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.
I LOVED the Sempre book, and Corrado was one of those characters I really wanted to know more about. Made fills in all those gaps.
Starting when he’s a kid, confused by why his mother dislikes him so much, and why his father is rarely around. Even when he starts to go to work with his father, he’s still quite a naive boy.
He has no idea what his father is involved with until he and his sister, Katrina, are send to stay with the DeMarco family and Celia fills him in. I loved the interaction between the two of them, throughout the entire book, but especially as kids. He’s the calm to her storm, and they fit perfectly.
Eventually, Corrado is brought into the life, and takes to it well. While I enjoyed learning about how he became so powerful, it’s his home life and the relationships he has with his family that interested me the most.
The scene between Corrado and his father in prison, is quite possibly my favourite. So much is revealed in those few pages that really opens the reader’s eyes to Corrado as a man rather than just a characters.
I highly recommend that people read this, but only after reading the Sempre books first!