Monday, March 28, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Filthy Marcellos: The Complete Collection (Filthy Marcellos #0.5-3) by Bethany-Kris

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Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia

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Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it’s a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.
Family first. God second.
From bosses and sons, to husbands and lovers. Made men, fathers, and killers. Life is a chess board in Cosa Nostra and these men are the kings.
You can’t be a Marcello if you’re not filthy.
The Complete Collection features the short novel Antony, and the three full length novels Lucian, Giovanni, and Dante. It also includes the 20k prequel to the Legacy series, featuring the Filthy Marcellos next generation.

If you haven't had a chance to read Bethany-Kris' mafia stories, you are missing out. The Marcellos make an appearance in another mafia romance series The Chicago Wars, but while the Chicago Wars centers different members of the Chicago Outfit, this series focuses on the brothers of one mafia family, the Marcellos. Each book focuses on one particular brother and the woman who has managed to capture his heart. But make no mistake, this isn't a romance with a mafia-element as a background, instead, this is more along the lines of the Godfather trilogy, in which the mafia is actually sharing the stage with the romance. And being involved with made men means there's a helluva lot more stress and tension to each relationship, but I loved getting to know the Marcello men and women who are strong enough to be able to be a part of their world. 

Antony's story pretty much introduces the characters from each story and the dynamics of how they all converge and work together. Lucian's story is a bit unique in that he wasn't born into the Marcello family, but rather adopted as a child by Antony; his lady love is Jordyn and when I say their story is intense, believe it. Giovanni's story is one of forbidden love: he falls in love with the enemy's daughter. But we all know the heart wants who it wants, regardless of who their family is. And so what if she's engaged to someone else, if the marriage certificate hasn't been filed, love is still fair game! Dante's story is a bit lighter in that while he and Catrina are more than hot for each other, they attempt to keep it platonic. If they did that, what would be the point of the story? It's fun to see how they go about keeping it on just a friend level.

I cannot recommend this series enough, Bethany-Kris has a way with writing mafia/romance series and you can best believe that I will be eagerly anticipating the next series on the horizon.

Set provided in exchange for honest review.

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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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