Twisted Loyalties (The Camorra Chronicles #1) by Cora Reilly

Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly
Series: The Camorra Chronicles #1
on October 1, 2018
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Fabiano was raised to follow in his father’s footsteps as Consigliere of the Chicago Outfit – until the man abandons him. Left to fend for himself, Fabiano is forced to fight for a place in the mafia world. As a ruthless street fighter, he quickly earns his place as the new Enforcer of the Las Vegas Camorra – a man to fear.
Leona wants to build a decent life for herself, away from her drug-addicted mother. But soon she catches the attention of a dangerous man – Fabiano Scuderi. Staying out of trouble and living a normal life are near impossible with a man like him. Leona knows she needs to avoid Fabiano, but men like him aren’t easy to shake off. They always get what they want.
Fabiano cares about only one thing: the Camorra.But his attraction to Leona soon puts his unwavering loyalty to the test. Is Leona worth risking everything he’s fought for, and ultimately his life?
Author's note: Spin-Off-Series to my Born in Blood Series set in Las Vegas. You don't have to read the Born in Blood series to understand the book.

“And yet I had fallen for him.”⭐️

Let me scream for a moment and continue fuming, because I’ve “lost my review”. It was finished, but then I got busy with something else and it simply disappeared.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to tell you again everything I wanted, but i’ll try my best.

Here’s the thing. After reading the seven books of Born in Blood series and thinking they’re too soft, too fairy tale-ish, now I started the Camorra’s and I feel like they’re too harsh, too hard to stomach. Cage fighting, illegal races, drugs and whores are just the tip of the iceberg.

Fabiano – the Renegade Son of the Chicago’s Outfits was sentenced to death by his father, beaten brutally and left to die in Kansas, on Bratva territory with “twenty dollars and a knife.” He was saved by Remo Falcone, who taught him how to fight and survive.

“The brother you knew won’t be the brother you’ll see today. He’ll be someone completely different. That boy you knew … he’s dead. He has to be. Enforcement isn’t a job for the kindhearted. It’s cruel and dirty work. And the Camorra doesn’t show mercy toward women like is habit for New York or Chicago. I doubt that’s changed. Remo Falcone is a twisted fucker like his father,” Growl said in his raspy voice.“


All’s good until Leona Hall comes into town and Fabiano sets his eyes on her.

“Something about her trustful innocence drew me in like a moth to the flame. It was the thrill of the hunt, no doubt. I’d never hunted someone like that.”


Daughter of a drunk gambling addict and a meth whore, completely clueless to what does mob business mean, never loved by anyone and neglected by all, of course she’s drawn to Fabiano, especially when he shows her how it feels to care for someone, to protect and everything.

“Fabiano was dangerous. He wasn’t someone to be close to, but having someone in my life that could keep me safe was too enticing.”


At some point she realized just how dangerous Fabiano really was, but he was still good to her, so she started questioning herself and her feelings and the morality of falling in love with a man like him. Honestly, I got a bit tired of this, but then I asked myself the same question and now I’m asking you.

Do you believe that these bad guys, these monsters, these cruel killers who could torture or kill someone else and enjoy it, this kind of men can also have some goodness still buried somewhere deep inside them? Would you have the patience to dig? Would you trust your heart and soul to someone like that?

I’m not sure what’s wrong with me, but I can’t seem to be able to give my 5⭐️ these days. I thought Born in Blood lacks the actual mob business and the Camorra’s seem to miss the love part? Either way, I loved them a lot and they really deserve your money and attention, so read them and don’t trust my rating on this.