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Suffer in Silence (The Malvagio Mafia #1) by Kelsey Clayton


Monsters don’t hide in dark alleys. They lurk in plain sight, clawing into your soul with cordial smiles. They wear Armani, they drive Cadillacs, they attend fundraising balls… And they rule the city with a merciless fist.

The Familia is a mystery to most, and sitting on it’s throne is Kage Malvagio. Vile. Sadistic. Painstakingly beautiful.

Some say: Ask for forgiveness, never permission. Kage asks for neither. Especially when he gets his hands on me. I should hate him. I should run at the first chance I get. But how could the devil be so bad when he looks at me like that?


Wow! Another great dark mafia romance has been added to my favorites pile.  

Saxon Forbes is an innocent wealthy heiress who is caught up in a game of revenge. One where she loses the people she loves while falling for a vengeful Don willing to use her for his gains. Will she just be another victim of circumstance?

Kage Malvagio is, for lack of a better word, SAVAGE! His vengeance for his father’s death is personal and his torture techniques are cringeworthy. But Kage’s obsession with Saxon is beyond redemption as he battles with his desire for her while taking her innocence for leverage. Will he be able to let her go once he’s done with her?

Kage is so enamored of Saxon. He has loved her from afar for some time promising her grandfather Silas  he would stay away. Most Dons would have just taken what they wanted, but his respect for her grandfather is honorable. I also have to admit he fought his attraction for her valiantly until circumstances forced his hand. And don’t underestimate the tenacious and courageous Saxon. She literally fights tooth (OUCH!) and nail to escape Kage’s clutches. Her sheltered life didn’t prepare her for Kage and his nefarious ways, but the woman definitely has backbone and grit and can hold her own with a testosterone-filled “massive boy castle”. She is also incredibly smart and savvy enough to face the consequences of what her father did to her and to accept Kage for who he really is. Her grandfather named her Wildflower for a reason. She’s a survivor and she will thrive in the most unlikely of places. No one has her back better than she does. But her over-confidence gets her in trouble as the unforgettable cliffhanger leaves you cold.

There are several supporting characters including family, good and bad. Also, the connections Saxon makes with some of Kage’s mafia entourage are funny and sweet as she boldly earns her way into their hearts.

What a dark and unflinching start to a wonderful series. I can’t wait to pick up Book 2 and watch Kage and Saxon get their happy ending. If you love the perfect blend of dark, heat, angst, humor, and romance, give this book a try. It won’t disappoint.

Thank you to Ms. Clayton for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Kelsey Clayton is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.

She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.

Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

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