Book Review: Marauder by Bella Di Corte

Bella Di Corte
(Gangsters of New York, #2)
Publication date: August 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

He stole my heart out of revenge.

There was one thing I always thought was mine to give: my heart.

I never imagined a marauder would steal it out of vengeance—vengeance that had nothing to do with me. His greatest enemy happened to be the man in love with me, and somehow I became nothing but a pawn. I was no damsel in distress, though. More like an archer, ready to battle.

And my target? The marauder himself.

Cashel “Cash” Kelly.

Kelly might have been as gorgeous as he was ruthless, but he had no idea what I’d do to steal it back. Or better yet, get even.

She was determined to keep what was mine.

They say hearts can’t be stolen unless they’re willing to be. Tell that to the man everyone on the streets called “the marauder.”


Because by the time I was through, Keely Ryan’s heart would be mine. And my enemy’s? As good as broken. Trouble was, the archer was precise with her aim, and her arrow was pointed at my heart.

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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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Mafia romance? Yes please. I was not disappointed by Bella Di Corte’s second book in the Gangsters of New York series.

There is a lot of violence in this book, so if you are not a fan of that, then I would not recommend this book. The streets area hard place, especially with these mafia lords. Cash Kelly is not an exception of this rule. He is ruthless at the start and shows that he is heartless. He is a marauder after all.

Keely Kelly was not my favorite heroine. I think she was beautifully written, but I simply didn’t find her to my personal taste. I think she was a good match for Cash and they definitely pushed each other’s buttons, in a good way. I didn’t fall in love with them as a couple as I thought that I would.

This being said, I thought the story was amazing. It was well plotted out and the cast of characters didn’t let anything lack. I was entertained and I kept wandering what would happen next. I also have to say that I started to crush on Keely’s brother Harrison, just a little bit. I do wonder if we are going to get a look into his love life sooner or later.

Would I recommend this book if you are looking for a darker, action movie-like romance? I would. Just have some whiskey handy.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

One Reply to “Book Review: Marauder by Bella Di Corte”

  1. This sounds like a fun and compelling read! Great review! 🙂

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