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Code of Silence

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A Mafia Romance

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 finally accepted he was gone and wasn’t going to look back. That maybe he’d never loved me at all. I never wanted to see Luca a
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Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published January 13th 2020
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Abusive relationship between MC and FC. No man is worth your self respect and dignity. The more the MC was verbally abusive to her the wetter she got. He would slammed her against the wall, pulled her hair hard. Made her cry. He would say horrible things and she was like damn puppy looking to be pet.
It’s really sad how many readers think this is romantic. I’ve read many reviews that have tried to justify their love for dark romance and they’d say, just because they like this type of fiction doe
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
3.5

Luca and Haven were in love and headed towards their happily ever after when Luca disappeared out of nowhere leaving Haven heartbroken and devastated. Years later,
Haven returns home from a run surprised to find that she's been sold by her father to the person she hates and loves more than anything in the world. 

Haven's hurt and furious, wanting nothing to do with the man that abandoned her all those years ago. Unfortunately for her, her resistance is futile. Luca never wanted to leave Haven i
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Books I Flove
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 cont
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BLuvsBooks
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Diana * burningdesire_x3 *
Dayum
Author, add this book to bookbub! I cannot find it there. I want to spread my 5 stars all over the internet!
*UPDATE: IT'S BEEN ADDED

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:
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“I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise y
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Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
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 thi ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 fu
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Meredith Wilson
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-arc-reads
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
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Mickeysreads
This is one of those books that has great potential, starts of great but then somewhere along the way it just goes downhill.

Luca and Haven are college sweethearts, until Haven’s senior year Luca leaves her.

Now a few years later Luca is back and wants Haven to be his wife.
Havens father basically sells her off for money and forces her to sign a marriage contract.

She first resists Luca because she still hates him for leaving her but you all know that hero’s have magic dicks and lips and once they
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Laura G/ _page.turner
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 know
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Harim
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Uh, what the heck.

How dare this book end..



Honestly, it ended just like that. It was THAT good. I was completely engrossed and all of a sudden I see that it's come to an end. Yep, I am saying that a lot.

This reader dilemma of wanting to devour the book yet not wanting it to end is such a pain..



Anyhoo..

My first ever Shantel Tessier book and I was oh so lucky to get an ARC because when I read that blurb..




You best believe I devoured this baby.




So, Luca and Haven.. They already have a strong, es
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Dee
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 rememb
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Taylor Graham(southernbooknerd93)
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
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JadeC
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars? oh man i was left confused reading this one because there's just so much drama and so many things going on! it's definitely a decent Mafia book but i guess i couldn't keep up with the constant new information introduced after each chapter.

might re-read if I have the time again! hopefully i can figure things out a little.
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Nova B
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I keep trying to find a good Mafia one. So far no luck. This one was so boring. Like for real.
Kath ❅
I really did not enjoy this. This is probably actually 1.5 stars but there is so much that I didn't like that I don't want to round up.

As I wrote this in my kindle notes, I like dark romances and I don't mind stories where the main guy would actually be a bad person if he really existed. However, if that is the kind of story we're going for, I still need the main guy to respect and genuinely care for his love interest. It was clear to me that Luca had no respect for Haven. Some of the things he
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Abby J Capps
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Dee's Reading Zone
Reread! I loved this story... Oh can't wait til Nite's story!

"She stands and walks over to me. “Then we’ll leave together.” She gives me a soft smile. “We’re ride or die bitches. You go, and I go.”"



Drama galore!

This book was about a very dark and dangerous mafia hero or should I say anti-hero named Luca Bianchi and his fierce lady love, Haven Nicole Knowles! Did Luca grovel much to get Haven back after he literally abandoned her then walked back into her life after four long absent years with a
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Tees_BookCave
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Karen Mc
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angst, mafia-romance



HOLY WOW!!! Shantel Tessier delves into mafia territory in her latest romance, Code of Silence, a cut-throat, take no prisoners tale of suspense, seduction, and savagery. This story is a savage beast that tested my level of tolerance, but one where I kept turning the pages. UTTERLY INTENSE and INTOXICATING.




This mafia romance is one forged of fate, loyalty, and love. Luca is the broody and beautiful mafia son, the anti-hero who I wanted to punch until I truly understood him. Haven is the strong
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Erika's Book Blog
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!!

~~~Erika, Boo
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Antonella
too much mess in the storytelling with so many past - present back and forward...
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***3,5 "Dick whipped!!!" stars***



Marriage into the Mafia is like being born into the Mafia. There is no escape other than death."

This was a good read... and i enjoyed it a lot!!!
The truth is that in the beginning something was kicking out for me... I felt that things were too rushed and i couldn't feel connected with Haven...
But then the story picked up and it catched me by surprise!!!
This was my very first book of Shantel Tessier and it was very promising!!!

"The Mafia takes their cod
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
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
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Lisa
Feb 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
Aye Yai Yai. This was just not good. Dnf. I hung in to the halfway mark hoping it would turn a leaf and, ya no. Still sucks. H treats the h like utter garbage. h just takes it and comes back for more with her fake bravado. Even in Luca’s POV he doesn’t even express that he loves Haven let alone likes her only that he will do anything for money, so buying her is what he needs for power. So that’s that. Nothing really interesting happens.
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
This Book was Amazing!! Tessier gives her readers the ultimate book boyfriends! Code of Silence was new and exciting! Once I started it I just couldn't put it down. I've read a few books by Tessier and I believe this is her first Mafia book...She killed it! Luca was dark, deadly, and delicious! Oh, I have a new Tessier crush!..look out Deke! Luca and haven's love was sweet and sexy, the danger was there but Haven never thought Luca would crush her. Four years later and Luca comes crashing back i ...more
Whitney
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
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Becca Steele
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Amanda Anderson (Beauty.and.the.bookies)
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.
THE SEX SCENES WERE
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