A fatal bond that was never meant to be.
By Sin I Rise Part 2, the intense, highly anticipated finale to the By Sin I Rise Duet from USA Today bestselling author Cora Reilly is available now!
A fatal bond that was never meant to be.
Marcella gave Maddox the impossible choice, and he chose her.
Still, she wonders if Maddox is ready to commit to a relationship, or if he’s scared of losing the uninhibited freedom his biker lifestyle offered him.
All his life Maddox knew who his enemies were, but suddenly he’s at a loss whom to trust. Will he ever find a place in Marcella’s life and family, or will old companions give him a new home and purpose?
Can enemies ever truly become lovers if the odds are against them?
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Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Joanna
I was slightly disappointed in the start of this next chapter of Marcella and Maddox’s story. It didn’t start off as steamy as I had hoped for. There is a lot of anxiety in the new relationship between the two. Do they make it public…do they not? Marcella is a strong woman and making a name for herself. Maddox is trying to find his place in her world.
I love the strong alpha male side to Maddox. But he seemed to bow down a lot in this new version of himself. He doesn’t get to show his alpha side as much in this story and that is too bad. There is a lot of drama in the next storyline and little of the sexiness that I love. So if there was more of that splattered in…it would be five stars. It is so well written. The spiciness was just not there. It started off slow for me and I had a hard time connecting with the book this time around.
“What?” I asked after I’d taken a sip from my drink.
“None of my other bodyguards would ever drink on the job.”
“I’m not really your bodyguard,” I said quietly. The meeting with Giovanni made me resent this charade even more. I wanted to claim Marcella as mine in front of everyone.
“What are you then?” She stepped closer, an almost challenging gleam in her eyes. I could feel the eyes of half the people in the room settling on us, even the few that hadn’t paid us any attention before.
“Your noble servant, Snow White,” I said with a wry smile and took another nip from my drink. I had only eyes for the woman in front me now and the way she looked at me, like she considered me hers as much as I considered her mine.
She shook her head, taking another step closer. “More.”
“I’m more, or you want more?” I asked.
“Both,” she said quietly, stopping right in front of me. Now we had the attention of pretty much the entire room.
“Kiss me,” she said, taking me by surprise. Not that I hadn’t been thinking about doing it.
“You sure? Some of these old ladies look as if that’s more action than they got in years. They’ll talk shit about you.”
“I don’t care what they say. You are my man and we’ve hidden it for too long. I’m sick of bowing to their whims, of being a slave to their rules, of hiding. If my family can accept us, then they better do.”
“Snow White, if we do this, I won’t ever let you go. I’ll be yours till I die. You can have my heart, my soul, my life, and everything else you want from me.”
“I’ll take them all,” she said haughtily before her face softened and those luscious lips pulled into a smile.
I set the glass down, wrapped one arm around Marcella’s slim waist and kissed her, and not a chaste kiss either. I laid my claim on the princess of New York before all of their judgmental eyes, hoping they’d choke on their shock.
The kiss lasted only for a couple of heartbeats, a fleeting moment in time, but with consequences for the rest of our lives.
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Cora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a traditionally published author of young adult literature.
Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn’t spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.
Despite her law degree, Cora prefers to talk books to laws any day.
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