- File Size: 2187 KB
- Print Length: 531 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942206070
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- 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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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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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.
I started this book when it first came out, and it remains unfinished although I'm close to the end. Let me say that I love Corrado. After reading Sempre, Corrado Moretti became the book husband of my fantasies. I absolutely LOVED him!! I still do. In Sempre, you have this cold hearted killer who is so in love with his wife. How awesome and romantic is that?! So, I looked forward to reading this book, and reading more details about their love story. I couldn't wait for this book to come out.
This book is about 25% romance, 75% mafia. I liked reading his backstory in the beginning. I enjoyed his and Celia's budding relationship and marriage. But their romance wasn't even close to being the focus of the story. Which makes me sad. I will finish the book soon, but I just stopped reading because I was disheartened by the lack of romance in the story. I will say that it is a good book, just not enough romance for me. Maybe there will be more in the last 20% that I have left to read.
Re-read and finished the book 12-9-17:
I loved the book. It's amazing how 3 years later I finally get back to this book and I loved it. I was so engaged in the story. I still love Corrado. I was sad at various parts and the ending made me teary. . . And this is a beautiful love story. I saw it with different eyes and I appreciated the entire story.
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!
Celia was his redemption.
This was a story not for the faint of heart. It addressed violence and sexual violence as well. This story is gritty and will have you stuck in place turning the pages waiting for what would come next. The story starts off with Corrado and his dysfunctional family. A family with only one person that Corrado could love me who loved him. Even with that his family is one connected to the mob in every action they take.
Corrado endures a loveless childhood but meets Celia during a brief period in his life and they fall in love. Their connection continues into adulthood as Corrado takes on a role with her father, one that gives him jobs he can't often refuse.
The story shows you the life of Corrado, Celicia, Vincenzo, Maura, Antonio, Vito and Ericka. These are the main characters.
Corrado's live isn't pretty or one you could really agree with as a reader. It's ugly, but you find yourself liking him regardless. It's an emotional roller coaster and a thriller with connecting parts of a puzzle. Eventually, the life they live catches up with them all.
Even with that there are two love stories told that leave you you hoping for nothing but the best.
In the end the life they live ends as expected.
You'll connect to the characters
Corrado is a good character dispite his actions
Celia is the backbone
Maura and Vincenzo's story is so sweet
Secondary characters are purposeful
This is a romance but a dark one, so it's not for those looking for hot sex. It's emotional.
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Made was definately an extra added bonus to the series with a fantastic insite to Corrado's character.