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Publisher's Summary

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. 

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 is darker than his black suits and ties. 

After Elena’s first encounter with Nicholas, 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 goes 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?

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😞

I loved this book so much that I was interested in listening to the audio version even though I've never listened to an audiobook before.
I was very disappointed in the voices.
I thought the girl would have a softer but mature voice and Nico had a lower smoother tone in my head. None of these voices are sexy. Lame!

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horrible narration

Narration was distracting from me posting attention to the story. The female narrator had a regular American accent until she said "Máma" or mob-related Italian words. She would pronounce them in a really bad imitation of an Italian. Also, the decisions & decision making process of the female mc was annoying.

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Loved this romance

The important thing to consider when you've read over 300 books in just a couple years is will I remember this book in a year?...and I can honestly say this one will stick

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Great book but disappointing male voice

The story line is great, however the high pitch lispy voice of the male character killed this audiobook for me. It was hard to see him as seductive and a boss with the way it was read.

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Wow!

I love a man who is dark and brooding but will turn inside out for the woman he loves! ♥️

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Couldn't put it down

omg this story was chef kiss; the drama,the romance, the spicy scenes (if you know what I mean).Couldn't put it down finished I one day .

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My my my…

This is a phenomenal book! I loved every second of it and wish I could listen to it again for the first time!

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  • 07-28-21

Boring book

The story was not believable. It just never made sense that Elena would act like she really liked Nico then, when it was decided she would marry him, she acted like she hated him. Much of the dialog was between Elena and herself was based on, did she like him, why he wouldn’t like her etc.

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Predictible and slow

There has been a lot of vibe for this series. As, I was listening and because I was committed I finished it. But it was so hard. i am notnsure if I can invest my time for the reat of the series. This book is also confirmed that I am not in to mafia romance and I really do not like weak and submissive heroine in the stories. There was nothing about Elena that makes her shine in the book.

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LOVED this story

I absolutely loved this story. The story itself is great and the narration was fantastic. It is definitely on my to be read again list.

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  • 02-21-22

at first i wasn't sure but the more i listened..

The more i listened better it got. Very good storylove the characters shame there is not a part 2 to these particular characters' story.

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  • 12-11-21

Wow! a great read!

This is very slow burn but when it eventually heats up at 50% it is 🔥! the chemistry simply sizzles between the two MCs and the narration is perfect.

The only complaint I have is it went on for too long. Endings are always tricky, but it would have been best to end on a crescendo ad have an epilogue if necessary.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-21

A treat

Very good - lovely Characters lovely Plot and the Boy and girl characters. Simple Sweet and lovely 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-21

LOVED IT

Loved this book, loved the story line, how it makes you feel, infatuated in nichos personality and how it changes for that one girl (elina)! Totoaly recommend it if your into mafia love story and steamy books.

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  • beckiemayc
  • 10-27-21

Loved It

Wish it was a 4 book series with 100 spin offs for this couple! Cant wait for my next credit to get number two and new couple!

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  • 06-05-22

Surprisingly good

This is the first book I've read by this author and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

A little too much repetitive inner dialogue by the h and I would have liked more POV of the H but otherwise great!

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  • 02-04-22

Couldn't stop listening!

I love the way this author writes, great character development and the sexual tension between the two main characters was perfect. Great female narrator, she really did a great job. The male narrator was a little disappointing as the voice didn't match the character. Overall it has been one of the best mafia romance books I've read. Highly recommend!

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  • Cassie Fox
  • 01-20-22

Don’t listen to the sample just buy it

The sample put me off but this book has been on my tbr list for ages so I just bit the bullet and purchased it and it was way better than the sample sounded. 10/10 recommend.