Release Promo + Review: Bound By The Past by Cora Reilly

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Series: Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #7
Genre: Mafia Romance


My life is a tale of betrayal.
I killed so many because they betrayed our cause, because they betrayed the Outfit.
A hypocrite. A liar. A murderer. 
That’s what I am.
Five times I betrayed the Outfit. With my blood I made a vow to our cause, swore my life to it, promised to put the Outfit first. Above all else.
Five times I chose a woman over the good of the Outfit. I betrayed my father. My vow. My men. 
You reap what you sow.
Would my betrayals destroy everything I swore to protect?
On our wedding day I made a vow to stand by Dante’s side. 
In good and in bad times. 
To love him through it all.
Growing up in the mafia, I knew the challenges in our life would be numerous. I never expected them to tear at the very base of our family, of our existence.


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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

First of all you CAN'T read this book as a stand-alone, you at least have to have read Bound by Duty, because this book is a continuation of Dante and Valentina's story. Also there will be a lot of spoilers regarding events that happen in the books that released after Bound by Duty (books 3-6). So if you really want to enjoy this series to its fullest, then I highly recommend you to read the books in order. Let's get back to reviewing Bound by the Past. Dante and Valentina are my favorite couple in this series, so I was very excited when I saw that Cora was writing another book featuring them. This book starts of with an event that took place when Dante was 19 years old, I really liked seeing how a younger Dante started his journey to become Capo of the Chicago Outfit. It really made me like him even more than I already did. Then we get to see Dante with his first wife Carla, which was a very emotional and powerful scene. Then the book spans over 14 years of Dante and Valentina's marriage.

A couple of events will sound familiar, but we haven't seen it through Dante and Valentina's eyes. For examples events that we saw through Luca/Aria and Remo/Serafina's eyes for the first time, we are seeing what it did and how Dante and Valentina were experiencing everything at the same time. I was very intrigued how Dante handled things and how supportive and essential Valentina was to his state of mind at times. These two showed me again why they are one of my favorite couples, and I just loved being reunited with them. Seeing them grow stronger and closer together, and the relationship they have with their children was beautiful. I enjoyed this book immensely. I am intrigued by so many characters in this series, that I can't wait for all of them to get their own books. Readers who love this series and couple will enjoy this book as well, and I can't wait for the next book to release so I can meet the new characters and catch up on all my favorite ones.


March 27 Bound By The Past Cora Reilly Teaser

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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.


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