Never Truth
Throughout my childhood, Nico Conti was the center of my universe. He was the air I breathed and the reason for each of my smiles—until he shattered my heart, leaving me broken and alone. For ten years, I had to find my way in the dark. Now he’s come back, trying to explain away his absence and pick up where we left off, but I’m not the same girl he abandoned. I have enough secrets to rival his own, and if I’m not careful, he’s going to unravel every one of them.

Never Truth Details

TitleNever Truth
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 21st, 2020
PublisherJill Ramsower, LLC
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, New Adult

Never Truth Review

  • Jypsy
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you The Next Step PR and the author for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.Never Truth: A Mafia RomanceThe Five Families #2By: Jill Ramsower*REVIEW* Having read the first book in the series, Forever Lies, I had high hopes for Never Truth. I was, fortunately, not disappointed. Sofia and Nico are the embodiment of second chances, even if tough circumstances. As teens, their young love was torn to shreds when Nico left Sofia. Although he had Thank you The Next Step PR and the author for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.Never Truth: A Mafia RomanceThe Five Families #2By: Jill Ramsower*REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟🌟Having read the first book in the series, Forever Lies, I had high hopes for Never Truth. I was, fortunately, not disappointed. Sofia and Nico are the embodiment of second chances, even if tough circumstances. As teens, their young love was torn to shreds when Nico left Sofia. Although he had reasons for leaving that way, that didn't make it easier for Sofia. Now, years on, Nico is back in Sofia's life, and the chemistry is still obvious between them. Is forgiving and forgetting possible? I enjoyed reading this story, and I've become a fan of this series. Sofia is underestimated by everyone, and I admire her tenacity and quite intelligence. Nico is more than he seems, and I want to know more about that-who he really is. I love these two as a couple, and I hope to read more about them in the future. The journey is just beginning. Never Truth is perfect for mafia romance readers looking for something new that is compelling, dramatic and spicy hot!
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  • Micheala
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received from The Next Step PR. I am SO happy I gave this one a shot after not completely enjoying book 1. I had my doubts over this author, and with this one being a second-chance romance (not my favorite genre), I didn’t know what to expect, but this one blew me out of the water. Nico and Sofia met as children, after Sofia watched her brother get killed by the mafia. She was traumatized and this opened her up to be “that” child in school. Nico had patience with her and they became friends. ARC received from The Next Step PR. I am SO happy I gave this one a shot after not completely enjoying book 1. I had my doubts over this author, and with this one being a second-chance romance (not my favorite genre), I didn’t know what to expect, but this one blew me out of the water. Nico and Sofia met as children, after Sofia watched her brother get killed by the mafia. She was traumatized and this opened her up to be “that” child in school. Nico had patience with her and they became friends. Friendship obviously turns into more as they age. When Nico turns 16, he is enlisted into the mafia and leaves Sofia behind for her safety. Years later, she is in trouble so her father calls upon him to renew their friendship in order to provide her security. What I enjoyed about this book so much was how well-placed the flashbacks were. We didn’t get them all at once. They were slowly released to us as the story carried on, and were always relevant to what was happening in the current present. Even when we think we know everything, the author surprises us with more secrets. I was not overwhelmed by them at all though. With book 1 I found the characters forced and that a lot of their backstory was for added drama. With this couple I found it realistic and that nothing was over the top. Nico left for good reasons. Sofia hates him for it, for good reasons. Together, presently, she slowly forgives and they heal. The romance was sweet and well-developed. They didn’t jump back into bed right away, but she also didn’t spend 80% of the book pushing him away. It was all very well paced out. Nico didn’t force much. He was sweet and patient, and after reading the childhood flashbacks, we do see hints of his younger self in the present. I feel like I have so much more to say about this book, but I just can’t get it into words. The author did a fantastic job with this one and I can’t wait to see what she brings us next with this series.With the epilogue, we get a hint of who book 3 is about and I am so excited to read it. I will definitely continue with the series now! It’s shaping up to be a enemies-to-lovers romance.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Never Truth by Jill Ramsower is book Two in The Five Families Series. This is the story of Nico and Sofia. I have read the previous book that added to my enjoyment of this one but I do feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Sofia and Nico where childhood friends whose feelings started to change into love the older they got. But when Nico was around 16 years old he informed of his true family business and that his life was going to be changing. Nico up and left without a Never Truth by Jill Ramsower is book Two in The Five Families Series. This is the story of Nico and Sofia. I have read the previous book that added to my enjoyment of this one but I do feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Sofia and Nico where childhood friends whose feelings started to change into love the older they got. But when Nico was around 16 years old he informed of his true family business and that his life was going to be changing. Nico up and left without a word to Sofia who was heartbroken. Now years later she starts seeing Nico again but she doesn't want to forgive him. Nico is out to protect Sofia and in doing so has him back in her full presents. Nico left to protect her but what he didn't know was that Sofia is a strong women who knows how to keep her secrets and what is going on. This book settles their HEA but it does end with a soft cliffhanger setting us up for the next book and other main characters.
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  • Energy
    January 1, 1970
    Sofia met Nico as a very young girl, and their friendship blossomed into so much more. She knew she would always have Nico in her life...until she didn't. With no cause and no explanation, he disappeared out of her life and that nearly wrecked her. Now, all these years later, he keeps making an appearance where she is, at the pushing of her parents, and she wants to know why. Perhaps the secrets that both of them have been keeping need to come to light. Gah, this one was especially enjoyable Sofia met Nico as a very young girl, and their friendship blossomed into so much more. She knew she would always have Nico in her life...until she didn't. With no cause and no explanation, he disappeared out of her life and that nearly wrecked her. Now, all these years later, he keeps making an appearance where she is, at the pushing of her parents, and she wants to know why. Perhaps the secrets that both of them have been keeping need to come to light. Gah, this one was especially enjoyable because I really liked Sofia. She was smart and cunning, she was assertive and she wasn't afraid to speak her mind when she needed to. She had been through something traumatic, something that could easily break a person, and she came out so incredibly strong. I really liked her best friend Michael who came along at the best possible time for Sofiia and I would love to see him get his own book because he has a fantastic personality that jumps right off the page. This is a well-written addition to the series, with wonderful characters. Such a fun book with a lot of emotions packed into it.
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  • Stephanie Messier
    January 1, 1970
    This book is the second in this series, It’s nice to get the back story on Sofia and Nico, and oh boy let me just say the chemistry between Nico and Sofia is off the charts!!Sofia meet Nico at the best possible time in life, he was the only kid that was nice to her after loosing her brother. Their friendship grew each day, year by year. On Nico’s sixteenth birthday everything changed. Nico learned that his dad was apart of the “Family” and he was expected to follow suit which ment in the long This book is the second in this series, It’s nice to get the back story on Sofia and Nico, and oh boy let me just say the chemistry between Nico and Sofia is off the charts!!Sofia meet Nico at the best possible time in life, he was the only kid that was nice to her after loosing her brother. Their friendship grew each day, year by year. On Nico’s sixteenth birthday everything changed. Nico learned that his dad was apart of the “Family” and he was expected to follow suit which ment in the long run he’d have to leave everything and everyone he cared about behind in order to protect them.Flash forward 7ish years, Sofia has moved on with her life graduated college she just can’t seem to fill that hole in her heart that was left all those years ago. Nico has been tasked with the responsibility of keeping Sofia safe, but will she let him back in to achieve his goal? Or will she be too hurt to travel down that road again. This book will suck you in from page one! I cannot wait to see how the rest of this series comes together.
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  • Stephanie Ditmore
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first book by this author and was blown away. Sofia thought that her and Nico would always be together and when he broke her heart, never did she think she could pick up the pieces and move on. You believe what you want and make your life what you want it to be, but when Nico comes back into her life disrupting everything she’s worked so hard to put back together, there he is, her past and what she thought was her future. Can Sofia work through the hurt to be with the one person she This was my first book by this author and was blown away. Sofia thought that her and Nico would always be together and when he broke her heart, never did she think she could pick up the pieces and move on. You believe what you want and make your life what you want it to be, but when Nico comes back into her life disrupting everything she’s worked so hard to put back together, there he is, her past and what she thought was her future. Can Sofia work through the hurt to be with the one person she truly loves? Or will she walk away and look towards her future without Nico? I guess you will need to read to find out. What an amazing read, I need to read the first book and can’t wait for the next one in the series. I received a copy of this book.
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  • Melissa Crump
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book! The Author weaves great stories in the mafia world and holds your interest throughout the entire story. I quickly fell in love with Sofia and Nico. Great book! I didn’t want the story to ever end.
  • Philomena
    January 1, 1970
    I had actually won this book in a contest, and boy am I glad I did! I was in a book funk and could not find a book that I enjoyed. This book was absolutely fantastic!! Nico and Sofia’s relationship is astounding, it is a typical falling out book and then coming back together. Their story is absolutely pure and beautiful!! 10/10 Cannot wait to read more I had actually won this book in a contest, and boy am I glad I did! I was in a book funk and could not find a book that I enjoyed. This book was absolutely fantastic!! Nico and Sofia’s relationship is astounding, it is a typical falling out book and then coming back together. Their story is absolutely pure and beautiful!! 10/10 Cannot wait to read more ❤️
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  • Elizabeth Clinton
    January 1, 1970
    What happens when you feel your whole life is a lie you create your own truths. Sofia Genovese is a young woman who has grown up with so many secrets and thinking that the one person who would always be there for you wasn’t who you thought they were makes things even harder. She has lived her life with her own truths and has done what needed to be done to live her life for herself but when your past comes barreling back into your life do you move forward or live in the past. Nico Conti didn’t What happens when you feel your whole life is a lie you create your own truths. Sofia Genovese is a young woman who has grown up with so many secrets and thinking that the one person who would always be there for you wasn’t who you thought they were makes things even harder. She has lived her life with her own truths and has done what needed to be done to live her life for herself but when your past comes barreling back into your life do you move forward or live in the past. Nico Conti didn’t have the easiest life growing up but the one bright spot has always been the day he met his “ladybug” having more in common then they both realized, Nico does everything he thought was right when it came to Sofia. Nico & Sofia will have to overcome so many hurdles to find their way back to one another, their pasts, their lies even their truths but will it be enough for them to bring it to a future that will lead them to a HEA, that will be the last question they will have to answer.
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  • Kristi
    January 1, 1970
    Ok so in the first book I wasn’t really digging Sophie, but this story changed my tune! She’s not a pushover. She’s got spunk! Nico. Was totes prepared to not really like this story, but these two characters together really work well. The second in the series this story line is softer, but still has mafia grit, and whoa baby, some steamy scenes! And the ending????? OMG we need book 3 stat. So if you like mafia steamy this is a book for you!
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  • Kaitlyn
    January 1, 1970
    And just like that, Jill sends me a book to beta read and I finally escape my slump of not reading a book in who knows how long and jump back into reading a book in 12 hours. So wonderful. I look forward to reading more Five Family books in the future!
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  • Dani
    January 1, 1970
    arc provided in exchange for an honest review I had been anxiously awaiting the sequel to the first book in The Five Families series and did not know what to expect when Sofia and Nico were announced as the couple because there was little information previously provided about them. From the blurb, it is clear that this is a second chance romance and in the book we learn that Sofia and Nico were childhood best friends that turned into more until it was all shattered one day. I am a fan of second arc provided in exchange for an honest review I had been anxiously awaiting the sequel to the first book in The Five Families series and did not know what to expect when Sofia and Nico were announced as the couple because there was little information previously provided about them. From the blurb, it is clear that this is a second chance romance and in the book we learn that Sofia and Nico were childhood best friends that turned into more until it was all shattered one day. I am a fan of second chance romance, but only when the reason for separation is believable to me and the reuniting isn't too dragged out. Overall, this worked for me but a few points did not.First off, I loved Nico. He was a man that was very in tune with his emotions and took the time to weigh his options before acting. I loved how he was so considerate of Sofia's feelings while still going after what he wanted. He was the highlight of the book for me and a sensitive, charming character.Now for Sofia...Don't get me wrong, I think Sofia is a likeable character overall, but I found her extremely irritating at times. She came across as childish and immature when she was not willing to consider Nico's side of things when she essentially did the same thing as him by keeping secrets, but it was okay for because her reasons were "good enough." She obviously came around, but I felt a lot of the push and pull was unnecessary because it was due to her being so stubborn when Nico was willing to be an open book for her. Secondly, I was not a fan of the business venture that Sofia decided to take. I understand that she is around mobsters and they are criminals but for someone who's chosen career path was centered around creativity and uniqueness, I found her choice to be tacky and undignified. Her excuse for it about it being daring and sort of "a walk on the wild side" if you will, was just a lame excuse to me. I would have respected her more for making a name for herself on her own merit. Other than those things, I liked that she was unapologetic in expressing herself.I enjoyed the pacing of the story and seeing flashbacks of Sofia and Nico in the past, and how they were as adults. They had a familiarity from that but also a newness with learning how the other had changed since then. It was a solid, four star read for me and I am so excited for the next book! It looks like it's going to be for a character that caught my eye since his first appearance and a match that I was not expecting for him...
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    So I'm obsessed with this series.. like ignore all adult responsibilities, make your own dang dinner, leave me alone I'm reading OBSESSED! Never Truth is the second book in The Five Families Series and boy oh boy Jill Ramsower did not disappoint! What happens when a long lost love returns 7 years later? Sofia and Nico's story spans years; and is full of first love, gut wrenching heartbreak, friendship, betrayal, secrets & lies; oh and the mafia! These two were absolute together; their So I'm obsessed with this series.. like ignore all adult responsibilities, make your own dang dinner, leave me alone I'm reading OBSESSED! Never Truth is the second book in The Five Families Series and boy oh boy Jill Ramsower did not disappoint! What happens when a long lost love returns 7 years later? Sofia and Nico's story spans years; and is full of first love, gut wrenching heartbreak, friendship, betrayal, secrets & lies; oh and the mafia! These two were absolute 🔥🔥🔥 together; their connection simply undeniable as they navigate who they are now and resolve the secrets of their past. I could NOT put this book down! There is so much to love about this book and this series... all the little details, the perfectly placed flashbacks, the continuing story line from book one and all the layers of Sofia and Nico's story that unravel as you read... just absolute perfection. 💙 ***ARC Provided in Exchange for an Honest Review/ Megan Scandalous Book Blog***
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  • Kelly-Jo Sweeney
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in the Five Families series. Each one works well as a stand-alone novel, but I think reading each one gives a better idea of who all the players are. This time we focus on the youngest daughter of mafia boss Enzo, Sofia. As a child and teenager, she was best friends and then in love with Nico. From out of the blue he one day betrayed her and vanished from her life. Now, he's suddenly back in her life and all of their secrets are about to come out in the open.I do enjoy This is the second book in the Five Families series. Each one works well as a stand-alone novel, but I think reading each one gives a better idea of who all the players are. This time we focus on the youngest daughter of mafia boss Enzo, Sofia. As a child and teenager, she was best friends and then in love with Nico. From out of the blue he one day betrayed her and vanished from her life. Now, he's suddenly back in her life and all of their secrets are about to come out in the open.I do enjoy second chance romances, as long as the reason that they broke up in the first place either isn't too awful or too silly. I enjoyed the romance between them as they rediscovered each other. As much of the book is about the past as it is the present and that worked really well. They have both changed in the time that they have been apart, but the connection between them is still very obvious and believable.What I really like about this series so far is that it isn't about the characters suddenly seeing the error of their ways and turning from crime. If anything, they all just accept that it is part of their life and that's the way that things are. It seems more realistic than some other similar books.I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Athena
    January 1, 1970
    5 STARS Jill Ramsower delivered an amazing story. I loved everything about this book! Sofia and Nico have history and they part ways. With a bad breakup between them and reconnecting years later, you see that Nico will do anything to redeem himself and earn Sofia's trust. "I want everything from you, Sofia Genovese. I want your body and your mind. I want your secrets and your trust. I want to tell you every horrible thing I've ever done and know you'll love me anyway." I highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS Jill Ramsower delivered an amazing story. I loved everything about this book! Sofia and Nico have history and they part ways. With a bad breakup between them and reconnecting years later, you see that Nico will do anything to redeem himself and earn Sofia's trust. "I want everything from you, Sofia Genovese. I want your body and your mind. I want your secrets and your trust. I want to tell you every horrible thing I've ever done and know you'll love me anyway." I highly recommend reading this book if you enjoy romantic suspense mixed with organized crime. Never Truth by Jill Ramsower is an EPIC read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
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  • Nicole Sargent Kunkel
    January 1, 1970
    This is a second chance mafia romance. Sofia and Nico have known each other since childhood. Love blooms until Nico’s father gets in trouble. Nico does something to change course. He gives up Sofia. Years later, Sofia needs someone to protect her, and her father asks Nino. The book does a great job giving us glimpses into the past so we, as the reader, get the full story.
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  • Jenn the Readaholic
    January 1, 1970
    I was impressed by this author’s ability to weave the past and present together without losing any of my attention or interest. And the fact that I was able to jump into what I now know is the second book in this series without feeling lost is a huge plus also! Sofia and Nico have a painful past that neither of them has ever gotten over, but the time has come for Nico to win his one and only love back. The only problem? She doesn’t know what he does for a living or WHO he’s doing it for...or so I was impressed by this author’s ability to weave the past and present together without losing any of my attention or interest. And the fact that I was able to jump into what I now know is the second book in this series without feeling lost is a huge plus also! Sofia and Nico have a painful past that neither of them has ever gotten over, but the time has come for Nico to win his one and only love back. The only problem? She doesn’t know what he does for a living or WHO he’s doing it for...or so he thinks. Nico has no clue that Sofia has never been blind to the family business, or that she can so easily piece together why he destroyed her so thoroughly seven years ago. Of course, Sofia has some secrets of her own, and they’re secrets that she’s actually managed to keep, unlike anyone else in her life. And when Nico finds out that his woman isn’t quite so ignorant to the ways of their world, watch out. Because he’s not about to lose Sofia again and he’s ready to give her the entire world on a platter. I truly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, interesting, and entertaining. I’m interested to see what comes next for the Families.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I loved how raw with emotion this story was, it started out with some sadness, then got sweet with adolescent love. Then the story took a crazy turn and my mind was blown with all the secrets everyone was carrying. ( not just the main characters) wow mind blown . This book had me guessing trying to find out what the secrets were and when they came out, they were not what I imagined, they were better, but much darker. What a great book. Fingers crossed Micheal gets a book. Oh and the bar bq Maria I loved how raw with emotion this story was, it started out with some sadness, then got sweet with adolescent love. Then the story took a crazy turn and my mind was blown with all the secrets everyone was carrying. ( not just the main characters) wow mind blown 🤯. This book had me guessing trying to find out what the secrets were and when they came out, they were not what I imagined, they were better, but much darker. What a great book. Fingers crossed Micheal gets a book. Oh and the bar bq Maria what!!!!
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  • Boys in Books are Better
    January 1, 1970
    This is my second read by Jill Ramsower, my first being Forever Lies which is the first book in the Five Families series. While it is not necessary to read Forever Lies before reading Never Truth, they are interconnected standalones, so it is recommended that you do so.Never Truth follows the story of Nico and Sofia. A tale of second chance romance. Nico and Sofia met at a very young age, a very heartbreaking time, and they formed a fast friendship turned relationship. A turn of events led to This is my second read by Jill Ramsower, my first being Forever Lies which is the first book in the Five Families series. While it is not necessary to read Forever Lies before reading Never Truth, they are interconnected standalones, so it is recommended that you do so.Never Truth follows the story of Nico and Sofia. A tale of second chance romance. Nico and Sofia met at a very young age, a very heartbreaking time, and they formed a fast friendship turned relationship. A turn of events led to the ending of said relationship until years later when they are thrust back into each others lives.Nico and Sofia were amazing together and you were definitely rooting for them especially after finding out what ripped them apart in the first place. Loved Sofia's little side business! And I must say that I was hesitant regarding Sofia's friendship that she made following Nico leaving, I was definitely waiting for that to turn on her. And the ending...oh! Now I can't wait for book 3 to come out!!
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  • Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    NEVER TRUTH was everything. I loved Nico and Sofia’s story so much I barely put the book down. My heart hurt when they hurt and smiled when things were looking up for them. I wanted them to get their happily ever after. I rooted hard for them. But there was a lot of hurt and pain from their past, I wasn’t sure they could work through. I used to not be one for flashbacks, but I have recently discovered I actually love them now. And Ramsower did an amazing job with the back and forth in this NEVER TRUTH was everything. I loved Nico and Sofia’s story so much I barely put the book down. My heart hurt when they hurt and smiled when things were looking up for them. I wanted them to get their happily ever after. I rooted hard for them. But there was a lot of hurt and pain from their past, I wasn’t sure they could work through. I used to not be one for flashbacks, but I have recently discovered I actually love them now. And Ramsower did an amazing job with the back and forth in this story. It definitely made the book worth wild. Also, can we take a second to recognize and appreciate Michael. I mean, I absolutely loved him and would love to see him play a bigger role in the next book. If not a love interest eventually. Am I right? Fantastic, steamy, heart wrenching...NEVER TRUTH took my breath away and was positively worth the wait. Ramsower, I adore you and your mafia world. 5 Incredible Stars!
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  • Ginger
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I love mafia books and I really enjoy them when they concentrate on the family and romance which this one does. Sofia and Nico were best friends as kids but when Nico turned 16, that all ended. Years later Sofia's family needs help keeping her safe and he asks Nico to watch his daughter. Through flashbacks we find out what really happened all those years ago. We also find out that Sofia has just as many secrets as Nico. Very This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I love mafia books and I really enjoy them when they concentrate on the family and romance which this one does. Sofia and Nico were best friends as kids but when Nico turned 16, that all ended. Years later Sofia's family needs help keeping her safe and he asks Nico to watch his daughter. Through flashbacks we find out what really happened all those years ago. We also find out that Sofia has just as many secrets as Nico. Very enjoyable, I went on to purchase the first book in the series and will definitely watch for the next.
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  • Gin
    January 1, 1970
    A terrific second story in this scrumptious The Five Families mafia series. A second-chance romance between the youngest in the mafia boss's family and a new capo in the familia. Papa Genovese tried to hide the family business from his younger daughters but Sophia is witness to a tragic event that changed her family forever and opened her eyes to the real danger surrounding her family at a young age. Through it all there's Nico, Sofia's childhood friend turned teen boyfriend until he breaks her A terrific second story in this scrumptious The Five Families mafia series. A second-chance romance between the youngest in the mafia boss's family and a new capo in the familia. Papa Genovese tried to hide the family business from his younger daughters but Sophia is witness to a tragic event that changed her family forever and opened her eyes to the real danger surrounding her family at a young age. Through it all there's Nico, Sofia's childhood friend turned teen boyfriend until he breaks her heart. But he had no choice and couldn't tell Sophia the real reason behind his actions. Years later, Sophia needs a bodyguard and Papa assigns Nico to repair their relationship while hiding his real reason for keeping her close. That closeness rekindles the love both have never forgotten. Their steamy chemistry wouldn't be denied. A fantastic storyline full of twists, turns, action, danger, a swoon-worthy romance and a few surprises. A story with all the grit and menace you expect in a great mafia story. I can't wait for Maria's story. She's such a badass as the heir apparent to the family! The minor cliffhanger leaves the door open for the next story. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
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  • Raeanna
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsNever Truth is about a girl who witnesses a tragedy at a young age which causes he to see the world in a different way.I liked this book. I liked the parts in the past where we can see how the main character makes friends and how she meets her first love. I'm a sucker for friends who grew up together and become a couple but when the main character and her first love become adults, that's where I started to dislike them together. The guy becomes jaded and has controllingtendencies that I 3.5 Stars Never Truth is about a girl who witnesses a tragedy at a young age which causes he to see the world in a different way. I liked this book. I liked the parts in the past where we can see how the main character makes friends and how she meets her first love. I'm a sucker for friends who grew up together and become a couple but when the main character and her first love become adults, that's where I started to dislike them together. The guy becomes jaded and has controlling tendencies that I didn't like. On the other hand, I continued to like the main character, she had a lot of strength that I admired. I didn't want them to be together, and I didn't really find their love to be believable. I did like her other male friend that she meets later in the story though. All in all, this book was good. It had an interesting storyline with some plot twists and some believable events that makes it seem realistic. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes novels that include mafia characters. 
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  • Karen Roma
    January 1, 1970
    Never Truth is the second book in Jill Ramsower’s Five Families series and continues to delve into the dark and intensely intriguing underbelly of the Mafia. As with book one, Sofia and Nico’s story has a strong family focus and also familiarises readers with their turbulent past. Secrets, mystery and a rekindled attraction are just some of the foundation of this captivating book. A fabulous support cast adds intrigue and expectations about what is still to come.
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  • Veronica Valderaz
    January 1, 1970
    Never TruthI just finished reading Never Truth and wow! The story of Sofia and Nico starts off sweet and innocent and turns into something complicated and extremely hotttt!! You will not be disappointed with this stellar story!!
  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Never Truth is a second chance romance. It's a Mafia books that steals the innocence from a 5 year old girl and changes the life of another little boy. Sofia has finally got it figured out. She's graduating, she has a job at an art gallery, shes getting her own place...what more could she need? Well, her sister has been kidnapped and found, a cop is sniffing around her best friend, and a lost love has come out of the wood work....Nico never wanted this life, but he's in it now. Things are going Never Truth is a second chance romance. It's a Mafia books that steals the innocence from a 5 year old girl and changes the life of another little boy. Sofia has finally got it figured out. She's graduating, she has a job at an art gallery, shes getting her own place...what more could she need? Well, her sister has been kidnapped and found, a cop is sniffing around her best friend, and a lost love has come out of the wood work....Nico never wanted this life, but he's in it now. Things are going to change for him, not only his position but his first job as Capo. He's made choices in life that he's not happy with and he knows his life could be something completely different, but you can't change the pass. Secrets, lies, betrayals, friendships, hidden agendas...this is the first book in the series for me and I know I'm going to have to go read the first book, and can't wait for I'm hoping Maria's book coming soon. LOVED This one.
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  • Cami
    January 1, 1970
    I love mafia romance stories. And this one, OMG, what a story!I had read the first book in this series, so I knew what to expect. But it topped my expectations. Who doesn’t love a hunted fearless possessive hot mobster who has only a heart his gorgeous strong woman? Sofia and Nico broke my heart. They are my new favorites (sorry, Alessa and Luca). Their story is so heartbreaking but I am happy to have been part of it.Even when I wanted to finish the book to have all the answers I couldn’t, I I love mafia romance stories. And this one, OMG, what a story!I had read the first book in this series, so I knew what to expect. But it topped my expectations. Who doesn’t love a hunted fearless possessive hot mobster who has only a heart his gorgeous strong woman? Sofia and Nico broke my heart. They are my new favorites (sorry, Alessa and Luca). Their story is so heartbreaking but I am happy to have been part of it.Even when I wanted to finish the book to have all the answers I couldn’t, I forced myself to savor every word. Because this story is well written and has a great plot in which each step counts. My only question is why introducing some characters that then wouldn’t be develop. I guess I’ll have to wait for the next stories to find out.Never Truth is a perfect romance story with the necessary amount of action and suspense to keep you alert and overwhelmed.I am obsessed with this series. I can’t wait to read more in Blood Always!
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    Jill, you are one of my favorite authors by far! How can you write about a Mafioso family and make me fall in love with them??? After Forever Lies I was looking forward to reading about the ice queen Sofia and the reasons why she can't stand Nico. But I could never, ever, have guessed the reasons behind her actions. What a wonderful, gripping story about family ties, secrets and the love of one man for a woman.So, I was of course very happy to read about the stories of Sofia and Nico and why Jill, you are one of my favorite authors by far! How can you write about a Mafioso family and make me fall in love with them??? After Forever Lies I was looking forward to reading about the ice queen Sofia and the reasons why she can't stand Nico. But I could never, ever, have guessed the reasons behind her actions. What a wonderful, gripping story about family ties, secrets and the love of one man for a woman.So, I was of course very happy to read about the stories of Sofia and Nico and why they grew apart years ago. And I learned about the Mafioso way of life. And who would guess the traitor among them. So, yeah, Jill has done it again: twists and unexpected turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat. I'm eagerly awaiting the third one in this series: Blood Always. Thank you Jill and Netgalley for providing the arc! Five out of five stars from me.
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  • confessions of a book addict
    January 1, 1970
    Never Truth is the 2nd book in the Five Families saga, but I read it as a stand-alone, second chance romance...I’d never read anything written by @jillramsowerauthor previously but I am a bit of a mafia romance junkie, so I couldn’t resist giving this a try. Sofia & Nico have such a long and beautifully broken history that watching them come back together was so much more rewarding. I don’t always love when a good amount of a story is told through flashbacks, but it worked for this book. Never Truth is the 2nd book in the Five Families saga, but I read it as a stand-alone, second chance romance...I’d never read anything written by @jillramsowerauthor previously but I am a bit of a mafia romance junkie, so I couldn’t resist giving this a try. Sofia & Nico have such a long and beautifully broken history that watching them come back together was so much more rewarding. I don’t always love when a good amount of a story is told through flashbacks, but it worked for this book. This story was super steamy, and incredibly angsty. I really enjoyed the supporting characters and was routing for this romance from the end of the first chapter!..I’m definitely looking forward to reading Sofia’s sister Maria’s book when it releases and I’m going to download the first book in the series that I missed out on before.
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  • Jessie Shepps
    January 1, 1970
    Great mafia romanceLoved nico and Sofia. Their chemistry was off the charts. Love her friendship with Michael and I’m hoping he will have his own book as well.
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