MARCUS by Bethany-Kris

Marcus by Bethany-Kris

When falling is easy, people often forget about the crash.


Synopsis
The time has finally come for Marcus Guzzi to step into his birthright. He’s the firstborn—the next boss to take over his family’s mafia and he’s never been more ready. With an MC encroaching on Guzzi territory, family expectations following him, and more responsibility on his shoulders than ever, what’s one more thing added to his ever-growing list of duties when his father asks for a favor? He just didn’t expect that favor to bring with it a woman he can’t ignore.

Cella Marcello is a lot of things. Single mother. Daughter of a former New York Underboss. A highly sought-after interior designer. Widow. The one thing she’s learned about life after all that’s happened in hers? It keeps moving on, and so does she. When a contract for a penthouse design takes her to Toronto, she isn’t ready for the gorgeously dangerous man waiting there to make sure she has everything she needs. Even if the thing she needs is him.

Marcus is everything she never wanted before now. He wasn’t even looking for someone like her. When the traumas of the past take center stage, these two will need to decide if the chance at forever is worth the risk.



Review
Honestly, reading about Marcus Guzzi and how he found his happy ending was bittersweet. Not only was he the last Guzzi son to find his happy, the next in line to be Boss, the one woman who could make him complete was also the last daughter of the Marcello family to remain single. So in a way, a sad and yet oh so happy way, the author was wrapping up two legacies and it both broke my heart and made me freaking ecstatic!

๐ŸŽถ How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad ๐ŸŽถ


Marcus Guzzi was the eldest son of Gian Guzzi, the underboss, the only sibling without a twin, and basically a carbon copy of his father. There was never any doubt he'd take over la famiglia once his father took a step back and he'd looked after his siblings for forever because 'family first'. He put everyone before himself and yet when the opportunity for more in his life came, he couldn't resist. His attraction to Cella was almost like an obsession. What seemed important before paled in her presence. He easily fell in love with her, her daughter, and the life that they could have together. He just had to convince her.

Just because he's a made man doesn't mean he doesn't have feelings here. So while you figure out what you want, please remember that there are more people than just you in the equation. - Lucian


Cella Marcello was a character I'd broken my heart over already. I remember when her husband died. I remember how his death further fractured her relationship with my bae, John. I think the author did a brilliant job of showing how she dealt with that pain and learned to live again, for herself and for little Tiffany. While it didn't go too deep, the steps she made, full of such pain, were impossible to ignore. Her grief was like a living and breathing entity and it was no small thing for her to survive and then thrive. Cella became such a beautiful person and I couldn't help but cheer her on while she found a new love. She made mistakes along the way, but that was to be expected because she was still afraid. It made her breathtakingly human and made her story that much more worthwhile.

I will admit that my absolute favorite character in this story was Tiffany. Bethany-Kris created such a sweetheart of a child who made me smile like a bleeding fool at my kindle. The relationship she developed with Marcus just made me swoon harder for him and tipped the scales on how I would rate this book. It was all too easy to give Marcus's story all the stars!!

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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, a 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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