8.10.2018

ARC Review: DISHONORED by Bethany-Kris

Sex is his weapon.
Power is her drug.

Caesar Accardo is gasoline. Mostly harmless while stable, but Aria holds the match to set the dishonored Cosa Nostra prince on fire in more ways than one. And if he burns down everything in his path because of it—so be it.

The problem is … she just wasn’t prepared for all of him.

Aria De Rose is a hurricane. Amazing from afar, but destructive up close. Caesar keeps getting pulled into the Camorra queen’s plans in her effort to gain power, but he’s a better player than she knows.

The thing is … women like her are the reason why rules are meant to be broken.

Philadelphia isn’t ready for game these two are playing—the sacrifices they make might not be worth it in the end, and someone will always lose in a war.

They’re broken, so very vicious, and they are not the good guys. But for every villain in the world, there’s a monster at his back who made him that way.

And monsters like those hide in plain sight.

Note: This is a standalone romance with content that some might find triggering. Be warned, and read with caution.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sex is his weapon.
Power is her drug.


No. Freaking. Kidding. Caesar was bold, beautiful, and breathtakingly raw. He was a hypnotic being. In my eyes, he could do no wrong, even when he was committing the most evil of deeds. He was the worst sort of made man. He brought shame and dishonor to the cosa nostra. He was unapologetic and cavalier. He was also incredibly broken and his pieces were only made more stunning by his own brand of honesty. Caesar used sex to hurt people. He found very little to find pleasure in, but obliterating the emotions of those who have wronged him were the highlight of his days. Girlfriends weren't safe and wives were the forbidden fruit. And then there was Aria...


Aria was a woman of the camorra. Women were supposed to be seen, not heard. They were to look pretty for their man and unavailable to anyone else. Although women were involved in the business, they held no true power. Aria was about to change all that. For years she has been obedient, minding the words of the men around her. Victimized and ignored, she was ready to show everyone how truly strong she was. And Caesar was the perfect pawn.


Caesar and Aria were unlike any other characters introduced by this author. Something I've realized in life is that you don't have to like someone in order to respect them. And while I loved Caesar's broken soul and wanted to swim in his awesomeness, I wasn't a fan of Aria's. But I respected the hell out of her balls. This girl had some huge cojones and I loved watching her in action. Shoot, I loved watching both her and Caesar and the savagery and chaos they brought to the game.


A happy ending is guaranteed but the ride to glory wasn't an easy one. It was full of pain, trials and tribulations the body count was ridiculous. If you're a fan of anti-heroes, anti-heroines, and the glitz and glamour found in the world of organized crime, you won't want to miss out on Dishonored!

Release: August 6, 2018 | Genre: Mafia Romance/Romantic Suspense | Dual POV - 3rd person | Heat: 4.5 | Standalone

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