He stole my heart out of revenge.
There was one thing I always thought was mine to give: my heart.
I never imagined a marauder would steal it out of vengeance—vengeance that had nothing to do with me. His greatest enemy happened to be the man in love with me, and somehow I became nothing but a pawn. I was no damsel in distress, though. More like an archer, ready to battle.
And my target? The marauder himself.
Cashel “Cash” Kelly.
Kelly might have been as gorgeous as he was ruthless, but he had no idea what I’d do to steal it back. Or better yet, get even.
She was determined to keep what was mine.
They say hearts can’t be stolen unless they’re willing to be. Tell that to the man everyone on the streets called “the marauder.”
Because by the time I was through, Keely Ryan’s heart would be mine. And my enemy’s? As good as broken. Trouble was, the archer was precise with her aim, and her arrow was pointed at my heart.
Marauder is the second of three books set in the savage world of the Gangsters of New York series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are all based in the same world.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
Fact- Marauder is the first book I've read from Bella Di Corte.
Fact- there are a lot of characters to keep straight (and at times there were so many names floating about that I didn't).
Fact- It took me a good bit to really get into the story.
Fact- This book is gritty and raw and once I got past a certain point I didn't want to stop reading.
Hands down my favorite thing about this book was Keely. She was strong and bold. Fearless and tender hearted. Loyal and as fiery as her hair. I loved that she didn't hold back with Cash. The man that everyone either feared or respected (a bit of both at the same time). She didn't back down from his threats or demands and made some of her own. But as hard as she tried she couldn't help but fall for the broody man.
I liked Cash's meticulousness. He was a plotter and planner and thought eight steps ahead. But what he didn't plan on was how much Keely got to him. Got under his skin, in his head and eventually into his heart. She was his peace among all the chaos and danger. Especially as long buried secrets started to come to the surface.
It was the final third of Marauder that really kept me reading fast and furious. Things started to fall into place. I loved seeing Keely go to war with and for Cash. But it was seeing the softer side of Cash, the one reserved only for his wife, that made him human. Yes, their love was unconventional but that didn't make it any less real or true or deep.
About the Author
Bella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.
Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three crazy dogs.
Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.
She loves to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reach out.
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