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Silent Vows

By: Jill Ramsower
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott,Wen Ross
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Summary

I wanted out of the mafia, and unexpectedly got my wish, only it’s worse than I ever could have imagined.

I’ve been promised to the Irish.
An arranged marriage in the name of alliance.
I have no choice.
My father will kill me if I refuse.

In two short weeks, Conner Reid will become my husband.

The ruthless Irishman threatens my composure and intoxicates my senses.
He represents everything I hate in this world, yet summons my darkest cravings.

I can’t escape him.

The worst part is, I’m not sure I want to.
Because my life is in danger, and Conner may be the only man who can save me.

©2022 Jill Ramsower (P)2022 Jill Ramsower

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Brilliant ❤️🔥❤️

I love the chemistry and the relationship that forms between the two main characters. The story is engaging and will keep you wanting more. The narrators are amazing as always, two of my favourites.

I'm looking forward to listening to book two which is released in April.

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Fantastic

Wow what a great start to this series loved it from start to finish. Kia Kenicott and Wen Ross were brilliant as Conner and Noemi so much emotion and chemistry between these two. Conner was the alpha male, even when Noemi didn't speak Conner knew that there was a mysterious woman with strength. Can't wait for next book in this series EXCELLANT highly recommend.

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A great performance from Kai Kennicott & Wen Ross

A great narration from Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross as they do a fantastic job giving life to Connor and Noemi capturing every nuance of emotion making this a fantastic audio book to listen to on my daily commute. I do have to deduct marks though for Kai’s attempt at an Irish accent when voicing the parts of Connor’s grandparents. It was the only jarring thing in an otherwise great performance.

When we first met Conner Reid at the end of Perfect Enemies I was hoping he’d get his own book and this author did not disappoint me. Silent Vows is the story of an arranged marriage between the Irish mob and the mafia with Conner entering a marriage of convenience with Noemi, daughter of a Capo to strengthen ties between the families. Noemi has been silent for six months since the death of her mother but something about her photograph intrigues Conner and after meeting her, he realises that she’s not the traumatised girl everyone keeps telling him she is. Noemi has secrets and he’s determined to uncover each and every last one of them.

I loved Conner and Noemi together. There was some great chemistry going on there and Conner felt very protective towards Noemi while Noemi instinctively knew she could trust Conner with her secrets despite his reputation for ruthlessness and brutality. With a great background story of murder and betrayal, the Byrne Brothers series is off to a great start.

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A Mafia Dark Romance

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This Narration team did fantastic with narrating this book. I enjoyed both their performances and would listen to this Narration team again.

I really enjoyed Silent Vows as a whole. It was a very good read. Do I recommend? Yes, absolutely.

Spicy and contains TW, so do check those before reading.

Noemi is the daughter of a mafia member and has found herself to be in a delicate situation that if handled improperly can have dire consequences. Connor is in line to become mafia boss (joint) of a separate mafia clan and has agreed to Wed Noemi in an allegiance of the two mafia clans believing she was the best choice due to her mutism.

The story was great. The characters were great and well built. I would have personally liked a bit more world/scene building. I did not notice any plot holes and everything tied up nicely with no loose ends. Except the cliff hanger of course. Book 2, Corrupted Union has a scheduled print release date of April 4, 2023.

As always my Spice Meter is not based upon how well the spice is written, the author did a fantastic job of that. My spice meter is simply a guide to readers of how much/occurrence and how dirty/unconventional the spice is. I would give this book a rating of 3/5. There were multiple scenes and 1 that had am implied situation where 1 of the parties seemed uncomfortable for a short time (not foreful).

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awesome

oh my this is fabulous from the first I was hooked, the narration dragged you in and it felt so real, Kai and Wen did a fantastic job.

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Give me more romantic suspense!

Mafia, arranged marriage, dark romance, romantic suspense, what is there not to love about this book? Jill Ramsower's new series starts off with a bang and I couldn't stop listening! The Albanians are growing stronger and to prevent a manipulation of power, Connor Reid is to marry a woman from the Italian mafia. This will strengthen both the Irish and Italians and keep the Albanians at bay. Noemi is the chosen bride, unable to speak, she will be the perfect wife. She comes from a strong family, a brutal father and a secret she keeps to save herself and her brother. But will this alliance work? So many twists and turns in this one, I love it! Ramsower keeps the action and suspense high, and weaves a beautiful, dark and delicious romance through it all. I was captivated, loved the budding relationship with Noemi and Connor and the deception intriguing! I love all the twisted family secrets! It's a story to think through, cringe at times and fall in love. This is the best kind of listen!

Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross bring this one to life with their amazing connection. These two are able to let us come into the story and feel all the emotions. Noemi is complex. Without a voice, with a voice, she is smart, passionate, scared and dangerous! Ross brings the alpha in with Connor with strength, leadership and sensuality. Both are spot on with the different accents and create a world easy to enjoy.

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Enjoyable!

By not speaking Noemi managed to have the loudest voice and Connor saw that his new bride. He knew something was happening with her and before long he when no one else had worked out she could speak. Their love grew out of an arrangement into something so much more. I enjoyed this book very much. The narration only added to the enjoyment.

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More Mafia Excellence! An Intriguing New Series!

Jill Ramsower continues to wow me with another amazing novel and start to a new series, “The Byrne Brothers” series and what a start it is. It grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it the entire time, once I started the listening to the audiobook I could not stop, nothing else around me matter except what was going to happen next. Noemi was with her Mother when they were in a horrific a car accident, she not only lost her Mother that day but she lost her voice too and had not spoken since. Her father, Fausto Mancini, a powerful capo in the Moretti family, keeps a close eye on her, not because he loves her, but he suspects she may know something she is not supposed to know. He is a cruel and ruthless man who rules her with an iron fist. With the Albanians trying to make a power play over the Irish mafia , Conner Reid's uncle suggests they make an alliance with the Italians and Connor is to pick a bride from one of the Italian mafia families. He’d do what was best for the family and after reading about the ones who were available for marriage, he chose Noemi, liked how she looked and that she could not talk back to him. They made the arrangements, though it surprised Noemi someone would want her. Her father did not lighten up on her and continued to hold threats over her head, using her brother, knowing how much she loved and cared about him. Conner is a smart man, and he picked up that something was not right in that home, and there was foul air between Noemi and her father. Despite marrying out of obligation and not love, he still cared and would get to the bottom of it all. I loved how everything played out in this book, it is cleverly plotted the story with plenty of drama, angst, action, twists and turns, thrilling suspense, heartfelt emotions, and a slow burn but worth the wait steamy romance. Besides the family drama, there is drama and turmoil going on in the mafia world and I loved how all the pieces fall together in the end. As always, the world building and character development is phenomenal. Jill Ramsower, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fantastic narration, Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross did a terrific job portraying the characters, humanizing them, and sounding believable in every role they played. They set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the character’s emotions and projected them into their performance, having you feel every single one. These talented voice artists are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen.

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A sexy and mysterious Romance.

Wow This is a brilliant story I really Loved it.
This will be such an Amazing series and after that ending I can't wait for book two.
An arranged marriage between two Mafia dynasties Irish and Italian.
Connor chooses the timid,and silent obedient bride......or so he thinks.
There is a mystery surrounding his new fiance that he is determined to solve.
Noemi is not what you think she is,surviving a tragic accident that killed her mother,she remains silent to protect herself and her brother from the threat that murdered her Mother.
She must keep this secret at all costs even from her new soon to be husband.
Connor is a total Alpha male all possessive,powerful and his feelings for Noemi are passionate and strong.
They have a unmistakable connection that cannot be explained and they are fire together,the sexual tension is perfection.
There is a lot more to this story between them as secrets are brought to light and there are twists and turns that are heart stopping.
Jill Ramsower 's writing is so compelling I was completely enchanted.
Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are Excellent in telling this story and I thoroughly enjoyed their performance.It was smooth,expressive and a treat for the ears.Their voices always work so well together and they entertained me completely.
I Loved this Mafia Romance,it will leave you wanting more.
EXCELLENT!!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 22-11-22

A SWEET & SAFE ARRANGED MAFIA MARRIAGE

Conner and Noemi’s arranged marriage was sweet with simmering chemistry and secrets warring together as each took the unplanned steps to connect the Irish and Italian Mafia families into an alliance. Noemi is protecting herself and her younger brother from her dangerous father but will Conner be her downfall and destruction or her sanctuary and salvation? It seems like a slow-burn but they only had a few short weeks to get to know each other.. however, their chemistry tore down walls and Noemi hesitantly put her trust, and her weighty secrets, in the hands of her sexy, possessive new husband. There’s banter, angst, drama and simmering tension as virginal Noemi falls for her protective Prince. The narration was okay but I listened at 1.5 speed which made all the difference.

Worth a credit? Yes I really enjoyed the start of The Byrne Brother’s series and I think Jill’s books are always entertaining.. not dark and didn’t have much heat though.

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  • 21-11-22

Worth it!

Saw it mentioned on TikTok and don’t regret one minute. Excellent story and excellent narrator’s!

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  • 23-01-23

Noemi and Connor

This was a really good book. Connor more or less became obsessed with Noemi even though this was an arranged marriage of convenience for the Italian and Irish mafia. Her father killed her mother in a car accident while she was with her and while in the hospital, she decided not to speak. Her father watched her every move to make sure she didn't tell anyone. She tried to protect her brother but initially he was young and dumb and told the father everything. Luckily Connor was watching everything. In the end, there was a nice setup for Keir's story which piqued my curiosity for the next book. Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross did a great job with the narration. I hope the next book comes to Audible soon.

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  • ElyLibrarySec @AudiobookObsession
  • 09-12-22
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Narrators Just Make A Great Book Better

Noemi has had to deal with something no daughter should ever have had to. Conner might have to do something in the name of family honor. Their story will grab you on so many levels. If you’re a lover of mafia tales, this will give you that. Maybe you are someone that loves to read a good suspense story with romance slowly building as the storyline progresses. The author even goes one step further and creates secrets that take a while to be revealed.

I was lucky enough to read both the book and then recently had the chance to listen to Ms. Kennicott and Mr. Ross bring Noemi and Conner to life. They gave me accents that even my brain cannot give me – and I even got a chuckle when Mr. Ross brought his out. They also gave me plenty of emotion and heat. This is one of those books to listen to more than once especially if other books in this series are released in audio. Our narrators made a long day seem to go by just a little faster. They also made my commute interesting because occasionally, I would make comments about one thing or another.

Our author never disappoints. She creates worlds that I can get lost in and be left wanting more. She has a talent for making characters you will have no trouble hating. Seeing if they will get their comeuppance is a great motivator to continue turning pages. But sadly, all good things must come to an end but that doesn’t stop me from looking forward to where I’m going next. But the one I was anticipating will not be it – you know what they say, “patience is a virtue”. Let’s hope I have that much patience.

I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • M.C.
  • 08-12-22
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Checked all of my boxes

Rating of Silent Vows by Jill Ramsower : 4.5 Stars
I consider a 5-star review to be a read that consisted of two factors:
1. Include a twist or a plot that took me by surprise and was interesting.
2. Was so good that it left me thinking about the characters and wanting to re-read.

This book did both – I feel the storyline was well written and kept me wanting to know what happens next.
I AM looking forward to a reread – I feel like I will pick up even more details by listening again.

Conner is an alpha & Noemi is a spitfire of a timid heroine who brings a different dynamic to the story.
#ArrangedMarriage #Mafia #Alpha

This can be read as a standalone. NO Cliffhangers.

I am looking forward to the next in the series though and see who else we can learn more about from Conner & Noemi’s circle.

For me, this was an Audio Listen and the narrators did a great job! I am an avid audio book listener – 5 star listen.

(My only critique is that the female narrator almost sounded like a male once in a while. It just confused me when I was trying to follow along. Almost like the voice she would use when she is speaking in male narrative, but she wasn’t. Narrated very well nonetheless.)

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  • Mishy
  • 04-02-23

Disappointing

I was so looking forward to this book but found that it dragged an uninspired story line on way to far. Thought that the female narrator lacked maturity in her adaptation and the male voice didn’t match the description of the character.

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  • rose nett
  • 29-01-23

It was ok

Kinda disappointed. There was way too much inner monologue back and forth he loves me he loves me not. Boring after a while. Plot was predictable. The narration was good but the male character was not well represented by the narrator. He was a bad guy but the voice was more like a guy that would be carrying his wife’s purse with a baby swaddled to his chest. 🙂
Not gonna bother with any more in this series.

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  • 26-01-23

Silent Vows

My first book📚🎧from this author it was good not great but still good. Narration was good, storyline was a bit long but ok, it did have a sorta HEA but a bit of a cliffhanger for the next book. Is it worth the credit? Sure, as long as you enjoy a slow burn mafia romance.

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  • veronica gaynor
  • 23-01-23

Loved it!

This book was exciting with a good story that I could not put it down…I hope there is a second book!

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  • purity
  • 16-01-23

Silent vows by Jill Ramsower

I listened to the book in less that half a day. It was amazing their chemistry and communication was amazing. The dirty talk was banging😌. 10/10. Chefs kiss.