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(Cross + Catherine #2)

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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 he
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published November 6th 2017 by Bethany-Kris
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
It’s been seven years and it feels like no time has passed. Cross and Catherine couldn’t be further apart until a ‘chance’ meeting at Andino’s restaurant. Then it becomes obvious that although they haven’t seen each other in years, their hearts still beat as one.

Although I didn’t have much love for Catherine and her immaturity in book one, I loved her in book two! The author did a remarkable job of showcasing her growth and development. Her healing, her newfound lease on life, her new direction
Sentranced Jem


Title: Revere: A Legacy Novel (Cross + Catherine #2)
Author: Bethany-Kris
Genre: Romance, Mafia, Young Adult, New Adult
Publication Date: November 6, 2017


Hallelujah! The Book Gods blessed me with an ARC of this book and I devoured this one!
First of all, Bethany-Kris, Thank you..thank you. This book was everything I wanted after the turmoil that was book 1.
Second, Its not always that you, as readers, feel like as if you've grown up along with the characters but in this se
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cross Donati & Catherine Marcello

Their saga continues...

And their love will never end...

It sounds like a fairytale BUT it's more of an existencial drama with a little bit of angst/anticipation and a lot of misunderstandings, secrets and lies between the characters out of various reasons, spanning from "wanting to protect the one you love, respecting the mafia code and wanting to prove the everlasting love against all odds while you hold your distance out of revere", well it kinda sets a high bar
S.M. West

Gah! I need Unruly: A Legacy Novel now!! Cross and Catherine are like Catherine's parents for me (Dante and Cat) - one of THE best mafia couples. My Queen of Mafia Romance does it again. Bethany gives us a story that's soooo good, I can't get enough. Cross and Catty have the kind of love that endures and is truly for always.

The growth of both of these characters, especially Catherine adds to the evolution of their love and the ties that keep them coming back to each other.

While this is bo
3.75 stars.

Whilst I didn't think I could love Cross any more than I did in Always: A Legacy Novel I did. He was a cocky, arrogant little shit in Always, and although still arrogant in Revere - he totally grew into it and owned it. I adore him, I really do. He never ever gave up on Catherine (something I was all for him doing), his love never ever waivered and I love how he loved her, something I still feel she didn't deserve.

She sort of redeemed herself for me towards the end, but not enough for
Lorraine Lesar
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yet again Cross owned-it 😁

Catherine....Reginella. Sucker-punching you, is still on the table....
Dante....You seriously sucked in this book....
Catrina....Regina. You did not suck - you chewed first, then spat out....
Andino....Some people suck the nice right out of you. You are that person....
Cross...You can suck me anytime 😂....
Me....I’m such a sucker for Bethany-Kris’s Mafia royalty and the Marcellos make great Mafioso reading, so I’m straight off to read the third and final Cross and Catherine’
Ari Reavis
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-mob, arcs
*Received an alpha copy form the author!!!!*

A-freaking-MAZING. Once again, the author left me a sobbing mess, but for different reasons in this book. I'm not going to go too deep about the characters themselves right now because the first book isn't out yet, and I don't want to spoil anything from that book. But, once the first book comes out, I'll be back to add more to this and further explain why I adore Catherine and Cross. Needless to say though, I fell even more in love with them in this b
cross and catherine are probably one of my favourite mafia couples of all time.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 “Promise.....Always” Stars

Cross Donati and Catherine years later and their connection is alive and ever present. It’s been dormant, waiting for the right time to awake, and in Revere, their connection is as Always as it Always was.

Seven years and lots has happened for both Cross and Catherine. Catherine has been through a lot but has grown by leaps and bounds. With the help of a therapist, she has done what she promised Cross she would do...... learning to he honest an
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe


“She was life to him. She was his life.”

Can I have just a moment to take in the feels for this book? I've read this ages ago and it left me drained of emotional and mental thoughts and I was just left in a state of fog of Catherine + Cross.

I wasn't actually sure why I was so emotional when I started reading this book. It was brought on by the fact that I haven't gotten over with Always: A Legacy Novel and all the pent up emotions that I've thought I've already purged ou
Sep 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The principe and principessa are nowhere near over …

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Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 6-stars
★6 Stars! Revere... is a breathtaking and emotional journey about growth, self-love, honesty, forgiveness, strength, imperfections, family, unconditional and overwhelming love and most of all Always and forever’s
“You were the only thing in life I have ever believed in, waited for, cared about, and revered like my own personal God that would grant me salvation. It has always been only you.”
He would get on his knees for this woman.
He had every bit of his faith in her.
He would pray to this woman.
Carlene Inspired
Revere follows Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello several years after Always. Though they've always felt that draw to one another they've spent the last several years apart, leading separate lives within their respective family's syndicate. They're brought together again by chance and an affair seems like the solution, at least for a time. As they rehash the time spent apart it is obvious they have grown and yet, they still fit together like two puzzle pieces. Two mafia children don't just get ...more

5+++++ STARS

This, for me, is Bethany-Kris’ best work yet. And I don’t say that lightly because I love every single work she has written. The Russian Gun series has always held that top spot and the Chicago War series is a very close second… but Cross and Catherine’s story? I have love for this series that I can’t even begin to comprehend.

And do you know what the best thing is? We still have one more Cross+Catherine book left. ~Do you know how happy that makes me
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing

**Received copy from author in exchange for and honest review**

A continuation of Cross and Catherine's story

Years have passed since the end of book one.......

Catherine has pulled herself out of the black hole she was sinking in and she has worked very hard at trying to center herself.

Cross has been keeping himself busy with business over the years, but now he is questioning everything after he finds out he has been lied to his whole life by the people he cares about the most. Cross has
As usual Bethany-Kris is ALWAYS consistent with her work as one of my favorite authors I know I can count on her to always keep me entertained, invested and obsessed!
Catherine has grown SO much since book one and I loved her! She acknowledged her mistakes and took responsibility, Cross was as usual so perfect but I also saw the growth in him. I'm so excited for #Unruly book 3!! I could never get enough of them. I love how deeper both of them are getting into the business and I can't wait to see
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*** 4. 75 / 5 Stars ***

Revere is one of those books that leave your heart in a vice, grips it with such force it drags you to your knees. Mind. Blown. Revere is a masterpiece in itself, finding light in the darkness. Cross and Catherine have that forever kind of love, love that never dies.

Bethany-Kris's best yet.

Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is by far one of the most emotional and personal stories I’ve read by Bethany-Kris. Emotional and personal for me because the Marcello boys (Lucian, Dante, and Gio) are PARENTS of ADULT children (I’ve known Lucian since age 7!!). As a reader you feel as if you’re in a time machine! I remember when Lucian, Dante, Gio, Theo, and Tomas (among a few) stepped up in the family business! I’m so in my feelings with experiencing the Marcello Clan and the Chicago clan evolving. “Watching” their ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This was a beautiful story. Even the beginning of the first book it show much Cross and Catherine loved each other from the a young age. In with time between them it still held. The one thing I could take away from this story is that we are product of our parents. It made me think , with a son graduating this year, I hope that I'm proud of him no matter what. If. and when you read this series you'll understand where I'm going with this.

Still is Cross is the best kind of character. Strong, carin
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 amazing forever and always stars!! First of all those mafia tales of Bethany Kris are DEFINITELY addictive!! Cross and years later and their love is still alive and powerful!!! So many emotions....two shattered hearts, a forbidden (but endless) love with a broken promise!!! I think until now this might be my favourite tale from Cosa Nostra stories !! Cross proposal was mind-blowing!! So many plot twists and turns!! I couldn't put it down.It's a MUST read for sure!!! ...more
They surround you, they keep you calm...
Until one day they nearly kill you...

Revere by Bethany-Kris is part two of Cross and Cathrine’s story. It starts some years later after the event of the first part.

Cross is a made man, a gunrunner working mostly in Chicago. Cathrine is calmer now. She learnt to save herself.

They meet, they talk, they want to be together.

But no matter what they have their own demons. Lies that can destroy them and everyone around them.

Their families and lifestyle is
Cross and Catherine have definitely done some growing up in the 7 years they were apart.
Yes you read right 7 years!!!! 1 year is too long for my favs to be apart so 7 years is an eternity! But no matter how much time passed they were still Cross and Catherine, two halves of a whole.

Of course they had so much to work through personally, together and with their families but made it work.

I loved how everything was cleared up, everything was revealed and put on the table. Catherine's secrets and l
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
I freaking love Cross and his don’t give a fu*k stance on everything but Catherine.
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
“Catherine Cecelia Marcello, love of my life, keeper of my heart, owner of my soul, girl of my dreams, and whisperer of my truth. You are the breath to my blood, the sea to my sky, the forever to my today, and the queen to my king.”

cross and catherine’s story is so emotional and beautiful and full of angst and through it all, you can tell how these two are truly soulmates.


➷ 。 Catherine Marcello
i love her so much; she is so strong and intelligent and brave and her dev
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4.5 forever stars !

I think i can't say it enough, i love this couple, Cross and Catherine are so beautiful together. Simply romantic. One of the best couple ever written by Bethany kris. They were so real and so so profound. There's no way their romance won't touch you.

After seven long years Catherine and Cross finally found their way back to each other. Even after all this time, they only needed to meet once and their connection lit again like the first day, the wild boy and the sly girl. This
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Revere is a fantastic continuation in our tumultuous love affair between Cross and Catherine. I love seeing them grow apart to better themselves and find their way back to each other. Their love, support and trust in each other is such a beautiful thing. Perfect example of if it's meant to be it'll be...eventually 😛☺☺ The little glimpses of our favorite Marcellos, Donatis etc was a nice little cherry on top!

***Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
Brilliant, five fantastic stars, best mafia romance I’ve ever read. Straight onto book three.
So far I like the Legacy books a lot less than the first generation stories. There were many aspects in this trilogy that I truly loved, and as always Bethany-Kris does know how to grab my emotions and put them through the winger but - and that's a BIG BUT - if you start to dislike the heroine, it's dangerous territory.
Cross, the hero, is absolutely what I am used to from this author. He's strong, pig-headed, gorgeous inside and out, dominant, tender and loyal to a fault. He protects the heroin
Scarlett Leva
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Revere what a perfect follow up to Always. First off if you haven’t read Always then you are missing out.

Cross and Catherine’s (Catty) relationship has been a roller-coaster since “Catty” was fourteen. They were each other’s first love.  They were each other’s everything.

Revere picked up seven years later. I enjoyed the back story of major things that happened to both Dante and Catty during that time. It helped the reader to understand why Cross and Catty reacted a certain way to some things.

3.5 stars

Definitely better than the first, but it had some issues. Cross had matured but was still mouthy at times. He's a true bad boy with a heart of gold. I really liked him. Catherine did a lot of growing up but was still acting childish for a long time. I don't like her much. She said she wasn't an addict acted like one. It was beyond bizarre that someone with her issues would have remained dealing drugs. It would have greatly increased the chances of her relapsing. Comparisons were often m
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The author of too many novels to count, Bethany-Kris is a Canadian, lover of much, and mother to four sons, a glaring of cats, and a pack of 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, a snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a spouse calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something ... when she ca ...more

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