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Bene by Bethany-Kris Blog Tour and ARC Review

BENE

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #5
Publication Date: November 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS

A vendetta can change everything …

Bene Guzzi is walking a fine line. In his family, the mafia, and even with his own twin. Being a Guzzi principe means he doesn’t have time to be a screw up, so he needs to fix it and fast.

Vanna Falco is nothing that she seems. Her angel’s face hides a past filled with pain and her secrets might be enough to finally take the Guzzi family down for good. That is, if no one finds out the truth.

But everything gets trickier when people who shouldn’t be together, start to fall hard. And no one is more dangerous than a Guzzi in love.

The lies between them, though?
Well, they might ruin it all.
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Note: Bene is a standalone within The Guzzi Legacy and can be read as such.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

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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Review:

The last installment of the Guzzi twins is here, and it was all worth the wait. I first had a glimpse of Bene in his twin brother’s book. And I must admit, his broody and angsty attitude made me very intrigued about his story. All I can say is that it totally did not disappoint.

Bene and Vanna together are one hot combustible duo that will totally get you hooked until the very end. As per usual, Bethany-Kris wrote another great world-building novel that I can’t help but stay positively entranced.

I loved how she portrayed Bene’s identity crisis from setting himself apart from his twin brother’s identity. Bene’s search for unraveling his own identity and independence was so real and raw. I couldn’t help but root for him as he rose past his mistakes.

And I couldn’t get enough of Vanna either. Her story was one interwoven from a bitter feud of the past. That bitter family animosity has long been past to her. I was enthralled by the way she started to fall in love with Bene. Her motivations might have been based on lies and deceit but you can totally see that the love was real.

Vanna is the kind of complex character that you will just love and hate at the same time. Falling in love with the enemy has never been so bittersweet. And this book totally nailed it.

I cannot wait to read about the last book in the Guzzi legacy series. Marcus is up next!

Rating: 5/5

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Chris by Bethany-Kris Blog Tour and ARC Review

CHRIS

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #3
Publication Date: September 2, 2019
Genres: Adult, STANDALONE, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

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SYNOPSIS

A made man versus the cartel …

The job was simple—a contract from a powerful crime family to retrieve Valeria Lòpez. A woman believed to have been forcibly taken by one of the major cartels in Mexico. Easy enough, right?

Christopher Guzzi thought so, but the details made it difficult. He didn’t expect to trick his way into the path of the cartel leader only to develop feelings for the woman he was meant to recover. That leader’s wife. Every step he takes is risky, and one wrong move could leave them both dead. Too bad that’s not enough to keep him away from Valeria as he tries to find a way to free her.

Hope is a dangerous thing.
Love is even worse.

Here, everybody plays dirty.
No one can be trusted.
So, how do they get out alive?

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Note: Chris is book 3 in The Guzzi Legacy. It is a standalone novel.

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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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Bethany-Kris delivers another stunning organized crime romance with Chris! I loved how their worlds are interconnected with each other and we see another stunning plot where everything just falls perfectly into place.

Chris is a made man with a heart of gold who is willing to go beyond anything for someone he loves. Valeria Lopez is a victim of circumstances. She and her daughter Maria are just trying their best to handle the life they have been dealt with. You’ll see their wonderful mother-daughter love in this book.

When Chris entered the picture, it was like all three of them are meant to be. I cannot deny how I was just swooning over Chris the entire time I was reading this book. His love and devotion shows just how far he’s willing to go to protect both Valeria and Maria.

I loved the stunning charisma of all the Guzzi brothers. Seeing their stories unravel in the Guzzi legacy installment is truly wonderful. The hopeless romantic in me is excited to see more of these stories come to life in a book. Next up is Beni! Can’t wait!

Rating: 5/5

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Defying Gravity by K. K. Allen Blog Tour and ARC Review

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Their greatest risk was the one they never took …

Defying Gravity, an all-new emotional sports romance from USA Today bestselling author K.K. Allen is available now!

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It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared.

Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.

Not now. Not here. Not him.

But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.

The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.

Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.

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Excerpt:

“Where can we find the best view in Los Angeles?”

I had to think about that one. Every trail I’d hiked in the area ended with a gorgeous view, but I didn’t think a hike was what he’d had in mind. That gave me an idea. “Griffith Observatory has some nice views. Not sure how parking is this time of night.” I was still thinking. “Or there’s always Canyon Lake Drive.”

The look he gave me next wrapped a string around my heart and tugged gently. “Somewhere you haven’t been with a dude.”

Forcing back my smile, I grabbed his phone. “Drive. I’ll program the directions so I can enjoy the ride.”

I tried to ignore the pleased look on his face when I blushed at his request, but it was almost impossible to ignore him when I handed back his phone and my fingers accidentally brushed his. Our eyes connected on a beat, the electricity so charged between us that I felt the vibration throughout my body.

We rode the rest of the way in silence, like we both knew the conversation to come was a big one. Besides that, neither of us was a fan of small talk. Maybe that was why we’d always gotten along so well. We preferred hours of comfortable silence to awkward conversation. It made each moment we were together meaningful.

“Almost there,” he said once we were on Western Canyon Drive. “Where should I park?”

“You’ll keep going up the hill. Park on West Observatory Road. You’ll see the line of cars. I usually find a spot up close, but—” I made a face as I looked around his truck. “My car is three times smaller than this.” I grinned at him. “You might want to park about a half mile away.”

He chuckled. I didn’t understand why until he continued driving past where I recommended and almost reached the top of the hill, when he slowed. Just then, like fucking magic, a large truck was pulling out of a parallel parking spot, leaving it vacant.

“You are kidding me.”

He laughed again and parked with ease. Growing up in Malibu didn’t give us many opportunities for parallel parking, but I was certain he’d had his fair share of chances to get it right in Chicago.

I hopped out of the truck just as he made it to my side. “So impatient to hang out with me.”

I rolled my eyes. “Keep dreaming, James.”

He rolled his head back, grinning. “You realize there are women out there dreaming about a night just like this, right?”

I hoped he could feel the heat of my glare. “You don’t say.”

His lips pressed together like he was biting back a smile, then he took my hand in his and tugged me forward. “Let’s move. We have to make it before sunset.”

This time, silence didn’t fill our gaps. It dissipated with the first view we encountered before ever reaching the observatory.

“Wow.” I tugged away from him and walked to the balcony of the outlook.

As I stared out over trees and rock mountains, I had an epiphany. Taking Tobias here conveyed an unspoken promise that I’d never shared the same space with another man. I hadn’t even questioned the intimacy of what that meant, because it felt natural, just like everything with Tobias, even when the world was trying to pull us apart.

My choice had always been Tobias, even when he wasn’t around for me to choose. My heart still belonged to him.

A breeze whooshed by, tossing my hair. I breathed into the wind as it continued to beat against me, like the week hadn’t been enough for me to endure. And then strong arms wrapped around me from behind as my insides softened to putty. It had been only a week of knowing Tobias was back in town to stay, and I already knew I was in trouble.

Neither of us dared a word as he held me there, the hills of LA a beautiful sight before us, but it was his touch, his breath, his nearness that stole my focus. We’d never even made it to the observatory, but I knew what his mission was in wanting to take me somewhere with a view.

It was reminiscent of the one we’d shared in Big Sur, and I couldn’t ignore the rush of those memories that surfaced in the moment.

We stood in silence for a long time while Tobias held all of me—physically, emotionally, and metaphorically. His presence grounded me in a way that only my soul could feel. He owned me. All it took was the admission, and for the first time in a very long time, I felt at peace.

Once upon a time, Tobias had called me his moon. His rock. His strength. The one he reached for when the waters got rough. As risky as it was to admit it, I still wanted that to be true.

“Should we keep going?”

I knew Tobias was referring to the observatory, but my response was to a different interpretation of the question.

“Yes.”

Meet K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author and interdisciplinary arts and sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt contemporary romance stories that are as real as they are inspiring. K.K. is a Hawaiian girl who was raised in Seattle, and currently resides in central Florida. She works full time as a digital producer for a leading online educational institution and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.

K.K.’s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.’s love for inspirational and coming-of-age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.

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Review:

This is the first time that I read a K. K. Allen book and I must say that I am hooked. Defying Gravity took me on one hell of a ride. It’s one of the most heartwarming books that I’ve read in 2019.

Amelia and Tobias are one of those book couples that you know are just totally meant to be. Its raw and emotional scenes were so enjoyable to read that I found myself too engrossed to the whole plot and I just couldn’t put it down.

I loved how the author portrayed Amelia’s struggles on fulfilling her dream. Her frustrations and disappointments echo every sentiment of anyone who aspire to make it in their chosen field. It was inspiring how she turned her life around and put herself back together little by little.

Meanwhile Tobias was just around the corner waiting for their second chance to happen. I loved his unwavering loyalty to Amelia even after all these years. Eventually, they managed to finally found their way back to each other. Their love story captivated my hopeless romantic heart. I can’t wait to read more books by this author. Looking forward to her next release!

Rating: 4.5/5