- File Size: 2187 KB
- Print Length: 531 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942206070
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- Publisher: J.M. Darhower (October 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00O9YYP7W
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is the closest thing to the movie and I'm absolutely in love with it! Corrado is...well, special. Yes, he's dangerous, weird, and a little bit of a sociopath. But, he has heart. He's loyal. And he loved his wife, damn it! Celia was a force to be reckoned with too! It was really comical how she pursued him. The tough love lessons from Antonio and Vincent...I have to admit that their relationship was that of brothers.
But the real reason I love Corrado so much...He's a WHITE SOX fan! As a life-long fan here, I love that he was just as devoted as I am! Not everyone from Chicago bleeds cubbie blue. 2005 was a great year for them, too!
Great captivating story about a man making a name for himself and realistically portraying the mafia instead of fantasy. This is by far my favorite book by JM and maybe my favorite male character. He was so complex but what's not to love about that!
Ms. Darhower, as usual, was very thorough with her character building. Very thorough with her descriptions. I think this book came in at over 500 pages. We get to know Corrado Moretti from the time he was about 7 years old. We see the house he grew up in. The lack of love from his mother. The absence of his father and in those childhood years we see him meet Cecila. This seems to be the one bright spot in his life.
Then Corrado grows up. He comes across Cecila again and they fall in love but this courting was brief. There are a lot of secondary characters in this book that I also came to love. In reality this read more like an autobiography of Corrado's life.
I see the way he became who he was and I sympathized with him. I understand him but to me I wanted to see more romance. More loving of his wife. More attention toward her. She seemed to be an amazing woman but in the end I never knew much about what she wanted. She hinted at it but I felt like I wanted to know more.
Did I like this book? Yes. I guess I just wanted more. More love. More Cecila. More happiness. The dark wasn't bad, the book was good. Would I recommend it to someone else? Absolutely. Just because I wanted more of the other stuff doesn't mean it wasn't a great Crime/Mystery/Thriller type book.
It's interesting the pride you receive for being the son of a mafia leader. Corrado never fit in or had many friends, but he found his fit into the mafia. Corrado proved his worth to his father.
Interesting how Corrado thought he was good enough to take orders from the boss, but not good enough to date the boss's daughter.
Celia is amazing. She is a breath of fresh air. I love her attitude and her comment to not follow the rules or fall within the standards of life. Celia decides for herself what she wants and does not let people like her father control her. How very different these scenarios are. Corrado is in a position where he follows the orders given by the boss and Celia who is the daughter of the boss gets to choose to deny his rules.
I like these tough Italian mafia women. They know how to handle their men.
JM Darhower uses powerful words to evoke so much passion and emotion. I'm hooked and consumed. Corrado and Celia are two amazing characters. Corrado is a man who believes himself to be a monster. Celia is a woman who sees Corrado as a charming man. For Celia growing up in the life of the mafia has been a rewarding and powerful experience, but not for Corrado. Corrado's life in the mafia has been violent and full of anger and depression.
The detachment that Corrado has for his job in the mafia is stunning. This same man can show love, honor, and trust to Celia and then turn around and stab a man with no emotion.
JM Darhower wrote this story with such the perfect calculations of events. Every event was done for a reason. This is the most time I have spent on a story and I love it. I get so lost in the story and enthralled that I become one with the story. Not one scenario is boring. It's so carefully written that I have no idea what direction she is going to take the story. It's like nothing I've ever read before. Who knew I could be so entranced by a story that was not erotic or abusive. Its beautifully executed.
I'm sad it's over. I could have continued reading. Very entertaining.
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Made was definately an extra added bonus to the series with a fantastic insite to Corrado's character.
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