Review: Twisted Hearts by Cora Reilly

Series: The Camorra Chronicles #5

Savio Falcone has a few non-negotiable rules when it comes to girls.
They need to be hot as f*ck.
Spread their legs without much prompting.
And leave as soon as the fun is over. Preferably minus any bitching or tears.
With his easy-going bad boy attitude, a last name that rules over Las Vegas and a body to die for, girls have always been at Savio’s disposal.
Unfortunately, the hottest girl in Vegas comes with a price Savio isn’t willing to pay. For Savio to get Gemma he’d need to seal the deal and put a ring on her finger. Settling down is out of the question, no matter how hot a piece of ass waits at the altar.
Gemma Bazzoli has had a crush on Savio from the first moment she came face to face with his arrogant smile, but for him she was always his best friend's annoying little sister—until her hard-earned curves catch even his attention.
But Savio likes it easy, and Gemma is anything but. When she’s promised to another man, Gemma resigns herself to the fact that the man she’s wanted all her life, doesn’t want her badly enough.
Savio has to decide how much work he’s willing to invest, because bending the rules in his usual style might not be enough to get the girl that haunts his wet dreams.

- Can be read as a standalone-

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I love the Camorra Chronicles, so I was looking forward to the middle brother Savio's book. I knew it would take one special lady to get him to change his player ways. I loved that we got to see how Gemma and Savio's bond developed over time. Gemma in the beginning was a young girl crushing hard on her older brother's best friend. She knew that he would be the one she would marry. She comes from a very conservative/traditional Italian family and is very sheltered. In some cases the things she was clueless about was a bit unbelievable. Especially in this day and age with access to internet, I would expect a young teenager to know more things. I really enjoyed the interaction between Savio and Gemma. He eventually agrees to an arranged marriage to her, but is not ready to give up other women, especially because she is off-limits until marriage. His hooking up with other women didn't bother me because there wasn't really a relationship between him and Gemma. I think his behavior and actions were in line with his character. I wouldn't want to see him do a 180 without major events taking place that would change his behavior.

The pacing of the story was great. A lot of character development was able to take place. However, the last quarter of the book felt rushed. I think the marriage took place too late into the story, and I would've liked to see more growth in them as a married couple. I wanted Gemma to be a bit more independent and fierce, and see more individual growth. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book and I loved seeing the family dynamic change with Gemma added to it. She fit right in, and I look forward to seeing her grow even more. It was also nice to see what the main characters from the previous books in this series were up to. I especially loved the scenes with the kids. I am very intrigued by the youngest brother Adamo. He has gone through a lot of changes especially after the incident with his mother, so I am even more excited to see how his story will develop. Twisted Hearts is a great addition to the series, and I love Cora Reilly's writing style and characters. So I look forward to reading any of her upcoming books.

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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