Book Review | Bound By Temptation

bound by temptation

Liliana Scuderi has been in love with Romero from the moment she first saw him. After her sisters were married off for tactical reasons, she hopes she might be allowed to choose a husband for herself, but when her father promises her to a man more than twice her age that hope is crushed. No begging can make him change his mind.

Romero has always ignored Lily’s flirting. Her age and status made her off-limits but even someone as dutiful as him has only so much control. Wanting her when she’s supposed to marry another man could mean war between New York and the Chicago Outfit, and Romero has always put the Famiglia first. Lily suspects her sisters and Romero would risk everything for her, but is her happiness worth that much? Is love worth a war between the New York Famiglia and the Chicago Outfit?

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Rather good timing on my part, this is the last review for the books I read on my last holiday completed just before I go off on my next one. This is the fourth installment of this series…

What I liked…

It was nice to see how this one would play out, there has been a lot of build up between this pair and I wondered if it would fall short of the mark, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I hoped I would but it was still an exciting read.

Lily was so strong, she had so much to deal with and I feel like it was a bit of a shame that we didn’t get to know her as more than the inappropriately flirty sister before this. However it made it a little bit more rewarding getting to know her. I liked that she followed her heart even though the consequences could be severe.

Of course Lily and Romero together were super cute, and I was glad that they got their chance to be together. It was also really nice to check in with all the other characters from the previous books.

What I didn’t like…

I  felt like maybe this one was a bit more rushed than the others, I don’t know maybe it was my expectations that meant I was a little disappointed, it didn’t quite have the same tension that the rest of the series had.

Also the fact that Lily was pretty much sold off to a guy old enough to be her father was horrible and how that situation turned out wasn’t quite as good as I thought it would be.


I wasn’t as enamoured with this book as I had been to the series previous installments however I still found it hard to put down and I had been desperate to find out what would happen between this pair.


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


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