Friday, December 15, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Unruly - Bethany-Kris

UNRULY, A Legacy Novel
by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #3 
Publication Date: December 4, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Organized Crime, Mafia, Romance

The crime boss.
The hustling queen.Cross and Catherine Donati have been married five years, but the life they’ve chosen still has things to teach them yet. One can never become too comfortable in their business. Trouble soon follows.
The principe and principessa are all grown up …
It’s tough being at the top. When all Cross wants is to slow down the world, reality has a way of speeding it back up. Just when Catherine thinks she’s learned everything her mother has to teach, more lessons come her way.
A king and queen must protect their thrones …
This is their life.
This is their love.
And unruly.

4 Stars
Cross and Catherine have been married together for 5 years and have been blessed with a beautiful, spunky little girl, but they never get to truly enjoy their marriage. Cross has taken over as the boss, splitting time between managing his men and trying to keep his end of the gun running deal. Catherine is being molded into the next Queen by her mother, but her mother has been testing her and Catherine still hasn't regained all the confidence she once had. Fighting to spend more time together, Cross and Catherine take on the biggest challenges of their careers hoping that after they reach the top it will all settle down.

That was life. 

If you haven't read Always and Revere yet, stop what you are doing. Unruly is book three in the Cross + Catherine series and must be read first. It's a stunning mafia-romance series that will have you falling in love with the characters, blushing at their lust driven antics, and covering your eyes at the bloodshed. Cross is as haughty as ever, a confident, handsome man who knows how to go after what he wants. I love that we see a different side of Cross in Unruly, this time chasing the future image of a happy little family rather than chasing Catherine, guns, and adventure. Catherine has definitely come into herself in Unruly, her age giving her the wisdom she lacked in her teens. I really enjoyed Catherine's coming into the Queen role. It was obvious she was destined for it, truly made to be more than just a mafia princess, but the challenges her mom put her through to really take over the position were so fun to read.

“Their world was too busy. The next uproar was coming. Restless hearts. Demanding lives. Unruly love.”

Much of this book is about Cross and Catherine truly becoming the Donati family, with Cece a wild combination of the two and the hope that they will be able to grow their family and enjoy it in peace. These two as parents is the biggest reason I enjoyed this book. It was laugh out loud funny at times and really sweet other times. Of course, there's drama, the usual marriage dilemmas, and no mafia book from Bethany-Kris would be complete without a bit of bloodshed, rage, and revenge. It was the perfect combination of suspense, crime, and romance. Unruly really is the perfect final novel in the Cross + Catherine series. I really enjoyed Cross and Catherine and will miss them as I move onto other Legacy novels from Bethany-Kris.

REVERE, A Legacy Novel
by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #2 
Publication Date: November 6, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia
Amazon: (#FREE with #KU!)

A Legacy Novel
She was once his liar. He was once her savior.
Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.
Every king needs a queen.
Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.
Every God needs a prayer.
The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.
Love does not care. Love will not wait.
So, why does life keep standing in the way?
Revere is A Legacy Novel. While it can be read as a follow up to Always, it can also be read as a standalone novel.
ALWAYS, A Legacy Novel
by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #1
Publication Date: October 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Mafia
Amazon: (#FREE with #KindleUnlimited)

A Legacy Novel
A wild boy. A sly girl.
Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.
Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.
She chases bad things. He never learned to be good.
They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life. They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.
Love is killing for someone. Love is living for someone.
Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too. Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself. Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.
This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia. This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.
Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also act as a prequel for Revere. Each Legacy Novel stands alone from any other book, series, or collection.
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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