💜 𝓒𝓸𝓭𝓮 𝓸𝓯 𝓢𝓲𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓬𝓮 💜
𝓑𝔂: Shantel Tessier
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Arranged Mafia Marriage
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: January. 13, 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 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 again.
Now a cruel twist of fate has signed me over to him in a heartless deal. I’m his. He thinks he did me a favor, but I feel like I’ve been given a death sentence. He doesn’t want to get married because he still loves me. No, he did it for money. More power.
I’m going to be a mafia wife. And there’s only one way out of it. Death.
But as it turns out, someone else doesn’t want me to marry the ruthless Luca Bianchi.
And if he has his way, I’ll see that early grave.
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❝𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑓𝑖𝑎 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑙𝑦. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘. 𝑇𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔.❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Code of Silence by Shantel Tessier is a standalone, second chance, arranged marriage, mafia romance. Let me tell you now if you are expecting your typical run of the mill arranged marriage mafia romance then you are wrong! I have loved Tessier’s writing ever since I read her Dare series and ever since I’ve been hooked. There are so many twists and so many secrets in COS that it will leave you on the edge of your seat begging for more of this dark mafia world Tessier has created! Told in dual point of view, there is a lot more happening in Sin City then just gambling that’s for sure!
❝𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑢𝑠 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑥𝑡.❞
Luca Bianchi is Las Vegas mafia royalty. The son of the Mafia Don, Luca learned all about the dark underbelly of Sin City from a young age. In college, he meets and falls in love with Haven. Haven knows the dangers of being a member of the Bianchi family and urges Luca to run away with her. But Luca has obligations to fulfill for his family, and family comes first. No matter what. Leaving Haven behind with a broken heart, but protecting her in the only way he knows how.
❝𝐼’𝑚 𝑎 𝐵𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑖, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑒 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑑𝑒.❞
Years have passed and now Luca has returned, even more dangerous then he was before and determined to make his college sweetheart his mafia queen. But Haven isn’t the girl that she was when he left, he broke her heart and she can’t forgive him for that. Luca is not a man that is used to hearing no, he gets what he wants no matter what… and he wants Haven and he will stop at NOTHING to make her his bride.
❝𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑓𝑖𝑎 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑓𝑖𝑎. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜 𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ.❞
Shantel Tessier is no stranger to the enemies to lovers genre, but the mafia world is a new one for her, I hope she wasn’t worried because she positively killed it! From the very first chapter, I was completely hooked. The storyline, the characters, the secondary characters, the romance, the drama, the gore, the steam, it all added up to an absolutely fabulous, fast-paced, intense dark mafia romance!
❝𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝐾𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠—𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚; 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑠𝑠. 𝑁𝑜 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑠𝑘𝑒𝑑. 𝐽𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑢𝑠.❞
The secondary characters (I don’t even want to call them secondary because they made this story even better) were all amazing! I loved all the flashbacks from all of the character’s college days and there was that one sexy scene where… umm, yeah. SMOKING FREAKING HOT! I am sooo excited to see what Shantel has in store for us with this upcoming series, Kingdom! We only got a little taste of what’s in store with these sexy as sin guys and their dark and delicious world and I for one want MORE! I’m also still really hoping we get Oliver (Luca’s righthand man) Nite’s story too! Nite is just *SIGH* he’s loyal to a fault and I NEED more of him too!
Again, this is a DARK MAFIA ROMANCE, if you have a squeamish stomach… you may want to heed the warnings because these mafia guys have no qualms about shedding some blood! If you are looking for an arranged marriage, mafia romance, filled with angst, secrets and twists and turns then Code of Silence is the read for you! I highly recommend checking this one out!
❝𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑎 𝐵𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑖, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑒, 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑡, 𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑡.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: Luca Bianchi, he’s a foul-mouthed, ruthless, sexy as sin, savage. He’s the total anti-hero and as much as you want to hate him… you still can’t help but wish that it was you he was shoving up against walls and having his way with! Luca was taught to be the way he is at a young age, it’s all he knows. And even though he had his reasons for leaving and although they were valid reasons, I wish he had just trusted Haven enough to explain those reasons instead of lying and taking off like that. One thing I did really appreciate though, Luca not being with anyone else in the time that he was away. I was shocked to learn that fact but I was glad of it.
❝𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑡. 𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡. 𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠.❞
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Haven Knowles, although my heart hurt for Haven for the heartbreak she went through when Luca left and the way her “parents” so easily betrayed her… I still wasn’t really keen on her character, unfortunately. Although she was sassy, she was a little too naive and entirely too reckless for me. I wanted her to stand up and be the badass mafia princess that I knew she could be! Plus, I just wish she had held strong a bit more when Luca came back. I know she still loved him, but I wanted her to make him beg and grovel a bit! There’s nothing better than seeing a strong domineering man like Luca on his knees for the woman he loves, I wanted that.
❝𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑑, 𝑤𝑒’𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝐺𝑜𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑠, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒.❞
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻 𝟱/𝟱: Steam isn’t a strong enough word for COS!! Although Haven wants to hate Luca, time has done nothing to end the intensity of the connection between these two. There are lots of intense and angry steamy scenes! Talk about panty-melting, you might as well forgo the panties while reading this one! Seriously some of the best steamy scenes I’ve read in awhile.
❝𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑡, 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔.❞
🌪🌪🌪 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝟯/𝟱: Nope, there is NO cliffhanger. Haven and Luca’s story wraps up beautifully. However, although COS is standalone it’s also an introduction of sorts to Tessier’s upcoming series Kingdom so I gave this one 3 cliffhanger tornadoes for what’s to come next!
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g, murder, torture, gory scenes, etc. Again, this is a DARK mafia romance. If you would like more info, feel free to DM me.
❝𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑁𝑖𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝐾𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒. 𝐹𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟. 𝑇𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑑𝑜 𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡. 𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝐼 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒, 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤.❞
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𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻
Shantel is a Texas-born woman who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.
She considers herself extremely lucky to do what she does while getting to work from home. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college, and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, along with their cat and dog.