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Wanted Dead Or In Love

4.83  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  77 reviews
This is book 3 in The Cortell Brothers series, and it is recommended they are read in order.

I was just driving down the road one day when I saw her. That was when everything went to shit. Bullets were flying, I was killing guys with a toilet lid. It was insane. And the whole time, I had a scared, timid woman as an accomplice.
Or was she?
She knew exactly what she was doi
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Published January 11th 2021 by KDP
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Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I found this latest book by Ms Lagomarsino to be an original & truly delightful spin on the 'on the run' story line.
First, it's the heroine, Hannah, who is the 'bad *ss', who kicks rump & takes names, who leads & directs, educates & protects. She's the one who inadvertently pulls a hapless naive small town man, Josh Cortell, out of his life & world & into her chaotic orbit. She's successfully been evading 'someone' for years who is, & has been, attempting with great tenacity & resources to captu
Jenny Hobson
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I knew this book was going to take me for a ride when I read the end of book 2 and omg what a ride it took me on.
I loved Josh and Carlys story. When I first started I was like who the hell is Hannah don't you dare tell me he's been missing all this time cheating with another woman! but then i got off my high horse and it all became clear so I could breathe a sigh of relief. I got lost in the drama of this book. Its full of action, deception, pulse racing moments, moments of joy and sadness and
Kari Hansen
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hannah needs to ensure she is one step ahead of the people who are after her as her life depends on it. Having a flat tire was inconvenient but it may just be the best thing that could ever have happened to her when it brings Josh into her life.

When Josh stopped to help who he believes is a damsel in distress he soon realizes that she is a force to be reckoned with. He turns from Good Samaritan into accomplice even if it means leaving everyone and everything he knows and loves behind. Although n
Rhonda Hicks
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
'Wanted Dead or In Love' is Giulia Lagomarsino's third book in the "Cortell Brothers" series and, in my opinion, the best one so far!! At first, I read the blurb which sent me into a fit of laughter. Did you read it? Yes, you read it correctly, Josh was killing guys with a toilet lid. Now if that didn't somehow strike you funny, then I don't know what would It definitely got my attention and I had to find out just what the heck was going on. This blurb gives you the highlight but you'll have t ...more
Since I started reading the Cortell brothers series, I have been hoping that we get to read Josh’s story. He has been mentioned in every book so far, and now we get to find out what happened. As usual, Lagomarsino doesn’t leave me disappointed.

This book has an original storyline with drama, danger, romance and plenty of action (adventure) as well as some summer. The characters are an excellent addition to existing Cortell brothers family. Highly recommend this book!

Giulia Lagomarsino
Dec 08, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)

Josh has been missing for seven years. His brothers have searched for him everywhere, never giving up hope that he's alive. So, when he appears out of nowhere, brandishing a gun, what explanation could he possibly give to explain his absence all these years?

That morning, seven years ago...

“Josh, it’s so good to see you,” Mary Anne beamed.
“Good to see you too. Do you have anything new on the menu this morning?”
She smiled, a slight blush flushing her cheeks. “Well, I’ve been working on something r
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you know anything of the Cortell brothers from Giulia’s other books then the mysterious disappearance of Josh has kept you intrigued and wondering if we were ever going to find out what happened to him. Well, his story is here and it captivates attention from the blurb alone.

The latest instalment of the Cortell Brothers Series is more reminiscent of the action and drama that Giulia delivered in her Reed Security series rather than the trials and tribulations of small-town life we’ve seen in
Claire Evans
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As we know from the first 2 books in the series, Josh Cortell has been missing for 7 years and sorely missed by his family. We now get to find out the reason why! Josh is your typical boy next door who loves his family and would do anything for anyone, unfortunately that is what gets him into trouble!
The story starts 7 years ago with Josh noticing a beautiful lady at the gas station whilst on his way to work. They meet again a little while later when Carly/Hannah is stranded by the side of the r
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’ve loved these books by Ms. Lagomarsino so much and Wanted: Dead or in Love did not disappoint. These brothers are fun to read and the women they find are just as fun, but they are also just as strong and tough as well. Josh and Carly’s story is probably my favorite so far, and that is saying something because the first two books were awesome! This story was a bit different than the other two, but it was just as great.

Josh Cortell woke up and was having a normal day in his life. He went to th
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, kindle-unlimited
This is the third book in The Cortell Brothers series and it is a jaw dropping, page turning read that will keep you up all night to finish. It is Josh and Hannah’s story and it is one heck of a whirlwind. Talk about wanting to do the right thing but being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Josh had his entire life planned out. He is a small-l town boy born and bred with aspirations of being a mechanic. He comes from a loving family and has seven brothers. Hannah is Josh’s opposite. Her view ...more
Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
Here is the story of the mystery Cortell brother Josh. We had learned he just disappeared in Maintenance Required, but his brothers still hoped he would return. Josh does show up and brings a load of trouble, and we get to meet up with Reed Security members (Woo HOO Knight and Hunter).

From start to finish, this book was a roller coaster of adventure as we discover how Josh and Hannah/Carly meet and end up on the run for seven years. All I know is with every one of these books; I love the Cortel
Vera Blaz
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2021, wildfire-arc
OMG! Just when I thought this series couldn't get any better, IT DOES! Josh Cortell disappeared seven years ago. It was evident in the first two books just how much it devastated his family. But being the kind of person he is, there was no way he was going to leave Hannah to fend for herself. Soon he learns that no good deed goes unpunished. How does stopping to help change a tire detour a person's life?

Over the course of the seven years, they're on the run. They could only depend on each other
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Josh & Carly/Cara/Hanna...

Good deeds don't always work out--or do they? Josh was a mechanic and couldn't let a woman by the road with a flat tire change it herself. This time he should have. Soon they were being attacked by some men. Playing dead saved them for the moment but it was just the beginning. Soon it became a game of run and keep running to protect the family he loved with a woman who wasn't what she had seemed.

Carly never planned to bring anyone along on her escape journey. It was eit
Tish-Anne Singh
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another masterpiece from Giulia..

This is a refreshing take on the whole going on the run story.. For once it's the female lead who kidnaps the guy and she is a total badass too..

Josh is a very refreshing character because he can admit that he gets hid butt kicked by Carly and that she's definitely better at some things. His love for his family is very clear through each chapter and it's great to see his interactions with his brothers.

Carly is a different kettle of fish. She comes acrosd as this
Renee Entress
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, series, read-2021
4.5 star

The story has laughs, pain, secrets, betrayal, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below, I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Maintenance Required (The Cortell Brothers #1)
Collateral Damage (The Cortell Brothers #2)

This is Carly and Josh’s story. Josh after stopping to help a woman with a flat tire he gets pulled into a whole different world where he must disappear to stay safe. They spend years on the run and narrowly avoid getting killed multiple times. But now they need
Debbie Davies
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Wendy Livingstone
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this awesome series and is Josh and Hannah / Carly’s journey. When Josh comes to Hannah’s aid her never dreamt that he would be going on the run with her to protect his family. Carly is a little b####s who had been on the run for 4-years already and with danger getting closer she leaves Josh with no choice but to go on the run with her. Josh sacrificed so much for his family, and they have been searching for him for 7-years. There comes to a point when he and Carly have n ...more
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Just fabulous!
As usual for this author, the story is original, scorching, full of action, suspense, while remaining romantic. It’s exciting from start to finish and I asked myself: what would we do if by accident we had to give up our whole life and our whole family? This is the situation of Jared who because he is a mechanic goes to help Hannah by the side of the road before he becomes a target with her.
The story is just as dramatic as it can be hilarious, all through an unpredictable story.
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in The Cortell Brothers series. I was so pumped to see that it was Josh's story. Seven years ago, it was a regular small town day but Josh stopped at the gas station and Hannah caught his eye. When Hannah runs into trouble, being a true gentleman, Josh stopped to help out. Hannah warned Josh bit he insisted on helping her out. Now they are on the run together. Written in true Giulia fashion this book is full of suspense, twists, steamy sexiness, and of course that trade markin ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it liked it
I received this free eARC novel from the author and Wildfire Marketing Solutions. This is my honest review.

I've been along for the ride of the Cortell Brothers since book 1, so I was extremely happy to see Josh's story and find out what happened to him! And I can't believe this story took a span of 7 years!

I have to admit that I admire how quick Josh was to adapt to his new life, and how quickly he thinks on his feet.

The female character was a bit of a headache for me. She lied about herself
Humayra Humayra
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Shanna D
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wanted Dead or In Love (The Cortell Brothers Book Three) by Giulia Lagomarsino. Somethings are not always as they seem as is the case with Josh and Hannah. Both think the other is in on something dark and devious. This just happens to be one of those times- right place, right time or wrong place and wrong time- depending on how you look at it. For these two, it seems fate has stepped in and cupid has his arrow pointed. The book is good, and the author has a flair for story telling that I find ve ...more
Heather  The Hatters
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well I will say there is definitely not a dull moment in this book. Josh is the epitome of the boy next door. When he sees Hannah/Carly for the first time he couldn't believe his eyes. When he sees her for the second time that is when his life changes drastically. I mean he had no clue what he was getting into when he stopped that day. I love the fact that Hannah/Carly is not a damsel in distress, and is the one who knew what they were doing. Poor Josh was like a fish out of water, but with
Serena Worker
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In only a way that Giulia could do we meet Hannah and Josh.
Hannah has been on the run for four years and everything was going fine, until she meets Josh and men start chasing her, knowing his life is now at risk she gets him to go with her.
Josh never realised stopping to change a tire and be a gentleman would have him running for his life, he would be giving false names and back stories and relying on a woman that he didn’t even know if she was sane.
Seven years on the run and being together, th
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of “Wanted Dead or In Love” to read and review. What can I say except Josh’s story was full of action, passion, loss and so much. As of right now...he’s my favorite Cortell brother. Eric and Robert were straight fire...but Josh...he was on a whole other level. He sacrificed so much just to protect his family and he never regretted that decision. He was a gentleman from the very first moment and he never gives up. And just can’t even give her the praise ...more
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was the third read in the Cortell brothers and this was as awesome as the other two.
Liking these books would really be an understatement. I have read these three books in one sitting, sacrificed my sleep for them and I can say that I don't regret it at all. they were just too interesting to be kept down.
I loved how the author continues all of these books, like how the second book ended with Josh coming home again after 7 years, and when I read the third book, how it showed what all happen
Marie Devlin
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Josh really gave up everything at the drop of a hat for Carly living on the run not really knowing the full extent of why.
This book really pulls at the heartstrings and makes you cry at the drop of a hat.
Without his family to help guide him Josh feels like he must look after Carly and falling for her doesn't make it easier for him.
Yet there comes a time where he needs his family and as shocking as it is for them to know he's alive things still aren't easy for this couple.
As every book by Guilia
Cathy Brockman
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book three of the Cortell brothers and needs to be read in order.
Josh is the brother of 7 Cortell boys that’s been missing for seven years. . One morning he just disappeared. Everything was in his apartment. His neighbors saw him several people in town spoke to him then boom he never returns.

Hannah Aka Carly has been on the run four years when she meets a man that stops to help her fix a flat. Nothing she says or does sends him away so he is dragged in her mess and on the run. Josh has
Debbie Caswell
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Once again we are with the Cortell brothers and I would recommend that you read the entire

Josh id the brother who is a mechanic and he is to much of a gentleman to leave a woman at the side of the road He has no idea how that will change his life he pulls over to help Hannah. She isn't the shy retiring woman she sees and when danger threatens he sees the other side of her as she defends herself and him She has been on the run for the past four years as someone tries to kill her Now she has to ta
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Josh stops to help a woman with a flat tire then bullets started flying.
Mechanic Josh Cortell sees a woman pulled to the side of the road with a flat tire Then as he is talking to her bullets start to fly and he pushes her into a foxhole and climbs in after her.As they huddle there they hear the scrapping of metal on metal Nd her car is pushed off the road covering the hole they are hiding in. They hear the men who had been shooting at them say they need to get a tow truck to pull the car out an
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