Filthy Marcellos #1
Narrated by: John Thrust
Listening Length: 13 hours and 26 minutes
Publication Date: August 17, 2016
Genres: Adult, Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime
My review: 5 Kink
Source: Audio book kindly gifted by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
LUCIAN is a satisfying thriller. Lucian Marcello is the son of crime boss, Antony Marcello. He finds his ties with the family dangerously threaten when he crosses path with Jordyn. She is living her life under the thumb of The Sons of Hell MC as their personal club property.
Finally, I find a male narrator with the perfect pitch to narrate as a female. I have a rule when it comes to male POV narration. The audio must not reflect a male narrator dripping with an air of high maintenance when they switch to female POV. Lucian audio book is the perfect companion especially if you have previously read the story. The story is compelling and the voices are soothing. There are some audios you can listen to over and over again. This is one of those audios.
Lucian first glimpse of Jordyn at Sunday Mass stops him in his shoes! He is enthralled by her beauty and curious to know who she is. Then he manages to rescue her from Legs and Leather, a strip club own by the MC and vows to protect her. His desire to save and protect Jordyn from the club sets off an unstoppable chain of violence and mystery.
In the beginning, the reader immediately learns the true birth right of Lucian. I love his father Antony as a character. This is the reason I am willing to turn a blind eye to loving this mafia crime family. Being part of the Costra Nostra family, 3 things are held sacred: FAMILY. HONOR. GOD.
Lucian is loved and adored by his parents and his brothers. Lucian is compelled to help Jordyn at all cost with the assistance of his family. Once Lucian brings her home, his family acknowledges and treat her as one of their own; worthy of protection in the Costra Nostra family.
Synopsis: Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America’s most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It’s the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it’s time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he’d risk it all for.
She is exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for.
Jordyn Reese spends her time trying to stay under the radar of a man who wouldn’t think twice about killing her. Unwillingly affiliated with a dangerous MC gang, her life is dominated by the men surrounding her and her future rests solely in how useful she can be for them. The last thing she needs is some Mafioso gaining her more unwanted attention from the club.
He is everything she should stay away from but can’t.
Notoriously violent when it comes to getting what he wants, Lucian will stop at nothing to make the target on Jordyn’s back disappear. But sometimes the worst threats are the ones you can’t see until it’s too late. The truth behind Lucian’s history is about to take center stage in more ways than one, and it’ll either save him … or kill him.
This world leaves everyone a little filthy.
Filthy Marcellos, Book One
Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it’s a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.
LUCIAN: AUDIO EXCERPT
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two 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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ABOUT JOHN THRUST (NARRATOR)
I wanted to be an actor as far back as I can remember, but I was never attracted to the lifestyle.
In school whenever the teacher asked someone else to read aloud I remember often thinking, “You’re not reading it right, let me do it”.
In college my communication degree required that I take oral interpretation classes. I took first and second level classes and crushed them.
I ended up in radio. A comprise, of sorts, to acting. I did the commercials and loved doing goofy character voices; sexy huh?
During that time I did a local theater production and the director said I should go to the big city and get working.
Sometime later I auditioned to train for The Second City’s touring group. I got in and was doing well… but… the lifestyle.
I’ve been dabbling in voice acting for many years and have been recording audio books along the way and so… here I am.
I’m OK with the lifestyle.
I do hope folks like what they hear and to all those who listen I say, “thank you!”