ARC Review: Revere: A Legacy Novel by Bethany-Kris

November 09, 2017

Revere by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Legacy Novel - Cross + Catherine #2
Release - November 6, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 304 pages

She was once his liar.
He was once her savior.

Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.

Every king needs a queen.

Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.

Every God needs a prayer.

The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.

Love does not care.
Love will not wait.

So, why does life keep standing in the way?

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It’s been seven years and it feels like no time has passed. Cross and Catherine couldn’t be further apart until a ‘chance’ meeting at Andino’s restaurant. Then it becomes obvious that although they haven’t seen each other in years, their hearts still beat as one.

Although I didn’t have much love for Catherine and her immaturity in book one, I loved her in book two! The author did a remarkable job of showcasing her growth and development. Her healing, her newfound lease on life, her new direction all helped to make her an easier character to love. She was so different it was as if I were being introduced to a new person. I appreciated the way the author re-created her and forced me to root for her continued progress. She went from functional junkie to diva in no time and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Despite the barriers she threw up, her behavior, and her faults. Despite her, he was still there.
Waiting on her.
Wanting her.
Everyone had a better half.
Cross was most definitely hers.

Cross… Cross… mmmm… Cross! There aren’t enough words!! This man… I’ve loved him from the start. He was logical, controlled, and as determined as ever in this book, but I also got to see more of his heart. Oh boy, his heart was enormous! This man… who didn’t want to show his feelings to the world, but had no problem doing so for the one woman who OWNED him. Dammit, where are the men in the world like this?! I’m in love with this character. In love with the way he navigates through life, the way he views the world and the people on it, the way he adores his family, and the way he absolutely loves Catherine.

So when these two finally got on the same page, I was obviously beyond ecstatic. Here were two people who were flourishing in their illegal life full of their explosive love. My favorite character has always been the anti-hero, but I loved seeing an anti-heroine get her shine on here too. Gah, these two!! And that ending, which was really just a new beginning, made my heart race, sing, and had me grinning like a fool.

“That’s right, pray to me, babe. Kneel for me. Revere your king.”
“Who’s kneeling now, Cross?”
“Long live my Queen, Catherine.”

Revere was truly reverent in how it illustrated its characters. The plot was full of drama, angst, suspense, steamy times, and there was plenty of love to go around. I’ve said on many occasions that Bethany-Kris is a Queen when it comes to giving us incredible mafia romances and this time was no different. Freaking exceptional read!

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