DIRTY POOL by Bethany-Kris

To get what he wants, he’ll have to play a game of dirty pool.

Michel Marcello never wanted to be a mafioso like every other man in his family—he wanted to be more. That doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the life, or that he can’t hold his own against other made men.

They forgot where he came from …

His chance encounter with the fiery and beautiful daughter of Detroit’s most notorious Irish mob boss stokes flames beyond the ones that ignite between Michel and Gabbie Casey. Rivals shouldn’t mix, but these opposites have never been more attracted, either.

The lines between family loyalty, their duties, and responsibility begin to blur.

Love ruins all.

But these two aren’t the only ones playing this game, and it just became far more dangerous to get out alive.

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Dirty Pool is a standalone romantic suspense.

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Release Date: May 6, 2019
Genre: Organized Crime - forbidden love
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Length: 250 pages
Type: Standalone - part of the Marcello family of books
Format: eARC provided by IndieSage PR

My Review

★★★★★

Michel Marcello was probably the most underrated character in the entire Marcello family. Instead of following in the footsteps of every man he knew, he was determined to strike out on his own. Becoming a trauma surgeon was his dream. He worked best under pressure and knew how fulfilling his career would be. He wasn't a made man... he had no intention of becoming a made man... but do not underestimate him. The Marcellos are cunning and clever and Michel is absolutely no exception!


When reading all of the legacy books, amid falling in love with Cross and watching these kids fall in love, I was waiting for Michel's story. I figured it wouldn't be as famiglia-oriented as every other book, but I was still interested. He was still an integral member of the family and I've wanted to know more about him ever since meeting him in Dante. The author did an incredible job of bringing him to life and I'm as in love with this young man as I am with any other man from this family (except Cross, because he's still my numero uno).


I loved the forbidden aspect of Michel and Gabby's relationship. The tension between the Italians and the Irish was felt right to the very last page and these two characters defied the odds. Their love was almost instantaneous and it was HOT!! Despite disapproval and tradition and gunshots and threats to life, Gabbie and Michel weren't letting each other go. They knew that the other completed them. They couldn't live without the other. And damn anyone who tried to keep them apart.

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