Monday, November 5, 2018


Title: Twisted Loyalties
Series: (The Camorra Chronicles #1)
Author: Cora Reilly
Genre: Mafia Romance

Fabiano was raised to follow in his father’s footsteps as Consigliere of the Chicago Outfit – until the man abandons him. Left to fend for himself, Fabiano is forced to fight for a place in the mafia world. As a ruthless street fighter, he quickly earns his place as the new Enforcer of the Las Vegas Camorra – a man to fear.

Leona wants to build a decent life for herself, away from her drug-addicted mother. But soon she catches the attention of a dangerous man – Fabiano Scuderi. Staying out of trouble and living a normal life are near impossible with a man like him.
Leona knows she needs to avoid Fabiano, but men like him aren’t easy to shake off. They always get what they want.

Fabiano cares about only one thing: the Camorra.
But his attraction to Leona soon puts his unwavering loyalty to the test. Is Leona worth risking everything he’s fought for, and ultimately his life?

Author's note: Spin-Off-Series to my Born in Blood Series set in Las Vegas. You don't have to read the Born in Blood series to understand the book.

Review: 4 Stars!

Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly was a raw and gritty mafia story with just the right amount of angst. Leona and Fabiano's story was engaging and a great mix of romance and mob related themes. I had been itching for a good mafia story for a while, and this one hit the mark several times over.

I found that the characters were well developed and enjoyed learning more about them. I liked Leona's character; she had suffered through a lot over the course of her life, and still managed to keep moving forward. She frustrated me at times with the way she would weaken toward her parents, but I guess that was just a part of who she was. I do think she was a perfect match for Fabiano, and exactly what he needed in order to find his heart again. It will be clear to readers of the Born in Blood series that Fabiano is not the same boy that was depicted in those books. To say that his upbringing after his sisters left was difficult would be an understatement. I loved the way he slowly softened towards Leona and felt protective over her. The author did a great job with writing both characters and bringing their emotions to the surface. Both of them were born to less than ideal circumstances, to parents who failed them in every way. I think the author was wise in her decision to not rush the romance between Leona and Fabiano, because their connection felt authentic to me and it was great seeing it grow as the story went on.

I really enjoyed the story's pace and the plot as a whole. The violence was just right and never over the top. The emotional elements were well done and complimented the storyline. There was tons of drama but I was so glad to see that it stemmed from places of substance, instead of OW/OM. I am really glad to see that this is the first of a series, because there are a couple of characters who I would love to read more about. I recommend this story for anyone who enjoys a well-written and suspenseful mafia romance.

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Author Bio:

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 now lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as a cute but crazy man. When not dreaming up sexy books, she’s planning her next travel adventure, drink coffee or gin (sometimes at the same time), or doing CrossFit with her favorite guy.

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