Bound by Hatred: Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, Book 3 Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
When Gianna watches her older sister being forced into an arranged marriage, she promises herself to escape a similar fate.
The moment Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello sees Gianna on his brother’s wedding, he wants to possess her. Her father agrees to the bond, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna runs away and begins a new life in Europe away from the mafia. But one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo.
When Matteo and a couple of her father’s soldiers catch her, not only her freedom is at risk, but also the life of the people with her.
Gianna is taken home and forced to marry Matteo.
Ridden by guilt over having dragged innocent people into her world and overcome with hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.
Détails sur le produit
|Durée||8 heures et 33 minutes|
|Narrateur||Wen Ross, Lynn Barrington|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||18 avril 2020|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 42,311 en Livres et œuvres originales Audible (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres et œuvres originales Audible) |
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456,379 en Anglais
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"Bound by Hatred", c'est le 3eme opus après "Bound by Honor" (Aria et Luca) et "Bound by Duty" (Dante et Valentina).
Je l'ai lu tout de suite après "Bound By Duty" mais avant "Bound by Honor" car le synopsis sur cette héroïne rebelle et voulant échapper à un destin tout tracé m'a tout de suite intriguée.
Et je ne regrette absolument pas ma lecture...
Contrairement aux 2 premiers tomes, on a le point de vue des 2 protagonistes et du coup, on accroche plus vite à l'intrigue et aux personnages.
J'avais eu un peu de mal avec Aria au début. On n'avait que son point de vue mais elle était un peu en retrait.
L'histoire de "Bound by Hatred" peut se résumer ainsi: Matteo et Gianna appartiennent tous deux à 2 familles mafieuses rivales. Quand Gianna voit sa soeur Aria épouser contre son gré Luca, fils aîné de la famille rivale et un homme qu'elle ne connaît pas, elle s'est jurée de ne pas connaître le même sort. Elle aspire à vivre une vie normale, à être libre. Mais lorsque Matteo, le frère cadet de Luca pose les yeux sur Gianna, il se met en tête de l'épouser...Gianna éprouve certe du désir pour Matteo mais il incarne tout ce qu'elle déteste chez les hommes de sa famille. Elle repousse ses avances et fait tout pour annuler ce projet de mariage mais rien n'y fait. Les fiançailles ont lieu mais quelques mois avant le mariage, Gianna parvient à échapper à ses gardes et s'enfuit en Europe...
Étant moi même éprise de liberté, je me suis un peu reconnue dans le personnage de Gianna. Mais elle se rend compte que sa liberté a un prix, car elle est obligée de bouger d'endroits pour échapper à Matteo et aux hommes de son père. Elle ne peut donc pas vraiment tisser de liens et ne peut pas vivre normalement.
Gianna a un caractère bien trempé, j'ai aimé qu'elle tienne tête à Matteo. Elle est parfois naïve et vue comme quelqu'un d'egoiste mais elle veut juste vivre sa vie, de ne pas être enfermée dans une cage dorée. Elle sait que c'est ce qui l'attend si elle se marie avec Matteo.
Je suis tombée sous le charme de Matteo. Malgré son impulsivité, ses coups de folie (lorsqu'il tue brusquement un homme qui avait tenté d'agresser Gianna), malgré sa détermination à épouser Gianna, c'est un vrai charmeur et il prend vraiment soin de Gianna... on comprend qu'il l'aime vraiment...
Les scènes érotiques sont très bien écrites, très sensuelles, elles font bien vibrer.
J'ai adoré leurs réparties, toutes leurs scènes ainsi que les scènes entre les 2 frères quand Matteo fait une connerie, ^^ Luca est là pour essayer de l'aider... ou bien les moments entre les 2 soeurs.
Par contre, j'ai détesté Luca dans ce livre. Je l'ai trouvé dur avec Gianna.
Parce qu'elle ne se laisse pas faire, et aspire à être libre, elle est toute de suite cataloguée comme quelqu'un d'egoiste et qui fait souffrir Matteo... mais ce n'est pas comme si elle avait eu le choix. Elle est tiraillée entre ce qu'elle ressent pour Matteo, et son envie de vivre sa vie comme elle l'entend.
D'ailleurs, j'ai été un peu déçue par la fin, concernant Gianna et puis l'attitude de Luca.
Mais ça ne m'a pas gâché mon plaisir.
Et Matteo et Gianna me manquent déjà beaucoup...
C'est une romance que je relirai volontiers...
Genre: Romance pour adulte. Mais assez soft par rapport à la romance "dark", pas de BDSM.
“If she liked to play with fire, fine. I didn’t mind getting burned. I’d walk through flames for her.”
I am officially OBSESSED with this series. I have to admit that I liked Bound by Hatred a bit less mostly because I didn't connect with Gianna that much. Yes, I liked her sass, but she was so stubborn and childish at times, ugh. However, Matteo. Oh my god, how I love him.
I genuinely cannot wait to read more about them all.
I'm just a little bit disappointed by the end of the book... Seems that for love, Gianna became all she hates (waiting for her husband, shopping, warming the bed...) In the next book, I really hope to find Gianna with a job or something like Valentina because if not, it's definitively not her ! She's not a trophy wife !^^ Love doesn't mean you have to betray yourself...
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Matteo had fixated on having her as his wife despite her objections and this being the mafia world Gianna being a woman has little control over her future.
She takes the law into her own hands and runs even knowing the consequences if she’s caught.
Naturally, Matteo gives chase she didn’t really stand a chance and she finds herself hauled back home and married anyway.
So I adored Matteo he’s one of a kind and a complete loose cannon. He’s protective and easygoing on the surface but underneath he’s just as brutal and ruthless as his brother maybe even more so because he wears a mask concealing his hidden monster.
He was patience personified with Gianna despite whatever she throws at him he only cares for her more because of it.
He likes her just the way she is and sees something in her that others don’t and he also doesn’t want her to change either.
I felt Gianna was being stubborn just for the sake of pride and did find her somewhat childish.
Her behaviour at times bordering on a tantrum and she has absolutely no sense of self-preservation and can even be a lot selfish.
As much as she professes to adore her sister it almost seems that at times she looks down on her for accepting her place in this world.
I personally think that shows more of a sense of maturity and consideration Aria thinks before she acts and considers how her actions will affect others with Gianna it’s all about her which sometimes made me dislike her a bit.
Her snarky attitude could sometimes get a bit much.
But despite that I did enjoy this mostly for Matteo he is what sold this for me I loved him in all his psychotic glory.
His protectiveness with Gianna despite her actions only sealed the deal for me.
As for Gianna’s parents what a waste of space her father is bloody awful and her mother is just so passive, it’s unreal it makes you wonder where Gianna got her backbone from it’s certainly not dear old mum that’s for sure.
What I liked…
Gianna was amazing the fact that she left, even though she knew what it would mean, and tried to carve out a life for herself was impressive.
The sparks between Gianna and Matteo were great, you knew from previous books that there was some fiery chemistry between them but it was great to see it play out in this book.
How Matteo stuck up for Gianna through all the nasty comments and actions, I mean he could have maybe done more but the fact that he did try occasionally counts for something.
What I didn’t like…
Obviously the reaction from Gianna’s family and the things they said about her just because she wanted to be independent, then also how men subsequently treated her was disgusting, I know it’s probably true to how that kind of family would be but it’s still horrible to think that she had to suffer that kind of abuse because she wanted a free life.
I was looking forward to this book and thankfully it didn’t disappoint, it kept up the action from book two and there was a lot of fire between Gianna and Matteo which meant I was hooked.
In this book we get to see a completely different side to Matteo, where he is the one who tries his best to make Gianna happy and fall in love with him. He is fiercely protective but equally as loving and tender towards her, completely heart-warming and easily loveable. He is an easy-going guy with a hilarious sense of humour, his charismatic nature and impeccable looks helps him score with the ladies, but Gianna is left unbothered.
Whereas Gianna is stubborn and resentful as she simply wishes for a simple life with independence and freedom that she has never experienced growing up inside of a golden cage, she has an explosive personality which draws Matteo to her similar to how a moth is drawn to the flame. Where she was incredibly desperate for freedom from this dangerous world, she herself was unaware of when she fell in love with Matteo. He on the other had truly won my heart because of his determination of believing that Gianna would fall in love with him, enough to stay by his side. The strong chemistry between the two was undeniable no matter how stubborn they both were and the banter between them made my heart long for Gianna to fully accept him. Their love was passionate and fiery, like Gianna's willpower and Matteo's temper. Matteo was persistent in his pursuit of Gianna and left no stone unturned whilst searching for her after she escaped under the watchful eye of the bodyguards assigned to watch over her.
Her stubbornness and eagerness to escape the mob life prevents her from admitting her true feelings for Matteo until its nearly too late which leads to a long-awaited confession which I was desperate for as these two are perfect for each other. Gianna is starkly different from the other women we have been introduced to from this world as she does not wish to settle and make her marriage work, which can be frustrating to see at times as she constantly fights with Matteo even when things are goof between them, but she wouldn’t be her strong-willed self if she allowed sex and a nice apartment to sway her mindset overnight which is why I respect her character.
The fiery chemistry between these two throughout the book is electric and magnifying, the more they push each other the sexier and hotter the outcome is. This book redefines and highlights the best angsty fights and then makeup sex, I simple cannot get enough of Matteo and Gianna. This is the ultimate hate-to-love mafia story out there, filled with the right amount of drama, suspense and steaminess; another must read.