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Summary

A new dark Mafia friends-to-lovers romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Siobhan Davis.

Serena has felt trapped her entire life, living a lie because it was demanded of her.

Years of torture at the hands of her sadistic husband have left her battered and bruised, but not defeated. She needs to stay strong for her children, and she’s determined to reset her future.

The future she has all thanks to Alessandro.

He saved her that fateful night when her husband died, and he continues to save her as she struggles to piece her life back together.

Yet the closer they get, the more it terrifies her because no man has ever made her feel like this.

It can’t work.

She’s too broken.

He’s too young.

And she’ll never trust a made man again.

Women never get under Alesso’s skin—until Serena. They share an intense connection that can’t be ignored, no matter how hard she tries to push him away.

He knows she’s scared. He is too, but she’s worth the risk. Alesso vows to be patient, until danger resurfaces and now all bets are off. Serena needs to understand how much she means to him and he will do everything to protect her.

The situation grows more tense as the DeLucas plot against Bennett Mazzone and the surviving Mafia heirs. But Alesso will lay down his life before he lets Serena get hurt again.

Now his walls are lowered, the gloves are off, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

Even if it means letting her go.

Note: This is a full-length novel with no cliff-hanger and an HEA, set in the Mazzone Mafia world. This is the third and final book in this series. For listeners who enjoy friends-to-lovers, second chance, reverse age-gap, dark Mafia romance. May contain triggers--please listen to the note at the start of the book.

©2021 Siobhan Davis (P)2022 Siobhan Davis

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This book was so much of everything. I cried, I laughed and I loved this story. I stayed up all night listening because I knew this story would break me. The author’s words weaved a bewitching world that refuses to let the reader forget this story. The narrators were amazing and really gave the characters an additional depth that added to the story and overall experience.

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Fantastic Story & Narration🎧 Alesso💘Serena!

Siobhan Davis pens another amazing novel set in her Mazzone Mafia world, the third and final book of the series. I have been loving this series, the mafia world she created and world building is phenomenal. The characters are easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. This book is Serena and Alessandro’s story, Serena’s father forced her into an arranged marriage with one of his mafia cronies, Alfredo, an evil man twice her age who made her life a living nightmare. Both her father and her husband are gone, and she moved with her sister, Sierra and her husband Bennett to Greenwich, CT. Bennett is President of “The Commission” overseeing the Mafia Crime families, and it is not all settled in the crime world. Alesso has always had a thing die Serena and the feelings are mutual but she is not ready for any type of relationship or even intimacy, her ex brutalized her and she suffers from PTSD. But Alesso is a patient man, a loving man, and he gives her the space she needs to heal and even grow into her own person again. He was not only great with Serena, but with her children as well. Alesso has proven himself to become one of Bennett’s most trusted employees, and Bennett has plans for him. I loved how everything played out in this book, the story is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, a touch of mystery, thrilling suspense, twists and turns, heartfelt emotions and a wonderful slow burn romance. Siobhan Davis, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the amazing narration, Siobhan Davis could not have chosen a better cast to bring her characters and story to life. Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artist. They have a complete understanding of the characters there are portraying, give each a voice that fits the character’s persona perfectly, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. Puckett nailed it as Serena, grasping her strength and her tormented side, Darby played Alesso perfectly too. Both were great at performing the roles of the secondary characters as well. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they captured all their character’s emotions and projected them into their performance and had you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances an already brilliant story to another level. Thank you for another fabulous listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions The Flock! @AudiobookObsession AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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Amazing

This is a brutal/wonderful storyline of survival. When you have been brutally beaten by the person that should protect you the most who do you trust? With such strong resistance this leading lady is someone not to under estimate. I fantastic performance.
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Serena and Alesso!

Born into a mafia family Serena had no choice when it came to her future and the marriage her father arranged. Her marriage was filled with abuse but her only concern was protecting her children with no regard for herself. Events have occurred that give her the opportunity for a new beginning but the aftereffects of all she has endured have her believing that she is unable to trust or love another man again.

Alesso works for Serena’s sister’s husband and has always been loyal to him and his family. He is aware of what Serena has endured and is drawn to her in a way her has never felt before. He knows that she is so much stronger than even she knows however they are about to be challenged not only by each other but by the escalating threats by outside forces.

Alesso is patient and understanding as he tries to show Serena that he is a man she can count on while Serena with the help of those around her can finally be the strong and feisty woman she was meant to be. Their journey is filled with action, intrigue and romance and no one deserves happiness more than Serena. Between the angst and the suspense the narrators had you experiencing what the characters were feeling. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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Mafia Romance

Scared to Love by Siobhan Davis is a dark mafia romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby. This is the third book in the Mazzone Mafia series and can be read as a standalone.

I absolutely love Siobhan's books! She does an amazing job pulling me into the story. I really enjoyed the relationship that bloomed between Serena and Alessandro.

Sarah and Tyler did a great job on the duet narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you love mafia romances, dark romances, friends-to-lovers romances, age-gap romances, or second chance romances.


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Alesso & Serena!

Slow burn, romantic suspense. Siobhan Davis. What could be better? This book has a little bit of everything and it's fantastic. Serena and her children are living with her sister Sierra after her husband is killed. Sold to him at a young age, she dealt with horrible abuse, but now that he is dead, there are threats that are coming to her. Alesso is Sierra's bodyguard, but he has been watching Serena from afar for a long time. Now that she is free, this could be the chance the two are looking for. But will it be frowned upon? He is a bodyguard after all. Along with this slow burn, we get to go on Alesso's journey to find his father, and what a surprise that turns out to be. And Ben is strengthening up the mafioso, but there are those that are against him. There is a lot of twists and turns in this one, surprises at each turn. Serena is an amazing woman, working through her past, and it's not pretty! Alesso is young, but knows what he wants, and he is amazing with the children. I love this installment of this series, as it ties a lot of things together!

Narrated by Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby, we are treated to a performance that makes this listen. Puckett plays the damaged Serena, pulling the strength and love from her, with incredible emotion. Darby has a dark alpha voice, perfect for Alesso. He has a warmth instilled, giving us some heart tugging, and he quickly turns it into protectiveness. Their duet performance is amazing!

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Truly Enjoyed Alesso and Serena's Story!!!

Scared to Love is book three and the final book in the Mazzone Mafia series. The focus of this story is on Serena (Rena) after her husband's death and focuses a lot on her growth as she changes and becomes stronger and recovers from the trauma she endured during her marriage.

Alesso and Serena have a connection that both have trouble denying. I absolutely adored Alesso from the start. He was patient and caring and clearly would do anything for Serena. Her happiness really was his number one priority, well... aside from her safety. I loved how protective he was of her and how good he was with her children and how much he cared for them.

Scared to Love had everything you could hope for in a mafia romance- lots of action, some intense drama, some serious chemistry between the main characters, a fabulous story line, and I absolutely did not want it to end.

Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby did a truly fantastic job bringing this story to life. Sarah Puckett is one of my favorite female narrators as she does such a wonderful job always evoking all of the emotions necessary for any story she narrates and this was no exception. I think this might have been my first listen by Tyler Darby but he was also very pleasant to listen to and he made a wonderful Alesso- powerful when necessary and gentle in his narration when interacting with Serena. Absolutely would recommend this audiobook!!!

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Slow burn and long winded

I didn't enjoy this story as much as Ben and Leo’s. The story was too long and not enough romance and hardly any heat. I would listen to this story again. The narrators were great. The story does have a well deserves a happy ending.

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Excellent!

Scared to Love is another excellent audiobook by Siobhan Davis. The narration was just excellent. I adored this emotional, action-packed, slow burn mafia romance. This series has just been magnificent. Be prepared to fall in love with Alesso, a wonderful, kind, loyal and patient man. Serena has been to hell and back but she is a survivor, determined to reclaim her life. This beautiful story is also packed with tons of twists, keeping you on the edge of your seat. The writing is excellent as always and I loved every word. You won’t be able to put this audiobook down. You need to start this series now!

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  • Nikitasbookreviews
  • 05-07-22

Enjoyed!

Enjoyed this one! I was definitely invested from the beginning! I loved the characters and the overall plot. Would definitely recommend!

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  • AudibleObsessed
  • 01-07-22

Perfect end to the series

This book was the perfect end to the series. It is a well written, action packed, slow burn, low angst, danger and drama filled story. While technically a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first 2 books for a better understanding of the characters & the world they live in.

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  • 19-06-22

Fantastic Story & Narration🎧 Alesso💘Serena!

Siobhan Davis pens another amazing novel set in her Mazzone Mafia world, the third and final book of the series. I have been loving this series, the mafia world she created and world building is phenomenal. The characters are easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. This book is Serena and Alessandro’s story, Serena’s father forced her into an arranged marriage with one of his mafia cronies, Alfredo, an evil man twice her age who made her life a living nightmare. Both her father and her husband are gone, and she moved with her sister, Sierra and her husband Bennett to Greenwich, CT. Bennett is President of “The Commission” overseeing the Mafia Crime families, and it is not all settled in the crime world. Alesso has always had a thing die Serena and the feelings are mutual but she is not ready for any type of relationship or even intimacy, her ex brutalized her and she suffers from PTSD. But Alesso is a patient man, a loving man, and he gives her the space she needs to heal and even grow into her own person again. He was not only great with Serena, but with her children as well. Alesso has proven himself to become one of Bennett’s most trusted employees, and Bennett has plans for him. I loved how everything played out in this book, the story is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, a touch of mystery, thrilling suspense, twists and turns, heartfelt emotions and a wonderful slow burn romance. Siobhan Davis, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the amazing narration, Siobhan Davis could not have chosen a better cast to bring her characters and story to life. Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artist. They have a complete understanding of the characters there are portraying, give each a voice that fits the character’s persona perfectly, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. Puckett nailed it as Serena, grasping her strength and her tormented side, Darby played Alesso perfectly too. Both were great at performing the roles of the secondary characters as well. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they captured all their character’s emotions and projected them into their performance and had you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances an already brilliant story to another level. Thank you for another fabulous listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions The Flock! @AudiobookObsession AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • Mama Lewis
  • 16-06-22

Predictable. Cliche. Annoying.

With the other 2 books in this series, I don't remember having to ignore so many inconsistencies and so many red flags (for me, it's a 3-5 strike system, depending on my mood).

Whiny bratty FMC? Flag. Insta-lust: Flag 2. Unrealistic and ridiculous dialogue that humans in real life would never utter? Flag 3. Sappy cliche back story (Flag 4) with 1 dimensional supporting characters? 5 strikes I'm out. This author is dramatic and I'll accept a certain level of unrealistic, if it is done stylistically- but this is NOT that. Boo.

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  • Katryn Fernald
  • 16-06-22

Horrible

The first book off this series was ok. The Spence book was the best one out of any of I’m. This one I couldn’t finish. It was so bad LOL. The sec scenes, I understand she had previous trauma but he asks questions the entire time I felt like it was a gynecological visit or something. So bad

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  • Jocelyne
  • 11-06-22

Captivating!

This is the third book in the Mazzone Mafia series, a Dark Mafia Romance. Serena and Alessandro's slow burn and forbidden romance is emotional and captivating. Serena is such a fantastic character. She is a great mom, strong, and caring. Alessandro/Alesso is very handsome, protective and supportive. Serena is older than Alesso. They are perfect together. The world building is complex and enthralling. The storyline is filled with drama, danger, mystery, action, and twists and turns. There is a lot going on in this story! The supporting characters are great. I loved to see the characters from the first books. Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby did an amazing job with the narration. I enjoyed it. #TheFlock

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  • C Reads
  • 10-06-22

4.25 Stars!

As soon as i found out about this audiobook i couldn't wait to listen to it! Having first picked up this story when it released i couldn't wait to experience it again in this new way. I started listening to it as soon as i could and got right back into the Mazzone Mafia world so quickly! I really enjoyed this audiobook so much!

I've listened to Sarah Puckett's narration many times before, but this was my first time listening to Tyler Darby's narration! These two were so great in this listen! The way these two captured the emotions of these characters in such awesome ways had me falling for the story even more! I thoroughly enjoyed what these two brought to the story as Serena and Alessandro!

Serena and Alessandro's journey once again hooked me and gave me all the feels! Getting to experience their story again in this new way made me happy!

I was so glad that i got to dig deeper with these two characters. Their connection got to me and had me so into their story. Their chemistry was undeniable and i couldn't get enough! Their story definitely kept me on my toes! I loved how i felt so much from beginning to end!

I was so glad to be back in the Mazzone Mafia world!

With Scared To Love, Ms.Davis has created such a great journey that will get into your heart and make you feel so much! From the story to Sarah Puckett's and Tyler Darby's narration, you get one listen you absolutely will not want to turn away from! I can't wait for more from Ms.Davis! I am so looking forward to listening to more of Sarah's and Tyler's narration in the near future!

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 10-06-22

Mazzone Mafia ♥️

Scared to Love (Mazzone Mafia #3) is a dark mafia romance with a older woman and younger man prelude. Soaring bullets, shootout, kidnapping, and mafia style action along with a intriguing curveball, a lot of self reflection of childhood and marriage chats. The ending is the champagne toast.

Sarah Puckett, Tyler Darby fabulous duet performance shaped the enhancement of listening. Compelling tonality and adjustable tones. I love listening to Sarah Puckett and another flawless performance. Tyler's inflection is cacophonous and fits the part portrayal. Excellent duet narration.

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  • S. Cole
  • 09-06-22

Scared to Love

This is the third book in the Mazzone Mafia series. This book was amazing just like the entire series. This book is about Serena and Alesso. Serena is one of the strongest women. She survived an extremely abusive husband. This book may have triggers for some, but I loved it. I can’t wait for the next generation. I really want Caleb’s book. Sarah Puckett and Tyler Darby did an incredible job narrating this book.

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  • Trisha C.
  • 09-06-22

dark

Serena is wary of any man after the brutal treatment from her husband. After his death, Alessandro is determined to break thru her walls, for her to trust him.
Siobhan Davis captured all the raw emotions of Serena and Alessandro. Their torment, their love for each other is forever, even while apart.
The determination, the suspense, the brutality, the self doubts, the fears, loss , betrayal, forgiveness and the moments of love with friends and family made this story so exceptional.
Sarah Puckett And Tyler Darby narration is perfection. They bring depth to each character. I can feel each moment of emotion, anguish, anger, torment, throughout . Thank you for bringing this story to life.
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