Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
For Sophie, it feels like another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill, waitressing at her family’s diner and hanging out with her best friend Millie. But then someone moves into the long-abandoned mansion up the block--a family of five Italian brothers, each one hotter than the last. Unable to resist caramel-eyed Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him -- and willfully ignoring the warning signs. Why are Nic's knuckles cut and bruised? Why does he carry an engraved switchblade? And why does his arrogant and infuriating older brother, Luca, refuse to let her see him? As the boys' dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. Suddenly, she's torn between two warring dynasties: the one she’s related to and the one she's now in love with. She'll have to choose between loyalty and passione. When she does, blood will spill, hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, dishonor can be the difference between life and death.
So What Did I Think Of Vendetta by Catherine Doyle?
I liked the suspense, though it took some time for Sophie to figure out what was really going on, longer then I would have liked. I wanted things to be a bit more forthcoming and in your face. I really liked the underlining hint of grittiness and danger of the story that Sophie and her mother had to deal with. What with her father being in jail and the reason behind it and the new family that moved into the neighborhood.
The romance between Sophie and Nic was sweet with some spicy moments. With them being compared to Romeo and Juliet I was very happy that there was no insta-love in sight, more of a strong like. Especially giving all of the drama they had to deal with, they really didn’t have that much time to develop love with each other.
Now what had me going from really liking to enjoying this story was the second half when all the secrets came out. Sophie had to deal with all this crazy super gritty danger that had high action and emotion which I really enjoyed. Things left off in a sort of a cliffhanger though I am looking forward to seeing what will happen to Sophie and Nic and their families. Overall I ended up enjoying Vendetta by Catherine Doyle.