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Code of Silence

(SEAL Team 12 #7.5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Ophelia Price is keeping big secrets from her Navy SEAL husband. If Vinny knew she was pregnant, he might hinder her efforts to expose the corrupt lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, a man intent on keeping his criminal actions hidden and buried in the past. Sniffing out corruption is what Ophelia does best. Becoming a mother?—That’s a job she feels unfit to fill. But whe ...more
ebook, 146 pages
Published February 15th 2014 by James-York Press (first published February 1st 2014)
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Ophelia had been in happily wedded bliss with her new husband Navy SEAL Vinny DeInnocentis, but when she found out she was pregnant she is completely thrown for a loop. Ophelia has been so focused on her gritty reporting often exposing falsehoods in the political systems, that she knows once she announces she is pregnant that career will be sidelined. Now on an assignment to expose Pennsylvania's governor, Ophelia may risk everything she has for a story.

This is a follow up story to one of Marles
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Code of Silence by Marliss Melton. I am a fan of M. Melton. The character of Ophelia was so hard to like. She was self-centered and selfish, not to mention her lies. She said she wasn't good enough for Vinny and I agree with her. Her character really ruined the story for me. However, Vinny was a great guy as M. Melton is so awesome at developing these Seal's characters. Too bad he didn't have a supportive mate. I tend to enjoy stories where too equally matched characters work through their story ...more
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CODE OF SILENCE by Marliss Melton is an exciting Romantic Suspense. Navy SEAL Team 12 #9, but can be read as a stand alone. Visit the author's website for a listing of the previous titles. A Novella featuring Ophelia and Vinny Price. Vinny and Ophelia were characters in Ms. Melton's "Next to Die" title. Another winner for Ms. Melton! Fast paced and action packed. Filled with betrayal, secrets, passion, corruption,danger, a corrupt Congressman, a kidnapping and so much more is packed into 146 pag ...more
I'm a big Vinny fan, Ophelia...not so much. She's self-centered and thinks nothing of keeping secrets from him as a matter of routine. It's pretty effortless for her and this time it had disastrous results. Her epiphany at the end still wasn't enough to redeem this character and Vinny was too forgiving. However, the action in the story was great and kept me turning the pages so it earned it a half star. 3.5 stars
Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is book within the SEALed With A Kiss: Heroes With Heart which had Code of Silence.

You can see my review here ( for the book.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Vinny!
This Review is one Big SPOILER. Do not read unless you want to know the details of this book.

Ophelia was a really selfish B***h. For being the older partner in this relationship, she was so immature. I literally was screaming at my Kindle - GROW UP! when she was lamenting how the pregnancy was going to change her life and she was considering an abortion.

There was no justification for the way she hid her appointment with the Lt. Governor Rawlins from Vinnie, especially since she knew he was a mur
Cindy ~
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ophelia isnt the easiest character to like but she made me tear up in a few places. She always been pretty one tracked minded in her career and will go to any lengths to get a story. When she unexpectantly finds herself pregnant she still only thinks about what this will do to her career and doesnt tell her husband. When the go to visit Vinny's family for Thanksgiving she plans to use her time there to go after a corrupt congressman not letting her husband know of her plans. Boy does this backfi ...more
Ophelia Price, reporter kept secrets from her Navy SEAL husband Vinny in her personal Code of Silence and it cost her the lose of her unborn child and nearly her marriage.

Four Navy SEAL had promised a Code of Silence to a CIA operative after a mission went south and now ten year later the corrupt ex-CIA agent is enjoying a successful political career, which is all wrong for a man with no honor. Ophelia overhears a bit of what happened on the mission and makes an interview with the politically su
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Code Of Silence by Marliss Melton is Romantic Suspense novella based on her Navy SEAL Team 12 characters. It can be read as a stand alone but you'll enjoy it more if you read Next to Die first. This story highlights Ophelia Price (Penny's sister) and Vinny deInnocents.

Vinny and Ophelia run into unexpected problems when her job as an investigative journalist put her in danger. Vinny and the guys rush to save her but there's heartbreak and corruption to deal with.

Code of Silence is an excellent
Angela Evans
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a reader one thing I absolutely love is being able to revisit characters that I loved. In Code of Silence we are given not only that, but a chance to see that just like in real life the characters in our favorite books don't just ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. They have bumps and have to work to keep their relationship together. These characters are genuine, and real, and make you feel like you're visiting with old friends. Code of Silence is a must-read for anyone who ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
2.5 Stars. Not my favorite book in this series. I like Vinny but Ophelia is a hard character to like. She's self centered and has no problem keeping a dangerous situation from her husband and lying to him. She thinks nothing of dragging his sister along and putting her in danger as well. She doesn't think she is good enough for Vinny and well nothing in this book would make the reader think any different. Her big epiphany at the end just didn't save this book for me. However, there was a lot of ...more
Negar Arvanaghi
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a follow-up to Next to Die, but can be read as a standalone. In fact, I read it first. Vinny was so hot and manly. I love a protective alpha. But Ophelia is determined to do her job without help, and I kinda dug that. I felt so bad when the horrible thing happened, which I won't spoil here. But the epilogue gave hope, which is what a romance novel needs.

I received a free book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Rita C
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Thankfully, the formatting issues that exists in her novels in eBook form is absent in her novellas. The font was consistent throughout. :)

I mostly enjoyed the story, but I have had issues with the Ophelia Price character since she was first introduced. I know she has grown a lot, but I still find her mostly annoying.

FayAnn  Hollcroft
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Book 1/8, by Marliss Melton, was a good high 3. It's a good reminder that it's never good to keep secrets from loved ones. Even though this might be a kinda low rating I really did enjoy the story. Enough to add to my ever growing TBR file. Thanks!
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this winner in a SEALed with A Kiss box set series.. and it was just that. a Winner. It was a set with different romance stories all involving the Mighty Navy SEALs and it was.. just.. lovely. Generally book set novels are... well TRASH. But this novel was fairly well written, if unedited.
Sam~OTT Alpha Male Addict~
Lia and Vinny finally have their own novella! And how cute are they together srsly this series is giving me a sweet tooth!

I love Lia's transformation here!
Rachel Smith
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Read as part of the SEALed With A Kiss box set.

I almost put it down because I didn't like Ophelia. But I persevered and I'm mostly glad I did. Made me want to read of the series.
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
This story had an H but no heroine.
I didn't like this novella much because the heroine was reckless and stupid. And yes I have read about these two in the heroine's sister's book.
This was an ok story, I wish that there would have been more 'meat' to the plot and the story in general. Over all it was ok I did like it.
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was in the boxed set "Sealed with a Kiss"
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  • Warrior (Crossfire, #5)
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  • Uniform Desires (Make Mine Military)
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aka Marliss Moon.

Marliss Melton is the author of over a dozen counterterrorist/romantic suspense stories, including two Navy SEALs series (SEAL Team 12 and Echo Platoon), a counterterrorist Taskforce Trilogy, three novellas, and two short stories. She relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt s

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