John + Siena, #1
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.
Mix it all together, and it makes for a volatile city.
A war is coming.
💭My Thoughts 💭
I like that Bethany lets us get to know each member of the Marcello family better. Each book you are able to get tidbits of each member of the family. You may not have liked them before, but once you get to the know each individual you love them all.
The story about Siena and John is enduring. John struggles with being manic bipolar. His family did what was best for John in order to get him help. John realizes that he needed to get better control of his life and is working at that.
The only issue is, his therapist thinks that it would be a great idea for him to focus on himself and not get into a relationship. In walks Siena.
Siena is the daughter of another mafioso family. Upon meeting John she is immediately attracted to him. What is there not to be attracted to? Hazel eyes, tall, lean and sexy.
I like how strong Siena tries to act, but in so many ways she was still vulnerable. Her family treated her as if she did not exist unless they needed something. She seemed to be searching for that attention, which she gets from John.
Loyalty means everything to the Marcello family and after what Calabrese’s did can anyone in their family be trusted. Especially Sienna.
There is a mystery to the story, angst which is always expected. It is the mafia!!!! Bethany-Kris always leaves you on the edge of your seat. I will always be coming back for more.
I think everyone should get to know the Marcellos.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*An arc was provide for a honest review.
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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