Review: Unraveled by Bethany-Kris

June 16, 2017

Unraveled by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Guzzi Duet #1
Release - June 3, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 228 pages

Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies.
This life.
Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

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I'm crushed. Holy moly, am I ever just crushed. How could this happen? The author took my heart from my chest and squeezed it into dust. That's how I feel right now.

If I were to be completely honest, I didn't have much love for Cara. I liked her from the glances of her I got in previous books. The general idea of her. And I was curious as to what had become of her... but the way her brain worked in this story kinda drove me nuts. She left me quite confused. I'm always lost when the heroine is somebody involved in the family in some way, whether through knowledge of what La Famiglia is or from growing up in the life, but goes against everything in the family. You grew up with this. You know it. You lived it.m Where did your money or lifestyle come from? Your brother is completely immersed in it, not to mention the rest of your family. And yet you want nothing to do with it and think that you're not involved, like no one knows who you are because you're not involved in the business. Do you know any mobster who has children or relatives of any kind and people don't know about those relatives? That not all of those relatives are directly involved in the life? And yet they can still be seen as targets. To me this girl was trying to survive on blind ignorance.

Ok, so little rant over. I did like the chick. I just haven't fallen in love with her. Yet.

As for Gian... I couldn't get enough of him. Literally. Couldn't get enough. I cannot wait for the next book to get even more of him. I liked the idea that he was fully immersed in the life and was aware of how to navigate it and still try to have something for himself. I liked that, despite the fact that it is duty, legacy, and then love, that he found a way to do that and still fall in love.

"I know you love me because I can count on one hand the times you've asked me for something, or needed something from me, or wanted just me until tonight. I can count on one hand, but I'd only need one finger to do it. Just tonight - that's the only time you've ever taken something from me that you wanted."

Did I like his motives or his lack of full disclosure? Absolutely not. Am I pissed at him? Absolutely yes! But I love him regardless. He was my favorite character of his entire book. I'm excited to see how things turn out in book two. I'm excited to see how he's going to turn things around. I'm kind of sick to my stomach with the idea of the situation he's in. It actually makes my stomach hurt very badly but I'm excited to see what the author is going to do with these two characters. How is she going to get them to the other end and have them thrive and be happy. I'm sure it's going to be a long road but I have no problem traveling it.

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