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.
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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I’ve been waiting for John’s story since I’ve read the Filthy Marcellos Legacy companion novella a few years ago. And let me tell you, it is absolutely worth the wait! I saw glimpses of John in the other Legacy books and getting to know his story is something that I’ve been anticipating for quite awhile now.
I loved how Bethany-Kris portrayed John’s struggles with mental health. The raw and poignant emotions depicted in his battle with bipolar disorder is empowering to say the least. John is an imperfect hero who is still trying to find his rightful place in the mafia world. His mental health is something that he has to deal with and overcome everyday. But the wonderful part of this story is that he was not portrayed as someone who was less of a man than his counterparts. He’s just somebody whose mind works differently than others, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Then there was Siena, the girl who accepts John for who he is. But the problem is, she’s affiliated from aa rival organization. Their love story is almost reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet in the organized crime world. It was very heartwarming to see how enduring their love can be and despite the heaps of obstacles against them, they still chose each other.
I’m sure that the next book, Disgrace, will be as satisfying as this one. I can’t wait to finally read John x Siena’s HEA!