Book Review | Twisted Pride

Slowly but surely making my way through this series.

Twisted Pride
Cora Reilly

Remo Falcone is beyond redemption. 
As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. 
Now Remo is out for retribution. 
A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. 
Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can’t hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought. 
A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect. 
A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees. 
Two families that will never be the same.

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I have been looking forward to this story since reading about Remo in the first book. I was interested to see what type of woman would fall for such a ruthless character, especially one who is not quite so easy to like the whole time, but he still had the magnetism that had me curious about him from the start of the series.

Serafina was not quite what I expected, I thought that she was going to have to be tough and fiery to match well with Remo, but she was not that at all, not to say she was a complete pushover but she had more of a quiet strength. She goes through a lot and is put in one impossible position after another but keeps surviving.

I liked that the story was a little different to any of the previous books by this author and that the reasons that pull the characters apart and bring them back together are something I wasn’t expecting. It was a lot more dramatic and added an extra dimension to the relationships between Remo and his family and Serafina and her family but I did feel that it meant that the relationship between Remo and Serafina wasn’t quite as convincing as it could have been.

Twisted Pride felt like it was slightly more plot than character-focused, which is why I maybe didn’t find the relationship between the two main characters quite as all-consuming as it has been for other couples in Cora Reilly’s books. Whilst it didn’t quite do the same thing for me as Nino’s story, it was a very enjoyable addition to the series.

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


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