The Sweetest Oblivion
She’s a romantic at heart, living in the most unromantic of worlds . . .
Nicknamed Sweet Abelli for her docile nature, Elena smiles on cue and has a charming response for everything. She’s the favored daughter, the perfect mafia principessa . . . or was.
Now, all she can see in the mirror’s reflection is blood staining her hands like crimson paint.
They say first impressions are everything . . .
In the murky waters of New York’s underworld, Elena’s sister is arranged to marry Nicolas Russo. A Made Man, a boss, a cheat—even measured against mafia standards. His reputation stretches far and wide and is darker than his black suits and ties. After his and Elena’s first encounter ends with an accidental glare on her part, she realizes he’s just as rude as he is handsome.
She doesn’t like the man or anything he stands for, though that doesn’t stop her heart from pattering like rain against glass when he’s near, nor the shiver that ghosts down her spine at the sound of his voice.
And he’s always near. Telling her what to do. Making her feel hotter than any future brother-in-law should. Elena may be the Sweet Abelli on the outside, but she’s beginning to learn she has a taste for the darkness, for rough hands, cigarettes, and whiskey-colored eyes. Having already escaped one scandal, however, she can hardly afford to be swept up in another.
Besides, even if he were hers, everyone knows you don’t fall in love with a Made Man . . . right?
Rating: 5 Stars
Good LORD! I don't even know what else to say about The Sweetest Oblivion other then wow. I've heard great things about this book so going into it I figured I would love it especially for the spice. What I didn't expect was for this book to completely and utterly exceed my expectations. I loved everything about it. Elena is sweet, obedient and innocent(ish) while Nico is a dark, brooding, sexy, alpha, "touch her and you die" kinda guy. Did I mention hot? He's also the head of a mafia family which I never even knew could be so wildly attractive. The sexual tension between Elena and Nico was insane from the very beginning of the book, and it just continued to build. I had assumed that this book was going to be mostly spice (which I am MORE than okay with) but DAMN was I wrong. Nico expresses his distaste for assumptions several times throughout the book, stating that assuming gets you killed. Well, that's exactly what happened. I assumed and this book killed me, in the best way possible! This book was everything that I wanted it to be and left me with a tremendous book hangover. Which is why I will now be moving on to the rest of the books in this series because to say I'm obsessed would be a vast understatement. I think Danielle Lori may just be one of my new favorite authors!