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Unruly: A Legacy Novel

(Cross + Catherine #3)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  624 ratings  ·  91 reviews
The crime boss.
The hustling queen.

Cross and Catherine Donati have been married five years, but the life they’ve chosen still has things to teach them yet. One can never become too comfortable in their business. Trouble soon follows.

The principe and principessa are all grown up …

It’s tough being at the top. When all Cross wants is to slow down the world, reality has a way
Published December 2017
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Oct 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Title: Unruly: A Legacy Novel (Cross+Catherine #3)
Author: Bethany-Kris
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: December 4, 2017


Read the synopsis yet? Noticed the last three sentences?.. I see what you did there Bethany-Kris.
This was a stunning conclusion to the Cross + Catherine series. If you haven't read my previous reviews for Always and Revere, Do check them out. If you have, then you know that I have been obsessed with this series.

In Unruly, Cross and Catherine are parents to an ador
Natalie The Biblioholic
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arc, dual-pov, mafia
This had to be the most beautiful book I’ve ever read from Bethany-Kris!! I was already in love with Cross. She didn’t have to do anything more to have me completely enamored with him. I want a man just like him one day. He’s everything! Catherine didn’t sleep either. She showed just how strong she has become. Her journey, at times, was hard and heartbreaking to watch, but she came out as a survivor. She’s got a firm handle on her anxiety and she and Cross have proven that they can weather any s ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “Always Revere Unruly” Stars

Life can be UNRULY, but if you are battling it with the one you love, then the unruliness is bearable because your heart and soul are safe with one another. Catherine and Cross Donati are each other’s heart. They love with intense passion and conviction. They are a couple I could forever read, I never wanted the story to end. I absolutely loved this last book in the trilogy.

Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello Donati are one amazingly beautiful couple. Their love fo
Nov 15, 2017 rated it liked it

The conclusion to Cross & Catherine's life story was mostly focused on their marriage while they are trying to juggle with their crime-linked mafia businesses - Cross being a boss of the Donati Cosa Nostra and Catherine as a high profiled drug dealer working alongside her kingpin queen mother Catrina - and with family obligations and challenges of parenthood to a three year old daughter Cecelia "Cece" Donati....and Cross wants more...
Marriage was about love. Compromise. A collection of imp
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 “Power Couple” Stars

Unruly is the final installment of the Cross and Catherine storyline and it kind of comes full circle. Both Cross and Catherine have come a long way but they’re still products of their parentage and their pasts. With so much on the line, Cross and Catherine do all they can to make their HEA last.

ARC provided for honest review.
S.M. West
I didn't want this to end. I'd love Cross and Catherine before they were even a couple. I know that sounds weird but it's through their parents in other stories by Bethany that I fell for these two characters from the legacy stories that were promised.

Each of the books in this trilogy are stand alones in that the story in itself stands as a memorable moment in this couples' history. You don't need the past or the future to understand the enduring love these two have for each other. Thoroughly en
Whilst this book is not essential to the series, if you love Cross (and seriously, who doesn't) you absolutely NEED to read this one. Not only did I get Cross at his very best, I got to see him through his Cece. Man I LOVED that kid so hard. That apple definitely didn't fall very far from her daddy's tree, that's for sure. Can you say "no filter"? 😂

I will never be a Catherine fan, through three books I didn't grow to love her like I had hoped to but that's okay because .... Cross and Cece. As al
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
★5 Stars! Unruly... Once the Principe and the principessa
Now, King and Queen
Still Catherine and Cross...always, revered and unruly.
“Her laughter was the balm to his soul.
She was his peace.
She gave him everything.”

I am love with everything about this book...I saw so much growth, honesty and love throughout this whole book and I just could not help but to be so proud of these characters.
Cece, their daughter, is the perfect mix between Catherine and Cross - she's sassy, spirited, observant, spoile
Ari Reavis
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, mafia-mob
*Received an alpha copy from the author*

This author just keeps the great stories coming. I expected greatness and that is exactly what I got. This book (and book 2) aren't out yet, so this will be spoiler free and pretty vague until after Revere comes out. But in summary, I loved, loved, LOVED it. Cross and Catherine's lives are fast-paced and filled with duty, which made this book jam packed with action. My heart was pounding for a good portion of this book. There were new enemies and new thing
Carlene Inspired
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Cross and Catherine have been married together for 5 years and have been blessed with a beautiful, spunky little girl, but they never get to truly enjoy their marriage. Cross has taken over as the boss, splitting time between managing his men and trying to keep his end of the gun running deal. Catherine is being molded into the next Queen by her mother, but her mother has been testing her and Catherine still hasn't regained all the confidence she once had. Fighting to spend more time toge

5 +++++++++

Bethany- Kris has outdone herself. Once again. I don’t know how many times I’m going to praise her but you bet your ass I will praise her where praise is due. Remember when I said Revere was her best work yet… Well, I still stand by that but I’d like to add Unruly to that. Hell, this series has touched me in ways I can’t begin to describe. (I’m going to try my best to anyway.)

Unruly picks up 5 years later. Cross and Catherine were in their elements in this book. They continued to gr
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Really interesting seeing Cross and Catty all grown up with a kid! I loved the family scenes they had together, especially loved how Dante and Calisto are up how much their child was like him.

Both Cross and Catherine have evolved to become leaders in their business and this book is about juggling and managing that work/family balance, which I’m sure plenty of people deal with. Add in the guns, the drugs and money you got yourself the mob.

I enjoyed aspects of the book but personally I think books
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Book 3. No need to read any other books prior.
Release: December, 2017.
Pre-order: Coming soon!

Books in Cross + Catherine trilogy are most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: Always
Book 2: Revere
Book 3: Unruly
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great story by Bethany-Kris. This is a legacy of two of her other series and I love how she continued the story. If you liked 'The Marcellos and Donati Blooslines' then you will definitely love this one.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great final chapter

My favorite couple strikes again! Dang I love both of them so much! They both are the bomb and are so damn sexy together...HOT!

The final chapter in their rise to power. Lots going on it wasn’t smooth ride, but they made it!

Great read. Great finale!
A Klue
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Surprisingly the final book of this series, which features the life and love between one specific main couple - Cross and Catherine, did not start as I would have expected. The first 20% was slowly paced with Cross doing a lot of inward reflection and flashbacks, with his very spoiled, annoying three year old toddler whose baby talk/antics made me cringe every time she appeared intermixed, and three almost back to back, more crude than erotic/at times even gross smexy scenes that had me reeling ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This is the final book in Cross and Catherine's story.

Reading about the couple as individuals and together was a wonderful ride of ups and downs.

I truly enjoyed their story and seeing the characters develop.

I can't wait to dive into the rest of the legacy novels.

Everything that Bethany-kris writes grabs my attention and keeps me in the story. I am always captivated.
Scarlett Se Leva
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Unruly is perfection. It's a beautiful wrapped package with a lovely bow on top.

It’s kind a better sweet seeing this series come to an end. I have really enjoyed the story of Catherine and Cross. Hopefully we will get a glimpse of them in the spin offs.

Another book that was well written and a page turner. What else do you come to expect from Bethany-Kris. It was an enjoyable and quick read. The page just kept on turning. I took longer reading this book because I didn’t want it to end.

The drama
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it
3 stars

While I loved the first book, and really enjoyed the second book, this one just seemed to drag on. I liked it, I just think it could have been edited down.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
Best series I’ve read in a long while.
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, anti-hero, suspense, mafia
4.25 Stars

It is time for the conclusion of the story of Catherine and Cross, a book that was the height of the trilogy leaving nothing to be desired.In this book we could see the evolution of these two characters and how they grew from the first book to now, primarily Catherine.This book is focused at their wedding and how they deal with their lives and prevent them to appear in your paths.

I love seeing these two facing everything together and stronger than ever. Catherine was certainly the cha

A day in the life.
The mafia life that is...

Every marriage has its struggles, imagine having a gun toting-mother-in-law, a drug slinging wife and a husband who has ultimate power of all the chess pieces. He owns that chessboard mmkay. And if life wasn't difficult enough, throw an innocent child into the mix.

Now that sounds like a hell of a thanksgiving get together, if you ask me.

In this final book you have front row seats to Cross & Catherine struggling to live an 'ordinary
Tanaka K
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of Cross and Catherine. To me, they are the perfect mafia couple ever. I read from they were young to now when they are adults with family of their own and ruling both their business empires. Unruly was the conclusion to their magnetic, passionate, powerful and dramatic love of Cross and Catherine. Unruly loosely in itself held the storyline of mafia life with its action and difficult situations that deeply captured me. I really enjoyed Unruly. It still had writing from Bethany ...more
I honestly can say I loved every minute of reading this trilogy. I loved this story so much and all the characters, they really became part of my life and I just couldn’t wait to pick the book up.

Omg little Cece - I just loved that child, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with such an amazing spunky/full of attitude, but cute and charming little girl at the same time, she definitely made the book for me, Cece is definitely her fathers child, Cross You had that coming, lol. Cross and Catherine
Everyone deserves their HEA.
Especially the Boss and The Queen Pin

Unruly by Bethany-Kris is a third part in Cross+Catherine saga. It starts several years later after the events of the second part. Cross and Cathrine are hapily together but not all is so bright and shiny as it seems. Work is hard and enemies are always lurking nearby.

When Bethany announced the third book at first I was sceptical but then I was so glad to meet one of my favourite couples once again. They had their happy ev
Isabelle k  ✖️BOOKLOVER
4.5 Donati stars!

Cross and Catherine are married and their time is more than full with Cross being boss of la famillia, Catherine stepping up as Queen pin and finally their little firecracker daughter. They are unordinary people trying to live a normal life. This book is about how they manage to still be a little family even if they are busy and that sometimes trouble flows.

I loved it and it certainly made me laugh! Cece is by far my favourite character, she is so sweet and funny. Cross and Cat
They journey of Cross and Catherine was a long one! They only got better and stronger as time went on.
And God have mercy on anyone who crosses their daughter's path!!!
Anne Milne
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With a story that has spanned years Catherine and Cross really are an epic couple. Over the course of the books we’ve seen them survive many situations that would break many but not the Donati power couple.

We catch up with them five years after their marriage, it’s a time that has been full of challenges and changes in their lives. Trying to juggle family life with the crime and Mafia business was never going to be easy.

This may be their last book but I’ve enjoyed every dangerous emotional hear
Suzanne (Lily)
The apples don't fall far from the tree in this family :)

Loved it!
Get ready for the gushing/fangirling ahead, because Unruly blew me away! Why you ask?, First of all, the characters are larger than life, entrenched in a dangerous life and yet they go about their day as if the business exchanges they are embroiled in are akin to an enthusiastic walk in the park.

I concede there was tension and anxiety as they tackled the challenges of their life but it was the air of control they exuded while work
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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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Cross + Catherine (5 books)
  • Always: A Legacy Novel (Cross + Catherine, #1)
  • Revere: A Legacy Novel (Cross + Catherine, #2)
  • Cross + Catherine: The Companion (Cross + Catherine, #4)
  • Naz & Roz (Cross + Catherine Book 5)