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Man of Honor (The Fausti Family #1) by Bella Di Corte



If you knew love could kill you, would you still fall?

The moment Brando Piero Fausti appeared in the snow-filled night, he made the blood hum in my veins. With a body worthy of a statue in Italy, he tethered my life to his with an irrevocable bond. He was the most dangerous man I had ever felt. A savage beast lurked just beneath his surface, ready to battle for what he loved the most—me.

Little did I know that he would lure me into a gilded cage with his beautiful words and searing touch. Little did he know, I’d always fight to follow the true alignment of my stars.


I am a big fan of Bella Di Corte’s Gangsters of New York series so when she asked me to review the Fausti Family series, I jumped at the chance. I look forward to finding out about the characters first introduced to me in the previous series.

Brando Piero Fausti’s story is different from the typical organized crime family saga. He was not born with opulence and power, he was born as an illegitimate son of Luca Fausti, the famous racecar driver. He lives on “the other side of the tracks” in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with an eccentric mother who was ostracized by her own family. He’s also in love with a girl he’d known his entire life but didn’t know him. When she lost her brother and his best friend that fateful night, their whole world changed.

Being a dancer was what she was made for and he’d sacrifice his life for the honor of hers. So he made an arrangement with her parents. “After her first performance as a principal dancer, I come back into her life. At that point, she’ll be established in that world.”

However, it didn’t go as Brando planned. Scarlett Rose Poésy fell in love with a handsome and dangerous man of honor to the point where she didn’t want to dance. She wanted to be with him. Always. But his word is as good as his blood.

What a wonderful story of sacrifices and honor written in Ms. Bella Di Corte’s poetic prose. Brando is a good man who only wants the best for the woman he loves. I love his quirk of eating suckers. It is an endearing trait for someone so intense. Scarlett is a lovely woman inside and out who is forced into making a choice for her own self-preservation. Let’s not forget the important supporting characters of Violet, Scarlett’s best friend and who is in a love triangle with two brothers. Also, I am intrigued by Brando’s quirky and unconventional mother, Maggie Beautiful. She brings a whole other element to Brando’s life as a Fausti.   

I recommend this lovely story for those who believe in soulmates. Who believe in sacrifice. Who believe in honor. I look forward to reading more in this series since this one, unfortunately, ends in a cliffhanger. 

Thank you to Ms. Di Corte for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Bella di CorteBella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.
Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three dogs.  
Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.
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