Publication Date: January 7, 2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second installment of Catherine Doyle’s Blood for Blood series.
Sophie’s life has been turned upside-down, and she’s determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she’s trying to forget, won’t give up on their love – and it’s Luca’s knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace – and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie’s in deeper than ever.
Holy Cow, Holy Cow… I couldn’t put this book down!!!
Once again Catherine Doyle spun me for an amazing ride in this second book of her Blood for Blood series. I absolutely loved it. My expectations were really high for this book and Catherine Doyle not only met it but exceeded it. It was better than I could have ever hope for. Brilliant Catherine just Brilliant. I take my hat off…if I were wearing one.
Seriously this is an ACTUAL story. With an actual plot and action and romance and intrigue and twists and, and, and…so much. I appreciated the slow movement of the story the fact that it was 416 pages and not 300 or less because there is more story to tell and more of it that I didn’t have to put down and wait.
The character development of each of the characters was FANTASTIC. The relationships between Sophie & Nic and Sophie & Luca develop slowly and naturally over the course of the book which I like. I get to see the REAL characters of all three and their relationships together. Then you really get to see behind the lives and faces of every character, what they are really like and their stories it was all just amazingly well done.
Sophie still as silly as ever…
Nic, still has blah as ever…
Luca, still sighing over him. With the dark hair and blue eyes…HE was the ONE character that made me want to press on in Book 1, Vendetta, I found him to be FASCINATING and how the author wove him in. With book two we see so much of him you can’t wait to see what he’ll do next. He is a WONDERFUL “bad-ass” character who isn’t good but who isn’t bad. He’s brooding, quiet, aloof, the hero. Deep down he is a swoon worthy character who just was born in the wrong family…*sigh* Luca….
The romance was perfect. You think there is going to be a love-triangle but really there isn’t. There is “insta-love” in book one which made me almost put it down. In this one there is real nice slow moving romance that keeps you wanting more. I appreciated the realness of it, the sweet tender moments of friendship that slowly moves to something more.
Overall I LOVED this book…duh.
Sexual Content: moderate (some kissing)
Language: heavy (a few F words and a few other explicit language)
Violence: heavy (it’s 2 mafias after each other)