Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway~ Unraveled (Guzzi Duet #1) by Bethany-Kris


Unraveled: Guzzi Duet, Part One
by Bethany-Kris 
Guzzi Duet #1 
Publication Date: June 5, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Mafia, Romance, Organized Crime


Book Description:

Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies. This life. Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


 “He touched. He demanded. Her body reacted.”


Bethany-Kris is one of my favourite Mafia authors and once again she has delivered with Unraveled. Unraveled is the first book of a duet and to say that I am itching for the next one would be a severe understatement. It seems Bethany-Kris certainly knows how to end a book and keep the reader well and truly on the hook. We should only have a couple of months to wait, but still, I desperately need the next one. For me this was a quick read, the pages turned at the rate of knots, loved the action both in and out of the sheets, the character connection was on point and the chemistry between these two characters was seriously hot!! This one ticked all my mafia boxes.

Gian Guzzi is a made man, the underboss, a man being groomed for the position by his grandfather. When the time comes though for Gian to take the reins it seems the older generation of the Canadian famiglia of the Cosa Nostra have other ideas. This is where all the Mafia action takes, a battle of wills, a battle of minds, a battle of tactics and a battle of loyalty. Everything that makes Mafia books the crack they are.


“What matters the most is that someone started a war, and I plan on finishing it.”


Gian was everything a made man should be, he was an enigma, he was professional, but in his personal life he was totally different. Gian was a closet romantic, a filthy talker, bilingual with that perfect blend of Italian and French, a sharp dresser, inherently handsome and dominant and quite frankly Cara Rossi never stood a chance.


“Some people do say the Guzzi blood is made of nothing but gold, luck, and dirt.”


Cara Rossi was a Chicago mafia princess that had stayed away from the city and the family life. Cara and her twin had settled in Canada, far, far away from everything that Cara hates. Cara is drowning in grief and has been a recluse for months until one of her friends holds an intervention. Cara and Gian’s paths cross and herein begins one seriously hot, intense and all-consuming romance. What started out as a one night stand soon morphs into more but Gian is everything that Cara doesn’t want…until she does.


“Be where, or with whom, or do whatever you need to do to be happy. Take that risk—it’s worth it. Because this life is fleeting, and tomorrow might be the last time you smile, so it’s better to spend today happy.”


With any Mafia romance, you always know that these men play their cards extremely close to their chests and Gian is no different. Gian knows that Cara is extremely skittish and while he knows that she knows who he is, he doesn’t want to entrench her into his “life” until she is ready. Cara is kept on the periphery at her own choice, but the longer their relationship continues the more she is tempted to take the next step. Gian is so protective of her, incredibly infatuated and hopelessly in love which to be honest is probably some of the reasons for certain omissions. A relationship built on secrets is never healthy and it is here that Bethany-Kris certainly ramps up this story.


“Don’t you think it’s a little sad that you love someone who is just waiting for the other shoe to drop?”
“I think it’s sad that the woman I love feels like she has to wait on that at all.”


Yes, I will admit tears were shed, quite a few in fact and I cannot wait to see how Bethany-Kris gets Gian out of this particular sticky situation. Unraveled though was the perfect balance of Mafia plot and an all-consuming, where both parts were just as addictive as the other. The chemistry and the between the sheets scenes were seriously off the charts and Bethany-Kris certainly brought these characters to life. I think August should be when book two is released, I know that I for one will be eagerly anticipating that one. I seriously need it now!!


About the Author:


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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