Effortless was my first Bethany-Kris book. I haven’t read other books that feature the Rossi and Donati families but the author has done a great job of providing sufficient context that this book stands alone well.
This book held my interest on two fronts; the romance between Tom and Camilla as well as Tom’s relationship with his father.
I appreciated that neither Tom nor Camilla’s played games with each other. Their romantic struggles are hampered not only by physical distance – he in Chicago, she in NYC - but different their attitudes towards romantic relationships in general. Tom may not have been looking for love but he is willing to explore the potential. Camilla is more the quite-it-and-hit-it type. She is skittish about relationships and is most certainly not looking for love. The sexual attraction between them is immediate and strong but their journey towards a lifelong connection other is slow as they both grow and Camilla especially realises that relationships are not the anathema she imagined. Instead it’s rewarding, fulfilling and effortless.
As Tom patiently waits for Camilla, he is struggling to find a place to fit within the constraints of the Chicago Outfit. His father has clear ideas about what he expects from his son but Tom finds the politics and protocols of working within this regimented hierarchy stifling. At times Tom can be quite impetuous and we often feel his frustrations but I liked the way his father and other mentors offered guidance but let him work things out for himself for the most part.
I really enjoyed this book and will be adding more Bethany-Kris books to my want-to-read pile.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3988 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 198819749X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bethany-Kris (15 January 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078N8VBWN
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)