flipping (Although Bound by Vengeance did disappoint me…that was not what I was expecting).
Each of the books in this series are stand-alones, so they can be read separately, but you should start your read from the first book because the characters do make appearances in the rest of the other books. Each book is about two people, a couple forced to marry because of traditional mafia ways. I like how each character is opposite to the other.
‘Being born into our world meant being born with blood on your hands. With every breath we took, sin was engraved deeper into our skin. Born in blood. Sworn in blood.’