Today, for the Corrupt Me Blog Tour, I’ll be posting my review! Be on the lookout for a special guest post by author Jillian Quinn coming on the 20th! I feel so privileged to get to be a part of this awesome tour, my first blog tour ever actually, and I hope you guys take the time out to check out the rest of the blogs on the tour, which you can find on the list at the bottom of this post! Now… for the review…
Title: Corrupt Me (Philly Corruption #1)
Author: Jillian Quinn
Genre: Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Edition Read: Kindle
Publisher: Penn Publishing (Jan. 17, 2017)
Date Read: 1/18/17
Although it’s not my preferred genre, every now and then I like to switch things up and read some NA Romance. So when my blogging buddy, Jill from Rant and Rave About Books, told me about her new book, Corrupt Me, of course I wanted to check it out! Jill is one of my best blogging buddies, but this in no way affected my feelings while reading the book. My job as a reviewer is to give my honest opinion, so that’s exactly what I’m here to do!
Honestly, I can’t recall ever reading any mafia romance stories. This was something brand new to me, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The plot ended up being quite interesting, but a bit slow at first. Not slow enough to put down, of course, and the slow pace was definitely required in order to build up the story properly. Once the pace picked up, it became exciting and intriguing, and I was absolutely unable to put it down!
Something that irked me about Luca in the beginning was his disregard and disrespect for women in general, especially Izzie. The following is a quote from Luca himself:
“Knowing Izzie wanted no part of me turned me on…”
For some reason, this statement rubbed me wrong in every way possible. I think it speaks for itself without me having to go into much explanation. But later on, Luca redeemed himself in my eyes with his sweetness, sexiness, and lovingness. Luca ended up proving to me that he loved Izzie… and I ended up loving Luca!
The relationship between Izzie and Luca was a bit strange to me… but I loved it! It wasn’t the ordinary type of relationship you see in most romance novels, and that’s what made me enjoy it so much. The uniqueness and originality of this novel had me hooked.
At a rating of 3.75 swords, rounded up to 4, this book was a great start to a new series. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book! Corrupt Me has also opened my eyes to mafia romance, so I’ll definitely be reading more of this genre in the future. Check this book out! It’ll be worth your time and you won’t regret it!
*A special thanks to the author, Jillian Quinn, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.*
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