Friday, 30 September 2016

Filthy Marcello Lucian by Bethany Kris

*5 mafia Nutella jars* 

Who ever says that I'm obsessed with mafia books is so very wrong. Obsession doesn't even begin to describe my relationship with the mafioso men heck I'm not gonna even deny the the fact that I'd share my Nutella with them. And that's where our story starts from though denial and negligence are a few things our main hero knows about but that doesn't mean he doesn't get what he deserves.


Lucian Marcello an all alpha Mafioso. Being Capo means coming from privileged and a powerful family, though that might be partially true about Lucian, let's say this Capo was born to a powerful man but to a secret Mother. Having a father who was a caporegime should mean that young Lucian was mafia royalty but when his mother was his father's mistress, Lucian was forced to be brought up in the streets while hiding his identity until a helping hand comes in the form of Anthony Marcello "The Don". Rescued and loved Lucian's life changed drastically from having nothing and living off garbage to having two loving parents and equally rowdy brothers, Lucian Marcello wasn't only a sexy tattooed Capo but with a heart of gold and truth as his only language kind of man but this Marcello prince was already king .

"Being an Italian, Cosa Nostra born family was everything when it came to living life as a Marcello.
Family. Honor. God.
La famiglia. Onore. Dio.
Greed. Money. The business.
It all needed to be handled".

Life is pretty mundane for Lucian. Business is running smoothly until the MC's create havoc, Lucian and his brother's will set the boundaries straight for the "Sons Of Hell" MC but not before this Marcello gets tongue tied when he finally meets his match in the most unlikely of places, inside a confession box

"Crossing the short distance to the confessional, he grabbed the curtain and tugged to open it.

And promptly froze right where he stood. She was beautiful.Not in the usual, pretty face, clear skin, and bright eyes kind of way.

No, the woman behind the confessional curtain was beautiful in a heart stopping, stunning, and make-your-lungs-ache kind of way".

With Lucian completely struck by lighting our Capo still has to find out who she is but with emotions running high, this fever will take over Lucian's heart , soul and mind.

"B-bella, scusi,” Lucian stuttered, apologising for his intrusion and letting the curtain fall closed as his shaking fist returned to his side. “Merda".

Merda exactly, Cue in our beautiful heroine Jordyn Dawn Reese. At 21 jordyn has managed to see some pretty rough situations. After being brought up in the world of MC Sons Of Hell, jordyn isn't safe. The safety she had was snatched away when her then husband who was merely appointed for marriage to give her protection was taken away and now Jordyn is a walking target as MC'S property. Our heroine is waiting for the ball to drop but she won't go down without a fight with blame in her heart for her mother jordyn can't help but think about the handsome stranger who made her body tingle at confession, she's holding on and maybe waiting to feel safe again

"As it was, Jordyn already felt out of place in this house of God. Women like her didn’t make a habit of going to church, let alone being seen near one. It was only something she did occasionally, whenever her mind was filled with crap she couldn’t handle, or stress was eating her alive."

But when Lucian goes about taking care of the MC's with jordyn on his mind let's say our hero wasn't expecting to see her again that soon and of all places at Sons Of Hell. With constant stream of emotions going through both Lucian and jordyn's head there's going to be a war waged and not just between two groups but between two hearts.

There will be a whole lot of blood shed and jordyn's worst nightmare will not see the light of day. After all that's said and done this mafioso will protect and fight for his queen.

My Thoughts In The End

In the end I have to point out that Lucian is by far the most realistic Capo I've had the privilege of knowing and yes I'm talking more better than wait for it... LIAM *gasp!!!*. Yes more then Liam why you ask because though Lucian was Capo with a not so great semi childhood but the one thing that man had was RESPECT!. He didn't stalk our heroine nor did he show signs of the mine syndrome you know the obsessive *you're mine Goddamit* or my personal favourite *Pee in front of me or with the door open well cause you're mine* ⬅⬅⬅ there right there is BULL FECKING SHIT!. Overall a must read if you want a bad boy who has his head on straight and knows how to respect women I mean come on what more do you want :). Liquid gold that's how the narration of this book was , honestly you will not be disappointed once you buy the audio book because the pronunciation of the words is bang on proper Italian accent , seriously what more do you want.  On that note I really need lucian now. One ore thing you know how audible is like the first book is on them if your new to audible well then THIS definitely needs to be your first read cause you will not regret it.

Note: This review was for the Audio book version of filthy Marcello , the copy was provided to me via IndieSagePr for an honest review. End Verdict if you ever what sex in Italian sounds like then the amazing John Thrust brings that fantasy to life. 

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by Bethany-Kris Filthy Marcellos #1Narrated by: John Thrust Listening Length: 13 hours and 26 minutes 
Version: Unabridged 
  Publication Date: August 17, 2016
Genres: Adult, Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime



Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America's most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It's the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it's time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he'd risk it all for.   She is exactly what he didn't know he was looking for.   Jordyn Reese spends her time trying to stay under the radar of a man who wouldn't think twice about killing her. Unwillingly affiliated with a dangerous MC gang, her life is dominated by the men surrounding her and her future rests solely in how useful she can be for them. The last thing she needs is some Mafioso gaining her more unwanted attention from the club.   He is everything she should stay away from but can't.   Notoriously violent when it comes to getting what he wants, Lucian will stop at nothing to make the target on Jordyn's back disappear. But sometimes the worst threats are the ones you can't see until it's too late. The truth behind Lucian's history is about to take center stage in more ways than one, and it'll either save him … or kill him.   This world leaves everyone a little filthy.   Filthy Marcellos, Book One   ***   Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it's a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.  

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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.   To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here:



I wanted to be an actor as far back as I can remember, but I was never attracted to the lifestyle.   In school whenever the teacher asked someone else to read aloud I remember often thinking, "You're not reading it right, let me do it".   In college my communication degree required that I take oral interpretation classes.  I took first and second level classes and crushed them.   I ended up in radio.  A comprise, of sorts, to acting.  I did the commercials and loved doing goofy character voices; sexy huh?   During that time I did a local theater production and the director said I should go to the big city and get working.   Sometime later I auditioned to train for The Second City's touring group.   I got in and was doing well… but… the lifestyle.   I've been dabbling in voice acting for many years and have been recording audio books along the way and so… here I am.   I'm OK with the lifestyle.   I do hope folks like what they hear and to all those who listen I say, "thank you!"





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