Book Review: Revere (Cross+ Catherine #2) by Bethany-Kris

REVERE, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris
Cross + Catherine, #2
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Genres: Adult, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia


A Legacy Novel
She was once his liar.
He was once her savior.
Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.
Every king needs a queen.
Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.
Every God needs a prayer.
The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.
Love does not care.
Love will not wait.
So, why does life keep standing in the way?
Revere is A Legacy Novel. While it can be read as a follow up to Always, it can also be read as a standalone novel.


My Review

The second book in the Cross and Catherine series can be read as a standalone, but I do recommend that you read the first installment first to see the selfless love between the two.
Just like the Always, Revere left me a broken crying mess. And yes, by that I mean, not being able to fall asleep without knowing what happens next, and then showing up the class the next day with swollen eyes because you were sobbing your eyes out for Cross and Catherine.
Although I do have to thank the author for not completely breaking my heart by ending the book with a soul crushing cliffhanger like last time. This time, the ending was beautiful and it made my heart sore and my eyes cry with happy tears. Because they finally got what they deserve and its just all I can ask for and more. 
That being said, do not under any circumstance think I am even remotely okay with sitting around waiting for book 3. I do not even know what I am going to do with my life when the Cross+Catherine series ends. 
I do not want to ruin your reading experience hence I will not go into details about the plot.
If you have read the first book then you will know that their lives are full of secrets. Well, in Revere, all those secrets are unveiled, some of which were even kept from the readers. 
Despite all the secrets in the plot, it is no secret that I love Cross and Catherine to death. Reading Revere, did nothing to lessen that. If anything, I fell more in love with them. Especially Cross. (Surprise, surprise!)
Still the wild boy at heart but much wiser, Cross Donati grew up to be a spectacular young man. Even the 7 long years did nothing to diminish his love for Catherine Marcello. 
Catherine, on the other hand, is where you see the most character development. She has grown to be a strong and brave woman, despite everything that happened to her in the past decade. She learned to deal with her demons and it was just amazing to read about the women that she has become.
All in all, I loved this novel and I really cannot wait for Unruly. 
I really do recommend everyone to read the first book before starting this, as it just makes the whole reading experience that much better.
5 Stars

** ARC kindly provided in exchange of an honest 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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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.
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.



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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