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Suffer in Silence

(Malvagio Mafia Duet #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,457 ratings  ·  268 reviews
Monsters don’t hide in dark alleys.
They lurk in plain sight, clawing into your soul with cordial smiles.
They wear Armani, they drive Cadillacs, they attend fundraising balls...
And they rule the city with a merciless fist.

The Familia is a mystery to most,
and sitting on its throne is Kage Malvagio.

Painstakingly beautiful.

Some say: Ask for forgiveness, never per
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📚SUFFER IN SILENCE 📚 Is a full length mafia romance book, and is the 1st book in a series by Kelsey Clayton. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' and ends in a cliffy.
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Saxon Forbes is a pre-med student attending Columbia University, she's never wanted for anything having parents that are millionaires and a Grandfather, Silas Kingston is by far one of the most powerful men who owns a huge chunk of New Y
Kursed Reads
Suffer in Silence is book 1 in the Malvagio Mafia Duet. It’s a dark romance with all the elements I crave in a mafia story: twists, suspense, action, and grit combined with a dose of angst and plenty of heat along with a diverse and interesting cast of characters. But what. a. cliffhanger. we’re left on.

Saxon Forbes is the eldest daughter of her family, a pre-med student and all-around good girl who just wants a family dinner for her 21st birthday. When her bestie, Nessa, convinces her to hit up
Dora Koutsoukou
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Part 1

I read it, but I had a few issues...
Although it had good mafia elements, the development had plenty of holes.
Regarding the characters, the plot, the emotional aspect.

Everything was rolling too fast. The heroine’s personality changed rapidly. She told the hero she loved him too soon and to me it looked so invalid!
When she found out the background and actions of her family, her reaction astonished me because she didn’t react as a normal person would!
The story had suspense, action, tw
Carla Bulian
Jan 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t see this coming! This book was amazing!!!
It’s worth the reading!
This book is FUBAR - fucked up beyond all repair.

The writing and character voices sound extremely elementary.

Fluffy. Verbose dribble. Nothingness. Here’s what I mean:

I look out to see we’re parked in front of my building. Pulling more than enough money out of my wallet, I hand it to him. “Thank you.” “Have a good one, ma’am.” “You, too.” With my books securely in my arms, I get out of the cab and head inside. The doorman, Levi, opens the door for me with a smile—the same way he has since I wa
Keri Loves Books
The good girl embraces bad when the monster becomes the man she cannot live without. Saxon is a force and Kage has met his match!

Raised within the mafia, which she was oblivious to, Saxon is about to be blind-sided. Once her grandfather passes, she finds out the truth. Unfortunately the truth is revealed only when she’s used as a pawn to obtain control.

Kage is ruthless. His position within the Familia demands it. He never wanted to hurt her. He stayed away until he had no choice. Using her as le
Same old same old
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Holy hell! I just finished this book and I don’t know what my feelings are doing right now. I can tell you with certainty that my heart was owned completely by Kage Malvaggio and Saxon Forbes! THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!! Like straight up unputdownable!

I’m late, so I don’t to belabor this review. I’ll hit the highlights and tell you what I loved:
Two super strong willed characters who are willing to fight, scratch, and claw for what they want. Saxon is fierce! She’s one of the best heroines I’ve re
Jan 07, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The heroine totally ruined this for me.

NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Kamikaze!!!" stars***


"My world isn't one she belongs in, and I won't be responsible for ruining her."

I have read most of Kelsey's stories and I adore the way she is writing them... but for the first time, Kelsey walked into the dark side and I have to admit that it suits her so much!!!!
It's a common knowledge by now that mafia romance is one of my favorite tropes... The darker, the better and when I found out what Kelsey's next project was, I was over the moon with antic
Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Just wow!

Story: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Trope: captive
Angst: 😱😱😱
Smexy: 🔥🔥🔥

Completely blown away! You'd never know this was Kelsey's first mafia romance. I loved how the book started out not quite light hearted, but with the vibe of a regular college romance, but quickly turns dark, violent, and gritty as Saxon gets yanked into the violent life her grandfather tried so hard to keep her separate from. Super fast paced with characters that suck you in and villains you'll love to hate. The cliffhanger is to die for a
Travelogged Blogs
***4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫***

This book is my very first mafia book of the year and it was everything that you expect a typical mafia romance to have- some suspense, action, complicated feelings, chemistry, tension and funny banters. The Malvagio world completely had me engrossed and Kage had that "alpha" energy which made everyone afraid of him, everyone but Saxon.
Saxon made some pretty impulsive decisions that lead her into some real deep shit but I can't say that they were completely stupid because it ul
Jan 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my! Suffer in Silence met and exceeded all my expectations even though they were already sky high due to its writer, Kelsey Clayton! It had everything I wished in a mafia book. Captivity, forced proximity, enemies to lovers, brooding and vicious hero/villain with a soft spot only for his one and only obsession, lots of secrets and backstabbing, lots and lots of hawt schmex and of course a fiery heroine who is as smart and savvy as she is beautiful. I mean I loved everything about the book and ...more
Jan 14, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never has the saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” been more true especially after coming down from the high of a book. ‘Suffer in Silence’ was exactly the high I was chasing…a dark, all consuming Mafia book, one that captivated me from beginning to end.
The book had all my must haves when it comes to mafia reads, a ruthless alpha-hero that will having you questioning your own sanity with his wicked ways, spitfire of a heroine, explosive moments between both MCs that will have you on edge, and a story
Liz (LoverOfBooks80)

Had every emotion/feeling possible whilst reading this and was so totally engrossed I couldn’t put it down.

Get ready for Kage and Saxon, they will blow you away with their attraction, banter, chemistry! They have it all.. and throw in the drama of a Mafia family and you have perfection.
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Jan 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Holy hell Kelsey Clayton slayed it with this new mafia romance! The characters the plot that jaw dropping ending!!! This story has everything I love about a dark dirty and depraved mafia romance I loved the suspense the action the graphic scenes and the heroine Saxon is one of the strongest female characters I’ve come across her strength her confidence her touch of vulnerability that we see from her that makes her a more believable character in this story she definitely shined in this story and ...more
Jan 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia, dark-romance
4.25 stars
I ate this up!!!
Kelsey is one of my favourite authors and i was super excited about this book because its so unlike her past writing and let me tell you she killed this!!
i loved it so much, i am a sucker for a dark mafia romance that makes me need to throw my morals and feminism out the window and be consumer by a sexy mob boss
i love the kidnapping storyline, i loved Kage and Saxon, i loved the side characters and the cliff hanger at the end!!! kelsey you are killing me
the spice in th
Court Small
This is my first time reading any books by this author and let me tell you I am impressed!!
This has plot, conflict, angst, blood and plenty of steamy bits.
Saxon is a great FMC as she is no shrinking violet and Kage already had book boyfriend status before halfway through.
I read this in one sitting (about 3hrs) and cannot wait for book two. This did end on a cliff hanger but I'd already anticipated that particular event was coming!
Spoiler Whore Says No To BookTok Recs
I wasn't too invested in this story to go and read book two even though this ended in a cliffhanger. ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
The new-adult, angsty, high-drama queen tries her hand at something more dark and depraved. This is Kelsey Clayton like you've never seen her before- darker, more dangerous, more violent, edgier, and SUPER sexy. Suffer in Silence is action packed and surprising, and full of all that forced captivity, mafia enemies romantic tension I love.

Kage is a hero unlike you've any seen from Kelsey. He's unapologetically anti-heroic. He's arrogant, mercurial, violent, and controlling- a strong and unbendin
PP's Bookshelf
Suffer in Silence by Kelsey Clayton has a fast paced, action packed and adrenaline filled storyline with tons of suspense and passion. Kage Malvagio is the kind of antihero you will love to swoon over and Saxon Forbes is a fierce heroine beyond her beauty and family power. Togther they are explosive.

Saxon Forbes has a good life. Her family is rich and powerful business owner and she is studying pre med. Everything changes when her grandfather expires due to heart problems suddenly. And she is ki
Jenifer Briggs
Jan 07, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been so excited for this book ever since Kelsey announced she was going dark, and while I wish at times it was darker, this first book in the brand new duet is really good! We have characters who are so entangled with one another and nothing truly is as it seems.. and don't even get me started on THAT cliffhanger. Omg!!

Here we have Saxon who seems to want for nothing -- she goes to a prestigious college with her bestie (she's premed) , has a loving family, close with her much younger sister
so slow

This was so slowed pace and I was yelling for it to get to the point. The h sent from pre-med student who was a virgin to a I love sex and the guy woman from one round is sex.

I will read the next to see what will happen
Jan 04, 2022 rated it liked it
Thank you to socialbutterflypr for giving me an arc or this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a fast easy read but it didn’t give me what a Dark Mafia Romance should give.

Without giving away spoilers, I’ll just say that Saxon, the MC, was just too fas to accept everything thrown at her. She find out these revelations about her family and kind of just accepts them because, hey why not? Their bad people anyway.

Kage would’ve been the perfect possessive, Mafia man if he hadn’t fe
Jan 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an outstanding read with nonstop drama along with being heart-pounding had tons of mystery and suspense, we just loved it. These characters were awesome, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Saxon love, her name, she was a pre-med student who pretty much grew up as a princess and never really knew who her family really is and what they are capable of. Loved her from the onset she was strong and a fighter, loved her with and sense of humor, she was smart and sassy and more than anything a survivo
Karen Mc
Jan 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Maybe you’ve never considered that dark can be beautiful.”

It’s always fun to go into a book unknowingly. So I dove into Suffer in Silence blindly, not even reading the blurb. After a few pages, despite the against-the-odds sounding title, I thought this was a sweet college romance. Oh. My. Wrong. Suffer … I did.

Kelsey Clayton took me on a tantalizing and twisted trip of torture—the sweetest torture—into a mesmerizing mafia world where a formidable king and queen rule in this love story of stre
Melissa Gloria - Meli’s Books and Coffee
WOW! What can I say, Suffer in Silence left me speechless. This book is HOTT, dark and full of madness. From the first time Kage was introduced I legit got chills. Saxson's world is turned upside down when the most important person in her life is gone. That's when the real rollercoaster ride starts. But when Kage and Saxson are around each other the heat is steaming off the pages. Kage is all about the familia and loyalty, but when a vital person is gone he has to decide what's best for the fami ...more
Jan 04, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
✔Dark Mafia Romance

✔ AntiHero

✔ Kidnapping

✔ Intriguing Plot

✔ Hot Hot Hot

Suffer in Silence is the exciting first book in The Malvagio Mafia Duet and has all the ingredients for an unforgettable read. This book is filled with action, danger, and an unexpected romance.

Saxton is tougher than nails and is just what the doctor ordered for Kage. Kage is everything you’d expect from a Mafia boss. Broody. Arrogant. Fearless. Together these two are an explosive match just waiting to catch fire.

Suffer in S
Amber Carpenter
Part 1

I liked this book, and would've given it more stars if it had been a bit more complete. I feel like the author skipped a few key elements in the character development stage,and subsequently in the relationship stage,so it felt a little bit off when their romance started to kick off,yet we are never treated to their getting to know one another, and their histories. Even though the FMC is one of the most believable and sassy gals I've read in a while,it was odd that she said she was in love
Mar 27, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not feeling this one, the characters are so confusing honestly I'm surprised I even made it this far. ...more
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Kelsey Clayton is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.

She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories - she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life

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“Yeah. I tend to do that. It’s my specialty,” he quips.”
“I would’ve ripped out his windpipe with my bare hands and presented it as some kind of sick trophy to Saxon—a token of what I’m willing to do for her. I would have felt nothing but pleasure as I watched him struggle to breathe until he choked to death on his own blood, a war with the Bratva be damned.” 0 likes
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