Review: Waste of Worth

Waste of Worth

Author: Bethany-Kris
Series: DeLuca Duet, #1
Genre: Adult, Romance
Publication Date: January 9 2017
Format: eARC (Kindle)
Pages: 254
Source: Indie Sage PR


DeLuca Duet, Part One

Ask anyone and they will all say the same thing about just who Dino DeLuca is. A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can’t be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can’t escape from that live in his mind day and night.

He is all too aware of just how people see him.

Closed off.

He doesn’t care—keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he’s still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks …

Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn’t know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she’ll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her.

She sees his differences as beauty.
She never asks for more.
She is perfect.

The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don’t mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn’t given cannot be kept.

These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.



Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥. 5



Memories could make a monster out of a man.


I think I have a new favourite author…and her name is Bethany-Kris. Added bonus for being Canadian (which I didn’t know until I started putting my review together).

Right off the bat I was hooked. Did you read that opening line?! Bethany-Kris is a crafty individual  who knows how to write characters with depth, not to mention making you fall in love with them and breaking your heart all at once.

Dino comes off as a cold hearted individual, but I had a feeling there was more to him and I was right! Karen was a breath of fresh air for Dino but he considered her a distraction and tried to keep his distances and making it seem like he did not return Karen’s feelings. At times I kept wondering if they really would get a HEA.

Overall, Waste of Worth, Part I was an addictive read This was my first read by Bethany-Kris and for sure will not be my last! I’m already impatiently waiting for February to come so I can get my hands on Part II thanks to the cliffhanger! Luckily, we don’t have to wait long 🙂

Would I recommend Waste of Worth (Part I)? HECK YES!! Especially if you’re a fan of mafia/organized crime romance novels. Bethany-Kris’ writing style was so addictive that now I just want to read all of her books.


DeLuca Duet, Part Two

The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different.

His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family.

He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.

Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.

He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.

He’s learned these lessons well.

Too well.

Author’s Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.






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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three 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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Until next time bibliophiles,


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