She’s a romantic at heart, even if she lives in the most unromantic of settings. Elena, who goes by the nickname Sweet Abelli due to her submissive demeanour, always has a sweet grin and answering. She is the preferred child and was the ideal mafia principessa. Her hands are now covered with a speck of crimson blood resembling paint that she can only see in the mirror image. They claim that first impressions are of great importance. Elena’s sister is ready to marry Nicholas Russo in the shabby neighborhood of New York. Even by mafia standards, a Made Man, a boss, and a cheat. His reputation is far-reaching and much more sinister than his dark suits and ties. After their first meeting ends with an unintentional glare on Elena’s side, she finds he’s just as impolite.
About the book:
Sweetest Oblivion is the first book in the Made series. This book is a contemporary romance.
Tropes in the book:
- Grumpy x sunshine
- Arranged marriage
- Mafia romance
- Touch her, you die
- He falls first
- Forbidden romance
Sweetest Oblivion is a captivating Mafia romance. It has a dual points of view so you get to understand both point of view. It’s we’ll written, violent and steamy. Our sweetest Elena is drawn to the don of New York’s “Cosa Nostra”. She tries to ignore him and go about her life and ignore him, because he is Mafia and he is also her sister’s fiance, but at the same time her sister loves another man. Being away from him doesn’t go as planned. The spark between them is undeniable. Nicolas can’t leave her alone, and it becomes harder to ignore his desire.
This book has “touch her, you die”, forbidden romance and many amazing tropes. This book also has enemies to lover vibe to it. It has a lot of steam and angst. It has slow burn, which is amazing and well written.
Elena Abelli: Elena is funny, lovable, sweet and innocent. She was the perfect Mafia princess. She is also a little shy and submissive yet she stands up to Nico. She doesn’t like the man or anything he stands for yet can’t stop wanting him. She may be sweet but she loves his darkness and rough hands. She already escaped one scandal, she couldn’t afford a second.
Nicolas Russo: Nico is an arrogant, handsome, made man. He fights his attraction to desire and attraction to Elena. He doesn’t want’s to be like every man who drools after Elena Abelli. He doesn’t seem to stop he kills for her, burns the gas station for her. He hates when she calls him Nicolas. He wants Elena Abelli and he will have her.
Sweetest Oblivion Quotes:
- She was mine. And I’d kill anyone who told me otherwise.
- You don’t know,” he growled. “I can’t stay away from you for more than a f**king day and you can run off without a second thought.” I shook my head, but his grip slid to my chin and stopped me. “You. Don’t. Know
- Whiskey and flame. Sleepless nights. Tattooed skin, white t-shirts, and rough hands. Love and lust and happiness. He was everything.
- I swear to God, Elena, if I find out you’ve let some man touch you, I will deliver his hands to you in a box.” I swallowed. “And I do not. F**king. Bluff.
- He was comfort, security, and need, all in one. It had a name. Home.
- I would make this girl want me, need me, love me, because fuck if I was going it alone.
Danielle Lori’s novels incorporate morally questionable heroes, an electrical hatred of romantic relationships, and sometimes sweet but especially impertinent heroines. She has written in the fantastic as well as contemporary subgenre, but will never drift away from romance. A regular day for her includes coffee, corsage rippers, and 90’s girls’ movies. She lives in a small town in Iowa with her husband, son and a lot of dogs.
We recommend this book to everyone who like Mafia romance. Nicolas and Elena’s chemistry is off charts. It filled with love, mystery, angst and steam.