⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Blood & Lies (A Twisted Duet, #1) by Bella J.

23 February 2017

 Blood & Lies (A Twisted Duet, #1) by Bella J. 
TITLE: Blood & Lies
SERIES: (A Twisted Duet, #1) 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 21st, 2017
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way. All it took was one bullet and I went from Capo to Boss within the blink of an eye. What once was my twin brother’s birthright, has now become my curse.

Now it’s up to me to avenge my brother’s death, to give every member of this family the revenge they deserve. I will retaliate, and I will exact due payment.

The cost? Her life.

Tatum Linscott is the reason I had to bury my brother. She ruined everything, and now my only goal is to break her, mend her, then break her again.

This war started with her...and it will end with her.

~ Blood & Lies is a DARK Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to hard to read subjects~
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BLOOD & LIES: This is spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' We're first introduced to Castello who can’t believe he’s in a cemetery saying his last goodbyes to his father and twin brother as they are both lowered into the ground in their last resting place. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Within the blink of an eye. One bullet and a simple phone call was all it took to change my life and to turn me into the souls bastard that I was today. 

Nothing from this day forward will ever be the same again. His family has been torn apart and now it’s all left up to Castello to pick up the pieces and glue them back together again.
His only thoughts running rampant through his mind is vengeance, punishment will be dished out to all the families who wronged the Fattore family. Revenge is a dish best served up cold and that’s exactly how Castello works, an eye for an eye. He’s a cold hearted ruthless killer, being from mafia stock family loyalty above all else comes first, and no one knows this better than Castello, now the new Capo Boss is out for blood and one female is on the top of his list and nothing or no one is going to get in his way. 

SEVEN MONTHS LATER: Tatum Linscott reins from one of the most prominent powerful families in America, she awakens disorientated, in a cell like room, no windows, no door by first glance, lying on a bed and wearing clothes that aren’t hers, stripped of everything she owned, scared, not knowing where she is or what is going on, or who has kidnapped her.

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This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m so glad I took the time out of arcs and other commitments to fit this in, her writing flows effortlessly, her use of words, she has you right in the palm of her hand as soon as you start reading that first line, who wouldn’t be drawn into the story when the opening chapter is Castello now the head of the mafia family, not by choice but by the hand dealt to him. 

In the beginning you’ll try your hardest to see if his armour will crack, he’s cold, ruthless but little by little Tatum unfreezes his dead heart. 

The sexual tension between these two right from the beginning is off the charts, it’s forbidden, both try to fight it, but it’s like their souls scream out to the other, it’s an undeniable attraction that neither can deny, but at what price will this come at?

Image and video hosting by TinyPic My body wanted her, my soul screamed for her, and my monster demanded to have her. 

So many twists and turns that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

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One moment
One decision
One bullet
And now everything was fucked up. 

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And screams
And dead bodies. 

From the get go the author has placed a warning, heed this warning as you the reader need to be aware that this novel contains scenes of public humiliation, abuse and sexual situations that may be triggers and make some readers uncomfortable. This novel is dark, it’s twisted, and I understand that it’s not for everyone

Whilst this wasn’t the darkest mafia book I’ve ever read it does packs one hell of a punch within the pages that kept me reading in one sitting. I devoured this, I inhaled it. But if you're just stepping into the mafia genre or are wanting to read something that’s a wee bit gritty and not too dark I highly recommend this come release day.

*Teaser used is off the authors facebook page* 

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