Book Review: Mercenary by Bella Di Corte

Bella Di Corte
(Gangsters of New York, #3)
Publication date: November 13th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

I had something to live for.

The moment I saw him, I knew.

His eyes would hypnotize.
His lips would speak the most beautiful promises.
His body? Made for pleasure.

But if Corrado Capitani thought that he could fool me into thinking he was a good man, he was wrong.

The moment I saw him, I knew the truth.

Those eyes hid his poisonous heart.
Those lips were vessels of deception.
That body? Made for inflicting pain.

He wasn’t sent from heaven. He was sent to drag me back to hell.

I had something to die for.

Alcina Parisi had a price on her head, and she’d eluded the best. She thought no one would ever find her, but I did. Everyone in our world called me Scorpio–the man who never let the enemy go. But she was a weapon, not an adversary, and I’d claimed her as mine.

Mercenary is the third of three books set in the savage world of the Gangsters of New York series.

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Author Bio:

Bella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.

Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three dogs.

Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.

She loves to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to email her at if you’d like to reach out.

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I am really sad to see these characters’ stories come to an end. The whole Gangsters of New York series has been a wonderful journey. The story of Corrado and Alcina in my eyes was both tragic and beautiful. I teared up a few times reading their story and how they struggled to find balance in their lives. It is so easy to get swept up in the scenery of Italy in this book. The pair fall in love with each other so passionately and you want them to have a beautiful love affair. The problem is that the life as a Don is not easy. There is violence and deception. There is pain mixed with pleasure.

The ending is “happy” but there is a twist.

If you enjoy dark romance, I would say this was one of the best ones I have read this year. It isn’t a Hallmark romance, but it’s a very powerful one. Get ready to cry and get ready to feel angst. You will find it all in this book.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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