• The Lady: Part Two of the Oath Duet

  • The Valentini Family, Book 2
  • By: Serena Akeroyd
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, CJ Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’ve spent a lifetime avoiding the various factions of the mafia in NYC, yet somehow I’m in it up to my eyeballs.

I should be scared.

I should want to run.

Yet, the city quivers in fear with every designer-clad footstep I take, because the Valentinis have ascended, and I’m the Don’s lady.

It’s intoxicating.

However, Luciu comes with vendettas and a craving for vengeance that could get him killed. With my allegiance tied to the Irish, can I say yes, when he wants me to take an oath to the Sicilians?

Is a happily-ever-after in the cards, when the "after" isn’t even promised?

This is the second part of the Oath duet in the Valentini Family series. The Don must be heard first.

©2021 Serena Akeroyd (P)2022 Serena Akeroyd

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Audio Heaven!

The Lady just rocks my world!
The storyline and audio just were spot on perfection!!
My ears are still ringing with such audio enjoyment!
Joe Arden and CJ Bloom brought Jen and Don’s characters to light!
A must-have audiobook!

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Another great narration to part two. I love the voices of CJ and Joe!

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Amazing!

Such a great story brought to life by two amazing narrators. I can’t say enough about this book and wish there was a continuation with the story. I loved how Luce wasn’t an a-hole like a lot of mafia guys. He was upfront about his feelings. Definitely worth a credit

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What an ending for Luc and Jen!

I love the ending and was totally invested in Luc and Jen’s HEA! If you’re looking for a mafia story full of action and suspense, you can’t go wrong with this duet. CJ Bloom and Joe Arden did a fantastic job bringing such depth and passion to their roles as Jen and Luc. The pacing was fantastic and easy to follow, their voices clear and engaging, and I loved listening to this on my way to work. Highly recommend for any lovers of mafia. You’ll love these two charismatic narrators, and you’ll be charmed by both their voices and the story as a whole! Highly recommend!

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Luc and Jennifer

Serena Akeroyd is one of my favorite authors because of books like this. She writes such a rich and complete story…it draws you in and keeps hold of you.
The plot, pacing, character development, connections to characters from other books, ancillary characters, banter…everything is extremely well done.
I enjoyed the plot especially since Luc knew Jennifer was “the one” right away and didn’t let anything get in his way.
The narration was very good but the pronunciation of some of the Sicilian words was a bit rough. It’s not a huge deal but it did kind of bug me a bit.
All in all…10 stars! I cannot wait for the next in this series.

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Slow, kind of boring but...

I love the performers and I am committed to am committed to finishing out this series so... Yeah not her best work.

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Couldn’t stop listening

While I couldn’t stop listening a few things bugged me. I lived in Sicily for 13 years and some of the words they used were difficult to chew. Example they said “say” throughout the book for yes instead of “Si”. His pet name douche’ but I believe they meant Dolce. Even with that said, I couldn’t put it down. ❤️❤️❤️

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Heart-stopping steamy good time!

The Lady by Serena Akeroyd was one heart-stopping, steamy good time that I couldn't get enough of. If you are a fan of twisted Mafia romances, you will adore this duet. The Don ended on a cliffhanger leaving me with so many questions, and I'm so glad that The Lady picked up right where The Don left off. The Valentini Family is sure full of unexpected surprises, and I found myself completely captivated as every secret began to unravel.

This audiobook is once again narrated by Joe Arden and CJ Bloom. These two truly embodied all things Luc and Jen. In their performances you could feel Luc and Jen's undeniable passion and love for each other. Joe once again wowed me with his portrayal of Luc really bringing my attention to his power, dominance, and loyalty to cherish and adore Jen. I mean, it was swoon-worthy! CJ captured all of Jen's fears, vulnerabilities, and love for Luc as she finally knew deep in her heart what she truly desired! It was so sexy and empowering!

Overall, I really enjoyed this audiobook! If you are a fan of mafia romances with a charismatic devoted alpha Don, a fierce intelligent heroine, a family full of mafia drama, devoted mother, trips to Monte Carlo, secrets, forgiveness, friendship loyalties, elegant parties, Twilight, super hot steamy times, and the perfect HEA that will make your heart super satisfied, then you will love the conclusion of Jen and Luc's love story. I'm looking forward to more from Serena Akeroyd.


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Love it!

Holy Heck this book! I am so glad that I got to read this one immediately after The Don because I don't think I could have stood the wait. So many things in this book! Secrets are revealed and others are hinted at. I need Filthy Secrets something fierce now! I can't wait to see what happens next in this amazing series! The narrators are fantastic and I love how they brought it to life.

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An amazing end with the best HEA!

Joe Arden as Luciu and CJ Bloom was the perfect dup for this amazing couple. This duet has been one of my all time favorite mafia stories. The way Luc was so ruthless with his enemies and even hard with his allies but so amazingly wonderful to Jen was just *chefs kiss* It was amazing to read about such a strong man being weak for a woman - I loved every minute of it!

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  • Holty
  • 03-26-22

5 stars but........

loved the story, but being of Italian decent, the pronunciation of the Italian words not so much😱

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  • Garden girl
  • 02-16-22

Loved this!!

What a fabulous conclusion to Luciu and Jen's story! As with The Don, it is crammed with incident, love, lust, humour, some violence, a betrayal and the heartbreak being experienced by a friend, and, most of all, Jen's growth! She really comes into her own, and I loved Luciu's insistence that she shake of her past and learn ger value.
Again, CJ Bloom and Joe Arden are excellent. They are skilled narrstors who take a text and breath life into it. Absolutely fabulous! 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Karen
  • 02-13-22

Absolutely loved listening to the lady brings the characters to life

The lady on audio book was an absolutely fantastic book to listen to you can sit back and relax and get lost in the story of the lady. it is narrated by C J Bloom and Joe Arden and boy they bring the characters to life even more as you listen to there voices you can definitely see and here Jens character come to life through the voices off the narrator they did a fantastic job of reading the lady I absolutely loved it

Well I am lost for words what can I say The Lady Serena Akeroyd you have done it again wrote another absolutely amazing story. I loved The Lady we watch Jen grown and come into her herself and stop believing in what her mum said about men and letting her walls down to become Luciu Riggina (queen)

Luciu and Jen are made for each other they fit together like a glove and the love that they have for each other is off the charts so so happy for them both. But there are still family that feel Luciu shouldn’t be with Jen because they feel she is only after one thing his money but Luciu makes it very clear she is to be treated with respect as Jen is his. the story has twist and turns and stuff happening that just shocked the hell out off me Jen mum Diana how low will she go just to get money at her own daughter’s expense thank god Luciu was there. But the ending was so sweet Jen finally gets her HEA

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  • Wanderer Dreamer Romance Reader
  • 02-06-22

All the mafia sexiness my dark soul needed!

Sweet baby Jesus! The Lady is book two in the Valentini family series and is all the mafia sexiness my dark soul could ever desire! The conclusion to Luciu and Jen’s story was everything I wanted it to be and more, so much more!
Jen really comes into her own in this book, her strength, resilience, bravery, and self-growth blew me away! Jen really proves herself as a worthy Queen in this book that also focuses on her journey to finding not only herself but also true love.
Luciu is oh so swoony and so freaking dreamy! I loved how protective he was of Jen and the way he demanded respect from those closest to him towards Jen, he put her on a pedestal and treated her like a lady!
Joe Arden and CJ Bloom reprised their roles as Luciu and Jen. This duo had me engrossed from start to finish with their magnificent performances. I loved how they both managed to bring love, emotion, and lightness to two characters who have dark sides yet together they have brought each other into the light!
As introductions to authors go, I don’t think I could’ve picked a better way to start my journey into the fabulous world of Serena Akeroyd than The Oath Duet. I loved everything about these beautifully written books from the exceptional storyline to the way it interconnects between worlds to the amazing characterisation and the epic love story. I can’t wait for books three and four in the Valentini family series to come out but in the meantime, I’m looking forward to spending valentines with the audio of the Five Points Mob Series.
My favourite and most swoony line of the book “I see you Fi, I have from the very beginning” - Luciu

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  • Frani
  • 02-01-22

Again amazing narration

Wow the 2nd installment was just as great ! narration was spot on and will definitely be on my list as a firm favourite i cant wait for more from the valentinis

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  • Ashleigh
  • 01-29-22

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this duet *chefs kiss*.

I’ve gone from not really clicking with the leading lady to loving her and understanding her reasoning for things. She’s managed to claw her way to the top of my favourite leading ladies. The Don, book one, focused on Luciu and Jen becoming the people they want and need to be. Jen goes from lowering herself so that she can survive and maintain the lifestyle she wants, to realising there are more important things. Her emotional needs and stability are met and she no longer has to put up a front. Luciu not only gives her everything she ever thought she needed, he gives her that things that she never dreamed of asking for. With his place as The Don finally becoming more secure his life finally starts to come together. His and Jens story may not have been perfect but it’s gives us everything we look for in a romance story.
Once again these narrators have given life to a brilliant story. The steam is even hotter on audio and I have to admit that these narrators will be remembered. If you love mafia then I recommend these, if you love audios you’re in for a treat.

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  • Anne-Susann Linde
  • 01-29-22

Loved it!

I loved this second book in the duet! Lots of questions have been answered and I can't wait to to read the next book! I loved to see all the characters from the Sinners and the Feckers again. Fi and Luc are a great couple. I think they work perfectly together. Now that I've listened to the audio book as well I have to say both narrators are awesome! Joe Ardens voice gets super deep when he reads some of the spicier scenes!