Deathless & Divided (The Chicago War #1)
Lies and love. This is how a war starts. A life for a life. That's the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He's ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she's his. Lily DeLuca isn't being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn't know and back into a life she'd rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren't clear. Her beliefs are being tested. When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety. No one is deathless. No one.
My first book by Bethany-Kris!
My first mafia romance genre!
WOW! what a well put together story.
Since I have never read a mafia romance some of the terms and situations were foreign to me but it wasn't hard to catch on.
The Characters lives and personalities were well developed and soon felt like I knew them.
It's a Mafia romance so I expected some crime and some romance ... I wasn't disappointed!
Bethany wrote some intense scenes, not overly graphic crime scenes but detailed enough for my mind to create it like a movie in my mind ... the romance? Well that was detailed enough for me to say this is a book intended for OVER 18!!! lol ... HOT
the emotions of the characters were completely believable and I felt my own emotions riding the same highs and lows.
Lily DeLuca is a mafia kid ... her parents were killed when she was a young child ... while her brother tried to keep her away from the lifestyle as long as he could he's now forced her home and forced her to marry a man she doesn't know.
Damian Rossi is the man she is forced to marry.
She doesn't remember him from her childhood but he remembers her and she's not what he remembers.
She dislikes him and this whole arranged marriage from the start but he doesn't. He owes Lily's brother and he'll marry her and keep her safe.
but ... there's always a but ... things change.
I won't ruin the story but remember ... it's a 'romance' ~wink wink~
the story is sexy and thrilling ... I enjoyed the entire thing!
I also love that Bethany-Kris is a fellow Canadian ... gotta support my Canadians ~WHOOT~
for more information about Bethany-Kris ... http://www.bethanykris.com/