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Uncovering the Correttis (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty 0.5)

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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
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Published April 1st 2013 by Harlequin Presents (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nancy Crocker
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
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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
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Jan
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
Carrie
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.
Makii
"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...


No
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Adele Ratzlaff
decent writing. kept you engaged.
Shirley Buchanan
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
Elizabeth
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!!)

Amoy
Great

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
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
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Mariana Bezerra
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
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Paula Legate
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
LaFleurBleue
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
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Donna
Short but entertaining. A very nice introduction to the series. Looking forward to the next book.
Heather
solid start. peaked my interest in the characters. would read more in this series.
L.  (I've Stopped Counting)
Rich guys, brief sex, and clothes porn. What more could you ask for?
Michele Tournay
good but it should have been longer
Mary
I enjoyed this prequel.

It was very fast. I liked Emily's character and laughed to myself when she got the call from her informant, saying she had told her the wrong lake they were going to drain but didn't know which one it was going to be, Emily didn't call her editor (ex-boyfriend) to tell him that. Later she was watching TV and saw Dianne standing in the rain reporting nothing.. HaHa she got hers in the end. Poor Dianne so humiliated. I know this isn't what the book is about but I loved it.
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Maria Bonano
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.
Cynthia
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.
Krissys
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.
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
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!
Akina
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.
Cecilia
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
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.
Theresa
A wonderful novella that introduces us to the world of The Corretti Family.

I am looking forward to reading this series.
Colleen
Meh. Didn't really feel like a start to a series. Felt more like a first draft missing an ending.
Saly
3 stars
Not much of story or the chance to give a whit about the characters.
ms bookjunkie
Short, but I liked it…and now I'm curious about the Correttis.
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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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