Goodreads Rating: 4.22 / 5 stars
My Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Mafia Romance, Dark
Publication Date: December 4th 2018
Nobody expected them to fall in love.
When Aria was given to Luca in marriage, people were sure he’d break her.
Aria feared the worst from a man like him.
A man without mercy.
But somehow she gained his love.
Love – a weakness a Capo like Luca shouldn’t risk.
When Aria betrays Luca by going behind his back for her family, she realizes too late that she might have lost what she’s fought so hard to get in the first place: Luca’s trust.
The trust of a man who never allowed himself to trust someone unconditionally before.
Can their love survive in a world of betrayal and death?
Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles needs salvation because its previous book was horrible. I’m excited for Bound by Love because we’ll get to see Aria Scuderi-Vitiello and Luca Vitiello‘s perspective from books two to four. I’m glad this became a full length novel as we get more glimpse in Aria and Luca’s marriage. Just because they’re in love, it doesn’t mean everything went smoothly.
I don’t know how I’ll review this without spoiling other books. Some of you thought Aria was stubborn and annoying for disobeying Luca. It was a complete opposite for me. Aria is an independent woman who thinks on her own accord. Sometimes she gets impulsive when it comes to her siblings and that’s natural. She’s a selfless woman and she’ll risk everything for all the people she loves. That includes her husband and her siblings. She’s a lovely heroine and she’s more mature than what I’ve seen from the first book. I’m defending her on this one.
The reason why I lowered my rating is because of Luca. I was fuming on how he acted and I want to throw back in his face what he’d done in the first book. *Highlight to view spoiler*There was one scene when Dante and Aria talked in the car and they were pictured together. Luca accused Aria cheating on him (She didn’t by the way. They were just talking and Dante spared her from punishment for coming in his territory) and he was furious about it. I don’t blame him being jealous, as a couple I wished he talked to her first before giving her a cold shoulder. Like… he cheated on Aria first with Grace (the audacity of this bitch!) when they’re newly weds. Did Aria gave him a hard time? NO. Aria gave him the benefit of the doubt…just like that. To think what he did was unforgivable. *End of Spoiler* Don’t get me wrong, I do like Luca. He’s my second favorite (I like Dante Cavallaro more hehe) and it was really nice when a sinister Capo becomes a sweet, attentive lover to his wife. However, I wished he’d let Aria explained before jumping to conclusions. Overall, I like this book. It’s entertaining despite of my annoyance on Luca.
Can Dante and Valentina have another book? I seriously want them to have another book!