ALWAYS, A Legacy Novel
by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine 
#1 Publication Date: October 2, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Mafia

A Legacy Novel

A wild boy. A sly girl.

Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.

Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.

She chases bad things. He never learned to be good.

They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life. They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.

Love is killing for someone. Love is living for someone.

Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too. Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself. Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.

This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia. This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.

Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also act as a prequel for Revere. Each Legacy Novel stands alone from any other book, series, or collection.



I LOVED watching a baby alpha grow into a full-grown alpha. Cross Nazio Donati. Enough said.  I enjoyed the banter between Cross and his stepfather Calisto. Cross is FULL of attitude and gumption, even at the tender age of 14.

Now, I didn't love Catherine aka Catty. I enjoyed the first love, coming-of-age theme but then story made an ugly turn and I wasn't down with that. I wanna be HAPPY when I finish something that gets me so invested! As bittersweet as it was, I can't wait for the next chapter of Cross and Catherine journey.


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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