Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Waste of Worth (The DeLuca Duet #1) by Bethany-Kris

Waste of Worth: The DeLuca Duet, Part One

by Bethany-Kris DeLuca Duet #1
Publication Date: January 9, 2017
Genres: Adult, Mafia, Romance, Organized Crime


Synopsis: DeLuca Duet, Part One

Ask anyone and they will all say the same thing about just who Dino DeLuca is. A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can’t be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can’t escape from that live in his mind day and night.

He is all too aware of just how people see him.

Closed off.

He doesn’t care—keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he’s still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks …

Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn’t know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she’ll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her.

She sees his differences as beauty.
She never asks for more.
She is perfect.

The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don’t mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn’t given cannot be kept.

These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.


If you haven't read anything by Bethany-Kris, you are doing yourself a disservice. This is an author who knows how to bring mafia stories to life. And they're always well-balanced so you get the perfect mix of mafia and romance. We finally get Dino's story, and my goodness what a story it is.

Prior to this book, we don't know much about Dino; he's the oldest brother of the DeLuca family (The Chicago Wars), but mentioned enough in passing that you become curious about his story. Dino is a man who is constantly haunted by his past and has zero trust in anyone, including himself. Until he meets Karen, the one person who's managed to do the impossible with Dino: reach him on a level where he begins to feel something foreign. What we call emotions, but hey, baby steps, right? However, having read just about every Bethany-Kris book, I know this won't be a cut-and-dried romance. What mafia romance is? There's always going to be someone in the family who doesn't agree with the romance. And by family, I mean La Familia. Dino's got big problems to deal with, especially since he's paying for his father's actions, once word gets out about Karen, will she become collateral damage?

This is yet another book I got sucked into from the first page, especially knowing how Dino's story was mentioned in the Chicago Wars, and after finishing this book, I can't wait to find out what sort of trickery Ms. Bethany-Kris has up her sleeve for Dino.


Worth of Waste: The DeLuca Duet, Part Two


Synopsis: DeLuca Duet, Part Two

The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different. 

His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family. 

He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now. 

Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules. 

He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all. 

He’s learned these lessons well. 

Too well. 

Author’s Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.


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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