The Ties That Bind
A Forbidden Mafia Romance

Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Chicago, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean

When my brother Jayce ordered a hit on Arabella Wilson—the daughter of our family’s greatest rival—I had no choice but to pretend to obey. What he doesn’t know is that Arabella isn’t just the enemy; she’s also the only woman I’ve ever loved. Too bad she tore my heart out more than a decade ago without even a backward glance to see if I survived. 

I hate her, but there’s no way I can kill her. 

But the longer I delay, the more erratic Jayce becomes, until he’s issued an ultimatum there’s no turning back from: either I kill Arabella, or he kills me. Someone is going to die, but it sure as hell won’t be me. So now I have a choice to make. Will it be my brother or my lover, my darkness or my light?

Find out in this forbidden mafia romance based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.


Arabella is utterly phenomenal. Intelligent, ruthless, ambitious, heartbroken, hurting, full of love and pain and ultimately one of the strongest and most complex heroines I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
— Emerald Books Blog
THE TIES THAT BIND by Rebecca Norinne was a DYNAMITE read!! This Romeo & Juliet based romantic thriller about two lovers caught in the feud between two warring crime families was chock full of so much delicious drama—Forbidden love. Hate. Revenge. Intrigue. Scorching lust—and I was a captive audience throughout!
— Epic Romance Reviews
Rebecca has a knack for pulling you into the story and captivating you completely.
— Bookalicious Babes Blog
“Moments so intense and full of emotion they took my breath away.” 
— Romanticamenta Fantasy Sito Blog