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Sweet Temptation by Cora Reilly

Resume: After losing his wife, Cassio is left to take care of two small children while trying to establish his rule over Philadelphia. Now he needs a mother for his children. Giulia always knew she’d marry a man her father chose for her. Only she never expected to be given to someone much older. Suddenly she’s supposed to be a mother to two small children when she hasn’t even held a baby in her life. Giulia quickly realizes that Cassio isn’t interested in a relationship on equal footing.

It was as easy as that. Whenever I looked at the photo of Giulia and our little family that I carried in my wallet, one overwhelming feeling filled me: happiness.


This book.. this book makes me want to change all 5 star rates I gave until today to make it justice.⁣⁣ ⁣

Sweet Temptation is the hyped book about a widow Underboss with 2 babies. Forced to marry a 18 year old Giulia, Cassio looks at her and he just knows.. She meant trouble.⁣⁣⁣
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I won’t say much about Cassio. I want you all to go read without knowing him so he can surprise you and steal your heart. He has flaws, he isn’t the perfect father or husband. Just know that.⁣⁣ His transformation over the book… It’s unreal.⁣
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Giulia is everything I was expecting. She’s adorable and caring, outspoken and sassy and insolent. She holds back until she knows it’s the perfect time to strike. She wants a family and she fights for it. She’s like a fresh air to the family and to the readers.⁣⁣⁣
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Cassio and Giulia are so different but so perfect. They simply fit. They complete each other and their chemistry is out of this world, I connected with them so fast, individually and as couple.⁣⁣ They came in like a hurricane and they totally shattered and exploded my top couples so they could sit on a throne. ⁣⁣⁣

Maybe some of you will find the story a bit predictable or maybe cliche, but it flows so well and everything happened in the right moment, God bless Cora for not dragging unnecessarily. I missed having action. It’s a mafia book so I was hoping we could see a bit more of action but it’s also a sweet healing book so I’m fine with it not having. ⁣⁣⁣
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I think, most of all, Cora went back to her origins. We can perfectly see the difference between her both series and this book gave me her old stories vibes but with even stronger characters and not unfinished feelings. I’m sad their story is finished but at the same time, it finished perfectly, I didn’t feel like something was missing or that I needed more. I mean… I need more but only because I’m selfish to let them go. ⁣⁣⁣
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Sweet Temptation is one of Cora’s best books. She put her heart and head on it and she shaped one beautiful brilliant gem.

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