by Bethany-Kris Guzzi Duet Legacy, #1 Publication Date: July 8, 2019 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance
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The son of a prominent Cosa Nostra Don, Corrado Guzzi’s life should have been all mapped out. He would be what every other Guzzi man was, too—made, mafia. It’s their way. But when given another choice, the chance to be something more, he takes it. Even if it comes with strings.
It’s there that he might find where he belongs, and Alessio Sorrento. The man who could change his whole life.
This love thing? It should have been easy, but they made it hard. Nothing about a relationship like theirs is simple. Dictated by rules, weighed down with things left unsaid, and already hanging by a frayed thread.
This is what love looks like before, and after. Before she came along. And after she was there.
It takes one woman to change everything.
Ginevra Calabrese wasn’t ready for this—for them.
So, what happens now?
NOTE: Corrado (book one) and Alessio (book two) are a duet within The Guzzi Legacy series, and should be read in order. All other titles in the series are standalone. This is NOT a love triangle.
“Introducing yourself, Alessio?” the man asked.
Corrado decided right then that he hated that name. And the man it belonged to, as well. The problem was, when Alessio turned his gaze back on Corrado, the humming was back. He couldn’t look away from the ocean of blue that stared back at him, or the way that as much as this guy rubbed him wrong … he wanted to know why.
Or anything about him at all.
“You’re not causing trouble, are you, Corrado?” his father asked out in the hallway.
“Define trouble.” Alessio chuckled. “Is he allowed to play with knives where someone can’t keep an eye on him at the same time?”
The man next to Alessio smacked him in the back of the head, making him glower back at him.
“Fuck off, Dare,” Alessio muttered.
“Play nice, Les.”
He looked back to Corrado again.
“But why, though? This is way more fun.”
And the fact Corrado found he liked it.
Yeah, fuck that, too.
The other man, Dare, shook his head. “All right, Les, since you’re feeling chatty today, you can take Corrado around and show him the rest of the complex while I talk business with Gian.”
Alessio scowled. “I didn’t volunteer to be some mafia principe’s babysitter for the day.”
Dare smirked. “I’m sorry. Did I preface that with, if you feel up to it and it pleases your spoiled fucking ass to do it? No, so do it.”
“Did you introduce yourself properly?”
“No,” Alessio said. “Because I didn’t think there was a point.”
Dare sighed and waved between the two boys. “Alessio, you already know Corrado Guzzi … or you know what I told you about today. Corrado, meet the pain in my ass, also known as Alessio Sorrento.”
“Thanks for that.”
“But not a lie,” Dare replied. “And now my good deed for the day is done. Gian, do you think these two will be fine alone?”
Corrado’s father smiled a bit, amusement playing in his gaze as he nodded. “I think they’ll be fine while we chat.”
“Good, let’s begin.”
Alessio passed Corrado another look as Gian and Dare drifted away from the doorway, disappearing altogether. “Are you going to stand there all day, or what?”
Corrado didn’t move. “I’m not doing anything with you.”
“Yeah, that’s not going to work. Dare said what he said.”
“Fuck him, and you.”
“Oh, he swears, too.”
Corrado’s jaw flexed with his annoyance. “What is your problem?”
Alessio looked him over again, his gaze slow and deliberate. All over again, Corrado felt that same flare of frustration and interest all rolled into one. It warred inside his mind, clashing together and making him want to punch this guy in the mouth just because.
“Do you like what you see, or …?”
“Why, because I stare?” Alessio asked.
“Because your stare lingers.”
Corrado is the first book in the Guzzi Legacy series. This book kicks off the series and is book one of a duet.
One of the best things about Bethany-Kris books is that they wholly suck you in from page one, filled with drama, steam, mysteries, emotions and danger - there's always something to suck you deeper into not only the story at play, but the characters involved and even those on the sidelines. Corrado was no different, I was hooked from the first page, curious to see how things would all play out and anxious to know what dangers and twists could be lying in wait.
Corrado and Alessio's story is different than most I've read by Bethany-Kris, because it's MM but not always ;). They enjoy a female in the tangle - if she fits. I really enjoyed the interactions between Corrado and Alessio throughout the pages, getting to know them and seeing how they were not only together but as separate entities too. Corrado's never had much control over his life, being a part of Cosa Nostra, means things aren't always the way one would want or hope them to be.
Throwing Ginevra into the mix had me high on anticipation, craving more of their story and seeing how things come together.
I love that the feelings of these characters and evoked so well through the words and actions on each page, that I truly felt as if I was right there alongside them at times. I love how Bethany-Kris brings emotions to life, brings the mafia way out in such a way you can't help but be affected.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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