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Thin Lines

(Donati Bloodlines #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  851 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Calisto Donati

Calisto had never been a fan of pain, but he found it provided a certain relief.
It was a high that couldn’t compete with anything else he experienced. That was why he fought bare-knuckled, why he drove fast, despite knowing he might crash, and why he still enjoyed looking at Emma Donati—no matter her current status.
Pain felt good.
He might have been a fool
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published June 20th 2016 by Bethany-Kris
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it


My heart ached throughout this read for the hero and heroine. The pain and angst that Emma and Cal go through as she embraces her role as his uncle’s wife is simply torture. Their connection is just as strong yet they fight it because nothing will ever come of it.

”You were supposed to be nothing more than his hired-bride. You were everything except what I expected.”


Emma goes through heartbreaking events and Cal is time and again the only one who cares. Between his uncle luring him by mi
S.M. West
5 I'm ruined STARS

Bloody hell, help me!! Bethany, you've destroyed me!

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This is one of those books that everything ached while I read the story that unfolded but I couldn't help myself. This series is about the forbidden love between Calisto Donati, consigliere and nephew to Affonso, the boss and his wife, Emma (Emmy) Donati.

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I was already highly strung and full of heartache at the end of book 1, Thin Lies, this second book picks up right where things left off. Taking the angst and turmoil and k
May 04, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Thin Lines, Donati Bloodlines Trilogy Book Two

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So much beauty, agony, raw emotion, and revelation in this book.

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I loved it all! But I also hated how this story pushed all of my emotional buttons!

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I loved these characters and I loved their story! I even loved the dramatic tango between Affonso and Calisto! I loved hating that dreadful and wretched Donati Don!

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Although this story dragged my heart through the mud and I'm tempted to preserve what's left of my emotional well-being by NOT reading the next book in this series, I can't leave these
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4 Forbidden Stars

The saga continues......Thin Lines
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Calisto Donati knows he should forget Emma Donati. She is married to Affonso Donati, the Boss, who also happens to be his uncle. But she has gotten under his skin and he can't forget her. But Calisto also has pressure from Affonso. He wants something from Calisto and he will stop at nothing to get his way. Affonso is a man who has his own agenda. His ruthlessness and selfishness are ever present in this book.

This story is the angsty middle. Two
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*5 Myth Nutella jars*

It was doomed from the start and maybe that's why forbidden love is forbidden for a reason. Two heavy hearts vs family this couldn't be any more tragic this love couldn't be more wrong.

Book two kicks off with the now Emma Donati playing her designated role as the the Don's trophy. Emmy knew it was supposed to be a one time encounter but her heart didn't listen. Fast forward a few months & Emmy realises she more trapped then she could have possibly been, her eyes search
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

4.5 "Action-protect la famiglia-passion of forbidden love-lies" stars

In The Thin Lines we continuously follow the lives of Emma, Calisto and a rough and detached marriage where the only purpose Emma has is being a child breeder and a nice pretty doll on Affonso's hand when the ocassions command it. Affonso is a narcissitic asshole to say the least, and deserves no sympathy at all, and yet he's the first wheel in this unhappy triangle...
cause not only he writes his own rules but he m
This kicked up on hell of a notch after a wee bit of a shaky start in the first book. With all the twists and turns and heart-stopping moments there is no way I could've read this on release and then have to wait for the conclusion. So, so glad I waited till their story was complete before tackling this series.

Loved Thin Lines, this is the fantastic writing I know Bethany-Kris will deliver, and she sure did .... with bells on!
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone.

"They weren't star-crossed. They were impossible."


Oh man... the angst. More pain and anguish. To want something you can't have.


I can't stop thinking about Calisto. He's stuck in a position where he's forced to take on more responsibility in la famiglia. But all he wants is one thing. Emma.

Emma fakes her smiles and tries to be Affonso's ornament. Affonso is a horrible husband that doesn't hide the fact he has women everywhere. As Emma and Ca
Becca - Wicked Quests of a BookNinja

No. You, you cruel lady! You don't dare to do this. Please. No. It can't be real. It. Can't. I can't see through my tears. No, no, no! I refuse to accept it! My body is shaking with sobs. I don't know if a book has ever destroyed me as the second novel in this series. But I think the answer is a big, fat NO. Bethany-Kris is shamelessly playing with my mind. And I allow it because with these games, her books always bring me unforgettable memories.
I knew this will cause me so much pain. But I didn
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia

Thin Lines is not a standalone, so you must read book 1 first!

" They weren’t star-crossed. They were impossible."

Let's talk about that ending for a second, Bethany how could you!
Why did it have to end that way Crybaby
You would think Bethany made them suffer enough throughout the book, WRONG!!
I feel like my heart was breaking for Calisto and Emmy during the whole book and after that last revelation at the end my heart was smashed!
So yes Thin Lines is heartbreaking journey but I still can't wait for
Ari Reavis
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book ripped my heart out, stomped on it, killed it, got the pads out, resuscitated it, gave me a little bit of rehab time to strengthen it back up, and then repeated the ripping and stomping.... then shattered it completely. Do I seem dramatic? I don't care. That's the only way I can describe emotions I went through while reading this.
This was me reading....
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Where do I even begin? Emmy, oh my poor sweet, strong Emmy. She went through things that many people would've let break them, but she
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from author via IndieSage PR as part of blog tour*

Before I found the words to describe how I felt about this book, this was me in a nutshell...

And now that I’ve found the words, I think… um… lemme see…

For starter, Bethany-Kris is making a hypocrite out of me. The whole theme of this book is not one I’m fond of nor one I will gravitate towards, but it’s too late, Bethany-Kris has sucked me in. It didn’t matter that I didn’t agree about a lot of the H&h’s actions and thoughts bec
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5 - living on a prayer - mega stars

They happen. But they cannot exist. They should forget and move on. But could they?

"Pain was reminder of life."

Thin Lines by Bethany-Kris is the second part of Donati Bloodlines Trilogy. The books are close conected and must be read in strict order.

1 - Thin Lies
2 - Thin Lines
3 - Thin Lives - coming September, 2016

All those books follow the story of Calisto Donati and Emma Sorrento. They are not star-crossed. They are impossi
Elfina Renee
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bethany-Kris has done it again in this phenomenal one of a kind forbidden edgy mafia romance read.
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She’ll superbly shatter you, leave you clinging for more. Those four letters is what you’ll crave as you pick up on Emma & Calisto’s unfinished story.
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I howled in bitter rage with all the injustices, as lies and betrayals in the Donati family surfaced, then cried like a banshee!
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Make sure you have your Kleenexes, coffee and chocolates on hand. You'll want all your comforts at your fingertips
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
That ending!! Wow! Is awful, but awesome too. Bethany-Kris is pure genius. I can't believe she went there, but I'm feeling especially excited for the next one.

I have been putting off reading this book because I knew is gonna be hard. Calisto has to watch Emma getting married to Affonso. Let just put a dagger to my heart, shall we?


He didn't say he love her, but I knew he do. And the part I most worried about is to read about Affonso's dick anywhere near Emma. Is gonna be an awful experience for
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 fucking amazing 🌟!!I can't stop reading..... Bethany Kris definitely is the Queen in mafia romance books!!
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia

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I loved this book it held my attention all the way through and I just could not put it down.

I felt all kinds of emotions in this book!! Heartbreak, hatred, happiness and most importantly love!

Emma and Calisto's relationship was so much deeper and significant. The fact that they couldn't just be with each other broke my heart. The secrets and the lying made this book for me. It was like watching a dramatic series on tv and not being able to wait for the next episode.

The characters wer
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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ciśnienie 5oo . sama książka wymiata. smutna przerazliwie ale koniec....WTF?!?!

"What is this for you? You and me, what are we?"
Crazy. Stupid. Reckless.
"Something," Calisto settled on saying.
"Something," she echoed.
Something wonderful, maybe.
Something doomed, probably.


Ah for f*cks sake! I'm dead.
I've died.

Affonso sweetheart...

*Deep breaths*
I'm good. I'm cool.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, bethany-kris

I'm loving this series. Infedility, heartbreak and great sex makes this one of my top reads of the year.

*This may trigger anyone who has had a miscarriage.*

*Read thru Kindle Unlimited*
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You know that feeling where you've just had your heart pulled out of your chest, had it gone through a blender and then a grater and then shoved back into your chest in pieces?

The last couple of chapters made me feel like that. I'm angry. So ANGRY! I'm sad. I'm heartbroken. I hated that ending. Because SOMETHING HAPPENED AND SHREDDED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE COUPLE. I'm probably overdoing it with all the hyperbolic sentences, but please bear with me and pre
Yomi M.
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

I should have posted this review weeks ago but life got in the way. So, I’m going to keep this review relatively short as I think everyone should read this without knowing too many details. I was stunned with the way Thin Lies ended. I kept wondering how Bethany Kris was going to turn everything around. How it was going to be possible for the main characters to interact with each other without getting caught or killed. In terms of character
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed for Alina Melinda's Reads
The story of Emma and Calisto continues. Emma never belonged to Calisto, and she never will. She was promised to Alfonso, and now she is married to the great don. Unfortunately Emma is unable to give what Alfonso needs and she ends up being rejected by the big boss. She is willing to turn the other cheek every time...not that she has too many options . The only thing that keeps her going is Cal being around and keeping an eye on her. And that is comforting for E

This book will hit you where it hurts the most. It will take your heart: twist the heartstrings, tear it slowly, stitch it back up, only to pry it back open again. You will smile. You will cry. You will swoon and then die a little inside. Basically, you'll act like a crazy person. But, it'll all be worth it. If you have read her previous books, you know you just gotta trust her. Haha bravo Bethany-Kris. Thank you for all the emotions I have exhausted while reading this book. Calis
4 "Broken" Stars

OMG. Bethany-Kris, what are you doing to me?! This second book in the Donati Bloodlines trilogy was as heartbreaking as it was heart-pounding. Then with that ending, I have no idea how the HEA is going to happen but I cannot wait until the final book.

Calisto and Emily are impossible and everything that happens to them further proves that. As their pre-ordained lives continue to unfold, any relationship they thought they had unravels. Yet they can't just leave and that only compl
Riya Kite
Jesus christ. I can't fucking breath. I cannot and I am not using this as a figure of speech. I really fucking cannot. My tears are not stopping. My emma. My emmy poor emmy. Lord. That fucking son of a douche Affnso (or whtevr that fucktard is called) needs to DIE.SLOWLY.WITH LOTS OF BLOOD.IN THE HANDS OF CALISTO AND EMMA. I know this is just a book but dealing her with the most shitiest hand there is breaking me. I FUCKING CANNOT. *GASP* ....OH MY GAWD. I know I am not supposed to be h ...more
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 I can't believe this is happening Stars

*Sigh* Yes, I am starting my review with a sigh.
This book brought out so many emotions, sadness, desperation, loneliness, and anger. Gosh, so much anger.

Emma Donati has done everything to make the best of her life and the situation she’s been in. With every single step there is so much despair around her. Suffocating, eating her with every breath she takes.

There was a moment in time where I started to think, “please give her a break. How much more can
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Thin Lines was fantastic. This was so good it left me wanting more and shocked. Oh boy did it leave me shocked. The materials in Thin lines were unique, It's not something you get to read every often. It is filled with Angst. Oh god, I love feeling this way about a book. That low burning pain and lump that forms in your throat because you are anticipating what's gonna happen next. Thin lines made me feel that way and Bethany-Kris made me feel that way. That's the only way you want t
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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and three 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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