Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Twisted Cravings by Cora Reilly

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Twisted Cravings; Camorra Chronicles #6 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia Romance

Author: Cora Reilly

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars



A mix of mafia and street racing, this was not only a new trope mix for me, but also a new author.

I enjoyed the banter between Adamo and Dinara, she had a ton of moxie, but I’d also expect nothing less of a Russian mafia princess. While Dinara could have fallen either into a sheltered woman persona, I liked the brazen-outspoken girl, afraid of nothing better. Dinara is a woman not afraid to take on a man’s sport and she jump into Adamo’s world seeking knowledge that had been kept from her under her fathers rule.

While this is the first time for me entering Cora’s world, I could see the history and understand Adamo’s resentment at always being left behind and feeling like the little brother, even when he pulls in his weight. Adamo runs his own world by running street races. There he is king, but in a grander circle he has to answer to his older brothers. At what time will he feel like an equal? It finally sinks in that around Dinara he does.

I enjoyed this mix and finding a new author to boot. This will not be the last time I venture into Cora’s twisted world.


As the youngest brother of the notorious Falcone clan, Adamo grew up surrounded by blood and violence. Drugs soon became his way of coping.
Becoming a Made Man like his brothers was his destiny but never his passion. When he becomes the organizer of his family’s successful illegal street races and one of their thrill-seeking drivers, he finally asserts his own path in the harsh mafia world.
His purpose isn’t the only thing Adamo discovers on the fuel-soaked roads he calls home…

Dinara Mikhailov is the only female race driver and hard to ignore. Not only because of her flaming red hair and ruthless driving style, but also because the Bratva princess is allowed to drive in enemy territory.
Soon Adamo and she find themselves entangled in a passionate game that goes beyond the race track. Yet, both haunted by events in the past, their dark cravings put everything on the line.

As what they crave the most, comes with a brutal price.

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