Monday, 25 July 2016

REVIEW: Thin Lies (Donati Bloodlines, Book 1) by Bethany-Kris



Calisto Donati

She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over.
It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento.
Not for Calisto.
She was taken.
She was claimed.
She was not his.
In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go. 
What good had saving her done?
He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another.

Emma Sorrento

Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile.
At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face.
He smirked.
And winked.
Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her.
Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose.
She had already lost once.
Wasn’t it enough?

WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, the third is a HEA.


This is now the second series I’ve read from Bethany-Kris, and let me tell you, she likes to put her H&h’s thru the wringer! I don’t think she likes the word easy:D

In this mafia world that Bethany-Kris has created, there are a lot of variables to think about, as it is, that plays into how the H&h’s relationship plays out. We’re talking a world of crime and tradition and a separate set of rules after all. But if that’s not enough, she likes to throw more barriers on top of that for the H&h to pass thru, dio mio!

Emma is spoken for and Calisto is the man responsible to make sure she stays spoken for. Because of that, they end up spending up more time together, getting to know each other, feeding off the attraction they feel for each other. Oy! So wrong on so many levels, yet, you know it, so just right… Certain things you know are foregone conclusions, and lines are crossed… sigh…

And as the warning said, bks 1 and 2 ends on a cliffie, so… sigh… 

I’m a new fan of Bethany-Kris, and more and more I’m certain that if I want a good mafia romance, then yes, she’s one I’ll turn to… sigh…

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