Blog Tour: Always (Catherine+Cross #1) by Bethany-Kris (Review)

ALWAYS, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris
Cross + Catherine, #1
Publication Date: October 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Mafia

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SYNOPSIS:

A Legacy Novel
A wild boy.
A sly girl.
Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.
Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.
She chases bad things.
He never learned to be good.
They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life.
They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.
Love is killing for someone.
Love is living for someone.
Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too.
Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself.
Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.
This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia.
This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.
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Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also act as a prequel for Revere. Each Legacy Novel stands alone from any other book, series, or collection.

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My review

You know when a book is so good that it renders you speechless and you can’t form coherent thoughts to describe it later on because you are so overwhelmed with what you are feeling? It doesn’t happen to me often but this time was an exception.
I never thought I would love Always by Bethany-Kris as much as I ended up loving. I haven’t read any of her other books so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But now I am dying to read more of Cross and Catherine. 
Their love story amazed me and at the same time broke my heart. Even after all that they went through together and individually, their love held strong, which was only intensified due to their similar family background. 
Both as the Principe and Principessa of their respective families, they knew their lives will never be normal. But nothing stopped them from loving the other selflessly.
Cross Donati did things to my heart! Oh my gosh, that boy. A force to be reckoned with, Cross never took any shit from anyone and did whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. The one and only thing he cared about, the only thing that mattered, was Catherine. It was always her and will always be. Despite the wild boy that is at the beginning of the story, he grows and matures to be the wonderful man that he is. 
Catherine Marcello was always torn between wanting to be the good girl to please her parents and letting her wild spirit come to play. With all the pressure that was getting to her as she grew up, she spiraled and went through a really tough time. Things got worse and my heart absolutely broke seeing the pain she was going through. But what warmed my heart was how Cross handled it and helped her through it all, proving his undeniable selfless love throughout the book.
The last few pages were absolutely heart wrecking for me. I didn’t want to put the book down but I also didn’t want to finish it. I was sensing the ending that was going to devastate me, but it did more than that. I still can’t get over this. All I can think of right now is getting my hands on Revere and isolating myself so I can read in peace. 
A truly beautiful and heartbreaking novel, Always is no doubt one of my favorite reads of all time.
Do yourself a favor and read this. You will not regret it.
5 Stars

“I love you.”
“Promise?”
“Always”

**ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

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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  1. I loved this book!! I can't wait for the next one! I'd appreciate it if you'd check out my review of this book too.

  2. Yes! It's one of my most anticipated read. I would love to check out your review!

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