John + Siena, #1
Publication Date: March 5, 2018
Fresh out of prison after serving a three-year sentence, Johnathan Marcello wants to get back to normal business as a mafia capo. The rules set out for him are clear—keep out of trouble, maintain a low profile, and stay stable. But stability is a delicate balance for a man like John, and shaky ground is only a single step away.
A chance encounter with a blue-eyed woman might just change his whole world.
Siena Calabrese’s life revolves around cooking numbers, and scrubbing books clean. After all, a girl is only useful to men in the mafia, if she isn’t totally useless. As long as she does what they want, then she can maintain the illusion of freedom. But illusions are only delusions in the grand scheme of her life, and reality is far more dangerous.
A man with secrets might just be the one thing she didn’t know she needed.
In this life, family is everything. Or, that’s how it should be.
Distrust. Love. Betrayal. Loyalty.
Mix it all together, and it makes for a volatile city.
A war is coming.
Another fantastic book from Bethany-Kris! I swear she is now my go-to for mafia romances, because the woman knows how to bring the story to life. The way mental health is tackled in this book I thought was done well; I can't begin to imagine not only having to live life with mental illness, but then to be wrapped up in such an organization in which mental illness could be seen as weakness, but somehow John was determined to make it work. Until it doesn't.
The Calabrese family are the sworn enemies of the Marcellos, but hey, love is love and Siena and John seem to be heading in that direction. Of course since this is a mafia romance, there is the possibility of blood being spilled, it's just a matter of whose blood and what the consequences and repercussions will be.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four 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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