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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Xpresso Tours Presents: Marauder by Bella Di Corte; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Giveaway

Bella Di Corte
(Gangsters of New York, #2)
Publication date: August 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Xpresso Tours and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 


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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My Thoughts:

Cash has a score to settle.  Keely still has a part of herself missing after all these years.  That doesn’t stop her from wanting to chase a dream.  There’s a third character to pay attention to.  He stands between our two main characters.  What are his intentions?  There’s a tie in to the first book in the series so make sure you’ve read that first.

The author does a good job creating tension and anxiety for Keely and she lets us know why.  Cash on the other hand shows us his cocky side.  One thing you’ll learn rather quickly about Keely is that you don’t want to get on her bad side.  Cash lets you know early on that he has a bad side as well but is he hiding something?

Another thing the author was good at was being able to create a movie running through my head.  With everything that’s currently going on in the world this story was a great distraction.  When you turn on a great movie to watch, you may snuggle up in a blanket with your favorite drink of choice and become mesmerized by what’s happening – you will get that here.

Our author has given me a puzzle to figure out.  Are these two people the same?  I don’t mean their outside persona.  We’re always told that its what’s on the inside that counts.  Don’t expect any instant answers and that’s what creates a page-turner.  You just never know what’s going to happen on the next page, the next chapter.  Will the ending surprise you?  Will you have figured everything out?  Does this story end the way it all began?  You’ll have to wait and find out.

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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  1. This sounds super compelling and I love it when you just feel so into and it's unpredictable like that! Great review!

  2. I like the cover. The colors are great.


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