— BLURB —
Nino Falcone is genius and monster. As the right hand man and brother of the Capo of the Camorra, his lack of feelings is a blessing, not a curse – until his brother asks him to marry for the sake of the Camorra.
Kiara Vitiello, cousin of the Capo of the New York Famiglia, is chosen to marry Nino Falcone to prevent war with the Camorra, but what she hears about Las Vegas makes her veins pulse with terror. After her father betrayed his Capo and paid with his life, her family thinks marriage is her only chance to bring honor to her name; but only Kiara knows she’s a faulty prize given in return for peace.
A man incapable of emotions and a woman scarred by the past – an arranged marriage with the potential to unite, or destroy…
— MY REVIEW —
Now. Onto my honest and spoiler free review (at least until it’s officially released on Jan 8, then I’ll spill my guts out.. spoilers and all! 😉
Twisted Emotions is the second book in the Camorra Chronicles and centers around the second oldest Falcone brother; Nino. In the first book, he was described as somewhat cold, calculating and the unfeeling one, and honestly his lack of emotion was what had me curious to read his book (more so than the oh-so hot Remo). I just needed to know what made him tick!
I don’t know how Cora manages to get us to fall in love with each one of her mafia men by the time their story is up next.. and what’s more is she always has THE perfect heroine for these powerful, possessive (but protective), swoony bad boys!
Nino was so much more than what I had originally imagined in my mind. Definitely different from the rest – One of a kind, especially in the Mafia world.
Kiarra.. *phew* what a brutal life she’s had already and she’s still such a young woman. All I can say without adding spoilers is.. We couldn’t have asked for a better man than Nino to be by her side! And vice-versa!
I couldn’t read through Twisted Emotions fast enough. I loved seeing bits of him revealed little by little and still being in awe that he is a Falcone!
With all of Cora’s books, you’ll always see some OMG scenes, a few twists here and there.. and definite “I knew it!!” moments — this was no different. You get to see more of the Falcones as a “family” (dysfunctional be damned!) .. a band of brothers and less of the Mafia side, which don’t get me wrong I loved, but also left me wanting more of the action and violence … I think that’s what was missing and a good chunk of the reason why I couldn’t give this one full ratings. It felt tamer than her other books.
But if you love more romance and less of the bloodiness, killings, Mafia side then I say this one is perfect for you. If you like a balance of both like me, then you’ll still enjoy this one (I promise) but probably not as much as Twisted Loyalties.
Beautifully told. The story flowed easily and it didn’t drag on whatsoever. No skimming through pages, that’s for sure! Plenty of (good and bad) scenes that made my heart stop. I won’t lie.. a few teary moments too. But lots of laughter. I didn’t think I would snort unexpectedly, but I did. I so did! Geez. The dynamics of these brothers.. I swear.. LOL!
I don’t know how I’m going to survive the wait for Twisted Pride! No joke. This is me:
This book gave little delicious teasers for Remo’s upcoming story and there’s so much anticipation in the air! Cora, this spin-off series is an effing hit!
Thank you to Cora Reilly for the opportunity to read an advanced copy! ❤
📚 Read my reviews for the series!
(In reading order)
Book One: Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly
Book Three: Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly
Book Four: Twisted Emotions by Cora Reilly
Book Five: Twisted Bonds by Cora Reilly
Book Six: Twisted Hearts by Cora Reilly
Hope you enjoyed my review! Happy reading, and as always, catch you in my next one! Xo