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Book Review: The Sweetest Oblivion (Made, #1)

Book Details:

  • Published Date: June 20, 2018
  • Author: Danielle Lori
  • Genre: Romance, Adult, Fiction, Dark
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 386 pages
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?

This is a standalone forbidden romance (with plenty of steam and angst.) (AMAZON)

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So, I started seeing this book all over Goodreads within a span of like two months. Like it was so hyped, that I just had to see what the hype was about. Unfortunately, this book did not live up to the hype for me, but it was still however a decent read. And I definitely can see why it is as hyped as it is.

The heroine in the book, Elena, just wasn’t as strong as people made her out to be. She didn’t do anything fascinating until the end of the book when she wanted to do something for her family. Throughout the whole book, it just seemed like she was lusting over Nico and constantly throwing herself at him. Which, might I also add, it didn’t seem to take her long to fall for him. She was skeptical the first two times she met him, but after that, it was just non-stop lust.

On top of that, Nico was originally engaged to her sister. Even though Elena basically through herself at her sister’s fiancé, she couldn’t seem to stop thinking that he wouldn’t be faithful to her. But it was ok that he wasn’t faithful to her sister when he started to want her….oh…kay…lol.

Honestly, after so many chapters, the story line got really old. I felt like the book could have been shorter. The ending of the book is honestly what saved it for me because majority of the book was Elena throwing herself at Nico and wondering if he would be faithful to her. Nico wasn’t that bad of a character, I just wished we got a little bit more when it came to him.

I do plan to read The Maddest Obsession because I don’t think the first book has completely killed the series for me yet, so we shall see how I feel about book 2!!

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read The Sweetest Oblivion? What were your thoughts?


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