Bound by Duty by Cora Reilly Online

Bound by Duty
Title : Bound by Duty
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 318

Dante – The Boss – Cavallaro’s wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role. Valentina lost her husband, too, but her first marriage had always been for show. When she was eighteen, she agreed to marry Antonio in order to hide the truth: that he was gayDante – The Boss – Cavallaro’s wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role. Valentina lost her husband, too, but her first marriage had always been for show. When she was eighteen, she agreed to marry Antonio in order to hide the truth: that he was gay and in love with an outsider. Even after his death, she kept his secret, not only to preserve the honor of a dead man, but also to protect herself. But now that she’s about to marry Dante, her castle of lies threatens to crash. Dante is only thirty-six but already feared and respected in the Familia, and he’s notorious for always getting what he wants. Valentina is terrified of the wedding night that might reveal her secret, but her worries prove unfounded when Dante shows her the cold shoulder. Soon her fear is replaced by confusion and indignation. Valentina is tired of being ignored. She’s determined to get Dante’s attention and desire, even if she can’t get his heart that still belongs to his dead wife. ** Book #2 in the "Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles". This book can be read as a standalone. ****March 14th is a placeholder date, the book will be available before then.**


Bound by Duty Reviews

  • Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

    This book definitely put me through the ringer, angst-wise. I don't read too many books where it's the heroine panting after the hero and the hero acts like he doesn't care. That sums it up a bit too simplistically so let me elaborate. This is the second book in the "Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles", it's about a group of young women (all friends) who are thrust into arranged marriages. These girls are strategically matched to their spouses to gain more power and status in the Outfit. I enjoyed t [...]

  • Jennifer Kyle

    4.25 Stars”Why had Dante Cavallaro chosen a widow instead of a young innocent bride?”This second installment in the series was so damn good! Valentina is fantastically strong, sexy and smart heroine. I just loved her and struggled with her as she marries the head of the family who’s still hung up on his dead wife.”What you’re looking for, I can’t give you. The part that was capable of it died with my wife, and it won’t come back.”I just want Dante to loss control and fall into Va [...]

  • Brandi

    This series is such a guilty pleasure - it's fast, entertaining reading. I love it. Bound by Duty is the story of Dante, the boss of the Chicago Outfit who lost his wife to cancer 4 years ago, and Valentina a young widow with a secret. I found their story a bit more emotional than the first in the series. Dante is considered cold and distant, and this marriage of convenience to him, he needs to provide an heir and doesn't want to appear weak. While for Valentina, she wonders if it will be an opp [...]

  • ⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰

    4 Second chance starsFirst I have to say these mafia men are just.After Valentinas first husband dies after 4 years of marriage her parents are keen to wed her off again ASAP, not wanting a spinster for a daughter (god forbid). We also learn (view spoiler)[Valentina is hiding the truth about her first marriage being a lie. She married her friend who was gay to cover for him as the outfit would kill him if they found out. (hide spoiler)]Dante needed a wife as he was becoming the boss of the Chica [...]

  • Chantal ❤️

    OKAY, THIS BOOK DID NOT SUCK!I know, right?I am in complete shock myself right now! Review, review, review how do I start thee?Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that I was extremely afraid to read this book. Because the first one wasn't for me. Ahhhh who am I kidding here. I F*CKING HATED THE FIRST BOOK. I mean, I would have literally gone into the book and killed that hero.So yeah, I think it's safe to say, I was very very reluctant to read this book! So how did I go from hat [...]

  • NiCoLeTa E.

    What can i say about this book??????In the beggining i was so curious for the development of Valentina's and Dante's arranged marriageThen i became furious with Dante's cold and emotionless attitude toward ValentinaAnd that's made me feel sad about herAfter i was shaking my head in approval of her stubbornessAnd finally, thank God, i felt joy and pleasure.In this book we were having another one arranged marriage inside the circle of the mob but with different terms than the first book Valentina [...]

  • Cristina

    UPDATE: Bound by Duty is free for a limited period of time if you where curious about this novel this is the time to get it HERE Despite the fact that I loved the first book in this series,Bound by Honor, this one wasn't as great. I liked it and Cora Reilly's writing is really good but this book didn't do a lot for meWhat I did like was the fact that Valentina is a very strong woman, that can stand up for herself and isn't pleased with just being a trophy wife. She pushes Dante until she gets wh [...]

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    Books in series are Stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:Book 1: Bound by HonorBook 2: Bound by DutyBook 3: Bound by HatredBook 4: Bound by TemptationBook 5: Untitled

  • Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!

    *A Nutella substitute 3.5 Hershey's jars*Valentina a widow at twenty three and forever bounded in the mafiaso family. Valentina never expected much of her life being born and raised into a family where power and command is everything, our heroine came to terms with her life but being a widow and keeping a secret that could possibly shake her entire family was never part of the deal."Then maybe you should look for another wife. I didn’t ask you to marry me.”Dante Cavallaro or The Boss of the [...]

  • Cora Reilly

    !!!!! Bound By Duty is LIVE !!!! Oh, and please leave a review on /Kobo/B&N. Reviews are super important for authors! Thank you!It's available on , B&N , Smashwords , Kobo !!!The cover reveal happens on January 14th!amazon/Bound-Duty-BlooThe pub date is a placeholder. I hope to publish the book before February 12th!

  • Norah Una Sumner

    2.5 starsA bit better than the first one but the writing still bugs me a bit. Even though Dante is very closed throughout this whole book, I still liked him more than I did Luca. And Valentina is a whole different story. She is strong, wants her own freedom, even if limited, and has actual friends outside the family. I really liked her and the fact that when it came to her husband, she took the matter into her own hands. Yes girl, yes!But what Cora does and which irritates me a lot is that she w [...]

  • Cristina

    It could have been an easy 5-star rating. Here's what I liked: standalone, no cheating, HEA. However, when it came to the hero a little improvement would've been nice. I'm not going to say he's a complete asshole but a little 'too cold' in the first half of the book. (view spoiler)[Then there's also the fact he never says, "I love you" to the heroine. Perhaps it just bothers me.(hide spoiler)]Once again, I'm left waiting for the third book which I hope comes out soon. Great read and a recommend [...]

  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    “Fear, hatred and respect are the three most important feelings a Capo must instil in other people.” Dante“In your wife as well?” Valentina“Hatred and fear have no place in a marriage.” DanteAfter briefly meeting and learning a bit of Dante, the 35 year old Capo of the Chicago Outfit, a Mafia Clan who rival their New York counterparts, and Valentina, Aria’s 23 year old cousin in book one, we couldn’t wait to immediately delve into their story.After four years of being on his own [...]

  • Trigger Happy

    First of all I want to thank my lucky star for bringing me to Cora Reilly`s books. There is a God and he is actually a she. And she is an avid reader just like the rest of us. You have to respect the higher powerAmen!!!Second I absolutely adored Bound by Honor and I said that Cora Reilly wrote it just for me. Well she probably saw it and though that it wasn`t enough and she gave me Bound by Duty. That book blew my mind it was even better! I am dying to read Bound by Hatred and I am not sure that [...]

  • Jacqueline's Reads

    4.5 Second Chances StarsBound by Duty is a standalone and is part of the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles series. When I realized this was Valentina and Dante’s book I kind of scratched by head and was wondering who they were. I really did think Aria’s sister would be in the next book, however, I’m glad I got this story. Valentina is their cousin. Remember she was at Aria’s wedding? She was previously married but her husband died, but now she is remarrying, Dante.Dante was also married and [...]

  • Sabrina

    4 StarsWhen Valentina was eighteen she made the decision to marry her friend to hide the fact that he was gay from the family. For years she lived in a loveless marriage and watched as her husband lived happily with his lover. Then her husband is killed by the Russian’s she thought that she would finally be able to live on her own. But her and her husband had a childless marriage so her father decides to marry her off again. This time to Dante Cavallaro, the soon-to-be youngest head of a Mafia [...]

  • Beatrice Masaluñga

    Bound by Duty is the second book in the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles and the story is about Valentina, Aria's cousin and the Chicago Outfit's new mafia boss, Dante Cavallaro.Valentina is a widow. Her husband Antonio was murdered. They have been married for years just to conceal his true sexuality from the mafia world and the relationship they have is nothing more than friends. As for Dante, since his wife passed away due to a chronic illness, he becomes more emotionless and colder (Total icebe [...]

  • Candace

    Like Fire And IceFocusing on the arranged marriage of Valentina and Dante, this second book in the series has the bride turning the tables on the groom. It ends up that there were some pretty big secrets in Valentina's first marriage. Faced with her second marriage of conveniencehis convenience that isValentina is determined to see to it that her needs are met for a change.Still grieving the loss of his first wife and the only woman he's ever loved, Dante views his marriage as a necessary formal [...]

  • Jodi Bibliophile

    This fucking series completely captivates me! I fucking LOVE them and can't bloody wait to read Gianna & Matteo's book <3

  • Vasiliki

    5 Stars!I really cannot believe it! You read the first book and you think that the second one cannot be that good! Well of course it can!!!! I was so happily surprised that I couldn't put down this book either! I also finished it in 24 hours!!!!!!! Fantastic story and beautifully written as well!!!! The plot was moving a bit faster but there was a couple of surprises and the evolution was done in a perfect balanced way!Valentina is amazing! She knows what she wants and she goes for it! She is re [...]

  • ★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

    What made me so dang on mad is that the book ended on the note it did, and not once did the asshole said I love you or show any indication that he did. Italians are possessive bunch, speaking from experience here, so him being possessive does not mean he gave a fudge just that he is wired that way! And how the hell could Valentine drop the I love you bomb, I didn't feel any love in this whole novel not ONE ounce!

  • Snow

    so, oki doki, this is NOT your tipical mobster story.It's not dark. Like at all.Who doesn't like this fact stop reading the next lines. :)This is a complete love story. Yes, you read it correctly.Sure, there are mob men, made men, the whole cosa nostra, a heroine and a Capo.First things first. He's NOT your tipical Capo.He's f*cking blonde, for starters. And I don't even like the blonde ones. LOLSo, why mention it, at all simple, cause after I pictured him in my mind like this:the story took a w [...]

  • Jenny

    Dante's wife died four years ago. In the mafia world he must remarry and produce an heir. Valentina a young widow is chosen for him. Valentina's first husband was gay and her marriage was based on friendship and secrets. She hopes her second marriage will be different and happy. Soon she realizes that Dante's heart still belongs to his dead wife. But Valentina is brave and determined to win Dante's love no matter the cost. 5+++stars!! This was an AMAZING book!! Dante and Valentina are so hot tog [...]

  • Tahsin

    it's past 5 in the morning here, so review after i get some sleep!few hours of sleep later:Compared to Luca&Aria's story, this is more meh. Whereas that was more romanticized and catered to the female taste, this one was more realistic. Kinda like the flip side of the coin, almost. But I gobbled it up anyway! I don't know what it is about this author, her writing, or the story she tells, or the characters or whatever the fuck, but it's my crack. Really. This series has got the whole mafia go [...]

  • PBW

    loved the book. Dante was such a cold bastard at times but wow man, who knew i'd be falling in love with him?! lol the book was definitely worth the read!

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel

    Dante boy. A little less conversation, a little more action please Maybe you can use your talented hands on me? Thank you :-D Oh I almost forgot. You're welcome, It was my pleasure. :-D

  • Maria

    Γνώρισα τη Valentina και τον Dante διαβάζοντας το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράςBorn in Blood Mafia Chronicles. Περίμενα με αγωνία το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο, καθώς η ημερομηνία έκδοσής του μεταφέρθηκε αρκετές φορές. Η επιθυμία μου να το διαβάσω άρχιζε και τελείωνε στον πρωταγωνιστή του. Ο Dane είναι 35 χρον [...]

  • Haidoulina

    This book wasn't as satisfying as the first one Valentina basically wants a husband to make her feel desired and wanted on a physical way And even though I admire that she went after what she wanted it wasn't enough to keep my interest for the whole book. Dante on the other hand after his first wife's death is emotionally detached I can understand his cold mannered behavior as a Mafia boss but there is no excuse for the same behavior toward his wife At least I couldn't find one. He was fighting [...]

  • Sarah

    5 +++++++++++++++ stars!!WHY ARE THESE BOOKS SO DAMN GOOD?? I'm addicted.I absolutely loved it!!!! (duh.)

  • Deborah

    I liked Valentina in the previous book 'Bound by Honor' so I was initially pleased that while she was having to marry again so soon she was at least getting a 'good catch' although my enthusiasm did wane the more I actually got to know her intended Dante.Valentina is easy to like and even after four years with her previous husband Antonio she remains a virgin so along with her I was looking forward to her wedding night.Dante is conflicted, while he loved his previous wife and I really liked that [...]