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Worth of Waste

(DeLuca Duet #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  751 ratings  ·  117 reviews
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.

Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published February 6th 2017 by Bethany-Kris
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3.75 Stars

Ce l'hai fatta, Dino!

Not many authors are capable of writing a credible mafia love story. More often than not, mafia romances are just cliche love stories with a few mafia terms thrown here and there. But Bethany-Kris has created her own fictional mafia world so authentic that it feels like watching a good mafia movie. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of her books.

If you’re looking for a typical insta-lovish dominant alpha mafia story, you won’t find it here. This duet i
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I wasn't sure if I was ready to read the conclusion of this duet. I was pretty clear on what to expect after reading Deathless & Divided. Well I couldn't be more wrong!! There were so many surprises in store for me in this book.

Dino DeLuca was trapped. Although his uncle, Mr. Evil himself, Ben, set him up, he was still obligated to him. In order to keep everyone he loved safe, he had to play by Ben's rules. It was utterly tragic to have to see him lead two lives: the one he wanted with Karen and
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

4 "worth it" stars

Worth of Waste is a book 2 and a conclusion to the DeLuca duet were we finally get a full picture of who actually Dino DeLuca is, in this story of one man's proof of worth against the life that doomed him as an individual, that smuggled him and oppressed him from fully living. It's a story of one man's fulfilling the promises, it's a one man's fight for freedom of choice and freedom of life in repressed, cruel and brutal world of mafia. It's a story of a man marked as filth and
**Reread August 2019**

I loved the conclusion to Dino and Karen's story even more this time around, despite that I felt the melancholy and poignant vibe a lot more. Dino lived a desperately sad and brutal life, and this really shows through so strongly throughout his story. But to his dark despondency there is Karen, his light and calm in a world that never had that for him.

This duet is why I love to read.

**Original review**

I floved this, so damn hard. A fantastic end to one of my very favourite
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

What a bittersweet curtain of closure this book provided, and what a stunning conclusion to Dino DeLuca's story! This book made the reader privy to the undercover plans Dino was forging in the Chicago War series. Without giving too much away, the delicate balancing act that was Dino's life was a tangle of half-truths along with other promises he made and was determined to uphold. Protecting his siblings was one of his primary goals, but in the end, he followed his heart, too.

I thorough
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay so about half way through this I actually remembered. I remembered what I couldn’t while reading the previous book.

So again this is a good well written book.

And again I struggled with the hopelessness of Dino’s life. This book was better early on because I knew we’d get our HEA and all would be good. Then I remembered and wondered where it was going from there.

While I enjoyed this I still felt weighed down by Dino’s life. But Karen and JD provide some much welcome relief.
Feb 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone.

I really enjoyed this story. As Dino is finishing up his sentence, Karen is living a normal life as a single parent. Her life is stable and good. She has a job that makes her happy and a son that brings her joy. But when Dino finally gets out, the problems from before come back harder.

I loved the touching moments about Dino and his son. They truly warmed my heart. But Dino needs to think of a solution if he wants to be with his family.

Dino and
S.M. West

Ahh what an ending! I loved this series and while this is a stand alone duet, it was the perfect way to wrap things up for the Chicago outfit.

Most mafia stories are about the life, about men accepting or loving the life, this one is different. Dino DeLuca was born into the mob, trapped by la famiglia, and punished for the sins of the father. He's raised to believe he's less than. His only reason to live is to protect his family and then he has another reason, another family.

This story fli
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from author in exchange for a review

Wow, this was sooo not an easy road for Dino and Karen!

This picks up right where the first book ended. Right from the get go, I wondered how these 2 will ever find their happy ending. Dino, as you learned from the first book, has not had an easy life. And he was in prison, for cryin’ out loud!

But when there's a will, there’s a way, as they say. Lucky for Dino, Karen loves him unconditionally. It allowed Dino to plan knowing that Karen is there fo
Lorraine Lesar
What this is, is a question.
If I get satisfactory answers, then I will write a review.
Now I obviously don’t want to do a spoiler at this stage, so this is a hypothetical question and as it is hypothetical, hypothetical answers will be accepted.
So my hypothetical question is this.......
If a bomb goes off in a car at the same time the door is being opened by the driver and the blast wave propels the driver away from the vehicle....and though severely injured manages to get awa
5 +++ - worth - stars

How much waste is worth and how much worth is waste?
Is worth given or is it something you either have or don't ?

"He saw himself as disposable.
He didn't want to be loved because he didn't deserve to be."

Worth of waste by Bethany-Kris is part two of DeLuca Duet . The books should be read in the following order:

One - Waste of Worth (DeLuca Duet, #1) by Bethany-Kris January 9th 2017
Two - Worth of Waste (DeLuca Duet,#2) by Bethany-Kris coming February 6th 2017

They can be read as a standalone though the story is slightly connected to her Chicago War The Complete Series (The Chicago War, #1-4) by Bethany-Kris series. Thou
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a satisfying journey and conclusion for Dino DeLuca. As a reader of the Chicago Wars series, I knew what the outcome and the ending, but there are a lot of unanswered questions and I need to experience Dino's journey and bask in his hard earned happiness and peace.

I'm worried that this second book of the duet is going to delve into all the mafia politics again, but it seems like this time around more time is dedicated for Dino and Karen to solidify once again that Dino is man worth
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I knew this story would turn me inside out and wreck me. Knowing the inevitable, I tried to go in hard. Desensitized. Go hard or go home, right?

Although my walls were high, my battle armor in place, Bethany-Kris battled and CONQUERED each brick, each chink with every single word written! Oh my gawd! When indulging in a Kris novel, one must expect an emotional ride complete with tears, chocolate, and alcohol for solace. But good gravy! Worth of Waste is at another level! How is it we thought Dino
Dino deserve everything.
A Klue
Fans of Bethany-Kris’ The Chicago War series need no introduction when it comes to Dino DeLuca. His character took center stage in Book 1, Deathless and Divided, as murder and mayhem broke out among four rival Chicago mobster families. At that point, most of us only saw him as the quintessential, uncaring mafioso brother of Theo and Lily, who seemed determined to save his own skin and didn’t care if he ruined their lives in the process. We were only given glimpses there were possibly more to him ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, romance
** 4.5 stars **
☆ Aimetz
5 "He regrets nothing" Stars

ARC was provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I don't know where or how to start... This book is and will be one of my favorites for this 2017.
One of those I could not stop to thinking.
One of those where my heart squeezes but it makes me smile.
I must be honest and confess that, I was afraid of the end, so much that I postponed it for weeks. I just felt that something bad was happening and the so promised HEA in the end was going to be bittersweet.
Ari Reavis
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh Bethany- Kris, you have done my heart right. So right. That ending made my night and then some. I hoped beyond hope that things would turn out that way.

Ok, so if you haven't realized it yet.... I loved this book. Dino, aww my poor baby Dino. He sacrificed so much for his siblings without them even knowing it. Every decision he made was as much about them as it was about himself. Karen just solidified herself in this book. She stayed loyal and was always determined to give Dino the chance to
Suzanne (Lily)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I devoured Worth of Waste in one day. The writing flowed effortlessly no matter whether the story was reflecting on the good times or the bad. Whereas my head was spinning at the end of Waste of Worth (Part One of the DeLuca Duet) with Worth of Waste, what I experienced was calm and contentment. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted more, but there was a sense of closure to Dino DeLuca’s story.

During The Chicago War Series, Dino was a character who stayed under the radar of his siblings and his
*ARC provided by author.*
4.5 finally have some closure stars.

*Thank you BK for hearing our pleas for this series*

Oh that end...the epilogue...

"Dino was going to keep letting them be fine.
They didn't need him now.
He'd done his job.
He'd kept his promises."

All unanswered questions, all suspicions, theories and doubts were all answered and eased with these two books. Dino was always a character I wanted more on. I wanted his story, I wanted his past, I wanted...HIM LOL! He's a man who has had a
Khanique McDaniel
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it

Don't let the 3 stars fool you. It was good. It wasn't intricate while remaining light and fun like the previous novel but it took a more serious tone and fill in gaps we weren't even aware of.

From I read the blurb I already figured out the ending and it was exactly as I called it. I even jokingly said it as a suggestion to the author on Instagram where her silence spoke louder than if she was to deny it all. Still, I was antsy after page one and wanted to zoom my ki
I'd give this 2 1/2 stars if possible. It's not the worst, but still boring to me. Maybe I'd be more invested in Dino if I'd read the Chicago Wars Chicago War The Complete Series (The Chicago War, #1-4) by Bethany-Kris series first. ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!!!!

**Arc provided by author in exchange for a honest review **

Wow devoured this in one sitting, thank you Bethany-Kris you never disappoint!

This story is book two in Dino and Karens story. It continues where book one ended with Dino being locked up and Karen left to deal with a huge change in life.

This story was great to read especially for those who read the Chicago War series because we get to see all the wheels being set into motion, which had paved the way for everyone involved.

⏃ : ✦ villainous_vixen ⏃ : ✦
**4.5 Bittersweet Ending Stars**

Worth of Waste by Bethany Kris was everything I was hoping for. The perfect ending for Karen and Dino's story! I cried, laughed, and just about had a heart attack with what Bethany Kris put me through. This book killed me, hook line and sinker.

This is Bethany's best yet.
She did Dino justice.

I have always been a huge fan of Dino, my heart sank with what he has been through. Tears come to my eyes just remembering. But all in all this was such a beautiful heartbrea
I loved this book so much!!! I enjoyed it a lot more than the first book. For me Dino is completley different to all of BK's heroines! I felt like this book was more somber and had more a sadder more darker tone. I had a lot of emotions going through my head. I really loved the characters. Karen was amazing and little Dino was too cute for words. I cant wait to read more from Bethany, she really did an amzing job with this book!! ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-2017
Worth of Waste (DeLuca Duet #2) by Bethany-Kris
4 stars!!!

(Spoilers for book one, Waste of Worth)

“I’m only doing what one of us won’t, right?”

I had been itching to read this book, Bethany-Kris left us on a doozie with book one, Waste of Worth, and although the time between books was short, my powers of patience were running very thin. As I said in my review for book one, Bethany-Kris has become a go to author for my Mafia men fix and she certainly delivered once again with Worth of Wa
Kathleen R.
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Waste Of Worth, Part 2
Author: Bethany-Kris

4 unexpected stars

I've said it once and I'll say it again - Bethany-Kris absolutely knows how to write her mob genre to a point where goose bumps raise on my arms and chills run down my spine. The way she makes her book so vivid, gruesomely accurate (at least what I would think it would be) and with that glimmer of hope, makes it that you can't help but get lost in the story. The conclusion to this duet was breath taking and the type of e
Should've posted this on release day but life has been getting in the way!



Ahh..  So that's what really happened. What a bittersweet ending. 

I'm so satisfied with this ending but I also feel a little sad too. It's easier to picture an alternative ending... A what could have been scenario. And I find myself doing just that if things had turned out differently earlier on. But it is what it is and I couldn't have asked for a better story. 

Worth of
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic conclusion to Dino's story! I have wanted him to get his HEA for so long and was not disappointed! More great writing by this brilliant author! ...more
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