Thursday, January 10, 2019

Privilege (#1 Renzo + Lucia) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour


by Bethany-Kris

Renzo + Lucia , #1

Publication Date

 January 7, 2019


Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance



They didn't come from the same world

Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.

Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she'll prove to be his biggest fight yet.

She's high society from the upscale suburbs.

He's a drug dealer from New Yorks slums.
They just weren't meant to be  until they were.

What would it take to change a life, an entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?

For them, it took thirty-six days.
And the privilege of meeting each other.
They shouldn't be.
They don't fit.
Love doesn't care.

Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.



5 Stars 

The synopsis of this book is dead on. The rich and the poor whose hearts can"t and be dictated or won't be denied. The hoops that they go through bring out the mix emotions. From joy and laughter, to threats, despair and destruction.

Renzo aka Ren is from a poor family and would do anything for those he loves and never breaks his promises.

Lucia is the youngest of the Marcello principessas. She wants for nothing and yet she feels for those who are less fortunate.

Ren and Lucia have a brief encounter where she is warned to stay away from "his kind". Yet when she volunteers at the shelter, she feels a kinship with Ren and his four year old brother, Diego. They are not so different after all, except that Ren comes from poverty whereas she comes from wealth. This kinship with Ren turns into friendship and then into something more.

Lucian, whom I love can't stand to lose his little girl and thinks that Ren is bad news. That doesn't stop them from seeing each other, but Lucian has all the means to break them up. He can even destroy Ren, if he needs. Can the two young lovers keep up their relationship which has blossomed into love or will the Marcellos tear them apart?

I was completely rooted to this story. I love Ren for who he is, and how he looks after his siblings, Rose and Diego. Lucia is full of compassion, and her comparison of her family and Ren's family is admirable. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this installment and looking forward to the next as I haven't got a clue where this is going next. Loved it.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.



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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