Release Blitz - Giveaway + Review: Marauder by Bella Di Corte

Series: Gangsters of New York, Book 2
Genre: Mafia Romance 

He stole my heart out of revenge.

There was one thing I always thought was mine to give: my heart.

I never imagined a marauder would steal it out of vengeance—vengeance that had nothing to do with me. His greatest enemy happened to be the man in love with me, and somehow I became nothing but a pawn. I was no damsel in distress, though. More like an archer, ready to battle.

And my target? The marauder himself.

Cashel “Cash” Kelly.

Kelly might have been as gorgeous as he was ruthless, but he had no idea what I’d do to steal it back. Or better yet, get even.

She was determined to keep what was mine.

They say hearts can’t be stolen unless they’re willing to be. Tell that to the man everyone on the streets called “the marauder.”


Because by the time I was through, Keely Ryan’s heart would be mine. And my enemy’s? As good as broken. Trouble was, the archer was precise with her aim, and her arrow was pointed at my heart.

Marauder is the second of three books set in the savage world of the Gangsters of New York series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are all based in the same world.

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

If you have read the first book in the series Machiavelli, then you already met the main characters of this book. Keely is Mari's best friend and Cashel “Cash” Kelly who just spend ten years in jail is ready to take his revenge on the people who wronged his family and community. Even though this book is part of a series it can perfectly be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed how strong of a woman Keely was. She stood up for herself and the people she loved. Cash wants to use her to hurt someone else, but Keely doesn't easily fall in line. I love these type of characters especially when they are up against a bit darker and broken (anti)heroes. She knew Cash is dangerous but she doesn't let that control her. I thought she was the perfect partner for Cash.

The reason I rated this book 3.5 stars because of a lack of communication which resulted in Keely giving Cash the cold shoulder. She believed and assumed something that was said by totally untrustworthy people, I would've expected her to ask for a clarification from Cash. Or that Cash confronted her about it and asked her what was wrong. The lack of communication in books is one of my pet peeves, so it kind of lessened my enjoyment of the story. I loved all the action and danger the characters had to deal with. Also there were a couple of twists added to the story which I enjoyed. Marauder had a very nice flow and was easy to read. And I really love this author's writing style. I have no idea who will be the main characters in the next book, but I look forward to reading it.

My eyes made a slow journey to his, and that was when he locked me in again. “You’re a little psycho in the bedroom, aren’t you, Ms. Ryan?”
“Me? Little?” A boisterous roll of laughter thundered from my mouth.
He made it a point to look down at me, proving his point that I was smaller than him. No man had ever made me feel that way before. It wasn’t totally physical, either, and that made me uncomfortable. I had finally met my match. If I ever told him to go to hell, he’d probably invite me along, because he’d been there before.
Instead of hell, maybe it was time that I invited him to heaven. I leaned in closer, putting my lips close to his neck, right over his pulse point. I made sure my voice was breathy, so warm air blew over his skin. “Wouldn’t you like to know how I am in bed, marauder.”
  He grinned and then let out a breath of a laugh. I breathed in and then automatically breathed out. I refused to take him inside of my lungs. He wasn’t my air; he was my suffocation.  

Bella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.

Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three crazy dogs.

Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.
She loves to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to email her at if you’d like to reach out.

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