BENI by Bethany-Kris

Beni by Bethany-Kris

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What's life without a bit of risk?
The Guzzis have always lived good and as the babies of the family, Beni and Bene got away with a lot. However, when they push their father a bit too far, he decides that the best thing to do is send them away to Chicago so that they can learn some hard lessons and maybe come back with some appreciation and maturity. Things ain't so bad with The Outfit. It's not like they're not among family. And the twins always have each other, so what could really go wrong? Well, when August enters the picture and it quickly becomes obvious how serious Beni is about her, things between the brothers will never be the same.

Everyone knows how much I love anything BK puts out. She could re-write the phone book and I'd be one-clicking that bad boy. However... this wasn't one of my favorite reads. While I adored Beni, I didn't love how he treated Bene. His blossoming relationship with August shouldn't have affected his relationship with his twin. Family always comes first for these people. I also didn't have a grand love for August. Out of all the heroines I've been introduced to in this world so far, Cam was my least favorite... now August has her beat. I felt absolutely no connection to this girl, which sucked because it's not often I get to read about a woman of color. Everything between her and Beni lacked dimension. I didn't feel their chemistry. This is unheard of. I feel bad even typing this. But it is sadly the truth. This story didn't have the same je ne sais quoi as all the rest. I was missing the intense passion that usually makes me freak out in excitement. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the story because I definitely did. Every minute I get to spend in this world is a sweet delight. It's only I have so many other BK stories to compare this to and so many other characters I've already fallen in love with and I expected to add these two to the list.

I'm really looking forward to the legacy novels to come. Bene is next and I can't wait to see how this author chooses to blow my mind!

Synopsis
Chicago has never been more fun, or dangerous …

Sent away with his identical twin to get their wild ways under control, Beni Guzzi expects nothing to change. Same crap, new city, right? But if the boss of the Chicago mob can’t set the principes straight, then nothing will.

And then she rolls into town.

Stuck in a job that seems intent to keep her working behind a desk, August Rivera hopes a trip to the windy city for an assignment will make the magazine finally give her a spread. But getting to see her best friend, well, that’s just a bonus.

And then she sees him from across a club.

With a gang causing trouble for the Outfit, and a Capo’s crew in shambles, Beni has a million other things to focus on except the beautiful New Yorker who keeps finding her way into his bed. The thing is, when he’s with August, everything is better—easier.

Falling in love while handling family drama and mafia affairs is anything but simple … and in this business? It only takes a single mistake to lose it all.

That lesson can’t be taught, and it always comes too late.

About Bethany-Kris
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and three 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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