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Thursday, July 11, 2019

IndieSage PR Presents: Corrado by Bethany-Kris; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Review, #Giveaway

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Duet Legacy, #1
Publication Date: July 8, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime,
 Erotic Romance
Rating:  4 Stars
#NewRelease #RomanticSuspense #OrganizedCrime #MafiaRomance #Standalone #Corrado #GuzziLegacy #MMF

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from IndieSage PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


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.



My Thoughts:

Corrado Guzzi seems to march to the beat of his own drum. It’s what makes him an interesting character. His father threw me though. I was thinking one ethnic group when I saw their last name but sometimes he spoke in a language I wasn’t expecting. The lesson here is never assume anything based on someone’s last name. Or did the author do that to throw me off?

Alessio Sorrento makes no excuses as to who he is and what he likes. The way he acts, at times you won’t know if he cares or if he doesn’t. It was interesting to watch his world crash into Corrado’s and how these two go about handling the change.

The author has created some of her most complex characters to date – at least in my opinion. They live in a complicated world where everything they think they know will be challenged – as well as their physical endurance. It’s not a story to be rushed otherwise you might miss something. It’s almost like a soap opera. The difference is that there’s no way you would be able to handle reading this book one hour at a time.

These two young men seem to have a lot of anger but none of that is directed at the other – frustration maybe but not anger. The author makes the building of their relationship seem so natural. She didn’t seem to rush anything that again had me thinking soap opera. It also seems honest – realistic. All their conversations seem real. All that makes it easy to get lost into what our author has created for our entertainment.

I found it interesting in how the author created the character’s point of view. As I saw each chapter, I thought we would get the first person pov. She didn’t do that but by the way she created each chapter, it felt as if it was told in first person. Even though this is a long story by breaking it up into parts the length doesn’t bother me. She’s good at not carrying any part on too long because that might have slowed the flow down. That’s also how she introduces another important character into the mix. Plus she’s sneaky by leaving me hanging on by my fingernails as I wait for Alessio to come out.


Alessio knew that from the outside looking in, he and Corrado didn’t make sense to other people. They didn’t have a label. Far too many overlooked them, and assumed they weren’t a thing together. Not that they ever gave people a reason to know the truth, either. 
You know, beyond living together. 
For nearly five years … 
Still, people didn’t know. 
They could only assume. 
He partly blamed himself, and Corrado, too. Not that he ever said that to anyone, or his lover. A long time ago, they’d decided this was what they were going to be. Together, but only to each other. A thing, but it wasn’t open to public consumption. 
Alessio was willing to do that. 
It gave him what he wanted. 
Somehow, they found a familiar rhythm like this. He didn’t push for something else, or for more, because what else was there to have when … in a lot of ways, he had it all. 
Or did he? 
People wouldn’t understand. 
They shared everything. 
A life. 
A home. 
There was nothing in their lives that wasn’t somehow touched by both of them. So much so, that those closest to Corrado and Alessio thought the two of them were often extensions of the other. Without one, the other wasn’t right
Nothing was right. 
“What are you thinking about, huh?” Corrado asked, his voice thick with sleep and bliss. Probably still humming from that orgasm, and if all went well, Alessio would be the next one. “You’re quiet over there.” 
“You like that, anyway.” 
Alessio grinned. 
Corrado smirked right back. 
Reaching over, he drifted his fingertips down the line of Corrado’s jaw still shadowed with a few days’ worth of scruff. “You do like it when I’m quiet. Admit it.” 
It was true. 
Corrado thrived on attention. 
Alessio just liked to watch.  
“And when you’re a shit,” Corrado added. 
He laughed. “Yeah, that, too.” 
“And don’t deflect. What were you thinking?” 
Alessio sighed, his gaze going back to the large, glimmering light fixture above the bed. Only Corrado would know something was going on in Alessio’s mind when he was quiet. No one else saw him in his silent moments and thought, something’s happening there. They were all too willing to let him stew, even if they didn’t know that’s what he was doing. 
Not Corrado, though. 
He often wondered, how, at eighteen—although now, just a month or so shy of his twenty-third birthday—had he found his person. He knew some people went their whole lives without ever finding that person that was meant to be only theirs. 
He found his early. 
Corrado was still there, too. 
And he loved him. 
Loved him fucking stupid
Loved him enough to still be here even when shit held Corrado back, and forced them into his strange place where they were something, but they weren’t at the same time. Where they shared women in bed, and had a whole life together behind closed doors, but out in the world … they weren’t anything. Where they dictated this thing between them with rules that had followed them from damn near the beginning, but neither of them said three little words to cement it. 
I love you
But that was too deep. 
Corrado didn’t do deep. 
So, Alessio lied.


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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