Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1)

Rated 4.50/5 based on 5 reviews
A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won't leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families? More

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About Dana Delamar

Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at

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Review by: Tiffanie Hackebeil on Aug. 18, 2012 :
This was a really good read and I was quite surprised how much detailed went into the story. The only thing that really got to me was that the main male character was so all over the place... I mean I'm not even gangsta ans I cold have killed him many times because he couldn't make a decision and stick to it, may it be personal or otherwise. In a way it made his character more human. This might not be for everyone considering the slow start but if you give it a chance it really picks up and flows along well. I can't wait to read the next book, this left me wanting more
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Melissa Perea on Feb. 23, 2012 :
I wish they allowed 1/2 stars, but since they don't I am giving the book the benefit of the doubt and up'ing it to 5 even though I think its more 4 1/2. I LOVED everything about this book except I felt disconnected from the 2 main characters. I liked them, but I didn't LOVE them. But I will definitely read the following books in the series. Loved the writing.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Linda Dupuis on Feb. 12, 2012 : (no rating)
I have read this book in 3 days. This book has been well research and interesting facts about Italians and of course "mafia".I found it very interesting book but for some reason I could not connect with Kate as I would have liked to.I could not put my finger on the why.

Good job on Dana's first book and I will read the other books in the series .I am looking forward to Antonia's story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Veteto on Feb. 09, 2012 :
**DISCLAIMER** Dana sent me a free copy to review; I'm so glad she did. :-)

I gave this 5 stars, since I could not give it 4 1/2; it's a book I know I'll read again.

I'm not usually the kind of person who will seek out a book that talks about the Mafia - I'm not a fan of 'stuff in boxes', etc, however, in this case, I'm very glad I took the chance and read it. The amount of research that Dana did was impressive. The way she captured the language, the way that the Mafiso works in that area, the 'code' that some of the more 'respectable' Mafiso stick too and the visuals of the area are fantastic.

Quick breakdown of the novel ~

Kate, a fair skinned American beauty, is living in Italy; she married Vince Andretti after a whirlwind courtship and not knowing that much about his 'family'. Kate's gut has told her something is 'amiss' about her husband, little does she know that he is part of the ruthless Andretti family.

Enter Enrico Lucchesi, a handsome, widowed businessman who also happens to be the 'capo' of the Lucchesi family; he is also Kate's boss at the orphanage where Vince has reluctently let Kate work.

Enter the twists and turns of this compelling novel.

Dana weaves such a wonderful story of love, passion, trechery, 'old code' and lies that I stayed up til after midnight reading. The novel got a slow start, then once it got going you were drawn into this 'world' where people live by a different set of rules. A world where men have closed door meetings, where you might receive something in a box that belonged to someone you and love as a 'message'.

You watch the main characters grow, they fight, the love, they lie and they feel; they are well rounded and you can actually picture running into them in Italy and seeing the events unfold. The end of the book left me wanting to read the next novel.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kristine Cayne on Jan. 01, 2012 :
Revenge is a fascinating love story that takes place in the dark underworld of the Italian mafia. The hero is caught between the man he was raised to be and the man he wants to become. His struggle is one we can all identify with. The heroine fights to escape the damage done by an abusive relationship and takes back control of her life. Together they overcome their pasts and the rival mafia don who seeks to destroy them both. The sexual tension and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. I'm looking forward to Book 2 in the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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