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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Pretty things always tell lies

Cory Rossi isnt what you would expect the youngest son of the Chicago mobs underboss to be. Despite what everyone thinks, he can actually do what hes told. He just does it his own way. The problem with that is every tattooed- and leather-covered inch of him screams one thing to Della Costellototal heartbreak. Its all men like him do, right?
Published March 2020
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Giorgia ~ Reads

Its hard to review anything by Bethany Kris because Im very subjective. I love her writing style. It works for me. When it comes to books about the mafia or criminals in general, I love her work.

- Her books are not extremely dark but they are sometimes hard. She doesnt shy away from killing off good characters because lets face it - in that world good and bad people die all the same. I love the realistic vibe of the books.

- There is never any gratuitous violence, especially against
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Very Best Lies Stars

There was just something special about this story. The romantic development of Cory Rossi and Della Costello was so organic and raw that it seeped into my soul. I was able to feel their need and want for one another. While there was a sexual connection from the start, the way that the author slowly and methodically spun their love and trust towards one another had me not wanting the story to end. There were lots of emotions in this story......Lust, Flirtation, Greed,
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Pretty things always tell lies

Cory Rossi isnt what you would expect the youngest son of the Chicago mobs underboss to be. Despite what everyone thinks, he can actually do what hes told. He just does it his own way. The problem with
Carla Bulian
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book? WOW.
The writing this author is great, and her characters are amazing. Its her second book I read.
Now I just look forward to read all of them🤷♀
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Something..." stars***

"Men like Cory Rossi only did one thing to women like her.
Break hearts."

I love Bethany's mafia world so much and if you haven't read any of her books yet, you don't know what you're missing...
"The Chicago War" series was one of my favorites and even though "Pretty Lies" is a complete standalone, it was nice to see the next generation, and the small appearances of previous characters in here!!!
I repeat, this book is a standalone, so don't you worry for this kind of
Love the Rossi men (actually read ALL BK's men) - the way they fall so hard for their women is just everything I want from a romance book. But, I'm sorry to say I didn't get that with Cory and Della, it was rather flat with the only feels (for ME) coming from the author killing off a character. Not what I expected at all I'm afraid.

I wasn't a fan of Della initially, she took quite a while to grow on me and I think it's because the characterisation was just ..... flat.

Pretty Lies sure didn't
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bethany Kris you rock my world!!
She is always gives me exactly what I need!!
That's why I am addicted to her writing, to her tales!! Excellent read !!! 💜💜
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
AHHH!! Cory Rossi is #EVERYDAMNTHING thing and more. I have waited for his book to finally see the woman to bring this sexy mofo to his knees. I loved Cory in Joe and Liliana's book but I loved him even more in this story. He was who he was and didn't make any excuses about it. Likewise, Della Costello was on another level for me. I loved everything about her and the way she lived her life. She was so sexy and assertive. She was a woman in a man's world and was proud of it. I adored these two ...more
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Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fav-2020
*** 4 Tell me Pretty Lies Stars ***

If you are looking for a completely unique, unbelievably devious and downright dirty read. . . Look no further. Pretty Lies by Bethany-Kris is the story of Corry Rossi & Della Costello. Being the youngest son of Chicago's infamous mob underboss Corry is expected to do his father's bidding when told. After a hot and heavy one night stand Corry never forgot the wicked temptress that haunted his dreams, and when he is tasked to shadow a young woman he least
Jessica Alcazar
Are all books by Bethany-Kris this amazing? Why did no one tell me?!?! *cries*

I think I loved this book best because even though it was a crime family/mafia storyline, it wasnt what I would call dark. It was intense and passionate and dealt with heavy subject matter but the romance journey of Della and Cory overshadowed everything. Their journey to romance is what shone the brightest in this story.

Second thing I loved the best (because everything I loved was the best) was Della and Cory.
Ari Reavis
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cory was the wild child I was looking forward to getting to know and he did not disappoint. Covered in tattoos, clad in leather, with his give-no-f**ks attitude. He was everything Della needed, even if she couldn't see it at first.
The way they met was intense, full of passion, and their relationship followed the same track. The unexpected arising again and again. And when I say unexpected, I mean things I never saw coming, betrayals I wanted to rage about, and secrets getting exposed.
There was a
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cory and Dellas story is f*c*ing Lit! I seriously could not get enough of the pair! They are one of my favourite BK couples and thats saying something because I love every character she has ever written! There is something unique about the two that enthrals you. Bethany-Kris has me devouring the pages of Pretty Lies. Her way with words have you so lost in the pages that the only time you come up for air is when the book is done. Pretty Lies is everything you expect from BK and more. I could not ...more
Lorraine Lesar
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
If you kill off someone I like....expect a 3* rating.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gritty, delicious mafia romance

Im always excited to dive into a new Bethany-Kris read! There are a few authors who I immediately think of when I think mafia romance and she is at the top of the list. Gritty, emotional, family-centric her stories are full of heat and drama and characters you never forget.

Cory and Dellas story didnt follow the usual courtship rules which is fitting as neither liked to play by any rules. Their scorching hot introduction was a purely physical connection, which
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

Bethany-Kris is a genius at creating couples who are the absolutely perfect match for each other! Della and Cory are no exception! As individuals they are captivating, but together they are dynamite. I loved every word and every moment in Pretty Lies. I can never get enough of BK's writing and I will jump at the chance to read her new releases!

Pretty Lies by Bethany-Kris is an EPIC read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
Vania Nunes
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vania by: blog tour
For those who love plots about mobs, you will be surprised by this book.

Della acts very differently from women who are over-protected by their mobs men.
She goes out to collect and is very good at what she does. However, this makes her a target for the enemies of Frank Costello, her father.

When she suffers an attack inside her own home, her father puts a shadow on her.
To Della's dismay, her new shadow was someone she knew well, in the biblical way of saying.
They both had a single night of
4 Stars

I really liked this story. Once again Bethany Kris created a storyline that got me hooked from the first pages and I didn't stop until the end. Here we have romance, suspense, mystery action, a strong and super protective protagonist and a brave young lady who wants to make history in a world where the predominance is masculine. While the romance between Cory and Della was full of chemistry and explosive and sweet moments the highlight of the book and what made me turn the pages was the
A Klue
Rating: 3 - 3.5

This author always has me coming back for more with how she emotionally pairs up her mafioso main couples and the mob drama which is sure to ensue. Yeah, Im an unashamedly avid romantic at heart who reads for the emotional connection, relationship angst, and ultimately the fight for love and each other drama that takes place. She usually adds hard core, nothing left to the imagination, so youd better not be sexually squeamish, OTT very graphic, dirty talking, smex scenes, as
Anne Milne
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Della and Cory are a match made in charasmatic heaven. Bethany always gives her men a woman who is exactly what they need and one will will challenge them as well as entice them. I loved Della because she's not just surviving in the mob she thrives. Della knows her own mind she is sexy assertive but one thing she never expected was to feel so much for her one night stand. Cory was exactly who I imagined him to be, strong and determined he may follow the rules of the mob but he does it in his own ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cory Rossi is the son of a mafia boss and expected to do as his father tells him. He meets Della Costello when they have a one night stand but he doesn't know her name. Della is working in a man's world and takes no guff from anyone. Cory is tasked with looking after a woman in trouble that turns out to be Della. The two are loyal to their duties but when together the chemistry between them is explosive and pure fire. Cory is supportive of his woman and respects her work. I liked this story and ...more
Sarahi Cisneros
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book! I love my Rossi boys and omg Della was an amazing heroine! She was a rockstar, I love her! I thought it was pretty interesting to see both H and h in the business, its not the first couple doing that but this was a side of business Ive never seen! The climax was a bit lacking in my point of view, it was predictable and it didnt get me as excited as other BKs books but hey, this was fire! I cant wait for you all to read it! You cant NOT love these mafia boys. Cory has my ...more
Feb 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Mia Bui
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The baddest boy of them all- Cory Rossi + Della Costello are a match made in mafia heaven. Witty + Downright dirty. These two will rock your world
5 Easy Stars!
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BK IS QUEEN. And Cory Rossi is beyond swoon-worthy! I loved this one so much! I think Cory & Della kicked John & Siena out of the number 1 spot for my favorite BK couple.

All you need to do now is be happy. Nothing else is important. Let me take care of the rest. Whatever you want, Ill do it if it means youre smiling. Thats kind of the deal between you and me now, huh?

The connection between them was fire from the get go and their relationship grew to
Kari Hansen
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Born and raised in a mafia family Della is no damsel in distress and is determined to follow in her fathers footsteps which means showing no weakness. That is why she isnt happy that when she draws the attention of the wrong person her father is determined that she will be protected but what he didnt know if the man who will be responsible for her safety was also the man she shared one steamy encounter with.

Cory was also born and raised in a mafia family and he knows that when a powerful man
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, arc, mafia, 2020
"Pretty Lies" is quite the appropriate title for this book. It's a great plot, where women venture into a male dominated outfit.

Cory is just who he is. He plays by the rules and takes his role seriously. He plays as hard as he works. His best friend and ally is his brother, Joe.

Della has stepped into a role usually held by men of the outfit. She is good at what she does, but her job doesn't come without any danger.

When Cory is assigned the role of "babysitter", he is horrified until he discovers
Precious ✨
Just look at that cover! *insert doe eyes*

I always stop what Im doing when BK releases a new one. Her Filthy Marcellos and Chicago War series were the first hidden gems I found with my kindle unlimited membership.

This story is a second generation story from the Chicago family, and it just made me so happy. It follows Cory the son of the underboss of that crime syndicate, having to be an enforcer so to speak for another familys loan shark daughter, both are a hot mess, mkay? But like human
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read from Bethany-Kris. I was instantly drawn to this book after reading the blurb and I'm happy I got the opportunity to read it. Emotion, Drama, action, this book had it all and kept me glued to the pages. I loved the interactions between Corry and Della. The protagonists are not only likable but believable, theres plenty of steam and a chemistry that can be felt throughout the book, its gritty with twists and turns, betrayal and angst. As a woman in the mob Della was ...more
confessions of a book addict
OMG! I just fell head over heels for Cory Rossi!!

Pretty Lies is the story of Cory Rossi & Della Costello. This is a second generation book involving the families of The Chicago War series and it was deliciously, perfect. I love the flawed characters this author writes because they fly off the page. I often feel like I can watch these books as movies in my mind while Im reading them and Pretty Lies was so much fun to watch.

This was a hot & steamy love story with a background of deception,
Tori Ward
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this one we go back an visit Chicago and we meet Cory Rossi and oh my goddddddd. The leather jacket wearing, tattooed man is something else.

Of course Cory is the main character everyone thinks about but for me it was Della. She was a roller coaster and I mean that in every good way. You see real emotions from her. BK writes these emotions so well, you feel as though you are feeling them yourself. BK is such an amazing writer to be able to portray these feelings in her writing. Its something
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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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