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(Blood and Honor #0.5)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  534 ratings  ·  56 reviews
A son determined to avenge his family. A daughter desperate for peace. Two fathers intent on destruction...

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted anything to do with the Mafia. But when his brothers were murdered, he accepted that he would someday be the next don. However, he doesn't accept that he must marry the daughter of the man who killed them. Enrico will never trust an Andret
Paperback, 162 pages
Published June 7th 2013 by Dana Delamar (first published June 4th 2013)
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FREE on Amazon US today (12/7/2015)

Prequel to series. Series is complete.

A son determined to avenge his family. A daughter desperate for peace. Two fathers intent on destruction...

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted anything to do with the Mafia. But when his brothers were murdered, he accepted that he would someday be the next don. However, he doesn't accept that he must marry the daughter of the man who killed them. Enrico will never trust an Andretti, never mind love one. The Andrettis are
Linda Lewis
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If I hadn't seen this book promoted on a Facebook page by a friend and then saw that it was a freebie, I would never have picked it up. A mafia story with romance? Not me.

But I'm happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It's a well-written page turner. Now, I'll have to buy the rest in the series. :-)
Dale Amidei
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This tale of vengeance tinged with romantic suspense surprised me with its intensity. Dana Delamar presents a story of a man driven by grief to embrace a life he tried to avoid, and a young woman who must overcome her fears if she is to achieve a peace that seems destined to elude their warring families. A novel of love and the burdens of honor set in a reality of ruthless violence, Malavita masterfully depicts characters challenged with tracing a path obscured by passions, pain and rage. At its ...more
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: italian-h
I was provided a copy in exchange for a honest review.

Interesting story of a Romeo and Juliet type of couple, in modern times, in a city of Northern Italy, Milan, but with both protagonists belonging to Calabrese Ndrangheta mafia clans from the South. It is an exciting story of two people thrown together in order to try to stop a mafia war and to learn about the conflicting interests of the people concerned.

The Hero, Enrico. It wasn’t his destiny to become the future capo of his family, but his
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

Malavita is the prequel to the ‘Blood and Honor’ Series and Follows Enrico’s early life from the death of his mother and brothers, to his marriage to Antonella Andretti. It was interesting to have the background to this story in such detail. We were told certain things in Revenge (book 1) and Retribution (book 2) but we were only given the out line information that we needed to understand those books. We now get to taste Enrico’s pain first hand and can fully understand his need for rev
Dana Delamar
Jun 09, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
"Malavita" is the prequel to the "Blood and Honor" series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. I wrote this book after several readers told me they wanted to know more about events prior to "Revenge." In "Malavita," you'll learn how the burning hatred between the Lucchesis and the Andrettis got started and how that feud derailed the lives of the generation to follow.

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A son determined to avenge his family. A daughter desperate for peace. Two fathers intent on
Kristine Cayne
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! (full review to come)
Dana Mason
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Nancy Thompson
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to dig my teeth into Malavita. It’s romantic suspense, right up my alley. I’m always a bit nervous when I first start a new book. I’m often let down by mediocre writing right off the bat, so it was pleasantly surprising when I dug into Malavita. Dana Delamar has obviously learned her craft well. Her writing is crisp and descriptive without being overly dramatic.

Her main characters, Rico and Toni, were well-developed, though their dialogue felt a bit stiff at times, and, to me, did
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
In this prequel to the Blood and Honor series we are introduced to the Lucchesi family and the Andretti’s family. Both are part of Calabrian Mafia in Italy. Both families have been a war with each other for many years and that is the backdrop of all of the books in this series.

Enrico Lucchesi was a young boy when Carlo Andretti had his mother and two brothers gunned down. Enrico always knew what his father was and that his brothers were being primed to take his father place one day as head of t
N.D. Mahshid
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm a fast reader, and I happened to finish reading this book in a few hours which means that it wasn't easy to put down.
Still, it didn't give all that it could offer.
The main characters, male and female, are teenagers; Italian teenagers, and no offense to my Italian friends but all of young characters in this book sound at least ten years older than what normal Italian young community presents in real life! Enrico is eighteen and he has a fourteen month-old son, means he should have fathered t
Patty Euefueno
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page I was sucked into a world of revenge, family bonds, blood shed, romance and I was hooked!

Enrico Lucchesi is a sexy young man who's life as he knows it is turned upside down! His father has ties to the Italian Mafia and he never wanted any part of it. Everything changes when his loving Mother and two Brothers are murdered in cold blood! He knows someday he will need to avenge their murders.

There is a contract in place and Enrico is being forced to marry the Daughter of th
Dakota Storm
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Antonella or "Toni" is trying to make the wrongs done to Enrico's family right and of course she's always loved him from afar and wants to protect him. Enrico "Rico" is my favorite although he had to make some tough decisions before going back to Italy I felt for him, he needed to avenge his siblings and mother and protect his father but along with Toni they are only told half truths. The first meeting I felt bad for Toni with her nose. A lot going on in this story the families hatred to the oth ...more
Liz Cabrejos
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When asked by Dana if I'd be interested in reading in exchange for an honest review...well, lets just say there was not a second of hesitation. I've enjoyed every book of Dana's, so I had no doubt she wouldn't disappoint. Let me just say, once i got started with Malavita, I could not, would not put it down. The storyline is captivating from the beginning. I'm so happy she gave us this prequel, it gave me so much insight into Enrico and Antonella who he always spoke of with so much love in the ot ...more
Amber (Daisymau)
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
In 1982 Enrico Lucchesi’s mother and two brothers are murdered by an order from Carlo Andretti. A couple of years later Enrico has returned to Italy from England to fulfill a marriage contract. In order to end the feud between the Lucchesi’s and the Andretti’s he must marry Antonella (Toni) Andretti.

The book kept me reading and turning each page to find out what happens next. Fast paced with action, suspense and romance. With secrets, lies, betrayals, murder and family feuds. A great author who
Sue Stewart
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've read a Mafia book since The Godfather! What a great book choice to jump back into the Family!!!! I started this Prequel to the Blood and Honor series, because it was highly recommended by a favorite author, Romantic suspense is my #1 favorite genre and it sounded intriguing! Was one of my Really better decisions! I knew, with the Glossary of Italian Terms at the start, I was being invited to join the Family! Captivating plot, compelling characters and such a gripping love stor ...more
Willow Brooks
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! A book with a real plot. This book was really good. I even loved the fact that the heroine had a Jacked Up Nose!! She was not beautiful but because of her personality, so on and so forth, She turned out to be beautiful.

Now, here is the sad part. there is only one sex scene in this story, and it is not a full scene. A few nipple rubbing, a couple of pokes, and that was it. Didn't even enjoy that part, but the stinking wonderful story more than made up for it.

I was choked up at the end, and
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to say I enjoyed this more than the full versions- i wished we saw more in to their marriage but the courtship was sweet and twinged with a love hate; romeo and juliet theme to it. Dario- oh Dario- i think he'll need lots of Hail Mary's for his thoughts about his nearest and dearest. Enrico was sweet and full of feeling and Toni was feisty and a girl that had to rely on smarts instead of looks- i respect her character so much- Good read for sure - go check it out its free and if its not a ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a present and boy am I glad I did. I really enjoyed it. I was hocked from page one and had a real hard time putting it down. If only the day had more hours. I loved the characters, action and romance and Dana Delamar gave me a peek into the inner workings of the Mafia family. I can't wait to see what will happen next. I highly recommend this book, it was a very entertaining read.
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contest-winners
I won this book as a goodreads contest giveaway. The book was slow to begin with, but that was also because it was setting up the scenes and the characters. The plot wasn't too interesting. Have the 'mob', and characters that go into the mob, but it wasn't real interesting to me.
Good writing and it was set up for a series so hopefully reading the next few books in the series will be great. Towards the end of the book it started to pick up and ended very well.
Jule Mcalpin
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can not get enough of a good Mafia story. I think those Italian boys are so cute in leather. Ahem. Sorry, off-topic. Malavita is tragic love story with blood and bullets. Really, what more could anyone want? Oh, it’s set in Italy. And it is so good. The characters are brilliant Mafia. The dialogue perfect. The only problem was it ended.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very PG, but with that said it is an awesome storyline and get's you hook. It is very realistic, you will fall bad for these charters. And it will leave you having to read the next one. The other 3 books are for adults only.
Cyndi Hackett
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great mob story with a wonderful love story. I really enjoyed this story. It was not to understand the Rico's background story.
Kiru Taye
Heart-thumping suspense blended with sweet romance in a great start to a mafia series. If you enjoy romantic suspense with emphasis on suspense this is for you.
Lauren Woodard
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED this book and really look forward to the rest of the series! So suspenseful and emotional.
Gigetta Nadeau
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I downloaded this book for free from Bookbub and now I want to read the next in the series but the library I use does not have it!!!!!

I enjoyed it but then I love Mafia books!!!
Liz Lawson
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good read. Remained me of the godfather in many respects. On to next book in the series
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Book

I loved this background story, it was sad during some parts, but also exciting to see this glimpse into the past. Thanks for writing this book, and for continuing this book series, I will always read them!
Toni G
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written and edited.
Lucy Roderick
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A truly beautiful five stars. Dana Delamar knows how to grab your interest and hold it. Intrigue, mayhem, devious behavior, murder, lust and love.
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Dana Delamar is the author of erotic romance, LGBTQ romance, and the "Blood and Honor" Mafia romance series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. Her first book, REVENGE, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, was a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews, and was a double-finalist for Best First Book and Best Romantic Suspense in the 2013 Booksellers Best Awards. Her second book, RETRIBUTION, ...more

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Blood and Honor (5 books)
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