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Never Truth (A Mafia Romance)

The Five Families, Book 2
Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Wen Ross
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Nico

They say you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone, but that wasn’t true. I knew exactly how devastating it would be to lose Sofia, and I did it anyway.

She doesn’t think I have the right to walk back into her life. Too bad. I’m not the same playground protector she grew up with. I’ve grown into a hardened, selfish man, and her tears won’t deter me. Now that I’ve had a taste of her, I can’t get enough. I want to burry myself inside her - cage her in my arms and never let her go.

Sofia slipped through my fingers once before, and I won’t let it happen again.

Sofia

Nico was the solid ground that kept my life from falling into chaos...until that ground slipped out from beneath me.

He didn’t just break my heart, he destroyed it.

That was seven years ago. Seven long, life-altering years. Now, he’s come back trying to pick up where we left off, acting as if nothing has changed. He’s in for a surprise because I’m not that same little girl he left behind. He thinks he can bully his way back into my life, but he doesn’t have any clue what he’s up against.

Once Nico was gone, this little ladybug sprouted wings and grew teeth - she cast webs and made new friends while she hid in the shadows, nursing her heartache. Angelic Sofia became exactly what she was meant to be - a Genovese. In the Genovese family, our spines are tempered steel, and secrets run through our veins like blood.

The big bad wolf can huff and puff all he wants, but he’ll never get inside these walls.

©2019 Jill Ramsower (P)2020 Jill Ramsower

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Never Truth, the second book in The Five Families series, is a fantastic mafia romance. The storyline is satisfying and wholly engaging, filled with conflict, tragedy, secrets, suspense romance, twists, and turns. The characters, Sofia and Nico, are captivating with off-the-charts chemistry, they drew me in from the start. I love that they had a past, childhood friendship that grew into love, giving the story a second chance quality.

Outstanding dual narration by Ava Erickson and Wen Ross. Their performance embodies the characters' personalities and emotions, portraying their desire and want for each other, breathing life into Ramsower's words. Overall, Never Truth is well-written with quality plot and narration, which I strongly recommend. I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook, and my unbiased review is voluntarily given.

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Sofia and Nico! Wow Wow

Childhoods-friends, life comes between, 2 broken hearts, lots of secrets.
The 2:nd book in The Five Families-serie and it just geting bettet and bettet in each book. Looking forward to the last one.

Great narration by Ava Erickson and Wen Ross

Jill Ramsower - amazing work on this book

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Second Chance Mafia Romance

Never Truth by Jill Ramsower is a mafia romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Ava Erickson and Wen Ross. This is the second book in The Five Families Series but each book can be read as a standalone.

This is the second book of Jill’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I cannot wait until the third book in the series Blood Always is released on audible.

Ava and Wen did an amazing job on the narration. They really know how to bring a story to life.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mafia romances or second chance romances.

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A solid mafia story from a new to me author

**An complimentary audio copy of this book was provided by the author and I volunteered to leave an honest review. All opinions are my own**

Nico and Sofia were childhood sweethearts. Circumstances disallowed them to explore this relationship. But when the safety of Sofia is at risk, Nico is brought back into her orbit, and sparks surely do fly.

This is the second in the Five Familes Series but can be read as a standalone which is what I did. Although on reflection, I wish I had read the first book first. It didn't colour my reading experience, but I was lacking background on side characters and general world building information which might have enhanced this reading experience.

Ava Erickson and Wen Ross were extremely engaging narrators.

This was my first book by this author and I was extremely pleased with my reading experience.

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A Terrific, Heartfelt Mafia Romance! Great Listen!

I loved this book, it is well written with interesting storylines that are captivating from start to end. I am not sure how this is my first book by Jill Ramsower, I just know it will not be my last. She is a gifted author who has a great ability to draw her reader and/or audiobook listener into her story and make them feel like they are right along side the characters and are given an inside view of their lives. Great character and world development, being the mafia world and the dynamics and workings within. The characters are realistic and easy to relate to, I adored the two leads, Sofia Genovese and Nico Conti, I loved how they first met as kids and then became good friends which lead to more. While Sofia grew up the daughter of a mob boss she was kept in the dark about it. Nico’s father was involved in that world as well and selfishly wound up dragging Nico into it as well. Then Nico broker Sofia’s heart. Years later Nico wound up climbing the ladder in the Mafia family and because he had history with Sofia her father assigned him to protect her not knowing the extent of their history or why they no longer talked. After seeing her again he realized he still wanted Sofia but after all he did would she ever want him again. He would have to win her back even if it means reveal his secrets but he was not the only one with secrets. I loved how everything plays out in this book, there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, angst, twists and turns, some thrilling & suspenseful moment, heartfelt ones and a second chance romance. Jill Ramsower, thank you for this great story, I am looking forward to checking out more of your work

Ava Erickson and Wen Ross are fabulous narrators and voice artists. They do an amazing job portraying the characters, giving each their own voice and personality, humanizing them and bringing them to life. You could hear how much heart each put into their work as they captured the characters emotions and projected them into their performance. Both are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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  • 15-05-20

SO GOOD.. SO ENTERTAINING.. & SO WELL-NARRATED TOO

Oh boy I’m love.. love.. loving this Five Families Mafia world that Ms Ramsower has created with her sexy dangerous alpha heroes and complicated heroines.. and all I can do is echo the glowing 5 star reviews others have left for this very enjoyable and well-paced love story. There’s a good buildup as these two soulmates rekindle the embers of their love that never quite died out and Nico and Sofia’s second-chance dual POV love story was brought to life by two very talented narrators who made the character’s journey through potholes, lies, secrets, danger and revelations an absolute joy to listen to.

Worth a credit? Definitely.. its well-developed soft plot is sweet, romantic, emotional, layered, has good ‘family’ loyalties and has Mafia madness too.. and yippeeee I’m off to listen to book 3 right now.

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  • Falling_with_the_leaves
  • 13-04-20

I loved it all!

A sexy and intriguing second chance romance. It was slow burn that drove me crazy in anticipation. Shifting back and forth from Nico and Sofia's past and present together. Lies keeping them apart for seven years.

Nico is sexy and strong. A protector with a big heart. He's made mistakes and he's ready to atone for the pain he's put Sofia through. Wen Ross did an amazing job narrating Nico. A gruff and seductive voice that sets your body on fire.

Sofia had learned to cope after losing her brother and her best friend. Not an easy task but she's grown into the woman she wants to be. Ava Erickson did a phenomenal job. Her voice is sweet, sexy, and strong. She embodies Sofia perfectly. I could listen to her all day.

You'll love this audiobook. It pulled me in right from the start. I didn't want it to end! Amazing narration and amazing story!

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  • Keewatin
  • 23-05-20

Second chance romance

I have not read many mafia books, but I did enjoy this second chance romance and suspense in this one. Nico broke Sofia's heart seven years ago in decision that changed everything and kept them apart. I loved the push and pull between them after all the years and the fact that Sofia is now a strong woman. Definitely looking forward to future books in this series.

The narration by Ava Erickson and Wen Ross was excellent as well.

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  • Avephoenix
  • 09-05-20

Brilliant Performance by Ava Erickson and Wen Ross

4.5 Stars!!

Nico & Sofia's journey is intense, intriguing, and entertaining. This Second-Chance Mafia Romance got me hooked right from the start and couldn't let go until I was done lsitening! So expertly performed, that it felt as if I was part of this fabulous story!

Nico and Sofia are reconnecting many years after their hurtful break-up, and while Sofia wants nothing to do with the man that unexpectedly left her heartbroken, Nico wants nothing more than to keep her safe, and regain her love and trust. Their chemistry is explosive, and their connection still so strong, that what they evoked is almost palpable. They truly complement each other so perfectly, and deserve their second chance!!

The only thing that I really wish to have been differently, is for Nico's POV to have been at least equal to Sofia's.

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  • Mary Dean
  • 26-04-20

What my mafia romance loving heart needed

I love mafia romances and this one is on my list of new favorites. This is book two in the series. It can be a standalone but it definitely has me wanting to check out book one. In this story, we get the story of Nico and Sofia. They meet as kids and instantly have a connection. Their strong friendship blooms into more. Then Nico suddenly breaks her heart and disappears. Years later as she is graduating from college Nico appears back into Sophia's life. Secrets and truths are revealed Turns out Nico works for her mob boss father and Sophia knows all about it when everyone thinks she has no clue about her families mafia ties. As they try to give their love another chance, they aren't sure if it can survive their secrets. I loved every aspect of this story. It pulled me in right away. I went through the emotions with the characters. I felt for Sophia's heart break. I loved and hated Nico (but in the end totally loved him). My favorite character was Sophia's best friend Michael. I hope there is more from him in the series. I am hooked on this series. This is a must read/listen for mafia romance fanatics like myself. This book has drama, danger, steamy romance, heart felt moments and everything else to have you addicted. These narrators did a great job pulling the listener in and keeping us locked in.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 23-04-20

Never Truth

Omitting the truth can lead to so many problems and in this book Sofia and Nic figure out just how many and the pain that it can cost. This is a second chance love story at its finest. Super fun to listen to and I am definitely excited to see who comes next in this series.

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 22-04-20

Great continuation to the series

Never Truth is the second book in the Five Families series. After loving book one I was excited for this novel and I was not disappointed. This was Nico and Sofia's story and it was told to us in both the present day and through flashbacks. Their story will break your heart but I loved seeing them rekindle their romance. The secondary characters provided great support and balance to this couple and added so much to the story
This second chance romance had it all, romance, friendship, suspense, some angst, secrets and lies and some twists you won't expect. The author did a great job with world-building and bringing us into the mafia world.
This series is easily becoming a favorite and I can't wait for the next book. I would highly recommend this novel to all lovers of mafia romance.
The audiobook was narrated by Wen Ross and Ava Erickson. These two did an excellent job with the narration. They brought the story to life, giving each character their own voice and personality. Their voices were clear and understandable and it was a pleasure listening to them narrate this novel.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 22-04-20

Italian mafia at its best!

Romantic suspense is my favorite sub-genre. Jill Ramsower knows how to write it. This second book in her Five Families series thrilling and romantic. Nico and Sofia have been together since they were in kindergarten. As they grew up, their relationship changed from friends to dating when all of a sudden one day, Nico disappears from Sofia’s life. But where has he gone? And will Sofia move on? And how does Michael fit in? While the book features their romance, it also takes us into the world of the Italian mafia. The first scene in the book is ear catching and only forces me to keep listening as we find the inner workings, the lies, the secrets and the danger that being part of the families brings to the life of their members. I could not stop listening to this story, and can guarantee that Jill Ramsower has become a one click author for me!

Narrated by the incredible team of Wen Ross and Ava Erickson, I was thrown into the world of Nico, Michael and Sofia. They both have an innate understanding of their characters and find the perfect voice for each. I was caught up in the narration and enjoyed it immensely. I would love to hear more from this team.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 22-04-20

Great Mafia Romance 💜

This was a second chance mafia romance that I absolutely loved. The storyline was exciting with more than one surprising moments.
The characters were wonderful.
The narration was absolutely perfect.
This is book 2 that can be read as a standalone, with an HEA.
I recommend this book.

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  • BookWormMomma
  • 17-04-20

Mafia goodness

Everything you need from a Mafia romance. Angst, suspense, and twists you never expect. Add a second chance romance to the mix and you'll be hanging on every word. This is book 2 of The Five Families series. It can be read as a standalone but book 1 is just as delicious and the ending, though not a cliffhanger, will leave you anxious for book 3. Ava Erickson and Wen Ross do an amazing job of bringing this story to life.