By Cora Reilly
When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn’t let the same thing happen to her.
Matteo – The Blade – Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca’s wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna escapes her bodyguards and runs away. She has enough money to flee to Europe and begin a new life. But staying undetected when the mob is searching for her is a challenge that takes everything, especially as one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo Vitiello.
After six months on the run, Gianna finally settles into a tentative routine in Munich, but then Matteo and a couple of her father’s soldiers find her with another man.
Despite her pleads they kill her boyfriend, and Gianna is forced to marry Matteo. Her emotions alternating between guilt over having dragged an innocent into her world and hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.
Book three in the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles. This book can be read as a standalone.
This is my favourite of all the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, I loved Matteo and Gianna from book 1, they are both headstrong, passionate, stubborn and fiercely loyal to their eldest siblings.
Now I knew we were in for a bumpy ride with these two but the depth of feelings and inner turmoil from these two characters was simply breathtaking. Gianna was the scapegoat of her family and Matteo has been in love with her from the first time he set eyes on her but it has taken her longer to believe her inner most feelings. The way we were delivered through their fears to acknowledgement of love was really beautiful on the pages.
Thank you Cora for brining these two characters to life and giving them love, strength and passion.
I have just added books, 4, 5 & 6 of the Blood Mafia Chronicles to my Goodreads list and also see there is a book 2.5 on Luca and Aria – I am hoping to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet. I love this series the women are strong as are the men – love their passion for family, life and also the action between the sheets.