Publication Date: May 6, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It took me a really long time to read this book and also to decide on a rating. It’s not that the book was bad. It was in fact Bethany perfect. The problem I had with this story was that I couldn’t connect with the characters. I kept on hoping for something more. Something to make me like them in any capacity but, nada.
Michel is the son of Dante and Catherine (my OTP goals). He is studying to become a surgeon which takes him out of the mafia equation. He is not a Made Man. He prefers to just dabble in the lifestyle when he is bored but he puts his studying first. He then meets Gabbie. She is the daughter of the boss of the Irish mob. Their families are enemies but that doesn’t stop the instant attraction that blazes between them. They indulge themselves with each other. They can’t get enough. They know it is definitely going to cause trouble but they can’t seem to stop. Even when they are purposely kept apart.
I hate that I’m saying this but I didn’t like Gabbie at all. I found her too cowardly. I felt like she couldn’t stand up to her father and fight for what she wanted. Michel and Gabbie’s relationship was only sex so I don’t know how they fell in love. Where did they have the time?! I felt it so random that they were declaring their love for each other when in fact they hardly knew anything about one another. I felt disconnected from their relationship.
I feel so terrible about my criticism (hiding in a corner) but I decided to give this book a 3 star rating because the overall plot was superb and Bethany-Kris is still a favorite of mine.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four 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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