Monday, May 9, 2016

Blog Tour ARC Review + Giveaway: Thin Lies by Bethany-Kris

Donati Bloodlines, #1
by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance, Organized Crime

Calisto Donati

She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over.
It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento.
Not for Calisto.
She was taken.
She was claimed.
She was not his.
In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go.
What good had saving her done?
He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another.

Emma Sorrento

Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile.
At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face.
He smirked.
And winked.
Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her.
Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose.
She had already lost once.
Wasn’t it enough?

WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, and are not considered safe romance.

The first book of The Donati Bloodlines was off to a good start. I'm always game for a series that will focus on the same couple because I enjoy to be torture with the slow burn romance and the cliffhanger. 

Emma Sorrento, 20, is the LA mafia princess that is soon to be married off to a man thirty years her senior, Affonso Donati, the current boss of New York. She only has a month left before her life now as she knows it is gonna be over. 


Calisto Donati, 27, consigliere to his uncle, Affonso, was a reluctant made man. He is in-charge of babysitting Emma in LA before the wedding is due. There isn't much he can do in his power despite knowing Emma was clearly an unwilling bride. He just have to make sure that she arrives at New York in one piece. 

There seems to be so much more about Calisto that we haven't yet discover underneath his constant smirk and easy demeanor. All we see is a man who rather not be under his uncle's thumb and wanted Emma for himself. His past seems ambiguous and I can't wait to find out more about him in subsequent books. 


As I expected, the plot in Thin Lies was a tad much slower compare to the books in Chicago Wars series and I don't mind it one bit. Major part of the story deals with Emma and Calisto unlikely friendship and feelings that blossom due to their time together. We didn't get much mafia action or politics yet. Bethany spent some time developing both her characters, creating this slow burn romance, setting up an impossible roadblock that will sure to test their feelings for each other and of course, the cliffhanger is something that can't be avoided. It goes without saying I can't wait for what will happen next. 


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