Published by Self Published on 1/20/18
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
I am utterly obsessed with this book. Words can’t even describe the way it made me feel. It is literally next level, you guys. A MUST READ! I can’t say enough good things. There’s a small review below. This is a standalone in a mafia series. It’s sexy and seductive and dreamy AF! A must read!
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OMG! Who is Danielle Lori and WHERE HAS SHE BEEN MY WHOLE BOOKISH LIFE?!?! Because I AM DEAD over this book!!
It is NEXT LEVEL. The feels were so luscious and silky, so seductive and alluring, so utterly ADDICTIVE. I was seduced by every line of this book. It was *takes and releases a deep breath EVERYTHING. This is what I want in my romances. The chemistry. The heat. The passion. THE FEELING OF BEING OWNED! Of being suffocated by my feelings with every word I read. And let me tell you, this story sucked me in! It wrapped it’s fist around my heart and I LOST MYSELF TO IT COMPLETELY!
The characters are incredible. Nico is an alpha male I’ll NEVER forget. He’s savage and possessive and dominant. A DREAM COME TRUE. I loved his darkness. I LIVED for his grit. I am such a fan of a jerk anti-hero and damn, I was charmed by everything he was! He made me FEEL BIG! And I fell in love.
And Elena … I ADORED HER SO MUCH. I loved watching her fall for Nico and fight that feeling at the same time. Her personality was soft and sweet but it also held a perfect bite.
The passion and chemistry between her and Nico was….
I actually felt myself DEEP BREATHING at one point. I could hear myself panting, you guys! IT. WAS. SCORCHING! The sexual tension oozed from these two. It SEEPED from my kindle and choked me. I know I already said I was seduced by this book and I TELL NO FREAKING LIES. I was swept off my feet. It was euphoric.
You know when a book just hits you? THIS BOOK HIT ME HARD! I AM A GONER FOR IT. I was so charmed and romanced! It was perfect. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. And I gotta say, I’m pretty sure it only took ONE BOOK for me to become Danielle Lori’s BIGGEST DAN! Because damn, I’m obsessed. FIVE STARS.