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Bound by Hatred

(Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  13,185 ratings  ·  802 reviews
When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn’t let the same thing happen to her.

Matteo – The Blade – Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca’s wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other r
ebook, 196 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Cora Reilly
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
3 - 3.5 Stars

So, a couple things...

1) I am a huge liar. Obviously. But what can I say...?


In my scathing review for book two, I said I wasn't going to continue with this series...and yet, here we are. If it makes you feel better though, I lied to myself too, cause I really did have no intention of continuing with this series; but alas, after a few duds in between this and book two, I thought, well fuck it. It's on KU, I already know the characters...blah, justification, blah...

2) I actually semi-
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”Who doesn’t like a good miracle?”


Gianna Scuderi isn’t going down like her obedient sister. She has no plans on marrying a Made Man and will stop at nothing to get away from her family and her sealed fate. Gianna is hardheaded, stubborn, snarky, proud and a complete pain in the ASS! Still, Matteo Vitiello has been taken with her from the day he met her and has asked for her hand in marriage from her father and there’s nothing she can do about it.


Gianna escapes Matteo, her family, and the mob.
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
I think any die hard fan of this series will tell you the same thing. This author does not write easily likable heroes, and she probably puts her characters in the most difficult situations too. Which is why I love this series. Truthfully I loved Matteo, I thought his character was probably the most likable as apposed to Luca, his brother who was an absolute asshole. I'd like to rant for a second and ask: Is it just me or was Luca absolutely horrible in this book? Disgustingly so? The way he tre ...more
Cora Reilly
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed Gianna and Matteo's story. These books make for fast reading, a bit of angst/drama and a lot of steam, all set in the gritty mafia world. It's always fun to watch hate turn to love, and these two stubborn characters are explosive together. I really like this series, and I'm looking forward to more. That said, I have zero review mojo, so that's all I got ;)
NiCoLeTa E.
I admit that i was having lots of expectations about that book and...
I WAS SO FUCKIN' RIGHT!!!!! It was fantastic !!!

I enjoyed everything about it!!! EVERYTHING!!!
I was so sure that Gianna and Matteo will never dissapoint me. Their story thrilled me and i'm so happy and full right now...

Gianna and Matteo was like an explosion when they were together....

They blow me off and i was overwelcome about this feeling!!!! Oh, yeah!!!

Thank you, Cora!!! God bless you for these mind-blowing stories!!! Yo
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
So this is me before reading this book

And this is me after

I love reading a book where they go from enemies to lovers, but this one didn't work for me!
Gianna just ruined the book for me. She was so annoying, undecided and childish!!!
I understood why she wanted to escape this life but she handled it in a selfish and immature way!

Matteo however I loved and I felt a bit sorry for him at times. He deserve much better than Gianna!

Oh well fingers cross the next one will be better :) Fingers Crossed
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*4 I wish I could give you more Nutella jars Matteo*

Ginna Scuderi watched her sister take the plunge when she was sold like cattle to New York Capo Luca Vitelleo. She thought it was over , no more arranged marriages and maybe she could skip her turn but what she didn't know was that she was already bounded way before she had a chance to breathe. With hate in her heart Ginna refuses to marry into the vitelleo clan or anyone whom she doesn't love for that matter. With her passion for freedom fie
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay, I'm again torn how to rate this one. I still think that the one about Aria and Luca was probably the best one. This one was slightly better than the one about Valentina and Dante but still... Not really sure how to rate it.
My main problem is that I cannot stand Gianna. In the previous books, I hated Rocco, their father and he was painted in this one especially bad. But you know what? I did not care. I simply cannot stand Gianna to that point that I would not care if they did something far
Trigger Happy
I don`t know who is doing the covers but I want to say that they are doing amazing job!

This one is captured the essence of Gianna and Matteo`s battle of wills !

He is cornered her and she has nowhere to go but to stand up to him!


Can`t Fucking wait for these two !!!
4.5 stars

"I know you don't want to see it but you and Matteo are like you were made for each other."

Aria to Gianna

And this is exactly why I loved this book so much. We're talking about true soulmates here! I loved, loved, loved these two together! Matteo was so patient with Gianna and he had such a great sense of humour. I like men like Matteo, so funny and easygoing (apart from the killing of course). He was as different from Luca as Aria is from Gianna and this is another reason this book work
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 'I don't want to love you' Stars

Gianna Scuderi never wants to settle in the life of the Mafia. She would rather fight back and get hurt than accept her reality as a daughter of the Mob. When Matteo Vitiello see's Gianna giving attitude to everyone around her he takes it as a challenge and knows he has to be the one to tame her. Matteo asks Gianna's father to give her to him, which her father is all to happy to do. But Gianna isn't going to subject herself to a loveless marriage to a dangerous
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 Matteo, Matteo o Matteo STARS

"Love means seeing someone at their worst and still seeing the good in them; love means someone is perfect for you despite their imperfections."


Tenía muchas expectativas por este libro. Hice a un lado a Carter Reed y a Liam Callahan para venir a leer la historia de Matteo y Gianna
Desde el primer libro de la serie me enamore de Matteo. Estos Príncipes de la Mafia me tienen loca.

Y si no fuera por el inmenso amor que le tengo a Matteo, no hubiera soportado
L*Take Me To My HEA*
2.5 stars

These two gave me headache. Gianna, especially. Mostly her.

Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-men
Finally this series redeemed itself after the let down I had with Bound by Duty. I had waited, very impatiently I might add, for Gianna and Matteo's story and I wasn't let down.

Although this book can be read as a standalone I recommend before beginning with this one that you read the first book in this series, Bound by Honor , because the first novel sets the mind frame for their story and this novel also contains Gianna and Matteo's point of view throughout some of the action from the first boo
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
I'm most excited about Gianna Scuderi and Matteo Vitiello's story. Their hatred and banters for each other made me more curious. These two got the angst, they brought a lot of sexual tension and individually, their characters have great potential.

Gianna Scuderi is a feisty heroine. Being betrothed to Matteo Vitiello drives her mad because she wants freedom and live a normal life. She ran away for six months, which is reckless and when found, she'll face a punishment. Matteo craves the hunt and
The third volume in Cora Reilly's Born in Blood mafia romance series was highly anticipated, maybe too much. It is inevitable that something you have been pining for does not meet your expectations. In this case, it fell far below my hopes, unfortunately.

Part of the problem is that I loved the first volume of the Born in Blood series so much, it set an impossible standard that the following books could not attain. So this may very well be enjoyed by many readers as a stand-alone or who did not c
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm having a difficult time rating this because while I really liked and enjoyed this one way more than the first, I honestly think a 3 star rating is way too high for this book.

Gianna was a much better main character than Aria was and I have to say I enjoyed that the book's plot wasn't about taking one's virginity. This one was also told in 2 povs, so I did get more insight into the crime aspect of this series, but it really wasn't enough. I'm looking for a STORY here, and endgame to this crime
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my least favorite one! I still loved it though! Gianna just grated my nerve so bad!!! I was really hoping she would of put up more of a fight after they brought her back! Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite things to read about and I thought for sure I was defiantly going to get that in this book. I was a bit sad that we didn't:( I loved Matteo though!! Can't wait for the next book!!
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-boyfriend, bad-h
2/5 Girl-you're-a-waste-of-oxygen stars

I loved Bound by Honor.
I enjoyed Bound by Duty.
I desperately wanted to punch someone in the face in Bound by Hatred.

***Due to the nature of this review and rant, it contains some spoilers***

If you've read Bound by Honor, you probably know by now that Gianna was one of the worst supporting characters in the history of the written word. When she wasn't whining and arguing with her family, she was flirting with her sister's husband, Luca (remember that dru
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

I'm gonna make this short and sweet:

Matteo and Gianna are perfect for each other and I thoroughly enjoyed their story. There was a lot of chasing and push and pull, just what this gal loves. Gianna was at times a bit too stubborn, but I'd always choose that over a pushover. A small niggle though was Gianna's sudden realisation that she is in love with Matteo, which didn't occur until around 90% of the book, and then it was just honky dory.

My biggest issue, though, is that I would have



can not wait for the next book!


Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, mobsters, romance
I'm so not sure about the rating...

it's somewhere between 3 and 4 stars...

this was so not what I expected and now I'm in trouble cause I don't know how to put it in perspective

This is the third installment in Cora Reilly's series and it's the story of Matteo (Luca's little bro) and Gianna (Aria's lil sis).
And hell can freeze if this story didn't bring mixed feelings in my fragile heart.

Being a „mafia slut“ (aka Maflut as few of us like to call ourselves out of pure adoration and affection toward
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia
4.5 Hate to Love Stars

Bound by Hatred is a standalone and is part of the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles series, however I highly suggest you read at least the first book, Bound by Honor because that is the main character’s sisters book.

I was really nervous about this one. I read the reviews and I’ll be honest, I thought Gianna was a big brat in the first two books. Gianna made it no secret how much she hates the mafia life and we know from the previous books she is to wed Matteo, he’s Luca’s bro
3 1/2 Stars!

Finally we get the story of Gianna and Matteo that we've been waiting for! Despite fighting it every step of the way, Gianna finally weds Matteo. Attraction has never been an issue for these two. In fact, that's the problem for Gianna. She is afraid of how much she wants Matteo.

I have to admit that I was hoping for a bit more in this story. Gianna was a firecracker, for sure. However she frequently came off as selfish, immature and even cruel at times. I understand that she hated the
Ivy H
I hate Gianna
I hate Gianna
I hate Gianna
Gianna is a disgusting bitchy witch of a shrew. She does not deserve Matteo. He should have found a nice sweet woman. After that bitch decides to put Aria in the middle of her selfish plans to run away, I almost gave up reading. Then I got to the part where she picks up some asshole in Europe and decides to have sex without having any feelings for the guy. This girl just annoyed the mother effing F out of me. God I hate Gianna more than any heroine I've eve
Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
Omg I love Matteoooooooo!! I love this series but this installment is definitely my favorite. Gianna!!! I love her spunk.
Maria Bikaki
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

When i first heard there would be a book of Mateo and Gianna I was thrilled
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Their story seemed to be so promising and I am really glad that cora reilly didnt disappoint our expectations. What a fantastic ride
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I totally loved them. Mateo and Gianna together was like a bomb ready to explode at any time
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Mateo and Gianna were perfect for each other even though they didnt begin their relationship in good terms. But lets take the story from the beginning. The book starts describing all the facts we
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it

“Love is when you feel safe in someone’s arms, when he’s the first thing you want to see in the morning, love is surrendering. You risk getting hurt but you don’t care. You are willing to give someone the power to break your heart. Love means seeing someone at their worst and still seeing the good in them, love means someone is perfect for you despite their imperfections.”

Having devoured the first two books in this series we were gagging to jump headfirst into Bound by Hatred! We’d already fal
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Other books in the series

Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles (6 books)
  • Bound by Honor (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #1)
  • Bound by Duty (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #2)
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“Love is when you feel safe in someone’s arms, when he’s the first thing you want to see in the morning, love is surrendering. You risk getting hurt but you don’t care. You are willing to give someone the power to break your heart. Love means seeing someone at their worst and still seeing the good in them, love means someone is perfect for you despite their imperfections” 43 likes
“You weren’t worried about sleeping beside Aria when she still despised you so why should I?”

“You can’t compare Aria to Gianna. They are like two different species. And I trust Aria absolutely. She caught a fucking bullet for me.”

“Must be nice,” I muttered. “Gianna would probably applaud my shooter.”
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