Friday, 13 January 2017

Waste of Worth by Bethany-Kris

* 4 Eyes On Me Nutella jars* 

noun: blood
the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals .

noun: blood background; descent or lineage.

Oh and what a family it is. From fake respect to vile intentions the Chicago outfit was poison to its own blood but when is it ever enough , when does the final straw ever get pulled, maybe rage never truly brings continuous chaos maybe it's slowly simmers behind the hurt and helplessness whatever the cause The Family never let's anything go. 

Dino DeLuca grew up in the midst of corrupt men by the time Dino could grasp what the mob stood for he was dragged into something much darker but he couldn't ever break , he had to put on facade for his siblings because family is everything expect certain family members. With his past tainting his soul Dino now at the age of 29 still couldn't get over the horrific memories of his child hood, even as an adult he knew what snakes looked like and when to keep his emotions locked up. Until a certain brunette made him look at his demons in the eyes and smile. 

" Beatings. Bleeding. Dark basements. Damp floors. Vomit. Pain. ."

Karen Martin saw beauty even in the darkest of places and that's what she saw in the face of the stranger who's eyes screamed at its torment , whose soul begged for freedom, whose shoulders ached from carrying the weight , whose ironed walls ached to be broken but whose heart just wanted feel, feel anything but the darkness that was surrounding him. She was curious and even though he keeps to himself Karen slowly starts making Dino DeLuca feel. With his reserved attitude but kind heart Karen knows DeLuca isn't some average businessman but was it too good to be true.

" I don’t mind rejection, asshole, but you don’t need to make it more painful than it already is. ."

Waste that's all he was to him . Worthless were the outfits promises. They turned a blind eye to the corruption that was amongst them and it was time , time to pay back for every single punishment. 

" The Outfit was not about honor and family. It was death, blood, and power .”

He was smiling again and that's all Karen cared about. Intoxicating kisses & passionate nights Dino didn't promise her forever but he swore to give her all that was left of him 

" Her sweet sounds in the darkness. Soft skin. The slap of skin and her breath in his ear. It made a beautiful melody, and he wasn’t exactly one for music. Except for Karen’s. She made the best kind with him. 

“God,” she mumbled. Another shudder crawled over her skin, and Dino caught her next moan with a kiss, swallowing it whole and keeping that same frantic, frenzied pace. He just wanted her to come. He wanted her to come, and then he could find his own bliss, too."

My Thoughts In The End:

Worth of waste gives a inside view of the war that was taking place inside the Chicago outfit now for those who are wondering what the Chicago war is well then the author had previously released the Chicago wars Click Here. This book is pre the war or quite literally how it actually started it's flawlessly written with the right amount of drama and anticipation, what I absolutely loved is how perfect Dino was I couldn't ask for a more better embodiment of him and to top it off his heroine was upto par if not more amazing then him.

Do you need to read the Chicago series before this .. absolutely not. Bethany Kris promises HEA's and if it says can be read as a separate series then trust me it can. We had a birds eye view of the turmoil that was being brought up in the mob but in this book we get to be front seat and center of what it means to be born in the mafia.

Can't wait for the final book and finally get the HEA that Dino deserves.


Waste of Worth: The DeLuca Duet, Part One by Bethany-Kris DeLuca Duet #1

Publication Date: January 9, 2017 

Genres: Adult, Mafia, Romance, Organized Crime




DeLuca Duet, Part One
Ask anyone and they will all say the same thing about just who Dino DeLuca is. A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can't be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can't escape from that live in his mind day and night.   He is all too aware of just how people see him.

Closed off. Cold. Different.   He doesn't care-keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he's still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks …   Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn't know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she'll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her.   She sees his differences as beauty. She never asks for more. She is perfect.

The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don't mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn't given cannot be kept.   These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.



Worth of Waste: The DeLuca Duet, Part Two



DeLuca Duet, Part Two
The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been-violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn't expect anything different.   His whole life has been lived for the Outfit-for his family.   He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.   Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.

He's finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.   He's learned these lessons well.   Too well.

Author's Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.



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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