My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 DINO STARS
Gah!! Bethany slayed me with this one. I knew Dino's story would be sad and tortured, but man, my heart broke for him.
I love the Chicago War series and from meeting Dino in the first book, I was so intrigued by this character and wanted more. When I heard Bethany was giving us his book and a duet, no less, I was one happy girl!
While this can be read as a standalone from the Chicago War series, I'd definitely recommend you read it, either before or after. I don't think it really matters.
The De Luca's have a sad and sordid family history and Dino was the first to break the cycle. He sacrificed a lot for his family, his brother and sister, and he didn't do it to be a martyr. He did because he was selfless. When he meets Karen, their pairing is hopeful, yet also sad as she becomes very important to him and he is willing to do anything to keep her safe. Even hurt her by pushing her away.
This book has all the feels. It's beautifully written and wrought with emotion. I can't wait to see how their tale ends. I want my HEA!
**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**