Beni (The Guzzi Legacy, #4)
Chicago has never been more fun, or dangerous …Sent away with his identical twin to get their wild ways under control, Beni Guzzi expects nothing to change. Same crap, new city, right? But if the boss of the Chicago mob can’t set the principes straight, then nothing will.And then she rolls into town.Stuck in a job that seems intent to keep her working behind a desk, August Rivera hopes a trip to the windy city for an assignment will make the magazine finally give her a spread. But getting to see her best friend, well, that’s just a bonus.And then she sees him from across a club.With a gang causing trouble for the Outfit, and a Capo’s crew in shambles, Beni has a million other things to focus on except the beautiful New Yorker who keeps finding her way into his bed. The thing is, when he’s with August, everything is better—easier.Falling in love while handling family drama and mafia affairs is anything but simple … and in this business? It only takes a single mistake to lose it all.That lesson can’t be taught, and it always comes too late.*NOTE: Beni is a standalone novel within The Guzzi Legacy series. It can be read as such.

Beni (The Guzzi Legacy, #4) Details

TitleBeni (The Guzzi Legacy, #4)
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Romance, Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Beni (The Guzzi Legacy, #4) Review

  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    January 1, 1970
    The Guzzis have always lived good and as the babies of the family, Beni and Bene got away with a lot. However, when they push their father a bit too far, he decides that the best thing to do is send them away to Chicago so that they can learn some hard lessons and maybe come back with some appreciation and maturity. Things ain't so bad with The Outfit. It's not like they're not among family. And the twins always have each other, so what could really go wrong? Well, when August enters the picture The Guzzis have always lived good and as the babies of the family, Beni and Bene got away with a lot. However, when they push their father a bit too far, he decides that the best thing to do is send them away to Chicago so that they can learn some hard lessons and maybe come back with some appreciation and maturity. Things ain't so bad with The Outfit. It's not like they're not among family. And the twins always have each other, so what could really go wrong? Well, when August enters the picture and it quickly becomes obvious how serious Beni is about her, things between the brothers will never be the same.Everyone knows how much I love anything BK puts out. She could re-write the phone book and I'd be one-clicking that bad boy. However... this wasn't one of my favorite reads. While I adored Beni, I didn't love how he treated Bene. His blossoming relationship with August shouldn't have affected his relationship with his twin. Family always comes first for these people. I also didn't have a grand love for August. Out of all the heroines I've been introduced to in this world so far, Cam was my least favorite... now August has her beat. I felt absolutely no connection to this girl, which sucked because it's not often I get to read about a woman of color. Everything between her and Beni lacked dimension. I didn't feel their chemistry. This is unheard of. I feel bad even typing this. But it is sadly the truth. This story didn't have the same je ne sais quoi as all the rest. I was missing the intense passion that usually makes me freak out in excitement. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the story because I definitely did. Every minute I get to spend in this world is a sweet delight. It's only I have so many other BK stories to compare this to and so many other characters I've already fallen in love with and I expected to add these two to the list.I'm really looking forward to the legacy novels to come. Bene is next and I can't wait to see how this author chooses to blow my mind!Blog | FB | Twitter | IG | Tumblr | Pinterest | BookBub
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  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    This series has tanked for me a little, though there's been an improvement with this book. I struggled with the Corrado and Alessio duet, Chris was an improvement and now Beni is getting back to what I love about all things BK. I loved Beni, loved him! His character is why I inhale this author's books and only rarely do I not get along with both hero and heroine though as much as I adored Beni, August .... not so much. I struggled to connect with her and it was only towards the end of the book t This series has tanked for me a little, though there's been an improvement with this book. I struggled with the Corrado and Alessio duet, Chris was an improvement and now Beni is getting back to what I love about all things BK. I loved Beni, loved him! His character is why I inhale this author's books and only rarely do I not get along with both hero and heroine though as much as I adored Beni, August .... not so much. I struggled to connect with her and it was only towards the end of the book that I actually warmed to her.Beni sees us moving away from the Cartel drama and back into the mafia world that this author does so well. She also teased us with Bene, what's up with HIM? I can't wait for his book next month. 3.75 stars
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  • Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Beni (The Guzzi Legacy #4) Author: Bethany-Kris When it comes to organised crimes/mafia romance books I always turn to just a handful of authors and Bethany-Kris is one of them.You can be assured that when you read her books, you will never be disappointed.Bethany-Kris always manages to write books that feels dangerous, a little sweet and a whole lot of sexy. Beni was just Title: Beni (The Guzzi Legacy #4) Author: Bethany-Kris When it comes to organised crimes/mafia romance books I always turn to just a handful of authors and Bethany-Kris is one of them.You can be assured that when you read her books, you will never be disappointed.Bethany-Kris always manages to write books that feels dangerous, a little sweet and a whole lot of sexy. Beni was just that and I couldn't put it down.Beni and August are DIVINE!I couldn't get enough of them! I love when heroines make the hero work for it and August was just that..Smart, confident and keeps Beni on his toes.Is this my favourite book by the author? No.That's the tough part because the OG's are THE ONE for a reason but as always, Bethany-Kris has given us a book that is filled with just the right amount of drama, love, lust, action and adventure.I loved reading about Beni and August so much! Their chemistry is 🔥🔥I highly recommend any of Bethany-Kris's books. I love them all!For an excerpt, Click link below:https://sentrancedjem.wordpress.com/2... 
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  • Bethany-Kris
    January 1, 1970
    Blurb Revealed + Beni's on Pre-Order!Chicago has never been more fun, or dangerous …Sent away with his identical twin to get their wild ways under control, Beni Guzzi expects nothing to change. Same crap, new city, right? But if the boss of the Chicago mob can’t set the principes straight, then nothing will.And then she rolls into town.Stuck in a job that seems intent to keep her working behind a desk, August Rivera hopes a trip to the windy city f Blurb Revealed + Beni's on Pre-Order!Chicago has never been more fun, or dangerous …Sent away with his identical twin to get their wild ways under control, Beni Guzzi expects nothing to change. Same crap, new city, right? But if the boss of the Chicago mob can’t set the principes straight, then nothing will.And then she rolls into town.Stuck in a job that seems intent to keep her working behind a desk, August Rivera hopes a trip to the windy city for an assignment will make the magazine finally give her a spread. But getting to see her best friend, well, that’s just a bonus.And then she sees him from across a club.With a gang causing trouble for the Outfit, and a Capo’s crew in shambles, Beni has a million other things to focus on except the beautiful New Yorker who keeps finding her way into his bed. The thing is, when he’s with August, everything is better—easier.Falling in love while handling family drama and mafia affairs is anything but simple … and in this business? It only takes a single mistake to lose it all.That lesson can’t be taught, and it always comes too late.*NOTE: Beni is a standalone novel within The Guzzi Legacy series. It can be read as such.Preorder Beni now!Amazon | https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W19RR5K?...B & N | https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beni...…iTunes | https://books.apple.com/us/book/id147...
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  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 “Ma chérie … sei bella, sempre.”StarsThe Guzzi Men keep taking my heart. Beni and Bene are identical twins and the babies of the family. They are wild but they are just 21 years olds. Their last stunt has them shipped off to Chicago for a year. They will work for their Uncle Tommas of the Chicago Outfit where they must learn to shape up or else. Beni meets August and is immediately taken. She 4.5 “Ma chérie … sei bella, sempre.”StarsThe Guzzi Men keep taking my heart. Beni and Bene are identical twins and the babies of the family. They are wild but they are just 21 years olds. Their last stunt has them shipped off to Chicago for a year. They will work for their Uncle Tommas of the Chicago Outfit where they must learn to shape up or else. Beni meets August and is immediately taken. She is beautiful, driven, smart and keeps Beni on his toes. As it’s always been Beni and Bene, meeting August has given Beni a different purpose in life. And for identical twins who were inseparable, Bene isn’t coping with not being with Beni 24/7. Learning to navigate your life, falling in in love, working for another family, and learning how to be independent of your twin are all issues that Beni must face. August too has her issues. Stay in NY or move to Chicago, leave her job for a new one, and life dating someone in the mafia. But each know that the other is something special and worth the time to figure out. I will say that I enjoyed Beni and August’s story. It was rather sweet and of course very sexy. There were some OMG moments and I have to say I loved them fierce.I’m looking forward to Bene’s story. He’ not handling being his own man when all he’s ever known was being a twin. *advanced copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!!! YOU GUYS! Beni is legit the perfect example why I adore Bethany Kris' mafia stories. This story was absolutely incredible and outstanding. It was so sexy, raw, intense and full of butterfly inducing swoony moments. Beni and August were just captivating and addicting. I fell in love with them, their connection and their love and never wanted their story to end!When I read a novel by this author I am always taken aback by how real the characters seem. They are compelling and gri OMG!!! YOU GUYS! Beni is legit the perfect example why I adore Bethany Kris' mafia stories. This story was absolutely incredible and outstanding. It was so sexy, raw, intense and full of butterfly inducing swoony moments. Beni and August were just captivating and addicting. I fell in love with them, their connection and their love and never wanted their story to end!When I read a novel by this author I am always taken aback by how real the characters seem. They are compelling and gripping and their stories come right off the pages. Beni was an absolute joy who I loved from the first page. He was alpha and so strong but also unflinchingly honest. I loved him and his brother, Bene, and how at first glance, he knew August would be a gamechanger for him. He was a part of the mafia life and lived and breathed it on the daily, but he was also family oriented and a man in love who knew August was it for him. Likewise, I adored how strong and independent August was. She had goals and accomplishments she wanted to achieve and wouldn't let anything stand in her way. But when Beni Guzzi entered her life, she never could have expected the way he could love her and transform her life.It's sickening how much I can talk about this couple. They are amazing and just the best damn thing I've read in a long time. Now I need to read Bene and Marcus' stories. Bravo! 5 stars! ~Ratula 
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  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    January 1, 1970
    September 2019 -- 4.5 StarsWow! Beni is the most like Gian and I loved it. I can't get enough of Bethany's writing. I'm going to read her catalog all over again. Her stories are absorbing, character driven tales. Another interesting component too is Beni's relationship with his twin, his mirror image, Bene. These two were struggling a bit, not being in each other's back pocket. My fav of this series, so far. I'll read it again for sure. Happy Reading!!
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    The Guzzi Legacy is one of my most favourite series by Bethany-Kris. Honestly it comes second after The Russians. Each book of this series is a masterpiece and I love it to pieces. Reading each book is like getting a Christmas present.I so loved Beni and his book. It was so worth reading. All those actions, angst and all other things just made this book so yummy. And his twin brother Bene and their connection. It'so freaky but at the same time so cool. Loved it and recoomend everyone to re The Guzzi Legacy is one of my most favourite series by Bethany-Kris. Honestly it comes second after The Russians. Each book of this series is a masterpiece and I love it to pieces. Reading each book is like getting a Christmas present.I so loved Beni and his book. It was so worth reading. All those actions, angst and all other things just made this book so yummy. And his twin brother Bene and their connection. It'so freaky but at the same time so cool. Loved it and recoomend everyone to read it! So looking forward to Bene's book!
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  • Maria11
    January 1, 1970
    Good as alwaysSweet read with not too much drama. Looks like the next book is going to be the one with the drama. Beni is all alpha sexy as hell and just plan hot! August was a good match for him.As always will read the next!
  • Caroline
    January 1, 1970
    Reading Bethany-Kris is like watching an action movie. It's raw, intense, and captivating.The mafia world she created is higly addictive and makes every single book unputdownable.I had so much fun so far. The Guzzi Legacy is probably my favorite series of hers.
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  • it.sgottabethebooks
    January 1, 1970
    Bethany-Kris brings us Beni Guzzi in this standalone book in the Guzzi Legacy Series. Beni and Bene are the youngest twins of Cara and Gian Guzzi. I love this book so hard. BK never fails to have me so captivated that I can’t help but devour her books in one sitting. I was hooked from the very beginning. The chemistry between August and Beni was off the charts! He is probably my fave Guzzi brother so far. There is something about his character that will have you swooning. Bethany-Kris’ ability t Bethany-Kris brings us Beni Guzzi in this standalone book in the Guzzi Legacy Series. Beni and Bene are the youngest twins of Cara and Gian Guzzi. I love this book so hard. BK never fails to have me so captivated that I can’t help but devour her books in one sitting. I was hooked from the very beginning. The chemistry between August and Beni was off the charts! He is probably my fave Guzzi brother so far. There is something about his character that will have you swooning. Bethany-Kris’ ability to have me hook, line and sinker never fails. She has a way to grab at my heartstrings and keep her readers entertained to the very end. Five stars for this phenomenal book!
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  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful blend of love and heat…The buildup between Beni and August was perfect as friends of friends struck sparks from their first meeting. Things escalated quickly with real life problems and challenges hit right away. But, that either works for or against a relationship and nothing was going to stand in their way…Beni knew when to push and pull and to be romantic at just the right moment. August was a great character too. Strong, smart and full of sass, her love of family matched his while they both navi A beautiful blend of love and heat…The buildup between Beni and August was perfect as friends of friends struck sparks from their first meeting. Things escalated quickly with real life problems and challenges hit right away. But, that either works for or against a relationship and nothing was going to stand in their way…Beni knew when to push and pull and to be romantic at just the right moment. August was a great character too. Strong, smart and full of sass, her love of family matched his while they both navigated the inevitable obstacles Oh, and did I mention the heart-melting heat? It was all-encompassing as their feelings deepened and their desire right along with it… There was no unnecessary drama here because their lives had more than enough! This roller coaster ride had a shocking peak which brought everyone’s emotions to the surface and reminded them all what was important… Be prepared for the grit, because this author once again doesn’t pull any punches, but also know the hits to the heart are in equal (or more) measure…So much left undone in this family I get can’t enough. I’m worried about Bene and really hope he finds his way next!
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  • Ari Reavis
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhh these two. They were so perfect for each other. August a planner, while Beni was wild. Her focusing on her career, while Beni was just settling down in what he needed to be doing. Both far from home, staying in Chicago and finding each other across a club. Their chemistry was sizzling from the moment they locked eyes. They both had a lot going on, decisions to be made, and yet all they wanted to do was spend time with each other, to get just a little more of one another.The action wa Ahhhh these two. They were so perfect for each other. August a planner, while Beni was wild. Her focusing on her career, while Beni was just settling down in what he needed to be doing. Both far from home, staying in Chicago and finding each other across a club. Their chemistry was sizzling from the moment they locked eyes. They both had a lot going on, decisions to be made, and yet all they wanted to do was spend time with each other, to get just a little more of one another.The action was good, I was wondering who wasn't to be trusted, and what the consequences would be from the fall-out of the truth being revealed. But I was completely unprepared for what went down a.k.a. the way my heart got ripped from my chest.I loved the romance, not just the steamy parts (and boy were they hot), but also the bond they built, the connection they had. Their smiles that were just for each other, the way Beni would surprise her, and the way they supported one another, and gave each other space to work through things on their own.I cannot wait for the next Guzzi book.
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  • Anne Milne
    January 1, 1970
    I will admit to an addiction to Bethany's Mafia stories. Beni is another great story that was so easy to read.Beni like other mafia men is a contradiction. To those he loves you will have his unflinchingly loyalty and protection, to his enemies he is ruthless. August and Beni have intense chemistry they were explosive together. I enjoyed watching Beni's character growth how he has to learn who he is without his twin. Family dramas trouble with rivals and love this book had it all.
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  • THall
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible as always
  • Athena
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARSSuffice it to say that Bethany-Kris is such a talented writer. The way in which she delivers Beni Guzzi's story is enthralling!!! I read this book in one sitting...just devoured it!All the Guzzi Boys are absolutely swoon-worthy! They're in a class all their own! Beni is definitely one of my favourites, there is something about his humour and wild side that just calls to me. August is the perfect woman for him. They make an amazing couple with a striking chemi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARSSuffice it to say that Bethany-Kris is such a talented writer. The way in which she delivers Beni Guzzi's story is enthralling!!! I read this book in one sitting...just devoured it!All the Guzzi Boys are absolutely swoon-worthy! They're in a class all their own! Beni is definitely one of my favourites, there is something about his humour and wild side that just calls to me. August is the perfect woman for him. They make an amazing couple with a striking chemistry that is off the charts!This may be the fourth book in The Guzzi Legacy Series, but it can be read as a standalone. Beni by Bethany-Kris is another EPIC read that will join many of the author's previous books in the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
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  • Manoela
    January 1, 1970
    3.8 Stars I liked this story and although isn't my favorite of the author I found myself hooked on it from the beginning. It's a story that mixes action, suspense, a great protagonist and romance. A surefire combination that I love to see in stories of this theme.I really liked Beni, a very well written character who can be protective and faithful to those he loves, while being dangerous to those he should. I liked the relationship and conflict he had with his twin here, it seemed cr 3.8 Stars I liked this story and although isn't my favorite of the author I found myself hooked on it from the beginning. It's a story that mixes action, suspense, a great protagonist and romance. A surefire combination that I love to see in stories of this theme.I really liked Beni, a very well written character who can be protective and faithful to those he loves, while being dangerous to those he should. I liked the relationship and conflict he had with his twin here, it seemed credible and very well written and made me curious about his twin's story. August was a character that pissed me off at times in the book and maybe that's why I couldn't feel a romantic connection between them.Beni is a story that despite not connecting me with the romance between the characters, it still brought a very well written story, with the very well inserted mafia element that left me wanting to see the conclusion, brought back old acquaintances that I loved to again and of course it made me anxious for the next books in this series.I Received an unreleased copy of this book
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  • Suzanne (Lily)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsI drew a deep breath the moment I read the names of the youngest Guzzi twins, Beni and Bene. How on earth was I going to separate them in my mind? One vowel difference between them was doing my head in right from the start. What a stroke of brilliance to illustrate that on paper they were just as easy to think of as one rather than as individuals.Beni and Bene were out of control. Acting out, ready to throw their weight around at the slightest slur to the Guzzi family na 3.5 StarsI drew a deep breath the moment I read the names of the youngest Guzzi twins, Beni and Bene. How on earth was I going to separate them in my mind? One vowel difference between them was doing my head in right from the start. What a stroke of brilliance to illustrate that on paper they were just as easy to think of as one rather than as individuals.Beni and Bene were out of control. Acting out, ready to throw their weight around at the slightest slur to the Guzzi family name. They were immature, which landed them in my bad books right from the start LOL. I am the first to embrace a character who doesn’t come up smelling of roses in their day to day life but they were just two out of control privileged boys.Fed up with their blatant disregard for their actions, their brother Marcus decided that they needed to spend time in Chicago and experience life without their father and brother to clean up their messes. This idea of uprooting to Chicago didn’t impress Beni or Bene. Beni had no idea that their extradition would be the best thing that ever happened to him.After catching each other’s attention in a club, Beni found himself intrigued with August Rivera. August however was not looking for anything more than a fling. Their meeting was the moment where Beni displayed the Guzzi traits I expected of him. He went all out to convince her to think more of him. The trouble was August knew enough about his family business to know that he came with all the trappings of a life far from the one she had planned for herself.Both Beni and August were at a crossroads in their lives for different reasons. She had some tough decisions to consider besides what might be between her and Beni. After a while, her indecisiveness frustrated me and tested poor Beni. Then there were the work dramas. Beni was on the outside in Chicago despite his strong connections. He walked into an unsettled crew and his job was to suss out why, and his solution left me unsettled. Choices for Beni were a matter of life and death but for August it was about taking a risk for gain way down the track. Though that didn’t stop them from road testing their compatibility which left you with no doubt that they had great chemistry.What I enjoyed most was the multiple plot facets within Beni’s story. The twin factor added barriers to both his approach to work and his love life. Family was an important factor in their lives and living in separate cities played on Beni and August’s mind. I adored the welcome to the family scenes and the cameo appearances from the Guzzi’s. August’s friendship with her childhood friend Cam opened up the story to some fun meddling, all dished out with good intentions.While the suspense didn’t kick in until halfway into the book, the angsty-hot romance made up for what I was craving. Fortunately, all it took to warm to Beni was for me to see him through August’s eyes. My perseverance in the early part of the book was rewarded with a fast-paced, emotion-packed story. Bene’s book is next and I am beyond curious to discover who will be the one to put a smile on his face 😍This review and others can be found at EDGyReviews
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  • Lavender
    January 1, 1970
    4.6 STARSBeni and this identical twin have a reputation for stirring up trouble in low places—most of the time without even saying a word. The Guzzi boys know better, but they do the opposite—because they can. Some say they are a bit spoiled or maybe they have high expectations and a low tolerance for other people's bullshit.You don't walk over Beni Guzzi. People can run their mouths, but they better be quick about it...because if Beni doesn't punch them in the mouth, his twin c 4.6 STARSBeni and this identical twin have a reputation for stirring up trouble in low places—most of the time without even saying a word. The Guzzi boys know better, but they do the opposite—because they can. Some say they are a bit spoiled or maybe they have high expectations and a low tolerance for other people's bullshit.You don't walk over Beni Guzzi. People can run their mouths, but they better be quick about it...because if Beni doesn't punch them in the mouth, his twin certain will. Another bar brawl earns the boys a one way ticket to Chicago. The family's way of teaching them a lesson. It's nothing like home. Beni and his twin jump right into business, running the streets, getting shit done the Guzzi way. Streets of Chicago are different though. Guzzi reputation is an advantage, as much as it is a curse. Beni is viewed as untrustworthy—a threat. Because he is. And Beni likes it that way.But none of that will work on her. The big name...the legacy...nahAugust is more than beautiful, she is career driven, and she doesn't mind going against the crowd. She's in the city visiting her long time bestie, who happens to be married the Mafia. It's a world August is familiar with, but its not her life, not her rules... Beni Guzzi captures more than just her attention. It's not Beni's last name, but that dark and mysterious swagger that screams limit pusher, rule breaker and August wants nothing more than to jump down the rabbit hole just to see how far Beni Guzzi will go... Beni has never, ever been afraid to ask for what he wants. Everything in Beni wants a taste of August. And August will tell Beni all the ways he can have her. Their introductions start off with a bang in more way than one. Right from the start, Beni and August were real and upfront. Always playful, teasing and aiming to please. They skipped the details and choose what felt good. Being together. Being around each other. Not only was it easy, it felt right. Beni's twin, however, didn't know how deal with all that. August wasn't a casual lay, she was something more, something unexpected. Beni's twin bails on ChicagoAnd this time…Beni doesn't follow. His twin isn't the only one unsure how to navigate this new feeling. August has always chosen to live in familiar—she sticks to her goals and what she knows to be true…family, friends...Beni, his life, the life is a question mark. August won't uproot everything she's earned, everything she values for a 'might work out'. And the boundary pushing, wild and act-now-think-later-Beni let's August take the lead. Because to Beni, August is worth it...Gang tensions are high on the streets of Chicago. Every move, every motive, everyone is in question. Beni jumps ahead of game and makes himself a target. Not unfamiliar territory for Beni and his mouth. But the consequence this time isn't a bar brawl or bail out from jail...It's a reality check. A reminder that this life is unforgiving. And nothing is more certain than a love that defies logic.
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  • Lynn Reynolds
    January 1, 1970
    Benito “Beni” Guzzi is just trying to find his place in the world. He’ll show us that at times it can be quite frustrating. August Rivera is ready for her life to change. I liked that the author built their stories separately first before putting them in each other’s space. And once they are the pages will light up from the heat that’s created.August has a great friend named Camilla - Cam. She’s the one that asks the questions so that August will give us the answers. Beni is a little Benito “Beni” Guzzi is just trying to find his place in the world. He’ll show us that at times it can be quite frustrating. August Rivera is ready for her life to change. I liked that the author built their stories separately first before putting them in each other’s space. And once they are the pages will light up from the heat that’s created.August has a great friend named Camilla - Cam. She’s the one that asks the questions so that August will give us the answers. Beni is a little more complicated. That’s not surprising when you look to see who his family is and what their business is about. His family can be a little complicated but our author makes it so that it will hold our attention but not take it away from the couple we are getting to know. I enjoyed the pace of the story. The author took her time in building our couple’s relationship as well as the world around them. For me that’s a good thing because I have no choice but to slow down, actually take the time to relax, and just concentrate on the words that I see so that I can picture their world in my mind. The author makes it all seem so easy. We know that it must take a lot of time and energy to develop a story that others will like. What’s written for our enjoyment is a great way to see how creative the person is. I’m envious because it’s something I could never do. Sometimes it’s like the book is the pole, the pages are the bait, and the main characters are the hook which I guess means we’re the fish. With this author I don’t mind either – she can bait me any time. What I wouldn’t recommend is to start this series here. In order to get to know the Guzzi family it would be best to start at the beginning – you only have three books in order to catch up. And the nice thing is that our author isn’t done with this family yet. Bene is there to build my anticipation. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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  • Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
    January 1, 1970
    I have a thing for watching these made-men becoming fathers and growing up. Beni and Bene are the babies that push everyone's limits in the family but since they're the babies they find themselves not getting in as much trouble as other Guzzi children might have. Until they take it a bit too far. Beni and Bene are sent to Chicago to learn life lessons and to hopefully mature and go learn some respect and appreciation. Sometimes it just takes a good woman, THE woman, to change a man's life. Beni' I have a thing for watching these made-men becoming fathers and growing up. Beni and Bene are the babies that push everyone's limits in the family but since they're the babies they find themselves not getting in as much trouble as other Guzzi children might have. Until they take it a bit too far. Beni and Bene are sent to Chicago to learn life lessons and to hopefully mature and go learn some respect and appreciation. Sometimes it just takes a good woman, THE woman, to change a man's life. Beni's and August's eyes meet across the club and it's all over. They are hooked from that first look!! I wasn't too fond of the way Beni acted with his brother after meeting August. He just didn't keep that close relationship that they had and I felt a shift. While I liked both Beni and August, they fell a bit flatter than most of Kris's couples. However, I am aware that not everyone can be Cross and Catherine. They just didn't reach that seem level of love that I often feel in reading her books. Saying that, I do love the man that Beni developed into. The Chicago change was definitely a good move for the Guzzi babes! Bethany-Kris does it again... and again... and again! I recommend this author time and time again when someone is looking for a mafia and/or organized crime books. Obviously I don't know the mafia or anyone in the mafia but she builds these stories up to just what I'd think is accurate and she takes it deeper, further. They are always better than I could have imagined. The families are all about their loved ones, their children, and this deep bonding that seems to go hand in hand with a Kris book. They are always family-centered. I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.Check out my Blog: Next Book ReviewCheck out my Facebook Page: Next Book Review Facebook
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  • HeartBreaker
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Beni.I loved him sooooo much.As the babies of the family Beni and Bene have no problem finding trouble.But when they step over the line,their father decides that he head enough so he send's them to Chicago hoping that they will mature there.And it works out...mostly.August is in Chicago to visit her friend Cam and to do some work for her job.August is not really satisfied with her life,so she has some big decision to make.August and Beni were fun coupl I loved Beni.I loved him sooooo much.As the babies of the family Beni and Bene have no problem finding trouble.But when they step over the line,their father decides that he head enough so he send's them to Chicago hoping that they will mature there.And it works out...mostly.August is in Chicago to visit her friend Cam and to do some work for her job.August is not really satisfied with her life,so she has some big decision to make.August and Beni were fun couple to read and I loved them.They were not overly dramatic and hard to read.Beni fell hard for August and he had no problem showing that.It was clear that he has no intention to give up on her.But I think that his feelings for August made him forget his twin for a moment and that is something that pissed me of a little bit.Bene is the character that I was most interested in while reading this.His story made me so curious that at times I didn't care about Beni and August.That was my only problem with this book.If you like good couple,some action and mobsters I highly recommend this book to you.
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  • Wendy Livingstone
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 4th book in this amazing series, and is Beni and Augusts’ story. Beni and Beni are identical twins, and when they cross a line their dad sends them to their uncle in Chicago hoping that when they learn some of life’s hard lessons, and they will mature and appreciate what they have. When August comes into Beni’s life, the dynamics between the twins changes, and I must admit my heart went out to Bene, and I just wanted to hug him. This is a well written story which had drama, action, a This is the 4th book in this amazing series, and is Beni and Augusts’ story. Beni and Beni are identical twins, and when they cross a line their dad sends them to their uncle in Chicago hoping that when they learn some of life’s hard lessons, and they will mature and appreciate what they have. When August comes into Beni’s life, the dynamics between the twins changes, and I must admit my heart went out to Bene, and I just wanted to hug him. This is a well written story which had drama, action, and love, which all had me hooked and intrigued, and I am looking forward to reading Bene’s story next.
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  • Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
    January 1, 1970
    Beni Guzzi and his twin brother (Bene) was considered the mischievous duet without a filter for exploring their horizon and repeated troublemakers for the Guzzi organization. They were in need of a wake-up/grow up call and sent away to be mentored by their uncle in the Chicago mafia organization. The true test began with the tight connection between the close knit infinite wild boys acceptance of their individuality and brotherhood. August Rivera determination for further advancement with her jo Beni Guzzi and his twin brother (Bene) was considered the mischievous duet without a filter for exploring their horizon and repeated troublemakers for the Guzzi organization. They were in need of a wake-up/grow up call and sent away to be mentored by their uncle in the Chicago mafia organization. The true test began with the tight connection between the close knit infinite wild boys acceptance of their individuality and brotherhood. August Rivera determination for further advancement with her job resulted in her trip to Chicago where she encountered Beni. Their connection was sealed immediately as she tries to separate business from pleasure. A well written story! I read and loved the first three books in the series and was looking forward to reading this one. I am curious about Bene’s separation actions that close knit twins seems to spiral into.****I voluntarily received an Advance Review Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review****
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  • Kathrine
    January 1, 1970
    The relationship that stuck out for me with this book wasn’t that of Beni and August - don’t get me wrong I did enjoy reading about them. The relationship that I enjoyed reading the most was that between Beni and his brother, I felt like their friendship and the events that happen within their brotherhood were very realistic and I was able to enjoy the development of that relationship (even though it is rather testing for them both).I found this book to have slightly less twists than The relationship that stuck out for me with this book wasn’t that of Beni and August - don’t get me wrong I did enjoy reading about them. The relationship that I enjoyed reading the most was that between Beni and his brother, I felt like their friendship and the events that happen within their brotherhood were very realistic and I was able to enjoy the development of that relationship (even though it is rather testing for them both).I found this book to have slightly less twists than I usually enjoy in a book, however it very much was a situation of when I pick it up I’m finishing it in a sitting or two to find out who’s who. I’m glad Beni is a stand alone novel, I don’t think I connected with the protagonist nearly as much as I have with Bethany Kris’ other books. However it is still an enjoyable read
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  • Mia Bui
    January 1, 1970
    The usual, BK nails it on the head. From the wild boy Guzzi twin (Beni) to the heroine, August their magnetic chemistry is sweet and organically easy to fall in love with. And well who doesn’t love a bestie duo- loving seeing Cam and Aug back together! So beautifully written and I can’t wait to continue on with the rest of the Guzzi boys ❤ The usual, BK nails it on the head. From the wild boy Guzzi twin (Beni) to the heroine, August their magnetic chemistry is sweet and organically easy to fall in love with. And well who doesn’t love a bestie duo- loving seeing Cam and Aug back together! So beautifully written and I can’t wait to continue on with the rest of the Guzzi boys ❤️
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  • A Klue
    January 1, 1970
    If you are looking for a v-e-r-y steamy, “graphic” smexy read with a side order of mafia served up featuring a set of identical minded twin brothers who suddenly find themselves at odds with one another, Beni may be a book you may want to check into. I must say when I was first introduced to Beni and his twin, Bene, they certainly came off as still having a lot of growing up to do. Immature and entitled came to mind. I was even a little embarrassed for them for being too much alike and their imp If you are looking for a v-e-r-y steamy, “graphic” smexy read with a side order of mafia served up featuring a set of identical minded twin brothers who suddenly find themselves at odds with one another, Beni may be a book you may want to check into. I must say when I was first introduced to Beni and his twin, Bene, they certainly came off as still having a lot of growing up to do. Immature and entitled came to mind. I was even a little embarrassed for them for being too much alike and their impetuous, live like there’s no tomorrow antics. No wonder their daddy don felt it was time for these two grown men to start acting like responsible adults. I'm still scratching my head why he didn't ship them off separately to begin with. Meaning how did he expect things to improve when he left things mostly the same? Beni seemed to get with the program of accepting things needed to change more than Bene. August, the heroine, was the catalyst that brought Beni to his senses. Speaking of which, August is portrayed as sweet but wishy-washy/hand wringing. I didn’t overly connect with how she seemed to overthink the career choice she needed to make. It left Beni dangling on a string, all while the decision she was set to make was pretty obvious. He handled it like a trooper though, so I give him credit for that.Bene, who we really don’t get inside his head until the next book, left me wondering what was really up with that tall, dark, handsome, brooding guy. I’m hoping something of more substance was happening in the yet to be be revealed sidelines than him just being selfish, shortsighted, and temper tantrum temperamental. Yeah, I’m looking forward to some explain’ from that fella, folks. With that in mind, as someone who has a fraternal twin, I’m not easily swayed into believing there is some sort of unseen paranormal connection between any type of twins. I inwardly roll my eyes then just go with it, whenever it is incorporated into a story line. What can I say? It’s always an “I really don’t think so” moment for me. As a huge fan of this author, I am no stranger to her book characters and the spin-off sequels. I’m always delighted to be reunited, even if just temporarily, with any of them. There are a couple here...August’s best friend, Cam, for one and her husband. She also includes something else she is known for...very lengthy, numerous, graphic smex scenes. I know I mentioned that before, but it bears repeating, folks. Honestly, I often skim over them to get back to more of the romantic emotional aspect of the main couple. This book feels familiar. It fits a pattern, so to speak. I keep coming back for more and am looking forward to finding out what makes Bene tick behind his outbursts and noncommittal replies into what’s really eating at him. Marcus is the oldest brother and the one I truly can't wait to learn more about. He seems to be the model eldest mafia bro who Bene and Beni should be paying attention to. Already entrenched in the family business, he's taking charge and command of his own life. Can't wait for a leading lady to show him what he's been missing. Title: Beni, Series: The Guzzi Legacy (Book 4), Author: Bethany-Kris, Pages: 354, stand-alone but part of a series, identical twin mafia hero, sweet, wishy-washy/hand wringing heroine, VERY detailed, graphic smex, lots of smex, some mafia based business subplot. Rating: 3.5 stars(I voluntarily read and reviewed a free advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review, nor is there any affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher/PR firm.)
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  • Ri
    January 1, 1970
    One of the main reasons that I fell in love with Mafia romance is because of this author. She creates characters and depicts a lifestyle that even though is foreign to me it still feels real. Even when she brings back characters from a previous series or book, even in just passing or merely mentioned, it makes me instantly nostalgic for those characters and their amazing stories. This was especially true in this book.I wasn't sure that the wild Guzzi twins were going to be tamed. Esp One of the main reasons that I fell in love with Mafia romance is because of this author. She creates characters and depicts a lifestyle that even though is foreign to me it still feels real. Even when she brings back characters from a previous series or book, even in just passing or merely mentioned, it makes me instantly nostalgic for those characters and their amazing stories. This was especially true in this book.I wasn't sure that the wild Guzzi twins were going to be tamed. Especially as they truly were mirror images of each other. I liked that the author incorporated that into this story. Twin connections are so fascinating to me. Even though it was touched upon with Corado and Chris this book really touched upon the connection from mannerisms without thought to actually feeling what the other one was feeling. I LOVED that. It also built on how hard it would be to find self-identity of they pretty much shared the same soul. It was a great preface to not only this book but definitely for Bene's book.This book had all the staples that I love for from this author; the suspense, the criminal underbelly, the family connection, amazing chemistry, and characters that felt like real people. I adored Beni. I felt for him trying to discover himself while still maintain his relationship with his mirror. I liked August. It took me a little longer to connect with her, not sure why, but I felt that she was good for Beni. She was in a hard position coming between to men that were wombmates. My heart hurt at certain points of this story and I even felt myself get teary-eyed at the unconditional love that leaped off the pages. I felt their fear, their sadness, their hope, and most importantly their love. That is the mark of a good storyteller. I cannot wait for the next story about Bene followed by Marcus (whom really really intrigued me in this book). I highly recommend this book and series, or actually anything this author writes, to anyone that loves Mafia.
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  • Jennifer Pierson
    January 1, 1970
    I seriously can't get enough the Guzzi Legacy, and honestly, I'm totally in love with the double your trouble sets of Guzzi twins. This story is about another set of twins, Beni & Bene, and while Bene plays a big part of course, it centers around Beni. See, these two can't help themselves but to always get in trouble together, so their father decided to send them down to Chicago, to work with that particular crime family. Bene isn't happy at all, but Beni, fate was changing his life the mome I seriously can't get enough the Guzzi Legacy, and honestly, I'm totally in love with the double your trouble sets of Guzzi twins. This story is about another set of twins, Beni & Bene, and while Bene plays a big part of course, it centers around Beni. See, these two can't help themselves but to always get in trouble together, so their father decided to send them down to Chicago, to work with that particular crime family. Bene isn't happy at all, but Beni, fate was changing his life the moment he met August. She's a woman who is in Chicago to research a story for the magazine she works for, hoping that they will finally give her a spread. It certainly doesn't hurt that she gets to hang with her bestie, and it's her bestie she's with at the club that she met Beni. They're instantly in lust, as the lethal chemistry is trying to burn down the club, but this is the brilliant Bethany-Kris, so the first night, a twist tries to take everyone out. Now, Beni not only has met the woman he's crazy about, but they have trouble doing down as well. However, that night, they set the sheets on fire together, and I'm sure this is the moment that both decided the other was their lobster, but you know, there has to be some thinking about it. Now there's hot bedroom antics, trouble with a gang, when Bene decides to add drama to the mix with his attitude, and for the first time ever, these twins are separated. Doesn't this story sound so awesome?! Well you bet your sweet behind it is, so it's time for all of you to one click it to find out how it all ends up! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!
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  • Gin
    January 1, 1970
    What is it about those Guzzi men that get my juices flowing? The sexy self assurance and bossy hotness just like Papa Gian? Or the sweetness and fierce caring like Ma Cara? Must be both in the case of one half of the wild and reckless youngest twins in the all grown up and on his own, Beni. I didn't know how this set of twins, Beni and Bene, would fair with maturity. Well, Beni figured it out with the help of a new town, new boss and new women as he's on his own. And what a women in August. She' What is it about those Guzzi men that get my juices flowing? The sexy self assurance and bossy hotness just like Papa Gian? Or the sweetness and fierce caring like Ma Cara? Must be both in the case of one half of the wild and reckless youngest twins in the all grown up and on his own, Beni. I didn't know how this set of twins, Beni and Bene, would fair with maturity. Well, Beni figured it out with the help of a new town, new boss and new women as he's on his own. And what a women in August. She's terrific and just the right kind of strong women to handle this Guzzi mafia man. These two start out hot and don't let up. Such a sizzling couple with a steamy chemistry. She's not used to the lifestyle but she's wonderful when danger finds Beni and things get real in this brutal world of the Chicago Outfit. The first of the story focused on the separation of the twins and the steamy romance between Beni and August. The mafia side of the story with the mystery and intrigue was always in the background until it took front and center and the Guzzis rally around Beni in his time of need. It was a little anticlimactic. That family is something else and it's always good to get a glimpse of entire family especially those hunky brothers. The ending left Bene in a bad place so I'm anxious for his story. As usual with this author this is another fantastic story in this outstanding series with each Guzzi man different and their uniquely beautiful women. Just fabulous! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC. 4.5 stars
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