Release Blitz with Review: Secret Atonement by Cayce Poponea


Secret Atonement by Cayce Poponea

Code of Silence, Book 5

April 3, 2018

Mafia/Romance/Organized Crime/Suspense



A man with big ambitions trying to stand out. A woman living in New York, trying to blend in. A romantic recipe for disaster.

Ian McLeod has waited and planned for the moment he took over the Family after his father’s death. Stepping over his grave and onto a path, which may lead him to more than expanding the Family holdings. What happens when a business meeting to purchase a coffee shop turns into an encounter with a beautiful girl and a ruined shirt? Can he show her the beauty in his dark world or will the one person he trusts kill his chance at happiness?

Heather Murray has a deep admiration for men involved with the Mafia. Knowing her romantic ideations for the organization can have disastrous consequences, she chooses to follow her heart and the man who has captured it, into the unknown. What happens when meeting the family turns into a dose of reality, complete with a reminder of how she will never fit in?

Secret Atonement is the fifth book in bestselling author, Cayce Poponea’s, Code of Silence Series. If you enjoy suspense-filled Mafia romance, then you will love this book. Join Cayce as she leads you on a journey filled with alpha men who know what they want and have no issue taking it. Secret Atonement’s passion filled pages, with twists and turns you never saw coming, will leave you breathless and craving more.

Secret Atonement is the fifth installment in Cayce Poponea’s bestselling Code of Silence Series. This stand-alone novel tells the story of Ian McLeod, head of the Scottish Mafia.




“..for accepting who and what I am, and for the right reasons.”

Set in the gritty world of organized crime, Ian and Heather have an instant attraction and a fast and furious romance.  The characters are interesting and developed as well as the storyline. It was easy to escape to the mafia lifestyle as you quickly turn the pages to see what’s going to happen next. I really liked the strong independent Heather who stood up to not only Ian’s best friend, but also his mother. The handsome and sexy Ian falls fast for Heather while in town to expand his family business. Though he kept pushing his promises to her off so he could take care of others he still made sure she was safe and taken care of. He was able to switch back and forth between being the enforcer when needed for his job to gentle lover and protector to Heather. A good read though I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I had read the previous books in the series. It can be read as a standalone. Characters from previous books were mentioned and I’m a reader that likes to have read all the background stories involved. This was the first book I read by this author but it won’t be my last as I now want to read all the previous books in the series.

ARC provided by the author


Code of Silence Series

Shamrocks and Secrets

Claddagh and Chaos

Stolen Secrets

Secret Sins

Secret Atonement



Cayce Poponea is the bestselling romantic suspense of Absolute Power.

A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction she loves to read. With strong female characters who are not easily swayed by the devilishly good looks and charisma of the male leads. All served with a twist you may never see coming. While Cayce believes falling in love is a hearts desire, she also feels men should capture our souls as well as turn our heads.

From the Mafia men who take charge, to the military men who are there to save the damsel in distress, her characters capture your heart and imagination. She encourages you to place your real life on hold and escape to a world where the laundry is all done, the bills are all paid and the men are a perfect as you allow them to be.


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