John + Siena, #1 by Bethany-Kris Publication Date: March 5, 2018 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance
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.
Bethany-Kris’s books have the most beautiful covers. They always seem so deep and elegant. I would love to have every single one of her paperbacks on my bookshelves… one day maybe! Loyalty is no different with its gorgeous back floating woman and that flowy font if just plain gorgeous!
I didn’t think any other book could top the Cross + Catherine series but John and Siena might have just at least reached their level. I just can’t hand their ranking over just like that. John and Siena are going to have to work for that spot but man, they came out with a huge bang! Kris took on the mental disorder bipolar. I am in complete aw of her tact and descriptions on the situations John put himself in… the slingshot of emotions that he went through, that he felt. It was incredibly emotion and it’s such a realistic portrayal of what it’s like. She also showed what it’s like to love a person with bipolar. This was just nothing short of amazing and shows the highs and lows of this disorder perfectly! For that alone, this book needs to be recognized.
Loyalty is fast-paced but yet, I didn’t feel rushed through the book. I felt like I was able to get to know both John and Siena before they became a couple. I’m so thankful that Bethany-Kris constructs her books in dual POV. I love being in both main character’s minds. It’s the best way to really feel connected. And connected is exactly how I felt. It’s so raw and real feeling. I totally fell for Siena. She was completely perfect for John. She loved him for him. Their chemistry and heat was off the charts. I’m a fiend for Disgrace already. This couple already has a piece of my heart… perhaps it’s the Romeo/Juliet type feel of the book. The opposing characters from each competitive family falling for each other. I just consumed this book as quick as I could while savoring every written word!
I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.
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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