Gangsters of New York #2
Can a heart be stolen? Keely Ryan’s was stolen by “the marauder” himself, out of retributive justice. She is a strong woman, the archer of New York, a woman of Irish decent that can wield a bow an arrow better than Robin Hood himself. She wasn’t going to just let her heart be stolen by Cashel “Cash” Kelly, The Marauder, without getting something in return, especially, due to the reason he stole it. Keely couldn’t help Cash’s enemy fell in love with her. Her bullseye? Cashel Kelly.
Cashel “Cash” Kelly, “the marauder”, the thief of one heart, Keely Ryan’s heart. It belongs to him, just as Keely does. Cashel knows he stole it, just as he will steal Hell’s Kitchen with Keely by his side as his wife. With his enemy’s heart broken, Cashel’s plan is coming together perfectly. The one thing he did not account for, Keely Kelly’s arrows.
Marauder is a suspense, romantic novel written by Bella Di Corte and book two of her Gangsters of New York Series. It takes place in New York City and in Ireland. Bella Di Corte’s writing is very descriptive, so if you have never visited these places, you will now through her writing. While it can be read as a standalone, I personally would not recommend it. I reviewed Machiavellian and fell in love with Bella Di Corte, the book and now the series. If you love mafia, romance, and suspense, this series is for you!!!
Can we just compare Keely Ryan to Disney’s Merida right now? This woman is who I would love to not only look like but have her ability to be a badass archer! Keely Ryan is a curvy, strong, redheaded woman who has four older brothers. Her father is Irish, and her mother is Scottish, so her personality is not only strong, she is determined, hardheaded, stubborn and when she loves, it is fierce.
Cashel “Cash” Kelly is an Irish mafia bad boy, sexy as hell, and a thief. I don’t think he would have to steal my heart, just as long as he used his Irish brogue, he’d already have it! Cashel knows no limits in his pursuits, whether it is his territory or Keely Ryan. He is smart and always looking at every angle when it comes to his business affairs. For an up and coming boss, his sights are set on what he is going to steal next.
I have to say that this series is not the style of mafia books I have read before, even though the characters intertwine, you never know who is actually on the same side. The suspense is real, as many twists I did not expect. I cannot wait for the third book in this series, as I want to find out more about these characters that I have found a connection with.
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