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Bound by Honor, by Cora Reilly

17 reviews

shana7x's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.5


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samtheariesbaby's review against another edition

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The lines of consent were so blurred and I just can’t get over how much I didn’t like Luca. 

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lilwanderingpages's review

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dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Rating update on March 10th, 2022:
4.25 to 4.75
I'll keep what I said because I continue agreeing with everything BUT I've been thinking about the rating of this book because I'm reading of the books in the series and now that I just finished "Bound by Vengence" I can no longer keep the old rating. Now it's 4.75, I think there are only two or three books left so let's see how it'll turn out (I'm hoping for more Aria and Luca).

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Well, I've read the book already but when the audiobook appeared as a suggestion I was just like "why not?" and I don't regret a thing.

I'm growing used to audiobooks and I'm loving it. I don't know if it's because I read the book before listening but I feel like I liked it better this time.

The thing is: this book will never get five stars from me because I just HATE one part of it and I can't pretend it's not there when I'm rating it (even though I do it throughout the rest of the book).
Spoiler The fact that he cheated on her makes me sick.

While I'm writing this, I already started listening to "Luca Vitiello" - bound by honor by Luca's pov - doesn't change much about what he did because I understood what he meant even without knowing about his side on this (I'll write more about that when I finish that one). 
Spoiler All of this is just to say that there is no good reason for cheating. Hell, there's no REASON at all to cheat and make be on the cheater's side
  (I started a disclaimer but I just don't feel like it rn). 

 

Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles - reviewed:

 
0.5 - Luca Vitiello:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/57f24b82-8331-460a-bd4d-ae02fc323861
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4561568230

1.0 - Bound by Honor:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/eb670dd1-294d-4e23-9bab-bc9c11aef33f
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4558103572

2.0 - Bound by Duty:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/a71e2654-573c-4d41-a224-363bbfb62ba0
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3021719736

3.0 - Bound by Hatred:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/8e3fc6be-670e-4ae3-8bf1-eba71c361dcd
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4578787289

4.0 - Bound by Temptation:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/e0ad773e-86e3-46fc-a250-df3cc60c318b
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4585687182

5.0 - Bound by Vengeance:
TSG - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/902ff414-f764-429f-b3a2-dfcd8fd35d0b
Goodreads
- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4593389597 


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findmeinunderland's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Sex, violence, moral ambiguity
I loved it. 
I figured they would’ve come to a stage of obvious emotional affection a lot sooner than they did, but I’m a sucker for a slow burn. I was waiting for more playfulness like in the scene at the gym but mafias are usually more dark so it doesn’t bug me as much as it usually would, but that scene came so naturally it was hard not to want more of that dynamic, can’t wait to see if the other books provide that

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lh_reads's review

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dark emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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bookishbabbles's review

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

This book man... good amount of spice, the main character is extremly sexy but the plot was lacking. Left me wanting more!

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monirgzz's review against another edition

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dark lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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elenamarmiroli's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Ho trovato questa lettura sorprendentemente intensa e piacevole, adatta per chi cercasse un dark romance, spicy, ma non troppo, abbastanza breve da leggere per passare il tempo.
Non è di sicuro la lettura più memorabile del secolo, ma risulta a mio parere estremamente appassionante sul momento, soprattutto grazie al fatto che la protagonista svolge anche lei una parte attiva nella storia.
Inoltre, ho apprezzato molto l'enfasi sul consento, che da un libro del genere non mi sarei mai aspettata.

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bookedupchick's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense fast-paced

4.0

“Even the most cold-hearted bastards have a heart.” ♥️

Oh my goodness! This book! Luca & Aria are so perfect together. Luca gets all the praise in this book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 IYKYK! 🥰 Mafia romances are such a blast! I love all of the passion brought on by the intensity of the situations. Loved Aria’s siblings — they are honestly the best. I can’t wait to read more of this series ✨especially Gianna’s story!

Read this if you like ⤵️

🌃 Arranged Marriage Trope
🌃 Mafia Romance
🌃 Strong Female Characters 
🌃 NYC Setting
🌃 Single POV
🌃 Series (Book 1)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Bound By Honor by Cora Reilly

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lanorton's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

4/5 spice lots of scenes that are well written. This book would have been a 4.5/5 stars if I had stopped before the last few chapters. I really liked their growth together and how they pushed each other. 
SpoilerThen he sees no problem with not informing her weeks ago that her little sister was sold into a marriage. Also the big ending is I actually love you I don’t just want to Fuck you.
So yup ends on a fairly big Cliff hanger and not a great ending overall. 

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