Title: Made (Sempre #0.4)
Author: J.M. Darhower
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: October 27th 2014
ARC was kindly provided from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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.


5 stars!

Corrado is that mysterious guy in the background that you don’t really know what his deal is and you just want to know more, just a glimpse of what’s underneath and what is really going on inside his head!

Now, I’ll end up sounding like a broken record but Jessica Mae Darhower knows how to deliver a good story. The end. She has that gift that I’m so grateful to be able to experience and be a part of this amazing world she has created both with the Sempre series and the Extinguish series!

Made started with a question I’m sure a lot if not all readers were wondering.

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

How true is that statement! Corrado’s childhood can’t even be described as horrific, it is so much more than that, it was brutal to read about it and even though his family was very high on my fictional hate list, Made just put them right at the very top along some pretty nasty characters. Congratulations you monsters.

Corrado learnt from a very young age that sometimes those who are supposed to love you unconditionally might not and it’s okay. No, it’s not! Someone give that boy a hug for God’s sake what kind of monsters are you people?! UGH! He was forced to learn to fend for himself and his bitch of a sister even though she certainly wouldn’t care for him but that’s Corrado, the little boy that cares too much but never smiles and finally finds solace and a place to belong on the streets with a gun in his hand. He kills his way to the top and becomes the Kevlar Killer, the one the Boss trusts with his children’s safety, the one he trust to keep him alive and of course, the one he has a seat for at the table.

“Everyone was good at something. Some people painted. Others played music. Corrado just happened to be good at murder. He accepted that. Embraced it. That was who he was.”

And of course the boy that never smiles finally finds a reason to smile and someone to love him back. No matter what.

“Guess you found your reason to smile…”

It was so adorable and amazing to see Corrado’s different sides; the Kevlar Killer and the husband that would honestly burn down the whole world for his wife.

“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.”

This book gave me more than I ever hoped for! More inside info on the Mafia, more Celia and Corrado, more Vincent and Maura (!) and of course all the little bits and pieces I’ve always wondering how they took place back in the days and being able to read that through Corrado’s eyes. So freaking perfect, my fangirling heart can’t contain all the feels this book gave me!

about the author

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hit men and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.


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