He'll break every rule for her.
Kim Abella has made some mistakes-no doubt about it. She's paying for them by a forced marriage she doesn't want to a man who suffocates her with his demands and abuse. After everything, she knew better than to get mixed up with another family, especially their youngest son. Then again, when she's with him, he reminds her of who she is beneath the control that's slowly killing her.
She just can't leave him alone.
Being spoken for by a made man means Kim is off-limits, but Giovanni doesn't play nice when it comes to taking what should be his. The only thing that might save them both from a bullet and a makeshift grave for what they've done are the very same rules they already broke.
Sometimes, love has to start out a little filthy.
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MUST READ. This story comes across as a stand alone but part of a series, I would so totally recommend reading the first book Lucian first. The writing keeps you coming back for more, each page was filled with so much that every twist and turn that was made was one that you wanted to read about and couldn't wait to see what happened. Each page turn and word was amazing and so worth the read, I could read this over and over just to know that this has a happy ending after reading the first few chapters thinking otherwise. It's a 2 person POV story each character has different emotions that make the story come to life, soft then hard, caring and cruel all makes for a really wonderful read. ***I received this story for free in exchange for an honest review, see more of my review @ http://jmhoward2007.blogspot.com/2016/03/review-giovanni-by-bethany-kris.html ***
When a beautiful Mafioso princess catches the eye of two Made Men, you know there is going to blood. Both are handsome, sons of mob bosses, and bound for life to the rules of the Costa Nostra. Franco is spoiled, self-entitled, abusive to women, and wants Kim mainly to further his Mafia agenda. Hiding his true nature behind a gorgeous face, fancy clothes, and a lavish lifestyle, he should not be trusted, not even by his own family. The other, Giovanni, seems to be the polar opposite. As the youngest of the rich Marcellos brothers, he lives well below his means as a successful Capo and does not care what anyone thinks. Even his close-knit family does not take him seriously. The ultimate partier that unashamedly uses drugs and alcohol, Gio seems destined to one day self-destruct. After meeting Kim, he soon realizes he needs her to save him from his own worst enemy, himself. Kim, the daughter of a mob boss despised by the Marcellos clan, naively ends up being manipulated by Franco, and Gio becomes her unlikeliest of heroes. The ending result is a steamy, romantic tale of suspense, redemption, and salvation. Not being a fan of any type of drug usage, I was a little leary/uncomfortable when they appeared so graphically in this book. However, it did fit the storyline. They were clearly the catalyst that was ruining Gio’s life. Even Kim’s use hopefully will come across to readers as a stupid means of escapism. Bethany-Kris has not disappointed me yet in her mafia romance writing style. Here is an author who obviously does her homework. She injects just enough details to give her fictional characters credibility while bringing their stories to life. Her words flow across the pages, and you find yourself very entrenched in the engaging plot. My review concludes with a strong recommendation you live a little on the Filthy Marcellos side by reading each book in this new series. Though they are standalones, you likely will enjoy them even more if read in serial order. Do yourself a favor and check into The Russian Gun series, as well. (This review is based on ARC provided by the author in exchange for an unbiased, honest opinion.)