Because You're Mine by Claire Contreras

Because You're Mine

When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it's easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news. They're the ones with experience. The ones with secrets. The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn't just bad news. He was the headline.My opinion didn't change on our second meeting. Or our third. But my head and my heart are at war. He’s too mysterious, too gorgeous, too wild,...

Details Because You're Mine

TitleBecause You're Mine
Release DateJul 12th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Because You're Mine

  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    3 StarsThis was my first Claire Contreras and, while I liked it well enough...I didn't love it as much as the blurb made me hope I would. I LOVE mafia books, which is why I was so excited to read this one; however, I felt as though the plot and who was who in the zoo was kind of convoluted at times. As much as I loved all the ballet and dance interspersed throughout the story, I felt as though there wasn't enough MAFIA in this mafia book. It was ...
  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2! Because You’re Mine (stand-alone). Suspense, mystery, lust & romance when the mob world collides with ballet! “He’s so big that I swear I feel his dick touching my lungs.” Because You’re Mine (stand-alone) opens up to professional ballerina Catalina Masseria, Cat agreeing to attend a college course in her sister’s name. Showing up for class and meeting her sex-on-a-stick teacher proves rew...
  • Christy
    4.5 stars!! It’s been a while since I’ve read a mafia book, and Claire Contreras really hit the spot with this story! Because You’re Mine is sexy, suspenseful, and exciting. It’s one of those books that once I started, I didn’t want to put down. And lets all just take a moment and look at that cover. I LOVE IT! Catalina is a professional dancer in the NYC ballet. She lives in New York and tries to live a quiet life, distancing herself ...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    Woohooo "Because You're Mine" is LIVE! This book was sooooo good, I LOVED it a lot. 😍😍😍 Please go and grab Lorenzo. :D And trust me, he will melt your heart and oh, oh let's not forget that he is hot as hell and he will wet your panties too. :D Yup, he was that good. :D *ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤ Expected publication: July 12th 2018[image error]--------------------BLURB:When you grow up in the mo...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Catalina Alvarez is a beautiful 28 yr. old woman who grew up as mafia royalty in Chicago. She was born into a life of power, worry, sorrow and fear. She’s tried to distance herself, be free of her family name, and stay under the radar. She recently moved to New York to be closer to her sister, and is a professional dancer for the NYC Ballet. Her life revolves around the stage and performing. It’s everything to...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    I fell in love with another couple. Lorenzo & Catalina are amazing, simply beautiful together. But here’s the thing, I’m still stuck on the cover on this book 😍 I mean seriously, look at this man...... This author always has a way with her writing, I absolutely love it!! Another couple, another book that she has seared into my memory!! I loved Loren and Cat, their story is one you definitely want to grab!! I can not wait to get more to thi...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS BECAUSE YUOU’RE MINE: Is a full length Mafia novel, set in the world of the Italian Mob by Claire Contreras. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Catalina & Lorenzo Costello Catalina is a 28-year-old ballerina and has not long left the Royal Ballet where she’d been dancing and has auditioned for the New York City Ballet. She'd found out naively that her fam...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Amazon live❤ 5 AMAZING stars❤What a fantastic read, I devour it!It was absolutely fantastic.I fall in love with the story and the characters, it was so addictive and I didn't want to finish it!Claire Contreras delivers an incredible story with suspense,mystery and a passionate and hot romance.The characters rocked this story. I loved Catalina and Loren.Their romance was something else, they have an ama...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4.5 STARS I stare at this infuriating, gorgeous man. This liar, thief of a man, because that’s what he’s done. He’s stolen my senses entirely. When I saw that one of my favorite authors will be writing a mafia romance, I was all over it like white on rice. I didn't even bother reading the blurb before adding it. And then when I saw the cover? I was basically frothing at the mouth to get my grabby little hands on it. Admittedly, it's not ...
  • Elizabeth
    ★4.5★~Holy hotness!!!~Full review to come!~*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review! *This is a BR with my girl SUEBEE!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKI'm always down for some hot mafia romance, but especially when it's an author I love writing it. I jumped on this book and I don't regret a second of my craziness over getting it. I thought the story was intriguing and sexy, and it had me captivated. From the opening scene to the last sentence it had me dying to find out what all the secrets were and I really liked that it was able to have me so invested in these ch...
  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳A mafia romance that officially has a very special place in my heart since it had everything that I was looking for... ➳Follow Me On:Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter
  • Stacey is Sassy
    I like the growly part of the story...It's been a wee while since I've read a mafia romance and I have to admit that I struggled at first. I find it hard to get my head around blind devotion, lack of privacy and never-ending fear. The fear for your safety, your family and friends safety and the safety of innocent bystanders. I'm not sure that all the money in the world would make me fall for a mafia man. Then again, I wasn't born into a mafia fam...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    I wasn’t built for this life.This was a good read. It’s mafia, which I love. Cat is a ballet dancer, and she’s a heroine that’s pretty strong on her own. Lorenzo is hot, and a bit jealous and possessive. They are both keeping secrets. Some bigger than others. Plus there is so much going on around them. I love so many of the side characters and want to know more about them!I will say that at some points I just felt like something was missi...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Catalina grew up in a Mafia family. She 'escaped' to boarding school in Europe and then ended up in London to be a professional ballet dancer.But then her father's business was all over CNN and her mom disappeared and her sister Emma asked her to come back home. And now they both live in New York. Cat is still dancing and her sister is going to college to become a journalist!Emma will be out of town for a bit to uncover some crime in Chicago and ...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    This will be a short review.Because You're Mine was a solid performance by Claire Contreras.A mobster falling in love with a mobster princess/ballerina - was totally intriguing to me!! I have a fondness for mafia romances and I loved that the author didn't hold back, even though the story wasn't overly bloody or violent, but the backstory certainly suggested it.I really liked the premise and had no problem staying focused. The characters and stor...
  • Claire Contreras
    IT'S LIVE and I am sooooo excited that you finally get to read it! Get it here: *Side note: I'm only 5 starring it to get your attention, I don't think that highly of myself LOL
  • Paige
    4 “Mafia” StarsFull review to come.I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books
  • JewelsyGoolsy
    There was a gazillion things to keep up with in this story and unfortunately my slow brain was so busy trying to catch everything, that I wasn’t able to enjoy all of them (JewelsyGoolsy dumbass). To me, it felt that every scene went from zero to a hundred on every page. Seriously, instead of swooning over potentially swoony parts, I was too busy re-reading paragraphs, memorising names and just trying to keep up with the pacing and all the emoti...
  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    I popped my Claire Contreras cherry in the best possible way!! ❤❤I absolutely loved Because You’re Mine! The characters are fantastic. The romance is kindle melting. And the storyline grabbed my attention and completely sucked me in. Loren is shit hot and made me fall for him immediately. He’s sexy, commanding, and a bit of an enigma throughout the first half of the book. The attraction between him and Catalina is undeniable. I particular...
  • RentasticReads
    I’ll start this off by saying that I loved this book—mad hard. It was complete and utterly sweet, gripping and captivating to boot, yet it also has just the right amount of suspense from the mob aspect of the story to send chills down your spine and make your heart thump like you’ve just finished running a marathon.Because You’re Mine hit the ground running—the moment you dive in, you’ll immediately get sucked into the world of Loren ...
  • Maayan
    3.5 ⭐Knowing that he cheated on his ex wife kinda tainted his image for me. I’m a true believer of ‘once a cheater, always a cheater’ so although the h asked him if he’ll ever cheat and he said no....who knows 🤷🏼♀ 3.5 ⭐️Knowing that he cheated on his ex wife kinda tainted his image for me. I’m a true believer of ‘once a cheater, always a cheater’ so although the h asked him if he’ll ever cheat and he said no....who...
  • Dee Montoya
    4.5 Stars*****What are the odds?Wow! I think I’m going to be dreaming of Loren for days and days... Sorry, I’m just still in awe with this hero. Loren is so EVERYTHING that I swear to God I feel the imprint of his hand burning all over my body. But back to the book, what can I say?--it's Claire Contreras, I mean we know the woman can write one hell of a story. With this book, I don’t know what she was on, but keep giving it to her because s...
  • Melissa
    Because You’re Mine is labeled as a Sexy Romantic Suspense set in the world of the Italian Mob. While this book definitely has suspenseful, mysterious elements I wouldn’t consider it a full fledged Romantic Suspense. I went into this book completely blind. Only intending to read a chapter or two to get a feel of the writing, setting, & characters and then pick it back up in a day or two. That didn’t happen. I totally dropped all my adultish...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    ARC received for an honest reviewBallet, mafia - so many books I have read where these two worlds are entwined (though I will admit it is usaually Russian ballerinas and the Bratva that I have come across) so it was different to have the US mob this time.Cat and Lorenzo's story to me was, how should I say, a little lost? I don't know how else to describe it. Neither of them had any real goal for their future, no plan for what they were doing - bu...
  • Melissa
    Really! I am surprised that I did not like this book. After reading the synopsis and reviews I was really looking forward to reading this. I mean who doesn't like a mafia love story. But I was more confused than a chameleon in a bag of skittles from the first chapter. The heroine in this story got on my nerves, all she does is cry. And do not get me started on the fact that all Lorenzo does is grunt! I am so aggravated about this book and how I ...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Because You're Mine started out a little shaky for me. I felt like I was missing things, I kept backtracking and rereading chapters because I was struggling with connecting the dots. It turns out I just fell into Claire Contreras' trap as she wove together a compelling story of deceit and secrecy that would all reveal itself in due time. This story shaped up to be one seriously intoxicating, sexy mafia romance rife with danger and shocking twists...
  • Jasmine
    ***Actual rating: 4/5 Masseria-Costello Stars*** If this was never about me, why bring me into it at all? Because they don’t care. That’s what they do. They’re too blinded by power and status to realize that they’re hurting the ones they love. Because You’re Mine is the second Claire Contreras book I’ve read, and I’m happy to say that it does not disappoint…or maybe just a teeny tiny little bit. Claire Contreras is known for wr...
  • Serena
    "You feel so fucking good. Like heaven, Little Red. Fucking heaven." I'm still not over this book!!!! This MAFIA romance was EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. Sexy, intriguing and out of this world HOT. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I couldn't get ENOUGH. I never wanted this book to end. Lorenzo stole my heart, soul and pretty much my entire body the SEXOND I met him. Yep, I said sexond. Because each time he came on the scene, all I could think abou...