Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GUEST REVIEW: Filthy Marcellos: Lucian (Filthy Marcellos #1) by Bethany-Kris

Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America’s most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It’s the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it’s time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he’d risk it all for. 

She is exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for. 

Jordyn Reese spends her time trying to stay under the radar of a man who wouldn’t think twice about killing her. Unwillingly affiliated with a dangerous MC gang, her life is dominated by the men surrounding her and her future rests solely in how useful she can be for them. The last thing she needs is some Mafioso gaining her more unwanted attention from the club.

He is everything she should stay away from but can’t. 

Notoriously violent when it comes to getting what he wants, Lucian will stop at nothing to make the target on Jordyn’s back disappear. But sometimes the worst threats are the ones you can’t see until it’s too late. The truth behind Lucian’s history is about to take center stage in more ways than one, and it’ll either save him … or kill him. 

This world leaves everyone a little filthy. 


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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.

4 FILTHY La Cosa Nostra Stars

It was my first Bethany-Kris read and it was loads of fun! I love getting down and dirty with the mob! And Lucian Marcello was all that and more!


“Being an Italian born Cosa Nostra family was everything when it came to living life as a Marcello. Family. Honor.

God. La famiglia. Onore. Dio. 


Greed. Money. 


The business.


It all needed to be handled just.”

The Marcellos from Antony, the Boss, to his three sons, Lucian, Dante and Giovanni – “They didn’t need to spill a drop of blood to make a point. Magnetic. Intelligent. Bold.” Lucian Marcello is the eldest of the three and also adopted. The son of the Don's deceased best friend.


Lucian is cold and ruthless but also has a tenderness that we only see when he's with Jordyn Reese. Jordyn's born to a young, loose woman whose ambition in life is to have a good time. Jordyn's mother ODs when she's thirteen and she's taken in by the MC, the Sons of Hell.


When Lucian and Jordyn cross paths, it's combustible. These two don't understand it but can't deny it either. So their story begins as they navigate the threats and danger within both their lives while trying to explore and discover their attraction and affection for each other. While Lucian gives Jordyn safety, his protection and love. Jordyn helps Lucian wrestle with his childhood demons and also find peace and love.


“Never before had Jordyn wanted to feel like she was owned by a man. That everything she was, her body, heart, soul, and mind, was only his. Lucian did that to her - for her.”

“The kiss is to love what lightning is to thunder…that kind of love is the colpo di fulmine – the thunderbolt.



“Jesus, Lucian.”
“Again,” he demanded, grinding harder into her sex, his fingers grabbing tightly to her hips. “My name in your mouth just like that, sweetheart. Like you adore and love me, only me. Like I’m all you need and want.”
Jordyn whimpered low, “You are.”



This was a fast read filled with action, murder, hot sex and a really sweet and refreshing love story. While Jordyn had her moments (okay, only 2) where I seriously questioned her thinking, she and Lucian were mature and their relationship development was real with no over the top drama.

Now I need me some more Marcello...Gio's story here I come!


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