DeLuca Duet, Part Two
The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn't expect anything different.
His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family.
He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.
Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.
He's finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.
He's learned these lessons well.
Author's Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.
4 "How It Ends" Stars
4 "How It Ends" Stars
Worth of Waste was the conclusion to a series that hooked my from the start. I've followed Dino's story since the first book of The Chicago War series and as I've devoured this duet. I've learned so much more about Dino, his family and his life. With surprises, events explained and a love story that defies barriers, this is a mafia family I've fallen in love with.
Dino and Karen have a lot of overcome. Starting where book 1 ended, Worth of Waste picks up with Dino and jail and Karen trying her best to move forward with her life and her new baby. As time moves forward, Karen realizes exactly who she's fallen in love with and Dino makes plans to give Karen all that she deserves. But with infighting becoming an everyday occurrence and war on the horizon, Dino has decisions to make that will effect every person in his life.
I loved getting deep into Dino's head. I loved that I got to see events transpire from the original series but that were written in a way that made sense with this story as a standalone. I loved Dino and Karen and their love story. It may not have been quite as heart stopping a conclusion as The Chicago War series but seeing as that is one of my most favorite books ever, it was going to be nearly impossible to top. But this was a fabulous extension and I enjoyed every minute.
A great end to a great series!
And just like that my favorite series has come to an end. But oh what an ending it was!
Dino Deluca wasn't your traditional mafia man. He was raised to believe he wasn't worthy. Abused by the ones he should have been able to trust. They thought him to be a pawn in their game of chess, not knowing he would eventually be the one orchestrating all the moves.
When Karen enters into Dino's life everything changes. She's his light. His hope for a life free from the darkness that surrounds him. Their love story was heartbreakingly beautiful. There was times I wanted to scream, cry and laugh. Every obstacle that came their way, they defeated. I'm so glad they got the happily ever after they deserved, even if they had to sacrifice so much to get it.
Absolutely amazing. I'm so happy Dino and Karen got there happily ever after. They both deserved it and Dino especially. His uncle and the other men were monsters and Dino is finally at peace and I'm just so happy. Thank you Bethany-Kris for writing Dino's story and you are amazing. You will not be disappointed in this series or book 2 and if you haven't read any of Bethany's other series's I highly recommend them they are wonderful and amazing too.