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“The Sweetest Oblivion” is a fiery story of a forbidden romance between the daughter of a mafia and her to-be brother-in-law.
The heroine of the book Elena Abelli, nicknamed Sweet Abelli, is the 21-year-old daughter of one of the biggest organized crime syndicates in the US. Elena is deemed unfit for marriage by her father because of her past.
He decides to organize the marriage of his younger daughter with Nico Russo. Nico belongs to another powerful don family in Cosa Nostra. Elena is not new to arranged (business deal) marriages in the mafia world.
However, things take an unexpected turn. Elena and her brother-in-law share feelings that the integrity of the relationship does not allow. The love between Elena and Nico steams, and they grow close to each other every passing day.
“He was such a selfish kisser. Kissing me only when he wanted, biting me, controlling every dip, lick, and press of our lips.”
They understand that this love is forbidden in their families. Yet, they cannot get enough of one another! Elena wanted to stop it as she did not find it the right way to be with her to-be brother-in-law, but it was inevitable.
“The truth was, not every man could handle being a Russo. My nonna used to say our blood ran hotter than most.”
“The Sweetest Oblivion” by Danielle Lori is one of the four books in “The Made” series. The book received a massive response and held a 4.1-star rating on Goodreads.
Other books in “The Sweetest Oblivion” series order are “The Maddest Obsession,” “The Darkest Temptation,” and “A Girl Named Calamity,” which have gained the same recognition.
Danielle Lori is a famous romance author among readers. Her novels comprise morally questionable heroes and electric, forbidden love relationships.
You can also enjoy the transition from hate to love relationship as you surf through the pages of her books. She loves writing romance, and her writings include contemporary and fantasy, both subgenres. Danielle lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and too many dogs.
The Sweetest Oblivion: The Plot
“The Sweetest Oblivion” is a story of love that no one approves of. It revolves around the heroine Elena Abelli, her father’s mafia life, and her lover. It is a steamy story of romance, the underworld, and how marriages affect their professional relationships.
The novel contains all elements you look for in a romance novel; love, intense sexual tension, passion, sizzling hot chemistry, suspense, danger, and a mafia hero who may not always pass as a hero.
Elena Abelli, a mafia daughter, is a 21-year-old young girl. However, she is quite much aware of the mafia life. She’s a romantic living in the most unromantic setting.
Her father does not deem her suitable for marriage and fixes his younger daughter Adriana’s wedding with the son of another don of Cosa Nostra. 29-year-old Nico Russo is the man of everyone’s dreams. The man is the epitome of hotness, sex appeal, and magnetism that attracts everyone to him.
‘The truth was, not every man could handle being a Russo. My nonna used to say our blood ran hotter than most.’
However, Nico is not only hot by looks but also by blood. He is as arrogant, cold, rude, and controlling. While he wants to spend every moment with Elena, he wants to possess his right over her and wants her to do as he says.
“He’s just a man, I reminded myself. A man with the worst reputation in New York State.”
“The Sweetest Oblivion” from “The Made” series by Danielle Lori does not only hook readers with the sizzling romance. It is also descriptive and well written. Danielle lets you feel the story by dwelling on it entirely.
The story built gradually, and the author did not rush a bit. Danielle takes the readers through Elena’s character and why she indulged in this forbidden romance. She might seem naïve, but she is brave, independent, and values loyalty.
On the other hand, Nico is just the opposite of her. He’s rude and cold but immensely attractive. Yet, she could just be herself around him, being brutally honest and confessing her sweetest desires.
“But the truth was, I didn’t think there was another person in this world who could make me feel safer.”
In a nutshell, The Sweetest Oblivion series by Danielle Lori is a crazy, seductive romance that you’d love! The world of Elena was dark, but she was the mafia princess. Her thoughts, honesty, and wild chemistry with Nico that built gradually make you fall in love with her.
Elena and Nico are sure to make you smile, laugh, love, and hate the anti-hero at the same time I believe.
“He was comfort, security, and need, all in one. It had a name. Home.'”
The Sweetest Oblivion FAQs
Who are The Sweetest Oblivion main characters?
The story revolves around the 21-year-old daughter Elena of a mafia and her 29-year-old to-be-brother-in-law Nico Russo. Nico is the son of another well-known don of Cosa Nostra. He is supposed to get married to Elana’s younger sister Adriana.
What genre is The Sweetest Oblivion?
The Sweetest Oblivion series is fiction, mafia romance. It gives you an insight into the mafia world and their personal and professional relationships while enjoying the hot romance between Elana and Nico.
How many books are in The Made series?
“The Made” series has four books: “The Sweetest Oblivion”, “The Maddest Obsession”, “The Darkest Temptation”, and “The Purest Addiction”. They are named Made#1, Made#2, Made#3, and Made#4 under “The Made” series by Danielle Lori.
Are there any plans for The Sweetest Oblivion continuation?
There are three more books in “The Made” series. The author has written the last part, “The Purest Addiction”, and mentions that it is the last of the series. As Danielle told Goodreads:
“This is the last book in The Made series, but that doesn’t mean I won’t write spin-offs in the future. As of right now, I will not be writing novellas or second books for these characters, BUT you will get to see the entire MADE cast in this final installment, including babies and more.”
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