Book Review | Marauder @XpressoTours #giveaway

Another romance to end the week and one I’ve been looking forward to since reading the first book in the series.

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.

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I have been looking forward to reading this for a while now, ever since we got to know Keely in the first book and got a little bit of information about Cash, I was intrigued to see how this would play out because they both seemed such fiery personalities.

I have to say I was a little disappointed that that fire that I thought would be there didn’t make an appearance when I expected it to, I felt like there should have been more pushback from Keely at the beginning of the book, it all just seemed a bit too easy. Unfortunately, I think with this book because it is going over events that we saw in the first book, just from a different perspective, the first half of the story didn’t feel as exciting as I was expecting, it really needed some more tension between Cash and Keely to create that.

I still enjoyed what was happening but I think I had expectations after reading the first book because there was so much going on whilst they were getting to know each other and in this book I didn’t really get that. Luckily as I got further into the story the exciting tension that I was looking for started to make itself known, and for the last part of the story I was gripped wondering what the outcome would be.

I really enjoyed getting to know more about the characters, I loved Keely’s strength and that she tries her hardest to do things that please her family but doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. It was nice to have a mix between her resilience and her vulnerability, but I was glad that she didn’t shy away from a fight when she needed to.

Cash was interesting, he wasn’t entirely what I was expecting, I think because I already had some knowledge of him before going into this story but he was very calm and calculated. We find out a lot about his background which could have made for a big part in the story but didn’t really come to anything, which I was a little confused about.

Marauder was still an enjoyable read, Keely and Cash were a great pair and I liked diving back into the world of the characters that we had met before, I just feel like it had the potential to be so much more.

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a $10 Amazon gift card

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 dogs.  
Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.

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