Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari
5 +++++++ Stars
I’m in shock…seriously…how can an author (an absolute favorite author) keep starting new series that feel like the other series involving the same people as well as some new ones and make them feel completely fresh each time? I’m going to be completely honest and say that of course there was no doubt I was going to read this because I mean..it’s Via Mari, but I was so worried that it would feel overdone maybe? Like maybe a brand new series would have been better? I feel completely stupid after finishing this…I almost feel like I should send an apology to this author for not trusting her.
Katarina and Chase will forever be one of my favorite book couples, I already knew that but this story just reinforced that… I can’t emphasize enough how much I loved being back with them. They have my heart and I loved how her strength shined through in this story and that she hasn’t lost that while in the complete and utter fog of protection and love given to her by Chase…sigh….
I loved the two stories going on in this book..two stories that actually on one hand were one yet on the other completely separate. This is where Gio and Serena come in…there was so much to their story…Serena fearing Gio’s Larussio family for good reason doing everything possible to protect Nonna and holding on to secrets from even her own family, but when Gio decides he will have Serena as his own vowing to protect and care for her can Serena trust this man that she has feared and suffered because of for so many years?
Someone tried to kill Carlos, the head of the Larussio family who happens to be Katarina’s father and Gio’s favorite uncle..these two finally meet as Carlos has made it very clear that all the plans he had and has for the family are to be carried out by these two cousins who have never met. Katarina meets a family that is hers by blood, while Gio meets a cousin he has never been sure even shares his blood..how this all plays out makes for an amazing story that had me reading non stop and my head throbbing because I couldn’t read fast enough, then just looking down shaking my head because it was over….when I say i didn’t want this book to end I’m saying it with complete sincerity..so many times I felt like I had transported in to this world this author created and I wasn’t ready for it to be over. This could be at this point my favorite in them all, take my advice and pick up all of the books that are involved in these series…definitely worth every penny, and I can’t wait to reread everything!
Now I wait for Rise…so many unanswered questions I need answers to, a looming drs appt, who is behind it all, what happened to the brothers, Antonio?, how is Nonna, Sheldon and Alexis? (fell in love with these two) and does Gaby get her bigger kitchen???
~~ sigh ~~