Dirty Pool by Bethany-Kris

April 30, 2019 Book Review 0 ★★★★★

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Dirty Pool by Bethany-Kris
Published by Self-published on May 6, 2019
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 250
Buy on Amazon
Available on KU at posting: Yes

To get what he wants, he’ll have to play a game of dirty pool.

Michel Marcello never wanted to be a mafioso like every other man in his family—he wanted to be more. That doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the life, or that he can’t hold his own against other made men.

They forgot where he came from …

His chance encounter with the fiery and beautiful daughter of Detroit’s most notorious Irish mob boss stokes flames beyond the ones that ignite between Michel and Gabbie Casey. Rivals shouldn’t mix, but these opposites have never been more attracted, either.

The lines between family loyalty, their duties, and responsibility begin to blur.

Love ruins all.

But these two aren’t the only ones playing this game, and it just became far more dangerous to get out alive.


Dirty Pool is a standalone romantic suspense.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

By LilyRomance Marcello style!

The countdown was on as soon as I read teasers for Dirty Pool. I began reading this book the moment it landed on my iPad. It fed my Mafia Romance fix to a tee with everything I look for in the genre.

The story features a deliciously forbidden romance between an Irish Mafia Princess and a Marcello. It’s a love story between two people headed in different directions from the rest of their families. Neither have shunned their families, it was just their passion to help others took them outside of their family businesses.

Michel Marcello and Gabbie Casey shouldn’t be together. They saw to it that they were together more than they were apart despite her father’s efforts to convince them otherwise. Their deceptive dates had me smiling. With Michel’s charm and Gabbie’s determination to follow her heart, they were perfect for each other.

Messages sent to keep them apart were loud and clear. Desperate times call for drastic measures and Michel takes the lead when he was left with no other option. With no shortage of action mixed in with the romance it would make a fabulous film. Then I got thinking I think every book I’ve read of Bethany-Kris’ would work well on screen!

What blew me away yet again was the fast fabulous pace of the writing. Far from being an adrenaline overload, the drama built over time. The ending was perfect. There were still awkward moments that kept the story flowing while easing you into a beautiful serene ending.

The story gets dirty in more ways than one. Dirty Pool wasn’t the hustler book I expected but a plot where the characters seize whatever opportunity available. More than one cameo appearance at the end brought a smile to my face as Michel welcomes Gabbie into the Marcello family.

5 Stars

Dirty Pool will release on iTunes and Barnes & Noble on April 29th, 2019 and be taken down May 3rd, 2019. On May 6th, 2019 Dirty Pool will be live on Amazon and available in Kindle Unlimited!

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