June 22, 2020

5*Review: SWEET TEMPTATION by Cora Reilly


Author: Cora Reilly

Source: KU


The first time Cassio met his fiancée, she called him ‘Sir’.

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, and someone who can warm his bed at night.

But in a traditional world as his, choosing your wife is duty not pleasure.

Rules have to be followed. Traditions heeded.

That’s how he ends up with a woman—a girl barely of age. She might not be what he and his children need, but she’s wicked lovely and a sweet temptation he can’t resist.

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. Her mother always warned her that men of power like Cassio don’t tolerate insolence; yet, tired of being treated as a nanny and clueless child-bride, Giulia decides to fight for her vision of a happy family. 

My take...

Not sure what took me so long to read a book by Reilly, but I am kicking myself right now. It shouldn’t have gone this long because this book was everything. It was perfect in all aspects: romance (✔️), age gap (✔️), mafia(✔️), arranged marriage (✔️). All my must haves were checked off.

This book was expertly written with characters I absolutely adored. I could not get enough of Cassio and Giulia. Not to mention characters like Luca that periodically made appearances...a character I am eager to know more about. (Yeah, I am looking into his books now).

Reilly, this story was brilliant, amazing, and everything this genre should be. I’d rate it 10 stars if I could. But alas, they only allow 5!

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