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Bound by Honor

(Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  23,462 ratings  ·  1,573 reviews
Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families.
Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for yea
ebook, 253 pages
Published December 14th 2014 by Smashwords (first published December 6th 2014)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
FREE on Amazon U.S. (5/10/2016):

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★★★★ 1/2! Bound by Honor, book 1 of 5. Betrothed to the heir of a mafia empire young Aria is both fearing & lusting after Luca!

“You are far too beautiful and innocent to be married to someone like me, but I’m too much of a selfish bastard to ever let you go.”

Books in series are Stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: Bound by Honor
Book 2: Bound by Duty
Book 3: Bound by Hatred
Book 4: Bound by Temptation
Book 5: Untit
Obscene lack of morality...selling your daughter's a man who has no respect for marriage vows and is cheating with days of his wedding. Really felt like trafficking and her father should be shot, and Stockholm syndrome that she accepts him after his cheating. And fed into this crazy virginity obsession.... There is nothing grosser to me than a women's virginity going to a man who has just used another woman sexually and within 2 days of his wedding shits all over the sacrament of ...more
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
Liked it, but didn't really, really like it.

Which is a bummer, because I really wanted to.

I am a sucker for mafia romance...and good mafia romance is hard to come by (or as I've said in another review) perhaps I've simply read to much of it and...over saturated myself.

Regardless, I was expecting this to be super gritty and visceral and...just more than it was, I guess. I felt like instead of building and showing relationship development, Reilly just made it all about sex and Aria's virginity,
Chantal ❤️
Sep 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan! by: Snow
*A luca licked 5 of my Nutella jars*

LUCA, LUCA, LUCA, LUCAAA! that man has got me doing the filthiest things to him , and I mean filthy mark me down as a hoe but I don't give a Vitiello's sexy arse about it, I'll contain my horniness till the end but mind you I might combust in the middle ;).

Aria Scuderi is the oldest daughter of Chicago Outfit head. After her father's stern but demanding command Aria is forced to be married to Luca Vitiello the oldest son to Salvatore Vitiello and the next in
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

Has one spoiler, which I'm not sure what it ever added to the story.

I'm not sure where I stand.

I actually hate reviewing books where I'm not sure what to rate. Those are always the hardest. While there were moments I enjoyed, there where also things that didn't bode well with me, so I'm at a standstill.
I’d turned fifteen four months ago. My birthday had felt like a huge step toward my future, and I’d been excited. Silly me. My life was already over before it even began. Everything was decided
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst

3.75 Stars


Bound by Honor was well-written and the pace was great, I found myself invested in the characters and the story. It wasn't without fault and honestly wasn't profound or anything - but it was entertaining.

Being born into our world means being born with blood on your hands. With every breath we take sin is engraved deeper into our skin.

Aria Scuderi and Luca Vitiello were born into the mob, and to strengthen the ties between the Chicago and New York families, a marriage is arranged. At
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aria Scuderi

Luca Vitiello

Mini Playlist
Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side
Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise
Miley Cyrus - Adore You
Beyonce - I Care

Aria is a mob daughter who is betrothed to a made man named Luca when she is only 15 years old. Their relationship was one that had me rooting for a happy ever after while at the same time wishing Aria would give Luca a taste of his own damn medicine. I was drawn to Luca because of his mysterious bad boy persona and felt understanding towards Aria and the fears that
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
2.75 Almost-3-Stars

♤“Maybe love is a risk, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take and as you said, it’s not a choice. I never thought I would, never thought I could love someone like that but I fell in love with you. I fought it. It’s the first battle I didn’t mind losing.”♤

My Thoughts : Bound by honor is a mafia-erotica romance where our virginal heroine Aria annoys the heck out of the hero and me throughout the book with her hot and cold attitude before finally deciding to sleep with him in
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars


Cora Reilly delivered a well written story about a young girl whose father promises her hand in marriage to Luca Vitiello, the oldest son of the New York Familia. Aria isn’t interested in being married to this handsome, scary, man and has lived an isolated life with her siblings. This arranged marriage will strengthen the bond between the Chicago family and the New York family against the threatening Russian families.

This story has some very old traditions and of course the young virgi
Clumsy Storyteller
3 “Born in Blood. Sworn in Blood. I enter alive and I leave dead.” Stars

Aria "the weak spirit" that's my nickname for her, was forced in arranged marriage to Luca, a cold hearted killer and After their Marriage he's so soft and caring ? wait whaaaaaaaat ? where is the killer ? the monster ? well he's an asshole i'll give him that one !! (view spoiler)
NiCoLeTa E.

It literally rock my world!!!!

Bloody hell, this story was fuckin' amazing!!!

I loved it!!! I liked it!!! I adored it!!!

I want more... Why that book finished so fast????????

In Bound by honor, we have Aria and Luca...
They are two persons that born and raised in the cycle of Mafia...
Aria is from the side of Chicago and Luca from New York...
They don't know each other but their parents decided for the good of their organizations to get marry them together....

Aria's world shattered
4.5 'Principessa' Stars

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Aria was only 15 when her father decided to marry her off to the NY Cosa Nostr mafia. They shook hand and everything. So when she turns18 she would marry Luca- the Vice-Vitiello. There's nothing she could do about it.

I’d been growing up in a world where no choices were given, especially to women.

So when she turned 18 she did what she had to do and married Luca. And she knew nothing about him nor he.

I knew only two things about Luca Vitiello; he would become the head of t
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bound By Honor was pretty great.

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Luca Vitiello was so damn sexy with those grey eyes that showed no emotions. He was a killer and not a good man. He had a bad reputation as one of the scariest men in New York. He took what he wanted and never backed down from a fight.

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If you like mafia, sex, prearranged marriages and loveless might like Bound By Honor.

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There was a couple things that bothered me. Too much sex and I know that Aria was young and a virgin but there was no way that
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I took one breath, no actually a gasp and it hit me like a thunder right in the middle.
It was all it took for me to devour this book.


I'm still gasping for air as a matter of fact LOL

While gasping I'm totaly at loss of words...

February 17th, I just re-read it.

Nuff said!

I f*cking LOVE Luca Vitielo.

(view spoiler)
J o d i  B i b l i o p h i l e ♥

Read it in one day and haven't done that in a long time!

It was hot and I want to choke on Luca's cock!

I can't wait to read more!
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Cristina by: Snow
Shelves: favorites, mafia-men
Later edit: If you wanted to give this series a try now is your chance because Bound by Honor is now FREE on Amazon!

When Snow found out we where *sister mafia sluts* :P she recommended me some romance mafia books that she thought I would like and this was one of them :)

What I didn't expect was to love this story so much, to fall in love with Luca and Aria's story and to adore the way Cora Reilly writes her novels.


At the surface this is just another mafia novel: One mafia prince has to get ma
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
God please help me to get over Luca. :) I fucking loved this story. And I'm so turned on right now. So God, please forgive me to for saying that but I'm not even sorry for this pleasure.

Oh my Goodness. I just fucking love mafia/crime books. :-D
"You are my first choice, Aria. I’ll burn down the world if I have to. I’ll kill and maim and blackmail. I’ll do anything for you. Maybe love is a risk, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take and as you said, it’s not a choice. I never tho
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
5 for the love of Luca stars

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i have never been a fan of arranged marriage but if my parents had set me up with the likes of Luca, well I may well have changed my mind.

From the first page this book grabbed me, written so well all from Arias POV. We get to know Aria when she is 15, when her father high up in the Chicago italian mafia promises her to the son of the boss of the New York Familia. Their partnership is to bring the two families closer so they can fight together against the Bratva and T
Jacqueline's Reads
5 Traditional Stars

This is my first Cora Reilly book. I’m on this mafia binge read and the book was free so I thought why not? I was surprised on how good it was. I loved the storyline, the writing flow and I’m so happy there are plenty of books in the series to keep me happy because I will read all of them.

Bound by Honor is a standalone and is part of the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles. Each book is about two people, a couple forced to marry because of traditional mafia ways.

This is Aria and L
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Well. This one started out so very promising and by the end, I was kind of just waiting for it to be over. With that being said, there is three more books in the series and they follow different characters introduced in this book and I know I will be checking those out because there was one character I just loved and found hilarious so I might end up just skipping to her book because I hard you can read these out of order.

So Bound By Honor is about two rivaling Italian mobs from the east coast
Norah Una Sumner
2.5 stars

Free on Amazon for Kindle.

I could've maybe give this book three stars but after thinking about it and after reading the third book... nope. Just nope. Two stars is the perfect rating. Haven't even thought about how weak of a character Aria is after reading the second and third book. Come on, the girl spends all of her time in her house and literally says no to going to college. Okay. That's fantastic. At least Valentina wants to work and Gianna... well, Gianna is a whole different story
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 born in blood, sworn in blood stars


"...I knew a normal person would have run from Luca, but i'd grown up among predators"

What I loved:
-LOVED the action in this book!! It was definitely a mafia romance book through and through!
-As much as I didn't agree with a lot of Aria's decisions, I did like her character a lot. I love how family centered she was and how she took her situation (marrying Luca) and made the best of it.
-Aria's sister, Gianna, was hands down my favorite character. She was hilar
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 22.07.2016
Still good, but still something missing to make this great...
My casting:

Rate: 4/3 stars.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 'You are mine' Stars

At fifteen years old Aria is given to Luca Vitiello to be his bride and to close the gap between two mob families. Their wedding is set for when Aria turns eighteen so for three years she waits to seal her fate as a pawn in her father's game.

Luca and Aria marry in a lavish wedding with both of their families present and tie the two together in the name of marriage. Aria doesn't want to the wife of the next in line to be Capo dei Capi and certainly doesn't want to be boun
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: english, pb
So, I kept seeing this book on my feeds again and again. But it seems like you either love the book, or you hate it. And it was so interesting to read the reviews, and sometimes it seemed like the people read completely different books. So, naturally, I got interested and wondered where on the spectrum I'd be.

And funnily, I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't hate the book, but I don't either love it.

A lot of people seem to be angry about the way Aria was treated. I sort of thought that it was s
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I absolutely loved this book.

This book was recommended by a friend who has never yet recommended a book I didn't like so I had a good feeling about this and I have to say it was even more than I expected in fact I think I liked it even more than she did.
Aria is fifteen years old when she becomes engaged to a man she's never met, Luca Vitiello the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra, the engagement is a effort to bind the families and unite them against the outside threat of the Br
A Reluctant Love Story

Aria is only fifteen years-old when she is told that she has been promised to marry Luca. At twenty years-old, and with reputation as a cold-blooded killer, marriage to Luca is a terrifying future for Aria to behold. Seemingly overnight her world is turned upside down, as she becomes the property of a man she only knows enough of to fear. Her anxiety and fear only seems to grow during the three years she spends finishing high school and counting down the days until her life
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

"Bound by honor" Aria is set in an arranged marriage to the next capo, Luca, his ruthless and a cold hearted killer. Aria, knows her duty and is resigned to be in a loveless marriage.


Their relationship is rocky at first, Aria, has a preconceived opinion of Luca, so her mind is set that his a monster. Luca, was a fierce made man, but with Aria, he was patient and caring. This book didn't center too much on he mafia side, it was more into the relationship between this two characters. A
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Aria Scuderi, the 15 year old daughter of Chicago Outfit's Consigliere is enganged to the eldest son of New York Cosa Nostra's boss and the future boss, Luca Vitiello. These two powerful Italian mobs set aside their rivalries and form a union to strengthen their defense against other mafias.

Since Aria is too young to get married, the wedding will happen once she's 18 years old. Growing up in a Mafia family, the freedom of choice was taken away from her. She doesn't want to marry a ruthless and
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Other books in the series

Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles (6 books)
  • Bound by Duty (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #2)
  • Bound by Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #3)
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“Maybe love is a risk, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take and as you said, it’s not a choice. I never thought I would, never thought I could love someone like that but I fell in love with you. I fought it. It’s the first battle I didn’t mind losing.” 57 likes
“If I’d done that today, you would have lost control. The only reason why you didn’t was because I treated you like my husband, not a monster.” 27 likes
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