The Sweetest Oblivion (Made) - book cover
  • Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Published : 20 Jun 2018
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1721284443
  • ISBN-13 : 9781721284443
  • Language : English

The Sweetest Oblivion (Made)

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.

Readers Top Reviews

Naya SansonShawnee
I have never been more thankful for kindle book recommendations in my life. I just found the next author for my binge reading spree, because this book was incredible! It was so well written, phenomenal characters, and the plot was amazing; so captivating and unique, definitely not what I was expecting when I read the blurb. I really couldn't put the book down (have a crick in my neck from sitting so long but it was totally worth it). The chemistry and sexual tension between Elena and Nico was just *fansself*. So hot and intense. I loved Nico's character like crazy, a new book boyfriend favourite I have to say, he was so unapologetic about his on display darkness, alpha, possessive and just pretty much perfect. Elena was a great heroine as well, stuck in a mafia world and known as the Sweet Abelli she feels trapped. She was gentle and sweet but also hid a firecracker underneath it all that came out more as the book progressed (with Nico's coaxing). I also have to say that they as characters were so well written, they were three dimensional and had depth to them, and were honestly just so enthralling to read about. It bears mentioning again how incredible the writing was. Honestly just phenomenal, the style, the progression of the story, the wit and banter/ humour, so so wonderful. I cannot wait to dive into the next made series and just honestly anything this author publishes.
Beckie Bookworm
This is a mafia romance it’s one I’ve been meaning to get round to for a while and it’s also a new author for me pleased to say I do enjoy this one a whole lot. Elena Abelli is the daughter of Salvatore Abelli a big crime boss in the united states nicknamed Sweet Abelli on account of her beauty and biddable nature she knows her future is out of her hands and that she lives by different rules to other young girls. A bid for independence six months prior ended badly and Elena is still living with the stain on her reputation. Nicolas Russo is the Don of one of the five families in New York contracted into marriage with Elena’s younger sister to cement their alliance Elena is just glad it’s not her on the marriage block yet. From the start, these two definitely rub each other up the wrong way, both have prior assumptions about what they think the other is Nico thinks Elena shallow and superficial her head turned by all the attention she gets whilst Elena feels that Nico is a rude and arrogant man which unsurprisingly he actually is. Nico is surprised that the sweet biddable Elena has claws and finds himself instantly drawn and fascinated with her. His new fiancé Adriana pales in comparison and he also has no great interest in her actually finding her a bit weird. A series of encounters at family gatherings dial up the tension gradually here until finally things are brought to an explosive head. This is slow burn and nothing physically happens between these two until there in a position to act upon their chemistry. There’s inappropriate talk and Innuendos and obvious interest but it’s basically PG. That is until Nico going above and beyond to secure his newest obsession right where he wants her or actually doesn’t but can’t seem to help himself where she’s concerned. The uncertainty about how they feel towards each other is carried on here right until the final pages. A series of miscommunications standing between this couple because of a lack of transparency. This is dual POV and very well written I did like Elena more than Nico who I did find somewhat abrasive at times but I was invested in the overall outcome. The slow burn was done well I would maybe have liked a bit more communication on both sides and also apologies I really think Nico should have apologised about the incident with his cook and maid that just isn’t done and was just about him scoring points and hurting Elena acting on emotion and just being spiteful if the shoe was on the other foot, well he wouldn’t have taken it so well I’m sure. Even though this is described as a forbidden romance it didn’t really feel that way to me as both Nico and Adriana had no emotional feelings towards each other and don’t even like each other that much. This really did take the sting out of it and made it a bit of a non-issue. This was...
Omp (oh my panties 😂) The Sweetest Oblivion blew me away, I went into this book blind but now I am obsessed with all things Nico related 🔥. I couldn't put it down because I was so desperate to find out what happened next for Nico and Elena. Elena Salvatore has been the perfect daughter her whole life until 6months ago when she ran away and it has haunted her ever since. Her parents are disappointed and don't trust her and now her sister has to have an arranged marriage earlier than expected because Elena is "tainted". Meeting her future brother-in-law should of been easy, but she knows of Nicolas Russo's reputation, they call him "Ace", he has mafia blood running through his veins. He's rude, brash and takes no victims. She should of stayed away from him but from their very first conversation things were different. Her attraction to him isn't right, he is marrying her sister, but why is it everytime she enters a room it's her he is looking at. Nicolas Russo is a hard hearted man and he likes it that way, if you cross him your dead and that incudes his family. He hates the Salvatore family but bringing them together with marriage will mend fences and is a good business move for both sides. Unfortunately he meets Elena and sparks fly, he soon realises that he is going to be marrying the wrong sister. He shouldn't be attracted to this woman, but she gets under his skin like no other and he wants her with a passion he has never felt before. Nico is like a man possessed so lord help any man who thinks he can go near Elena. What he needs to remember is that she is not going to be his wife, he needs to keep away from her but fate has other plans. If taking up the mafia lifestyle meant I could have Nico then sign me up. This man was outrageous in the baddest type of ways. His protective nature towards Elena from the start was heart melting...and also dangerous for any man around her. He fell hard for her and I hated how insecure he was when it came to her feelings towards him, anyone could see they were meant to be together. This book has given me a major hangover but it was worth it, I love a good slow burn and believe me that's what we got with this 🔥🔥.
Mariana Serramari
Mafia books are something that I approach with high caution….a lot of them have scenes and topics that are a big no line for me, I don’t stand when the love interest is a male chauvinist and the heroine just a pathetic sheep that lets him do everything to her. Also there is a line in the dark topics that I don’t like when its crossed and mafia books tend to cross that line so yeah I am always afraid to start books of this gender. I don’t mind dark, but there is a limit to my dark appreciation. That being said this book, thank god didn’t crossed that line. This is a fast reading book that you can easily binge read, the writing style is smooth, the characters are not unforgettable but are interesting enough. The sexual tension for what the book is known is there, not the best I have read but its quite good, the main characters have a lot of chemistry and its funny to see them get from I hate you to I need you….now. The ending I was expecting the cliché and something overly dramatic and dangerous happening, didn’t worked like that but I kind of liked that about the book it was refreshing, sometimes the story doesn’t need a big dangerous scene to have a climatic drama moment that always exist at the end. The only critic I have to give to the story is that even if Nico is not a chauvinist, (he is possessive but not to a bad point) but this is a world where woman are possessions and I basically hated almost all of Elena’s family because of the way they viewed woman. And you can tell me that is a mafia book and that I should have known and well true, but the author and Elena walk on that line, to give woman more respect to, change things, Elena talks about finding herself and starting to speak for herself and then we get nothing! Things remain the same and we never get a satisfying conclusion to that topic. This critic is more about the way Elena’s family treated her and not Nico, I guess I wanted a scene of Elena telling her parents to f*ck off and we never get that. On the other hand the love story develops quite good actually and he respects her and loves her and ins’t a maniac possessive SoB. On a overall I liked the book, don’t know if enough to continue the series, since the books can be read as standalones, but we do get to know the main characters of book two and they did leave me curious…. So to people like me that are always careful with mafia books I recommend this one, is an easy read, it doesn’t cross that dark line (even if most of Elena’s family are giant assholes and bitches) you will get great steamy scenes and a simple love story that will keep you entertained for a few hours.
Jessica Ess
I would rate this 10 stars if possible. Nico and Elena’s story is bar none the best mafia story I’ve ever read. I’ve read it multiple times, and I’m always left completely convinced it is everything I ever wanted in a romance/mafia romance/dark romance. It’s that good. I have read just about every mafia romance I can get my hands on, and I continue to come back to The Sweetest Oblivion, because for me it sets the standard. The chemistry is indescribably good. There is a slow build up between Ace and the Sweet Abelli, but every time they share the page the heat is intense and boiling hot. The Sweetest Oblivion seems to balance danger, humor, and heat in equal measure. It’s so re-readable because certain scenes and lines are unforgettable and so enjoyable I wanted to experience them again and again. Ace is everything I love in a H. He is hot as hell, dangerous, powerful, rule breaking, remorseless, funny, intelligent, possessive, and head over heels for Elena despite himself. Elena is my favorite kind of h. She’s an innocent, she’s got a conscience, she is young but wise about the ways of her world, and she is respectful to a fault until she begins flexing her innate rebellious streak when interacting with Nico. This book is a joy to read. The plot is fast paced and engrossing, and well worth a read. If you haven’t read this yet, prepare yourself for an unforgettable ride!

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