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Uncovering the Correttis (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty 0.5)

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  366 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
The more powerful the family...the darker the secrets. Meet the family everyone's talking about in this prequel novella to the Sicily's Corretti Dynasty series, bought to you by Harlequin Presents.

Investigative journalist Emily Hyslop is furious when her editor—and ex—reassigns her from a career-making exposé to a frivolous wedding in Sicily. But scandalous secrets lie beh
Published April 1st 2013 by Harlequin Presents
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Alex is The Romance Fox
A great start to the Correttis Series.

Uncovering the Correttis is the prequel which introduces us to Sicily’s most notorious and scandalous family. Secrets, vendettas, power, betrayals, illicit love affairs…it’s the lives of this powerful and what seems like a very very dysfunctional family.

Emily has been sent by her editor to cover a wedding for a travel article and discovers that it’s in fact a wedding that will be joining the two most powerful families in Sicily.

She meets Anton, a private in
Nancy Crocker
May 11, 2013 Nancy Crocker rated it it was amazing
Uncovering The Correttis by Carol Marinelli
This is a prequel to The series titled Sicily's Corretti Dynasty

In this prequel by Carol Marinelli we meet hard working Emily Hyslop. An investigative reporter who is really pissed off at her editor. After putting in long hours on research, and on the verge of a major breaking story, Adam has taken her off the story. He has given her big story to another reporter he just so happens to be sleeping with. She has been reassigned to Sicily to cover a weddin
Apr 24, 2013 Jan rated it it was amazing
This is the pre-sequel of the Correttis books and if this is what the rest are going to be like I am going to hit melt down with these books, have the first two books already waiting for others to come out. Just loved Emily who was sent to Sicily to report on a wedding, which she was not happy about until she found out who's wedding it was A Correttis then she meets mysterious Anton, dark deadly and delicious who could help her get the scoop and so much more! Loved this to pieces and Carol it wa ...more
3.5* rounded up to 4*

I almost didn't download this even though it was free, but I'm glad I did. Although there is the usual HP over-the-top sexiness in the hero, there is also an engaging story and decent writing. I'll have to check out other titles by this author.
Sep 03, 2014 Makii rated it liked it
"The more powerful the family...the darker the secrets"
The Empire
Young, rich and notoriously handsome, the Correttis’ legendaryexploits regularly feature in Sicily’s tabloid pages!
The Scandal
But how long can their reputations withstand the glaring heatof the
spotlight before their family’s secrets are exposed?
The Legacy
Once nearly destroyed by the secrets cloaking their thirstfor power, the new generation of Correttis are riding highagain—and no disgrace or scandal will stand in their way...

Adele Ratzlaff
Apr 08, 2013 Adele Ratzlaff rated it liked it
decent writing. kept you engaged.
Shirley Buchanan
Jun 19, 2013 Shirley Buchanan rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful beginning to the Correttis. Emily Hyslop is an investigative reporter on the verge of revealing an important story. She has worked for weeks, using contacts and digging for information. But an affair with her boss was her undoing. She was supplanted by a more ambitious rival. Her boss gave away her "story" to his new lover. Angry and disillusioned, she is sent to cover the wedding of the year of the Correttis, where she found an ally in a handsome detective, Anton Soranno. C ...more
Nov 14, 2014 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about the Harlequin presents line. I'm not a huge alpha male fan and the ridiculous wealth etc can drive me crazy. But at times, they can all be fun quick escape reading with relationships that transcend the goofy trappings.

I enjoyed this novella but read it a few months ago and can't comment too much. (The curse of failing to review something right away! Urgh!!)

Sep 14, 2014 Amoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

was great to read though short it was well done , I am a sucker for a fine Italian hero , the the story need and I turned the page and wallah there is a juicy chapter of another one on the next page , of course I read it and wet my appetite a little more but am still not satisfied, so am gonna get the other one oh yes, Ms Marinelli I love your series so far.
Fiona Marsden
Apr 24, 2013 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
Well that was a Corretti packed taster of the series. Emily is a reporter on the track of a story about the Corretti wedding and anything else that may be going on with this Sicilian Family (yes the implication of that capital letter was intentional) Anton certainly has his suspicions about the family and if not them then their associates for a tragic crime in the past.

Together these two brave the wedding, in pole position to spot all the goings on and Anton has a wealth of information about the
Debra Ashwood
May 14, 2016 Debra Ashwood rated it really liked it
Thou just a short story to introduce the next eight stories about the Correttis family this is a good story to start with. It is a prequel that gives the readers just enough information on what is in store for the family. I enjoyed the read. Carol Marinelli has always been an author that I love.
Mariana Bezerra
May 06, 2013 Mariana Bezerra rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
This was actually a really short story, but showed some great characters that I believe will be used again in this series. Since this was actually the prequel and we only got to meet the family, it was a little fast the amount of the surprises and gossip that we received, but I hope we get to see more of the family and understand their reasons for fighting so much.

The love couple in this book is actually the least of my thoughts because I didn’t really connected with Anton and not gonna lie how
Paula Legate
Apr 12, 2013 Paula Legate rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
This was the first book of a series. The story was short, but intriguing. Emily is a reporter. She has worked very hard on a story, and almost has it finished up, when her boss hands the story off to another reporter. Then he sends Emily to a wedding. Emily met a handsome stranger, knowing there would be no way to get close enough to the family to get a good story. The handsome stranger that turned out to be a detective asked her to the wedding. She was the only reporter that captured a picture ...more
Jan 30, 2014 LaFleurBleue rated it it was ok
Decent writing, decent story.
However it was really short, around 50 pages, which made the characterization a bit limited. The timing of the whole story is short, around 3 days, which worked out quite well, except for the ending (view spoiler). I could not buy it, though I liked that it ended up very open, as planning for life would not have been
Feb 14, 2015 Donna rated it liked it
Short but entertaining. A very nice introduction to the series. Looking forward to the next book.
Dec 30, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
solid start. peaked my interest in the characters. would read more in this series.
L. (Climbing Mt. TBR one page at a time)
Rich guys, brief sex, and clothes porn. What more could you ask for?
Michele Tournay
Apr 11, 2014 Michele Tournay rated it liked it
good but it should have been longer
Jan 20, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing
I like this book very much and I'm very intrigued, because I know by fact what families secrets can do to its members. So, I think I will continue this series. Very much likely.
Nov 17, 2013 Cynthia rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, harlequin
I enjoyed this book, I thought at times it moved a little on the fast side, but was a good read. Anton help Emily get the store of the year. As a reporter who had important stories pulled out from under her this meant a lot. Anton was a little on the BS side but still I enjoyed the book. A short read with unanswered question, kind of a cliff hanger but I would read more from this author.
Nov 13, 2014 Krissys rated it liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
I got Uncovering the Correttis from Amazon, it seemed interesting enough and with Harlequin books its almost always hit or miss but the story was decent for a short intro into the Sicily's Corretti Dynasty series. There could have been more character and background building since its supposed to be an introduction but all in all it was an alright read.
Kat Morrisey
Short. Insta-love kinda story which bothered me a bit, but I let it pass since...well, short! I do love these kinds of HQNs though so I will read on in the series someday soon. :) Nothing like a HQN to make me feel better after a particularly miserable day after all! :D
Susan (susayq ~)
Interesting little glimpse into the family that will be the focus of the series; yet the hero and heroine weren't part of the family. I kind of hope we get to see more of Emily and Anton since they have a vested interest in The Corretti family.
Eva LeFoy
Apr 11, 2013 Eva LeFoy rated it really liked it
I would say 3.5 I really liked the chemistry between them, but the ending almost seemed like a step back instead of a step forward. it's a little darker than most Presents. Will definitely read more of her work!
Dec 01, 2013 Akina rated it it was ok
I am mostly disappointed with this book. I expected more romance from a Harlequin Presents novel. This was mostly mystery, suspense, and sex. I don't particularly like either of the lead characters.
Apr 14, 2013 Cecilia rated it liked it
Short and spicy, it's a pretty good hook into the series, especially if you're into multi-author sagas (which I'm not). I'm intrigued enough to try at least a couple of the titles.
TreLyn Cecile
Sep 24, 2013 TreLyn Cecile rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I have always had a fascination with mob type families and the criminal aspect. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Jun 22, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it
A wonderful novella that introduces us to the world of The Corretti Family.

I am looking forward to reading this series.
Oct 28, 2013 Colleen rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2013
Meh. Didn't really feel like a start to a series. Felt more like a first draft missing an ending.
3 stars
Not much of story or the chance to give a whit about the characters.
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Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she’s very at home there.

She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne—pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.

Carol writes for the Harlequin Presents and Medical lines and she also writes conte
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Other Books in the Series

Sicily's Corretti Dynasty (8 books)
  • A Legacy of Secrets (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, #1)
  • An Invitation to Sin (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, #2)
  • A Shadow of Guilt (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty #3)
  • An Inheritance of Shame (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, #4)
  • A Whisper of Disgrace (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, #5)
  • A Facade to Shatter (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty #6)
  • A Scandal in the Headlines (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty #7)
  • A Hunger for the Forbidden (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, #8)

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