Book Review | Bound By Hatred

bound by hatred

When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn’t let the same thing happen to her.

Matteo – The Blade – Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca’s wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna escapes her bodyguards and runs away. She has enough money to flee to Europe and begin a new life. But staying undetected when the mob is searching for her is a challenge that takes everything, especially as one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo Vitiello.

After six months on the run, Gianna finally settles into a tentative routine in Munich, but then Matteo and a couple of her father’s soldiers find her with another man.

Despite her pleads they kill her boyfriend, and Gianna is forced to marry Matteo. Her emotions alternating between guilt over having dragged an innocent into her world and hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.

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The third book in this series and one that I was particularly looking forward to.

What I liked…

Gianna was amazing the fact that she left, even though she knew what it would mean, and tried to carve out a life for herself was impressive.

The sparks between Gianna and Matteo were great, you knew from previous books that there was some fiery chemistry between them but it was great to see it play out in this book.

How Matteo stuck up for Gianna through all the nasty comments and actions, I mean he could have maybe done more but the fact that he did try occasionally counts for something.

What I didn’t like…

Obviously the reaction from Gianna’s family and the things they said about her just because she wanted to be independent, then also how men subsequently treated her was disgusting, I know it’s probably true to how that kind of family would be but it’s still horrible to think that she had to suffer that kind of abuse because she wanted a free life.


I was looking forward to this book and thankfully it didn’t disappoint, it kept up the action from book two and there was a lot of fire between Gianna and Matteo which meant I was hooked.


Reviews of other books by Cora Reilly
Bound By Honor | Bound By Duty | Bound By Temptation | Twisted Loyalties | Twisted Emotions


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