A life for a life. That’s the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He’s ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she’s his.
Lily DeLuca isn’t being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn’t know and back into a life she’d rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren’t clear. Her beliefs are being tested.
When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety.
No one is deathless.
4.5 Deathless Stars!
No one was deathless in their world.
Even the innocents couldn't be saved.
Yep. I'm pretty sure it's impossible for Bethany-Kris to write a book I won't enjoy! I'd probably read her grocery list at this point, she's right up there with JM Darhower when it comes to writing a good Mafia romance! Deathless & Divided is the first book in a spin-off of her Filthy Marcellos series, and let me just say this the Marcellos will forever be close to my heart and if I'm going to compare mafia romance series and books. They are BENCHMARK.
This book and series centres around the Chicago (correct me if I'm wrong) faction of the Mafia. The Rossi's, DeLuca's, Conti's and the Trentini's. Now let me just tell you about how I feel after having finished reading this book. I am very excited. A war has started and this book gives you the background into how it all began. It all comes down to putting the family first and never backing down no matter how bad the odds look.
The man who orders the gun is just as bloody as the one who pulls the trigger."
This is Damian Rossi and Lily Deluca's book, their relationship has a rocky start, but ultimately they just clicked and from then onward you're treated to the intense and passionate roller coaster they are together. Lily has been backpacking through Europe for a few years, until her brother Dino calls her back home. It's time she does her duty and takes her place as a woman in the Mafia. On her arrival back home she meets Damian a friend of her brother and the man she is betrothed to. I feel like I shouldn't tell you the reasons surrounding Damian and Dino's friendship because it makes up such a huge part of the story. Their story takes place in the mist of upheaval and the stirrings of war.
Bethany-Kris never fails to get me engrossed in her books, I seriously need to read her Russian Mafia series! She writes such well fleshed out characters and intricate relationships between her characters. I think the only thing missing in this story was Dino's POV, I don't know why but I so badly want inside his head lol!