FILTHY MARCELLOS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Filthy Marcellos, #0.5-3
Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia
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Synopsis: Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it’s a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.Family first. God second.
From bosses and sons, to husbands and lovers. Made men, fathers, and killers. Life is a chess board in Cosa Nostra and these men are the kings.
You can’t be a Marcello if you’re not filthy.
The Complete Collection features the short novel Antony, and the three full length novels Lucian, Giovanni, and Dante. It also includes the 20k prequel to the Legacy series, featuring the Filthy Marcellos next generation.
TeriLyn's Review: 4.5 stars
**Filthy Marcellos: The Complete Collection generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**
Going into the Filthy Marcellos: The Complete Collection I hadn't read a book penned by author Bethany-Kris. After having read two of her novellas and three books I can definitely say I'll be reading more. Included in this collection is a prequel novella that tells the story of Anthony, Father to the three men highlighted in the main books of the Collection, Lucian, Giovanni, and Dante. Each man vastly different in their own rights for their own reasons yet each man still upholding the values and rules of the family they were born into and continue carrying the proud legacy of the Marcello Family name.
Each book delves into the underground of the Mafia subculture. They are testaments to the strength of family, to the sanctity of marriage, and to the bond of brotherhood. While upholding these ideals we get many glimpses into the "filthy" side each Marcello has flowing through their blood. Rich in uniqueness every Marcello carries certain weights of their own world and each carries these weights as the move toward finding someone to spend their dirty lives with until the end. No easy feat considering the mafioso is their life. But each man first spots that dream girl it's no holds barred for all of them. Watching these made men wade through becoming a made man in love was highly enjoyable, passionate, and a great escape into the mafia world. There were a few times in the stories where I thought certain things wouldn't exactly fall into mafia rules, each brother stretches the boundaries and pushes the limits but these things never detracted me from the stories. It's Bethany-Kris's mafia and she can do with it what she pleases. And as she pleases led to very entertaining circumstances when all the Marcello men were brought to their knees by very capable, strong women.
Also included in this Collection is a novella at the end aptly named Legacy. For me, this novella was an epilogue with good things to come type read. It shows where this family has gone and where it's going to go. Carrying through it the main theme of family like all of the previous books readers get a birds eye view into the future. Promising and forthcoming, Bethany-Kris gave readers a great gift with Legacy and I can't wait to learn more about this mafia family.
While each book in this series could be read as a stand alone, I'd highly recommend reading in order and reading them all. If you like stories that continue on a with one family's drama and progression but each book portraying different main characters, the Filthy Marcellos is definitely for you. This Complete Collection definitely takes a bit of time to get through but for me thanks to the great story-telling and excellent third person POV writing of this author it wasn't a hardship at all to fall in love with each filthy Marcello man.