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Code of Silence

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  676 ratings  ·  297 reviews
COS is a brand-new standalone from Bestselling Author Shantel Tessier. Releasing 2020.

"This isn't a marriage. It's a contract signed in blood."

Dangerous and feared.
Those words describe my future husband. Who just so happens to also be my ex-boyfriend.
It’s complicated. Two years ago, he broke my heart when he left me to do his father’s bidding. After months of crying, I
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Published (first published January 13th 2020)
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I’m speechless!

I freaking loved this book!!! It’s dark, twisted, shuddering, awful, sexy, fantastic as hell!!!

I read this book in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down.

Luca, son of a Mafia Boss, is born and raised into the Mafia life no matter what. He meets Haven in college, her being two years younger than him. They fall in love, even tho she knows / suspects what he’s doing.
After he left her and broke her heart, she’s finally getting her life together Luca comes back. With a marriage
Yours Truly, Diana *The Evil Witch*
Author, add this book to bookbub! I cannot find it there. I want to spread my 5 stars all over the internet!

DRIP DRIP. Hot as hell Mafia Bride Romance. DRIP DRIP

*e-book generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

This gif is brought to you by the Evil Witch who enjoyed Code of Silence very much and is thus recommending this mafia novel to all the mafia romance lovers:

“I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
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Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Code of Silence by Shantel Tessier is a twisted and intense mafia romance filled with violent emotions, breathtaking suspense and fascinating characters. The mesmerizing words filled the story with unthinkable twists, soul deep feelings and raw passion. A brilliantly crafted, mindblowingly dark and gritty mafia romance!

Haven and Luca has been soul mates since very early in their lives. But young love is not always enough. Luca Bianchi is the son of most feared mafia in Las Vegas and he has to
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a mafia romance and wondered- where is the gritty, bloody, intense mafia scenes?
Well , Shantel Tessier did not disappoint and delivers the vivid mafia scenes and so much more with Code of Silence!
Chapter one hooks you (bear trap) and doesn’t let go till the last page.

Luca Bianchi is the son of the Mafia Don and is loyal to this life.
Haven has been in love with him since young and now that they are together and in college she wants him to leave the life of danger.
Luca can’t
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes! This book... I am not a fan of mafia romance. Not at all. But I never turn down the chance to read a book by Shantel Tessier. Her words are like pure gold to me, and she may have just changed my stance on this trope. Code of Silence is dark, twisted and absolutely phenomenal!

Luca Bianchi was born into the mafia, so he is well acquainted with the dark aspects of this world. In fact, he is just as cold, controlling and ruthless as the rest of them. Whatever he wants he gets, and what
Laura Petersen
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love Mafia romances with a second chance at a happily ever after, then Code of Silence is DEFINITELY for you. It’s intense, it’s dark, it’s raw feelings, and amazing supporting characters.

Born to the Don of the Italian-American Mafia outfit in Las Vegas, Luca Bianchi has known what the expectations of his life are from a very young age. But the one thing that he had for himself was Haven Knowles. The love that Haven has for Luca is soul deep, it’s passionate and all encompassing. She
Taylor Graham
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hold please, while I go die until Spring time! Let me just start by saying this book had me from page 1! I haven’t read a book this fast in a long time but I could not put it down. At. All! It was EVERYTHING! When I read what Code of Silence was gonna intel I was honestly expecting just your typical arranged marriage mafia romance. This is not that! I loved this take on mafia/arranged marriage! Absolute perfection!

Now on to the characters! I’m not usually big on the heroine who cries a lot. But
Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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HOLY BLUE BLAZES!! I have the sudden desire to become the arranged wife of a mafiaoso! Luca is strait up licious! Haven is gorgeous and sassy. But she’s been brewing so much anger at him she remains caught between toeing the line of loathing him and loving him while he can’t decide whether to make her bend to his will or just bend her over his desk. This fantastic book packs punch after punch to keep you on the edge wondering WTF is happening?!?! This book has it all. Really let’s just call this ...more
Abby J Capps
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I couldn’t put it down!
Luca. Luca. Luca. His dirty mouth and the fact that he’s ruthless, yet still good... ugh I love him. I mean just his name alone... I love Haven too. My heart hurt for her most of this book, but I rooted for them every step of the way!!

Such a great read. If you love mafia romances then definitely pick this book up!! I could read so much more of them and I’m so glad we get more in this world!
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Shantel Tessier writes addicting stories. For that reason I was excited to read Code of Silence. Everyone knows mafia is my crack. But this story was a little bit of a mixed bag for me as I did not really feel Luca and Haven's connection.

I enjoyed the story but I enjoy sassy heroines more. It felt like Haven kind of rolled with the life changes that were being made for her and cried vs. fighting back more and getting hers. I am the #1 lover of bully romances and alphahole heroes but what I love
Erika BookHavenBookBlog
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Powerfully addictive, left me hungry for more!! I absolutely cannot wait for the books stemming from this one!! Mafia Romance at it's best! It was exciting, thrilling, the tension was off the charts, and surprises were jaw dropping!! I inhaled every word and couldn't put it down!! Off the charts Alphas that will make you swoon!! The world that the Author created is so vivid and decadent, you won't want to leave!! Highly recommend!! I thank the Author for providing a copy to review!!

Tara The Obsessive Book Reader!
If you love Mafia romances with a second chance at a happily ever after, then Code of Silence is DEFINITELY for you.
It’s intense,
It's dark,
It’s raw
Hits you with the feels.
Hella Epic Secondary Characters.

Dangerous and feared.
Those are the words that describe Luca, Luca who just happens to be Haven's ex-boyfriend.
Their Relationship is complicated to its max.
Let's take it back a bit without giving spoilers.
Two years ago, he broke my heart when he left me to do his father’s bidding. After months
Book Maniac Forever

4 "'Til Death Do Us Part" Stars
I love a good mafia / dark romance and was really titillated by Code of Silence’s blurb! Right from the beginning, Shantel Tessier seized my attention with this world of corruption set in Las Vegas filled with unpredictable twists and hot encounters! This fast-paced story was captivating and the characters engaging, even if at times the hero was a huge jerk. But I love alpha-hole hero, so it’s not a surprise that I still appreciated the ruthless Luca Bianchi.

When Shantel drops a new book onto my Kindle, my heart skips a beat because it knows that greatness is coming. This was my first real mafia read. I have read a couple that I refer to as mafia-lite but I knew I would be getting the whole show here. And Shantel didn't waste anytime. She was all, oh your comfort zone is over there? That's cute.. now come over here with me on this side of the line. And I went.... and I never wanna go back to that comfort zone again.

ARC kindly provided. All thoughts
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The moment I read page one, I was hooked and managed to devour this beauty in less than a night.

I loved Dare series by this author, so I was eager to see what was next, and I have to say this Mafia romance trope is one of my favorites and Ms. Tessier did not disappoint, but I had no doubt in my mind that she would create an amazing plot and characters that I couldn't help but lose myself in and fall in love with, and I did just that with Luca and Haven.

Where do I begin?

Haven fell in love with
Becca Steele
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've loved everything I've read from Shantel Tessier, and Code of Silence was no exception. And Mafia romance? Sign me up!

I fell in love with Luca and Haven, and their story. I was hooked from the beginning, and read the entire book in one sitting. The drama, the chemistry between Luca and Haven, the twists, the secrets, the lies, the side characters, all combined into the perfect mix that had me on the edge of my seat, dying to know what would happen next.

This was a fantastic standalone read,
Amanda Anderson
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit.
Holy shit.
What a BOOK! Shantel did the damn thing with this one. I loved every single bit of it. I feel like I just got a taste of the DK boys too. And mr Nite. Give me MORE of that Silent Nite!!!!!
First off, Luca was everything and more. Possessive, loyal, (maybe everything but honest but he lies for a good cause ok???)
Haven was the perfect mix of spitfire and honey. Together they were mafia dreams. The murder scenese were INTENSE. I LOVE INTENSE MURDER SCENES.
April Symes
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Code of Silence by Shantel Tessier is an angsty, emotional, rollercoaster, intense, dramatic, suspenseful, provocative, 2nd chance romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's edgy, gritty, gripping, raw,'s so much that you will find yourself on a ride inside of a mafia romance that at times your not sure what your reading- is it a romance or is it a action packed dark read with multiple characters with layered stories. The main characters in this are Luca Bianchi and ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
It's too repetitive: heroine gets upset, walks away, someone grabs her arm, and then she cries. I can't even count how many times that happened. It's practically the whole book. And the heroine cried. all. the. time.
The characters fell flat for me too. I kept getting the Kings mixed up, all the "bad" guys were all the same (literally. The only difference were there names), and I didn't understand the purpose of a few secondary characters like the brother. Matteo or something. I can't even
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shantel Tessier went Mafia bound. She went in Enemies to lovers territory with this new upcoming release - Code Of Silence. Around 10% in, I was hooked. The main characters, Luca and Haven were college sweethearts. Luca was born into the mafia. With Haven by his side made her entwined with the mafia. Although, Haven tries desperately to get Luca to understand she does not want to become his parents. Their life. It’s all Luca knows...

Plans become ruined.
Years go by.
Once lovers, become enemies.
4 1/2 Stars! Dark, mafia romance. Very well written, I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to read the Kings books, these guys seem really alpha, so their books should be a fun to read. Can’t wait to meet the women that bring them to their knees. ...more
Charlene Gaskins
Jan 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a huge disappointment. I honestly did not finish it; the main story line has been told numerous times in Mafia genre, i.e., daughter gets sold to another Mafia family. She becomes collateral damage, a contract; including how many children she will have and what the sex of her children will be...boys.....blah blah blah. Daddy dearest and mummy dearest can never have enough money so like every good mother and father sell their daughter. Is this the 1800's?

Mafia women in well written
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let’s just say i was excitedly waiting for this one! From the moment i began reading i was completely pulled in!

Mafia romances has always been one of my favorite genres and this one was no different! I absolutely loved this story and i enjoyed reading it! Luca and Haven were in love but then he upped and left her without saying why. Two years later he’s back and ready to claim his woman back!

The twists and turns in here were crazy good! Especially when it came to Haven’s parents! Someone’s
Erica Jividen
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jasmine Hoisington
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ugh! This was so freaking good! I devoured this book in less than 5 hours! No breaks even as I ate I was reading!

Luca and Haven are a perfect match and they belong together, I’m hoping we see more of them in the books about the Dark Knights!

Book review breakdown:
Plot~ 5/5
Character depth ~ 5/5
Pacing ~ 5/5
Multiple POV ~ Yes!
Hero(es) ~ 5/5
Heroine~ 5/5
Emotion felt by reader ~ 5/5
Angst ~ 5/5
Sensuality, Passionate ~ 5/5
Se(xxx)y time(s) ~ 4/5
Book Cover ~ 5/5
Nova  Brantley
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I keep trying to find a good Mafia one. So far no luck. This one was so boring. Like for real.
LianaReads blog
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
New series, new characters, new hours spend on the edge of your seat to read this Romeo and Juliet love story.
The author has a way with her words that once you start reading, you can’t even take a break.
It’s not just another mafia romance, it’s so much more and I’m calling dibs on Bones.
Kari Davis
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.75 Stars!

Well this was a nice surprise from Shantel!

Ok I’m ready and have my hands out like a baby who wants a toy....gimme gimme. You’ll understand why when you read this book and be introduced to some exciting new characters. Yes please!

First I love the cover. It’s simple yet says so much about the story. Code of Silence is a brand new standalone from best selling author Shantel Tessier. It’s told from dual POV’S and follows Luca and Haven. Mafia stories have always been a weakness of
Aundi-Musings of The Modern Belle
4 Mafia Crowns

I absolutely love Mafia stories I am all about the dirty gritty drama that comes with them. And Shantel is a master at writing thoroughly addictive reads that you can’t help but fall in love with. Having said that, this book was a quick easy read, I blew through it in a couple hours and I was entertained but it was just lacking a little bit in the development for me.

We meet Luca and Haven immediately, they are together from the start of the story, and they have known each other
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