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Promised

The Clans, Book 1
Narrated by: Amber Bray
Series: The Clans Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense
4.9 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

She’s promised to me, and I’ll damn well have her.

Mariana may have gone through hell, but she doesn’t get to make decisions right now. She was promised to me by her father, the second she was born. Our families made a pact to preserve the future of the clans.

We’re the destined King and Queen of the Romanian Mob. Now, after being trapped for years at the hands of a psychopath - after I’ve rescued her, I might add - the sassy woman wants to play games. She can play all she wants, but the only thing she’ll be doing is losing. 

Promised is a full-length novel that can be listened to as a stand-alone in the Clans. You do not have to listen to the series from book one but is recommended. Happy listening!

©2017 Knox Publishing (P)2019 Knox Publishing

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Mafia romance

I normally really enjoy mafia romances but this one wasn't quite what I expected. I think the writing isn't really my style. That being said the storyline was interesting and the characters were well developed. I wasn't a huge fan of the way Amber narrated this book. She always sounded angry even during scenes that didn't call for anger. It just threw the dynamic of the book way off for me. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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If you enjoy mafia romance this one is for you. Dark, edgy, undertones and a heroine who is in the middle of a power play and she is the pawn, so to speak. Amber Bray did a good job telling us about all of Mariana’s suitors.

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A Dedicated Men

A good mafia romance starter. It could have more background on their relationship before she disappeared. I wanted a feel of his feelings before he found her. I loved how he never gave up on her even after she returned and wanted to make sure he was the one. 🎧 AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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Stand alone start to series

Promised does stand alone, though it ends with more of a HFN, like an episode in a series where the immediate threat is wrapped up but you know the story isn't entirely over. I would recommend this book to those who are fans of mafia/mob romance. The story does include details of abuse, and I did struggle a little bit with how someone could have one set of values for their family yet still be okay with buying/selling women who weren't related to them. I actually wasn't sure if Ion would end up being one of the protagonists as he didn't make a great first impression (and it would be cool to have another perspective thrown in to keep the reader guessing). Amber Bray did a great job with the narration. She does really well performing the dual points of view by herself, probably the best narrator I've listened to with handling both perspectives on her own. My only complaint is that there were occasional times where the intensity seemed a little over done. #AudiobookObsession

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dark romantic thriller

Absolutely captivating dark romantic thriller that will have you hooked from start to finish.

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Promised

Well, it's sure not an easy life being a leader in the mob! This book kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It was intense and gripping. Mariana was such a strong character especially considering everything she had gone through. Ion sounded like he was going to be this horrible person but he turned out to be an alpha male who would do whatever it took to protect those he loved. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of this series. Amber Bray's performance of this story was amazing. She put so much into each and every character. Her male voices and various accents and languages was wonderfully done. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Interesting

You kind of get thrown into this mafia world that the author has built, at first I was a little confused but as the story unfolds the world is well built and enjoyable. The narrator did a fantastic job

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Dark but fascinating

The story was very engrossing but it has a lot of rough scenes and dark triggers. I was worried she would be in one bad situation after another but she ended up finding a way. I was amazed at her spirit. The narrator did a great job. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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I've seen this book/author pop up a few times in a few of my facebook groups. The cover and blurb intrigued me. I wanted to give it a shot to this new to me author. Sadly, I felt this book needed more plot development in the beginning. We get thrown into this "Clan world," basically told instead of shown. Or it seemed it could be a skim forward plot. Things were moving way to fast for me and it took the enjoyment out of the characters and story. Also was kind of predicable. A lot of things were very repetitive and Ion kept on mentioning the same thing over and over. I just think this book need more time worked on it. Ohhh, I really liked Amber Bray's narration, her male voice is also good. She did well with the accents. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Great storyline

Wow this poor woman has the worst luck! Great storyline with good strong characters. Looking forward to the next book. Great narration from Amber.

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  • Vicki
  • 20-04-20

Excellent book!

This book was really good. Mariana was promised to another, Ilio, when she was born. Another kidnapped her and she was held captive for eight long years. The villain also impregnated her and wanted nothing to do with the child. He also abused her in other ways. My heart went out to Mariana but she emerged stronger for it. I highly recommend this book. Amber Bray did a great job with the narration. I received I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kylie
  • 31-10-19

The princess rises

Mariana the Romanian Mob Princess is held captive for 8 grueling years when her betrothed Ion rescues her. This story is gritty but has a very satisfying HEA. Amber Bray does a great job narrating! This story may be triggering. 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 20-10-19

Intense read!

I loved this book it was intense, dark, and it had a few twists that keep me wanting more. I cant wait to see where this series goes. The narration really brought this book to life it was amazing. AudiobookObsession

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 05-10-19

King & Queen Of The Romanian Mob!

Promised (The Clans, Book 1) had caught my eye with its synopsis and the sample audio nailed it. I was hooked right from the first word of chapter one and listened to it without being able to stop. Mafia is one of my favourite subgenres of romance along with romantic suspense that spools through the narrative. This audio molds into a beautiful, intense, romantic suspense with dark moments, unexpected twists and mafia dealings. I absolutely loved everything about this audio inclusive of compelling characters with complex personalities, writing style of this author, blood-tingling twists, sultry love moments and a narator who brings more to the narrative. I hope the other books in this series get turned into audio's as only one and three are currently available on audio. I just wanted more and didn't want it to end. Narator Amber Bray was the perfect choice to narate this audio. Her intonation fit the mood and character's. Brings more sentiments at the right places. I loved the different tones used to differentiate between the characters. A flawless performance bringing the characters and narrative to being. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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  • Rene Davis
  • 03-06-20

Mafia Gotta Love Them 💙

I loved it. It is very easy to get sucked in and swept away with this audiobook. The narrator keeps you wanting more. I received this audiobook for free for a voluntary honest review.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 20-04-20

The story is good..

Mariana is the last living member of a mafia family. She was abducted at age 16 and has been kept for 8 years. She has a daughter. Ion Petran was her intended since she was very young. He has searched for her since she was taken. He gets a tip and goes after her. This is a good story, although needs more for me. I liked the characters and the overall storyline. Amber Bray was a difficult listen for me in this book. Her voice is pleasant.

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  • Fabiola Cadet-Destil
  • 30-01-20

Raw, Emotional, Gritty

there are some strong characters in this story, and author Elizabeth Knox made sure we know it, I enjoyed this audio. Overall actor did profoundly well.

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  • Amanda C
  • 28-01-20

Exciting and Intense

This was so good. It's fast paced and kept me hooked, I needed to know where the story was going. There were twists and turns I wasn't expecting. Marianna has been through a lot and I love how she stands up for herself. I can't wait to see where this series goes. Amber Bray's narration was good. It took a bit to warm up to her, especially her male voices. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Tiffany H.
  • 25-01-20

Amazing!!

This book was full of adventure and turmoil. It leaves the listener or reader wanting more. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this series.

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  • Patricia
  • 27-11-19

Great Story!

Loved the story. Ana and Ian were great characters in the story and hopefully we will hear from them in future books. The narrator did a great job with this audio book!