Publication Date: September 7, 2015
Synopsis: Lies and love. This is how a war starts.
A life for a life. That’s the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He’s ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she’s his.
Lily DeLuca isn’t being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn’t know and back into a life she’d rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren’t clear. Her beliefs are being tested.
When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety.
No one is deathless.
Deathless and Divided by Bethany-Kris
I am a HUGE Bethany-Kris fan. I absolutely LOVED her Marcello series, so when I learned that she was doing a spin off I was giddy!! Deathless & Divided is based on the Chicago mafia also known as the Outfit. The Chicago Outfit is falling to pieces. Loyalty to La Famiglia is a thing of the past. This story is specifically about Damien and Lily.
“Damian’s thought process dropped off the radar.”
The love story in this book is hot and steamy. Luckily for Damian and Lily, their relationship developed quickly. Damian is one of those hot, alpha, bad boy, anti-hero types. Lily is an interesting young lady. She is not happy with mob life and wants to be as far away from it as possible. She has spent the last three years traveling Europe. She can be whiny at times, but she is strong in her own way. I had a hard time keeping up with all the different characters and the families they belong to. Although it was mentioned to me that who’s who is not important to the story, I found myself caught up in it. Luckily there is a cheat sheet included with the book. Bethany Kris is an incredible author and this is yet another example of her talent. This book left my mouth hanging open and my mind saying “no she didn’t”! I give this book 4.5 stars with 4 hands down the pants.
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: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD