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“What made you this way?”
“Sweetheart, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”

I have been desperately waiting to read Corrado’s story and it did not disappoint in any way; in fact it’s my favourite in this series from a pure emotional perspective. This whole series is a 5 star series but if I could, I would double those 5 stars for Made. I loved it; absolutely bloody loved it. J.M Darhower did not cut any corners; nor did she skim over any emotion or important aspect of Corrado Moretti’s life in the Mafia nor his childhood leading into it. Bravo JM – standing ovation!

“If we have nothing in this world, we at least have our word.”

Corrado’s voice was magnificent; it was powerful and not necessarily through the volume of words spoken because this man, well, is a man of few. Rather it’s through the precision and manner of his actions mostly. This man could express a thousand things through the fewest of words. When he did speak the magnitude, humour, love and the fierce straight up dry sarcasm of his few chosen words felt so incredibly powerful he took my heart in his strong hands and he took over the world. Without question this man is one of my all-time favourite anti-heroes. This man is MY hero!

“People should never be punished for protecting family…No matter what.”

Corrado’s intrigued me since I first met him and I was already in love with him for his quiet stoicism and the power he exudes. The Kevlar Killer has a past that had me in floods of tears at only 2% into the book. Highly emotional and visually descriptive I lived and breathed his horrific childhood and youth. We learn everything there is to know about Corrado through his own voice and heart-breakingly through his Father’s, Vito.

“I named you Corrado…my wise brave ruler.” “Why not Vito Junior?” “….you’re the one who made his way back.”

Corrado’s story is EPIC and my heart will never be the same. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this man and it’s been a while since I’ve cried so much in a story, and for no singular reason either. Many times it was the man himself; his life and how the world treats him.  You’ll be pushed to find a more real, dedicated and loyal man. It’s a paradox really; Corrado is a mafia villain but you wouldn’t find a more honourable man.

“Guess you found your reason to smile…”

The love affair between Corrado and Celia was breath-taking right from the onset. My heart felt and celebrated every step of their journey from young children to adults. There was something so honest and pure about their love, it was really quite beautiful. A stunning romance set in a violent ugly world. Celia is a brilliant heroine; brave, funny, loving and intelligent. She has a heart of pure gold.

“You deserve to be somebody’s everything, not somebody’s secret.” “You’re worth more than a moment, Celia. I’d rather give you a lifetime.”

So, this is where it all began and what a journey it was! Time-lines are tied up and we get to experience what came before; ending up at the conclusion from Sempre – Redemption. My heart raced, broke and rejoiced. My tears flowed and my admiration sky rocketed for J.M. Darhower. Made was outstanding! I miss Corrado already; he feels a huge part of me, after all, I pretty much just spent his whole life with him and he has my heart – forever. This man loves and his love is immeasurable.

“I can’t live up to it…You can’t put me on a pedestal. I’ll only fall.” ~ Celia
“You’ll never fall…Not if I’m there to catch you.” ~ Corrado

*NB:  In my personal opinion this series should be read in order. As Made is what came before during and after Sempre & Sempre Redemption, although from Corrado’s point of view, it carries a bucket load of spoilers. It’d be a damn shame not to experience this series unspoilt!!!*


This book is a prequel to Sempre. Sempre does not have to be read first, but this book contains spoilers from Sempre.

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.


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