Sunday, December 7, 2014

5 STAR REVIEW~ Made by J.M. Darhower


Corrado Moretti.

The world knows the notorious Kevlar Killer, but few have ever seen what lies beneath his armor. The abused child. The neglected teenager. The broken man. He always did whatever he had to do in order to survive.

It's kill or be killed.

Throughout his life, he has been there in the shadows, a witness to everything from beginning to end. Bound by loyalty and honor, there's only one thing he would sacrifice it all for: family.

Never get close. Never get attached. It's a lesson that has been brutally pounded into him since childhood, but they're words the DeMarcos make it difficult for him to follow. Through them he finds love and grieves loss, realizing the world isn't quite as black and white as it's made out to be.




These characters. This author. This series. By far my favorite. Sempre by J.M. Darhower is my absolute favorite book I have ever read. Like hands down, no contest. Her words in that book spoke to me and captivated my soul. The realism of Love and Power, Hate and Sadness. It all held me and didn't let me go still until this very day.

And Made by J.M. Darhower is no different. I knew when I started this book it was going to be fantastic. I mean come on, anything with the DeMarcos and Morettis is bound to steal you and not let you go. And this book was exactly that. It's longer but you know what I LOVED it. 

It was such an experience to get into the depths and soul of Corrado Morreti, the Kevlar Killer. Corrado is so complex in the Sempre series from the glimpses we see of him and in Made we see exactly what made him this way, why Corrado is the stone cold killer everyone else sees. I absolutely adored the love story between him and Celia. We see how they started and no matter how many odds were against them, we see that the love that they felt between each other really could conquer all. 

Corrado was good at two things, well maybe three. He was good at killing, we got to see how this man worked, what made him tick and how he completely shut down himself when he was in his zone. He was loyal. We saw that with the loyalty he showed his boss, and his family the Morettis, mostly his dad, and his new family, the Demarcos. And Corrado could love. He loved so deeply that at one point in this story I knew, I knew for sure that there would be no Corrado without Celia. 

There love and unwavering loyalty to each other was something completely different than what you see in a lot of other books. My favorite and I do mean favorite part of this book was that it all tied to the characters I hold so closely. I loved the story of Vincent and Maura. I loved that we got to know the true heart and soul of the DeMarco family in Antonio. And I loved the glimpses of Haven as a child. This story blew me away.. Taking me prisoner and not loosening it's grip until the last page was turned.

I am a little sad about the ending.. That last page crushed me and put me into a book hangover I haven't felt since it's predecessor, Sempre. But the way this author can captivate emotion and story telling so flawlessly, completely MADE up for it. Made was everything I knew it would be and so much more. I know it's probably a long shot but I am hoping, no praying, that this is not the end of our beautifully wicked DeMarcos, Antonellis and Morettis, because the day I believe this story is truly over, I will feel a slight heartache from losing my favorite book boyfriend, Carmine DeMarco. 



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