The circle of life, it’s cruel, but it’s unavoidable. If the shark didn’t eat the man, the man would eat the shark.
When I first read Sempre almost two years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. But while reading it, I fell completely in love with the DeMarco family. However, I have to admit that while I found uncle Corrado interesting I wasn’t one of those readers who was desperate for more. Made wasn’t written because I felt the need for more Corrado, or was left with unanswered questions, but a lot of readers did want more and that’s exactly what J.M. Darhower delivered.
In Sempre, Corrado Moretti is Carmine’s uncle. In Made, he’s the man that will forever change how I view my book boyfriends. To say, I think he’s amazing is a complete understatement. Corrado is everything I would want in a man…minus one little hiccup…his job.
Made is a fairly long novel and is broken up into five parts. As readers we get to travel Corrado’s entire life. We live through his horrible childhood, him becoming a MADE man and finally him meeting and falling in love with his sole mate, Celia.
When it comes to Corrado, he’s seems like a heartless bastard, and to many people he is…
But as a reader, we know that no matter how heartless Corrado is to others, his love for Celia is so powerful, that words are hardly ever needed.
Like I said before, Corrado is everything I want with a book hero. He’s completely amazing, and I love each and every moment I had with him.
I highly recommend Made to those readers who fell in love with Sempre. Whether you wanted more Corrado or were like me and didn’t give it a second thought. Made was a book I thought I would like, but ended up truly LOVING it, just as much or maybe even more than Sempre.
For readers who haven’t read Sempre, I have mixed feelings on which book you should read first. A secret that is kept in Sempre is clearly known in Made. However, the events that happen in Made happen before the events that take place in Sempre, and a lot is explained and might make it easier to follow. BUT…either one can be read first and both can be read as a standalone.
*ARC kindly provided by J.M. Darahower in exchange for an honest review*
Quotes above are taken from the ARC version of the book and may differ upon publication.
Made is set to release on October 27th, 2014.
About the Author:
J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hitmen and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually find her there.