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Mercenary by Bella So Corte review and giveaway with Pine Enshrined Reviews and Xpresso Book Tours.

Bella Di Corte
(Gangsters of New York, #3)
Publication date: November 13th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

I had something to live for.

The moment I saw him, I knew.

His eyes would hypnotize.

His lips would speak the most beautiful promises.

His body? Made for pleasure.

But if Corrado Capitani thought that he could fool me into thinking he was a good man, he was wrong.

The moment I saw him, I knew the truth.

Those eyes hid his poisonous heart.

Those lips were vessels of deception.

That body? Made for inflicting pain.

He wasn’t sent from heaven. He was sent to drag me back to hell.

I had something to die for.

Alcina Parisi had a price on her head, and she’d eluded the best. She thought no one would ever find her, but I did. Everyone in our world called me Scorpio–the man who never let the enemy go. But she was a weapon, not an adversary, and I’d claimed her as mine.

Mercenary is the third of three books set in the savage world of the Gangsters of New York series.

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Author Bio:

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 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 if you’d like to reach out.

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My review

First book I’ve read from Corte and in the series. Not sure if it can be read as a standalone but here we are. I really really enjoyed Mercenary and was swept away by the details and description of everything.

The story was very intoxicating especially with our perfect couple Alcina and Corrado. Hot passon and a messy good story about love, power and family is tied together with a steamy bow.

When coming for a mafia romance you want it to have drama of course but also revenge, secrets, suspense and a dash of emotions. Corte delivered with Mercenary by just having you fall in love with the characters she so deliciously crafted.

I highly recommend Mercenary to any mafia romance fan. Even plain romance people would enjoy this read as it doesn’t disappointed in the romance box at all.

Lastly thank you Corte and xpresso Book tours for this arc in exchange for an honest review!

Five out of five!

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