Luca Vitiello (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles 0.5) by Cora Reilly

Luca Vitiello by Cora Reilly
Series: Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #0.5
on June 26, 2019
Pages: 350

I was born a monster. Cruelty ran in my veins like poison. It ran in the veins of every Vitiello man, passed on from father to son, an endless spiral of monstrosity. A born monster shaped into an even worse monster by my father's blade and fists and harsh words. I was raised to become Capo, to rule without mercy, to dish out brutality without a second thought.Raised to break others. When Aria was given to me in marriage, everyone waited with baited breath to see how fast I'd break her like my father broke his women. How I'd crush her innocence and kindness with the force of my cruelty.Breaking her would have taken little effort. It came naturally to me.I was gladly the monster everyone feared. Until her.Author's note: Bound By Honor in Luca's POV.

Cruel ⭐️

Although this is basically Bound by Honor written from the hero’s POV, it feels totally different.

First, there’s more focus on the Mafia business. If the other book was about Aria’s feelings and coping with the forced marriage, this one shows all the missing pieces of the story, exactly as it should.

I loved being inside Luca’s mind, even if I realized I overlooked a very important aspect the first time. Major spoiler/trigger alert!!! [Spoiler]He cheated on her![/spoiler] And I was stupid enough to call him Prince Charming material the first time. 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
Now, call me crazy, but I still kinda love him and admire him.

It was captivating seeing how a man who was trained to never show any kind of emotion or compassion can fall in love. How he protects and cherishes a woman, when his father only taught him that women are whores who deserve to be raped and beaten and abused.