Wow! Author Bethany-Kris proves she is the queen of Mafia romance once again with Renzo and Lucia’s love story in Privilege,Harborand Contempt.
I’m constantly awed with the author’s ability to yank me so deep into her worlds that at times I feel like I can’t breathe because of the drama within the pages. When I begin reading a book by Author Bethany-Kris I know I’m about to go on a thrilling and emotional journey. She didn’t disappoint with Privilege, Harborand Contempt. This series takes place in the Marcello/Commision world but it is considered a standalone love story. There are many books within this world, and I’ve had the Privilege (pun intended) of reading them all.
Lucia Marcello is the youngest daughter of one of my favorite couples Lucian and Jordyn Marcello. I feel like I’m a part of this family I’ve been so immersed in their world. As the story begins Lucia, the wealthy mob princepessa is about to turn eighteen and preparing for college. She’s lived a privileged life so far but she’s ready to give back to society. She just never expected a summer internship at a shelter would lead her to the love of her life.
Renzo Zulla knows nothing of privilege. His life has been one of struggle. Renzo is doing everything he can to provide for his teenage sister and four-year-old brother. Their relationship starts off rocky as each must put aside their preconceived notions about the other. Once Lucia and Renzo begin their dance there is no turning back. It is Ride or Die for these two.
Since I know going into this trilogy that there are three books I’m just waiting for the foe to the couple’s romance to show up. Their foes were very surprising. It is impossible to predict all of the things that take place. I was ecstatic, I was petrified, I was pissed, I was heartbroken these are just a few of the emotions that rocked my world while reading Author Bethany-Kris’ Privilege,Harborand Contempt. There were several points during Lucia and Renzo’s trilogy that I bawled like a baby! Perhaps, this sounds bad but it’s definitely not. It’s a sign of a powerful and enthralling romance.
I must admit that when I know a Bethany-Kris series is coming out I wait until they are all released to begin reading. Why…because I must have instant gratification. The cliffhangers are always so incredible that I can’t stand the wait for a new title.
Lucia and Renzo’s characters grow so much as individuals and as a couple throughout the three books. There is a scene towards the end where a character is doing a bit of reflection and it’s easy to see how obstacles made this person stronger. I love when you can really see character growth in books. It is a blast to watch them grow and it’s a sign of a great writer when they can take you on that journey with the characters. Author Bethany-Kris’ characters have left such a mark, reading a new book is like coming home. I have never read such a series where characters from book one are still growing and intriguing in book 25.
These books are classified as new adult and mafia, but they are so much more. You can count on them being jam packed with haunting emotion. The kind that stays with you long after you finish the last page.
While this series is a part of a bigger world you don’t have to read the other books before reading Privilege,Harborand Contemptbut it makes the journey much sweeter.
Author Bethany-Kris’ Privilege,Harborand Contemptare MUST READS! I’m so happy to Joyfully Recommend them.