by Bethany-Kris Renzo + Lucia , #1 Publication Date: January 7, 2019 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance
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They didn’t come from the same world …
Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.
Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she’ll prove to be his biggest fight yet.
She’s high society from the upscale suburbs. He’s a drug dealer from New York’s slums.
They just weren’t meant to be … until they were.
What would it take to change a life—an entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?
For them, it took thirty-six days. And the privilege of meeting each other.
They shouldn’t be. They don’t fit. Love doesn’t care.
Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.
Privilege dives us right back into the world of the Marcello family, this time with the baby of the bunch, Lucia. And what a story she has in store. This story has all the wonderful trappings of Bethany-Kris' usual books, a touch of forbidden, the danger of the mafia world, and an undeniable connection that spurns true love. But can Lucia and Renzo make it work?
Renzo and Lucia couldn't be more different if they tried, and not solely for their places in the world, she a mafia princess and baby of the rich family and he a poor boy who never really stood a chance but wants better for his family. I loved getting to know these two, diving deeper into the true character of each of them and finding myself rooting for a win for them as a couple.
I was sucked in to this story from page one, curious to see how things would play out and what obstacles would be thrown at these two as they tried to find a path together. I loved how Lucia struggled with finding her place outside of her coddled life growing up, how she wanted space and to see who she was away from the spoiling of her family. I adored Renzo's determination to not let his siblings suffer if he could help it, that he didn't allow his past to really stop him from moving on.
Privilege was full of hot, steamy moments, lots of action, a touch of suspense and of course danger - hey it is the mafia! But there's so much more depth to this story and these characters than that. The bit of forbidden between them just makes the story that much more intense and held me captive and needing more when the last page flipped.
Bethany-Kris did an amazing job pulling me in and starting this foundation for Lucia and Renzo and I'm anxious to see where their story takes us in the next installment.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four 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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