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Because You're Mine

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  3,746 ratings  ·  521 reviews
When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it's easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news.

They're the ones with experience.
The ones with secrets.
The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.

From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn't just bad news.
He was the headline.

My opinion didn't change on our second meeting.

Or our third.

But my h
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Published July 12th 2018
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Because You’re Mine (stand-alone). Suspense, mystery, lust & romance when the mob world collides with ballet!

“He’s so big that I swear I feel his dick touching my lungs.”

Because You’re Mine (stand-alone) opens up to professional ballerina Catalina Masseria, Cat agreeing to attend a college course in her sister’s name. Showing up for class and meeting her sex-on-a-stick teacher proves rewarding.

But their meeting is not a coincident…

Attorney and thief Lorenzo
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3 Stars

This was my first Claire Contreras and, while I liked it well enough...I didn't love it as much as the blurb made me hope I would.

I LOVE mafia books, which is why I was so excited to read this one; however, I felt as though the plot and who was who in the zoo was kind of convoluted at times.

As much as I loved all the ballet and dance interspersed throughout the story, I felt as though there wasn't enough MAFIA in this mafia book. It was unclear who was aligned with whom and who was in c
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 dance for me CROWNS

Because You’re Mine is another must read from Claire Contreras. The suspenseful plot and the chemistry between Loren and Cay alone would have kept me engaged but the host of characters just upped the ante.

Loren and Cat just gave amazing chemistry from the beginning. I love the push and pull, that she challenges him. I love when Loren gets all possessive and territorial. It just is HOT. The two of them navigated the mafia and the danger just a
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars!!

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It’s been a while since I’ve read a mafia book, and Claire Contreras really hit the spot with this story! Because You’re Mine is sexy, suspenseful, and exciting. It’s one of those books that once I started, I didn’t want to put down. And lets all just take a moment and look at that cover. I LOVE IT!

Catalina is a professional dancer in the NYC ballet. She lives in New York and tries to live a quiet life, distancing herself from her home town of Chicago. She has a reason for this.
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woohooo "Because You're Mine" is LIVE! This book was sooooo good, I LOVED it a lot. 😍😍😍

Please go and grab Lorenzo. :D And trust me, he will melt your heart and oh, oh let's not forget that he is hot as hell and he will wet your panties too. :D Yup, he was that good. :D

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤

Expected publication: July 12th 2018

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When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it's easy to identify the kind of m
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Catalina Alvarez is a beautiful 28 yr. old woman who grew up as mafia royalty in Chicago. She was born into a life of power, worry, sorrow and fear. She’s tried to distance herself, be free of her family name, and stay under the radar. She recently moved to New York to be closer to her sister, and is a professional dancer for the NYC Ballet. Her life revolves around the stage and performing. It’s everything to her.

Cat agrees to do a big favor for her sister, a
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I fell in love with another couple. Lorenzo & Catalina are amazing, simply beautiful together. But here’s the thing, I’m still stuck on the cover on this book 😍

I mean seriously, look at this man......

This author always has a way with her writing, I absolutely love it!! Another couple, another book that she has seared into my memory!! I loved Loren and Cat, their story is one you definitely want to grab!!
I can not wait to get more to this group. Mafia, gang, dancers, journalists, heck even
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BECAUSE YUOU’RE MINE: Is a full length Mafia novel, set in the world of the Italian Mob by Claire Contreras. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Catalina & Lorenzo Costello

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Catalina is a 28-year-old ballerina and has not long left the Royal Ballet where she’d been dancing and has auditioned for the New York City Ballet. She'd found out naively that her family was deeply involved in
✰ Liz ✰
"I won’t survive you, Little Red.”

Because You’re Mine is an action-packed mafia romance by one of my all-time favorite contemporary romance authors, Claire Contreras. When professional ballet dancer Catalina Masseria finds herself caught up in the aftermath of her mafia family’s drama when she collides hard with Lorenzo Costello. Loren has had his eye on Cat for a while. When he has the opportunity to make her his, he won’t stop until every obstacle is out of his way. But when Cat finds
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❤ 5 AMAZING stars❤

What a fantastic read, I devour it!It was absolutely fantastic.I fall in love with the story and the characters, it was so addictive and I didn't want to finish it!Claire Contreras delivers an incredible story with suspense,mystery and a passionate and hot romance.


The characters rocked this story. I loved Catalina and Loren.Their romance was something else, they have an amazing chemistry.You could feel their connection from th
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great mafia romance book! I enjoyed the sexual chemistry between the main couple, even though at times I felt like I couldn’t fully connect with them emotionally. On the whole though, this story kept me guessing and had a few surprises pop up! I’m glad I decided to give it a try, and I’ll be looking into more of this author’s work!!!

If you are a lover of a mafia style romance, then definitely give this a go!
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I'm always down for some hot mafia romance, but especially when it's an author I love writing it. I jumped on this book and I don't regret a second of my craziness over getting it. I thought the story was intriguing and sexy, and it had me captivated. From the opening scene to the last sentence it had me dying to find out what all the secrets were and I really liked that it was able to have me so invested in these characters.

Lorenzo, my new love, and Cat were brill
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
➳A mafia romance that officially has a very special place in my heart since it had everything that I was looking for...

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Melanie (mells_view)
I wasn’t built for this life.

This was a good read. It’s mafia, which I love. Cat is a ballet dancer, and she’s a heroine that’s pretty strong on her own. Lorenzo is hot, and a bit jealous and possessive. They are both keeping secrets. Some bigger than others. Plus there is so much going on around them. I love so many of the side characters and want to know more about them!

I will say that at some points I just felt like something was missing. Like I was waiting for an even bigger bang, but I stil
Stacey is Sassy
I like the growly part of the story...

It's been a wee while since I've read a mafia romance and I have to admit that I struggled at first. I find it hard to get my head around blind devotion, lack of privacy and never-ending fear. The fear for your safety, your family and friends safety and the safety of innocent bystanders. I'm not sure that all the money in the world would make me fall for a mafia man. Then again, I wasn't born into a mafia family and I haven't lived it my whole life. Even whe
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
There was a gazillion things to keep up with in this story and unfortunately my slow brain was so busy trying to catch everything, that I wasn’t able to enjoy all of them (JewelsyGoolsy dumbass). To me, it felt that every scene went from zero to a hundred on every page. Seriously, instead of swooning over potentially swoony parts, I was too busy re-reading paragraphs, memorising names and just trying to keep up with the pacing and all the emotional back and fourthing. Honestly, there was so much ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 “Mafia” Stars

Catalina and Loreno’s Mafia romance is a bit dark, a bit dirty and even a little sweet. With just enough suspense to keep it interesting, this romance left me really satisfied.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books
Claire Contreras
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
IT'S LIVE and I am sooooo excited that you finally get to read it!

Get it here:

*Side note: I'm only 5 starring it to get your attention, I don't think that highly of myself LOL
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Catalina grew up in a Mafia family. She 'escaped' to boarding school in Europe and then ended up in London to be a professional ballet dancer.

But then her father's business was all over CNN and her mom disappeared and her sister Emma asked her to come back home. And now they both live in New York. Cat is still dancing and her sister is going to college to become a journalist!

Emma will be out of town for a bit to uncover some crime in Chicago and she asks if Cat could go to one of her classes.
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I popped my Claire Contreras cherry in the best possible way!! ❤️❤️

I absolutely loved Because You’re Mine! The characters are fantastic. The romance is kindle melting. And the storyline grabbed my attention and completely sucked me in.

Loren is shit hot and made me fall for him immediately. He’s sexy, commanding, and a bit of an enigma throughout the first half of the book. The attraction between him and Catalina is undeniable. I particularly enjoyed the way he acts around her. All gruff and gro
Dee Montoya
4.5 Stars*****

What are the odds?

Wow! I think I’m going to be dreaming of Loren for days and days...

Sorry, I’m just still in awe with this hero. Loren is so EVERYTHING that I swear to God I feel the imprint of his hand burning all over my body. But back to the book, what can I say?--it's Claire Contreras, I mean we know the woman can write one hell of a story. With this book, I don’t know what she was on, but keep giving it to her because she blew it out of the park with BYM. This book has actio
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Wil Loves Books!
“For the record, I would’ve carried you.”

In typical Claire Contreras fashion, she has written another wonderful romance that will keep you on your toes the entire time.

This was definitely a great, solid read. I loved many things about it. The whole ballet theme setting was fantastic. Also the whole suspense/mafia aspect was so cool and left me wanting more.

Catalina and Lorenzo had amazing chemistry and there were tons of sizzle. I still kinda missed the feels I usually get with other Claire
I’ll start this off by saying that I loved this book—mad hard. It was complete and utterly sweet, gripping and captivating to boot, yet it also has just the right amount of suspense from the mob aspect of the story to send chills down your spine and make your heart thump like you’ve just finished running a marathon.

Because You’re Mine hit the ground running—the moment you dive in, you’ll immediately get sucked into the world of Loren and Catalina. There weren’t any dilly-dallies or boring introd
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Because You're Mine has been all over GR and FB for the last couple of weeks and when I read the blurb I was really excited since I love Mafia romance. Unfortunately this one didn't work for me at all. First I'm still deciding if I like Ms. Contreras writing since this is my first read. The story itself I felt was all over the place. There was no real set up for who the families were, did they get along, if it's just one big family who is in charge. These were all the questions going th
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I am surprised that I did not like this book. After reading the synopsis and reviews I was really looking forward to reading this. I mean who doesn't like a mafia love story. But I was more confused than a chameleon in a bag of skittles from the first chapter. The heroine in this story got on my nerves, all she does is cry. And do not get me started on the fact that all Lorenzo does is grunt! I am so aggravated about this book and how I spent 4 hours of my time actually reading it be
Jul 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I was so disappointed since I was counting down the release date. I thought Because You're Mine would entertain me like the last one but it lacked the charm that captured my heart and made me giddy and swoon.

In hindsight, I'd have seen it's coming after reading the blurb.

For me, this book was okay(?) written. The story had a lot of flaws. The characters were ... well ... annoying and unlikable sometimes. Or maybe, they had to act like that because they were mafia. If so, mafia romance is not my
Because You’re Mine is labeled as a Sexy Romantic Suspense set in the world of the Italian Mob. While this book definitely has suspenseful, mysterious elements I wouldn’t consider it a full fledged Romantic Suspense.

I went into this book completely blind. Only intending to read a chapter or two to get a feel of the writing, setting, & characters and then pick it back up in a day or two. That didn’t happen. I totally dropped all my adultish responsibilities and read this in one day.

Lorenzo “Lor
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Because You're Mine started out a little shaky for me. I felt like I was missing things, I kept backtracking and rereading chapters because I was struggling with connecting the dots. It turns out I just fell into Claire Contreras' trap as she wove together a compelling story of deceit and secrecy that would all reveal itself in due time.

This story shaped up to be one seriously intoxicating, sexy mafia romance rife with danger and shocking twists and an unforgettable romance between a dancer and
***Actual rating: 4/5 Masseria-Costello Stars***

If this was never about me, why bring me into it at all? Because they don’t care. That’s what they do. They’re too blinded by power and status to realize that they’re hurting the ones they love.

Because You’re Mine is the second Claire Contreras book I’ve read, and I’m happy to say that it does not disappoint…or maybe just a teeny tiny little bit. Claire Contreras is known for writing heartfelt contemporary romance and this book is n
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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author who traded her psychology degree to write fiction. Don’t worry, she still uses her knowledge on every single one of her characters.

She’s a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.

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