Friday, April 29, 2016

Thin Lies (Donati Bloodlines, #1) by Bethany-Kris

Calisto Donati

She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over.
It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento.
Not for Calisto.
She was taken.
She was claimed.
She was not his.
In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go.
What good had saving her done?
He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another.

Emma Sorrento

Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile.
At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face.
He smirked.
And winked.
Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her.
Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose.
She had already lost once.
Wasn’t it enough?

WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, and are not considered safe romance.

Emma Sorrento is a princess in Las Vegas. Her parents have been buying her the best to keep her quiet, but a penthouse won't give her the affection she craves. Her world flips upside down when she's told to follow her duties and marry someone that will benefit la famiglia. This man is 30 years older than her, and he's also the Don of a mafia family in New York.

Calisto Donati is the nephew of that Don. He's dark, dangerous, and mysterious. There is no one in the family that complete jobs like him. Although he is offered more responsibly, Calisto wants nothing more. The only reason why family is important to him is because of his mother's lessons.

One thing that Calisto and Emma have in common is that they are both lonely. They are two broken pieces that fit perfectly, but their relationship is impossible.

I would rate Calisto... a big fat 10. I loved his character and attitude. It took me more time to like Emma. She really did come off a little bratty and childish at times. I even wanted to call her an idiot because she made some stupid decisions.

I need the next book now! The way things ended made my heart hurt. Thin Lies is a book that you won't be able to put down easily. It's so much more than a forbidden romance.