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Fanfiction Spotlight: ‘Champion’ by I M Sterling – A Captivating Tale

Hey there, my fellow book revelers! This time, I am back with a Tomione fanfiction review for you. This is one of my favorite fanfics, and I have read it at least five times over the years. Well, let’s dive right into the review. Champion by I M Sterling Blurb The war is much larger, far longer, and much deeper than they could have imagined: fought on a scale that baffles the limits of human understanding. In such a world, perhaps it isn’t surprising when Hermione Granger is sent back in time to rescue Tom Riddle’s soul before he has the chance to destroy it. Chapters: 92 Status: Complete  Trigger warning: This fanfiction is Rated M. This fanfiction has dark elements/themes in it. Please check trigger warnings, or if you are not into this ship, avoid reading this.  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As an avid reader of fanfiction, it’s always a delight to come across a story that captivates and enthralls you from the very beginning. “Champion” by I M Sterling —a true gem in the fanfic universe! If you haven’t dived into it yet, you’re in for a treat. “Champion” presents a refreshing concept, seamlessly blending beloved characters and intricate plotlines into a new timeline that feels both nostalgic and excitingly fresh. The character portrayals are spot-on, adding layers and nuances to familiar faces while introducing new dynamics that keep the story lively and full of surprises. However, here’s the thing: while the plot and characterizations are absolutely gripping, the time travel (it’s not exactly time travel) element can get a bit tangled with the age progression of characters and some inconsistencies with the timeline. But don’t let that minor bump deter you—“Champion” is a page-turner. The storytelling is strong enough to keep readers hooked, and the attention to character development is truly commendable. Plus, the romance is a delightful bonus, beautifully unfolding from friendship to love with grace and charm. If you’re into richly woven narratives with deeply developed characters, “Champion” by I M Sterling is a must-read. It’s a shining example of the author’s talent and passion. Click here if you would like to see more Book Recommendations. Click here if you would like to see other book reviews. See you guys next time!

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Best Dramione Fanfic: Forced Marriage, Enemies to Lovers, and More

Hey there, fellow book revelers and Dramione lovers! 😉 Have you been craving a story that’s deliciously dark, wickedly funny, and absolutely packed with steam? Because I have the perfect recommendation for you! Bloody, Slutty, and Pathetic by WhatMurdah 🎇🎇🎇 Bloody, Slutty, and Pathetic by WhatMurdah Blurb “In my humble opinion there’s only three things that men should be and that is bloody, slutty, and pathetic.” And, on a good day, Draco Malfoy can be all three. When war heroine Hermione Granger and Azkaban-tattooed war criminal Draco Malfoy are forced to wed as part of Shacklebolt’s controversial Reconciliation Act, they openly fight the match and each other—their public brawls breathlessly reported by the press. Secretly, a deeply traumatized Draco delights in Hermione’s attention and pines for a real marriage with her—even as her forced proximity to the Black family magic irritates the cursed scar Bellatrix left on her arm, reminding her why she can never truly trust or forgive him. Then Hermione discovers that Draco’s blood will soothe the scar . . . and Draco is willing to trade his blood for her body. Trigger warning: Just be warned, these are not the classic characters from Harry Potter World; these are morally grey characters with darker plot themes, so if that is not your cup of tea, I suggest not reading this. The title of this fic perfectly encapsulates its essence. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, from bloody confrontations to slutty escapades, all tied together. This Dramione fanfic takes enemies-to-lovers to a whole new level. We’ve got a forced marriage trope, a gloriously pathetic and possessive Draco Malfoy, and a morally grey Hermione Granger who’s one sassy spell away from exploding. Hermione’s fierce independence clashes beautifully with Draco’s desperate need for her, creating a captivating tension throughout the story. I can’t recommend this fanfic enough. It’s a dramatic, intense, and utterly enthralling read that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. Whether you’re here for the slutty shenanigans, the emotional rollercoaster, or the incredible character dynamics, this fic has it all. Download it, highlight your favorite quotes, and get ready for a Dramione experience like no other.  Click here if you would like to see more Book Recommendations. See you guys next time!

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“Ultima Ratio” Will Mess You Up in the Best Way!

Hey guys, I am back with a new twist! This time, I want to introduce you to a new ship in HP fanfiction. Well, the ship isn’t new by any means, but it definitely is controversial. TOMIONE. Yup, you guessed it right. It’s the ship name of the fictional characters Tom Riddle and Hermione Granger. For those unfamiliar, Tomione exists solely in the realm of fanfiction. It explores a hypothetical romance between the brilliant witch Hermione and the dark and brooding Tom Riddle. This ship hinges on the idea of “what if,” taking characters on a path drastically different from their canon counterparts. Of course, Tomione isn’t for everyone. The dark nature of Tom Riddle can be off-putting for some readers. And, of course, these stories never portray their true characters because, let’s be honest, THAT would not make any sense in terms of a romantic relationship. Anyway, I enjoy reading this ship, so if you can separate these characters from the original book and characterization, you will love this book.  Trigger warning: This is Tomione, so obviously, this fanfiction is heavy on explicit and dark themes. Please check trigger warnings, or if you are not into dark romance, avoid reading this. Ultima ratio by Winterblume Blurb Ultima ratio – the last resort. At last the day of the Final Battle against Lord Voldemort has come. Harry, Ron and Hermione fight bravely against their nemesis – but then something goes wrong. And Hermione finds herself alone in a precarious situation. Chapter: 54 Rating: Mature This is a great story for those who enjoy alternate universe plots, the dynamics of an unlikely alliance, and romance. Though Hermione’s character sometimes felt, “I’m not like other girls! I am different,” overall, I enjoyed reading this fanfic. It was definitely not what I am used to reading (DRAMIONE), but nonetheless, it is worth reading. Click here if you would like to see more Book Recommendations. See you guys next time!

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The Best of Dramione Fanfics: The Ultimate Top Five Dramione!

Hey, fellow book revelers & Potterheads!😉 So, if you’re like me, you just can’t get enough of that wizarding world magic, right? And what better way to keep the enchantment alive than by diving into some seriously spellbinding Dramione fanfiction? I’m super pumped to dish out my top five Dramione fanfic picks. These babies are handpicked for their killer plots, juicy character dynamics, and, of course, those unforgettable romances. Whether you’re a seasoned Dramione shipper or just dipping your toes into fanfic waters, these recs are going to leave you totally bewitched. So, grab your wand, whip up a batch of butterbeer, and let’s get lost in the enchanting world of fan-created Hogwarts adventures together. It’s time to sprinkle some magic on our day! 🪄✨ Caution: Just be warned, these are not the classic characters from Harry Potter World; these are dark with darker plot themes, so if that is not your cup of tea, I suggest not reading any of these. My TOP 5 Dramione Fanfics The Disappearances of Draco Malfoy by Speechwriter ⭐ Blurb The night that Harry and Dumbledore return from the cave, the Death Eaters are delayed from reaching the top of the Astronomy Tower for one more minute. Draco Malfoy lowers his wand. A Deathly Hallows rewrite in which Draco accepts Dumbledore’s offer to fake his death and go into hiding with the Order of the Phoenix Remain Nameless by HeyJude19 ⭐ Blurb How did it feel? It felt like he was barely holding it together. She, of all people, should shun him. Or yell at him. Curse him. Spit at him. Take out her wand and blast him off the face of the earth. It was crushing guilt and relief and confusion all at once when he looked at Hermione Granger.The monotony of Draco’s daily routine had become both a lifeline and a noose. But this new habit of grabbing coffee with Hermione Granger is quickly becoming a reason to get out of bed and is unfortunately forcing him to re-evaluate his inconsequential existence.Hermione is living her life in fragments, separate pieces scattered about, and she can’t find a way to step back and let the full picture form. Why are morning meetings with Draco Malfoy the only thing that make sense anymore? Hunted by Bex-chan ⭐ Blurb Forced to work together when their old schoolmates start dying, Hermione & Draco must overcome their differences to solve the mysterious deaths. The tension in the office is getting rather…heated.  The Right Thing to Do by LovesBitca8 ⭐ Blurb Hermione felt the pounding in her ears again. She would see him for the first time since the Great Hall, gaunt and stricken at the Slytherin table with his mother clutching his arm. She hadn’t meant to look for him. Not in the corridors, not beneath the white sheets of the fallen, not on the way to the Chamber of Secrets with Ron, but she was a stupid girl. The Auction by LovesBitca8 ⭐ Blurb In the wake of the Dark Lord’s triumph over Harry Potter, the defeated must learn their new place. Hermione Granger, former Golden Girl, has been captured and reduced to human chattel. Sold to the highest bidder as the top prize at an auction of Order members and sympathizers, she is thrust into the rabid, waiting hands of the Death Eaters. But despite the horrors of Voldemort’s new world, help—and hope—seem to arise from the most unlikely of places. Click here if you would like to read other book recommendations.  Click here if you would like to explore other listopias.  See you guys next time!

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Magic in the Making: A Dramione Book Recommendation

Hey there, fellow book revelers & Dramione enthusiasts! 🎉✨😉 Let’s dive headfirst into the Dramione fanfiction world because I’ve got a gem to share with you all. No time to waste—we’re going straight into ‘Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love’ by isthisselfcare, which is an absolute delight from start to finish.☺💖😍✨ Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love by isthisselfcare Blurb Hermione straddles the magical and non-magical worlds as a medical researcher and Healer about to make a Big Discovery. Draco is an Auror assigned to protect her from forces unknown — to both of their displeasure. Trust me, this fic is a game-changer! It’s like someone waved a wand and sprinkled it with pure brilliance. Let’s talk about the characters, shall we? Draco and Hermione are brought to life in such a charming and hilarious way. They stay true to their original selves from the books, but with a twist of extra spice. Draco is your classic arrogant, witty, and devilishly attractive auror, while Hermione is the epitome of caring, determined, and stunningly smart. Their dynamic is electric—think sparks flying every time they’re in the same room! The story is mostly told from Draco’s perspective, and let me tell you, his internal monologue is gold, and it’s both hilarious and endearing to witness. And, oh boy, the comedy in this fic is off the charts! I’m talking laugh-out-loud moments in every chapter. Now, let’s address the romance—it’s a slow burn of epic proportions. I’m talking torturously slowly, but oh, so worth it. Trust me, the buildup is so intense, you’ll be begging for more! But wait, there’s more! The adventures Draco and Hermione embark on are nothing short of exhilarating. So, if you’re craving a dose of laughter, romance, and adventure, look no further than Draco Malfoy and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being in Love. You won’t regret it! ✨ Click here if you would like to read other book recommendations. See you guys next time!

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No Redemption Without Sin: A Candid Review of Sinners Anonymous!

Hi there, fellow book revelers!😉 I am back with an all-new book review! 😊✨ I will dive into the world of “Sinners Anonymous” by the incredible Somme Sketcher – the first installment of the Sinners Anonymous Series! 💫✨ In true book enthusiast fashion, I’m here to spill all the tea and give you the lowdown on what to expect from this book. 🍵💬 But first, let’s talk honesty – my trusty guide on this literary journey. 🗣️💯 Prepare yourselves for an honest review. No sugar-coating here, just the real deal! 🚫🍭 I TRY TO WRITE MY REVIEWS WITHOUT GIVING OUT ANY SPOILER. So, without further ado, it’s time to spill the tea! ☕️ Caution: Before reading “Sinners Anonymous by Somme Sketcher,” check out the trigger warnings, as this book follows themes unsuitable for everyone. Sinners Anonymous by Somme Sketcher Blurb My fiancé’s nephew knows every sin I’ve ever committed. He’s about to become the deepest and darkest of them all. My name is Rory Carter and I do bad things. There’s a charred soul under this angelic exterior and sometimes, I wonder if my weekly confessions to the Sinners Anonymous hotline will be enough to heal it. Marrying the seventy-something head of the Cosa Nostra to save my father is the only good deed I’ve ever done. I’m burning and bitter under the fake smile and tight dresses, but I was keeping it together. Was. Until my fiancé’s nephew turns up to dinner uninvited. Angelo ‘Vicious’ Visconti. A beautiful monster with cheekbones as sharp as his tongue. They say I shouldn’t be scared of him, because nine years ago, he went straight. He’s barely a Made Man anymore. But I say, he’s the most dangerous Visconti of all. It’s not just because his cold sneer makes my pulse flutter. Or the way his syrupy drawl trickles down my spine. No. He holds all of my sins in his big, rough hands. And the only sins darker than mine are his own. My Rating: Overall: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Plot: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Hero: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Heroine: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Romance: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Sinners Anonymous is Book 1 of the Sinners Anonymous Series by Somme Sketcher. First and foremost, Somme Sketcher’s writing style is compelling, and it is effortlessly capable of drawing readers into the enthralling world of the book. Let’s meet the main characters, Rory and Angelo, in the tumultuous waters of a forbidden love affair. Rory is engaged to Angelo’s much older uncle (a whopping 70 years old!), giving us all the forbidden love vibes. 😱💘 I have seen many people online say this book draws comparisons to Sweetest Oblivion, but hold up! It’s not a copycat situation. I do not see the similarities as much that it can be said that it is a copy of it. I found the plot a tad predictable; the trope has been done many times, so many scenes or situations might feel similar to other books of the same genre. The plot was not so mysterious for me, with Rory being engaged for personal reasons (shocker!), who meets Angelo, a mafia man with a mysterious return to the underworld. Their first Cliffside meeting and the slow-burn connection were nice enough! 🔥🌄 I expected a badass heroine with heavy depth because of how the book starts, but she was pretty childish. As for Angelo, I think he was a bit indecisive. There was nothing too exciting about him as he was a stereotyped alpha hero. While this book was not something I would read again, I must say I did enjoy reading it; it’s just that it didn’t vibe with me in the long run. BTW, I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS SERIES ‘ SECOND AND THIRD BOOKS. I can vouch that they’re a significant improvement over the first installment. All being said, the first book is a decent choice for those seeking dark romance without diving too deep into the abyss. 🖤 So, if you’re looking for a dark romance that’s not too heavy, Sinners Anonymous might be the perfect addition to your reading list! 🎢📚 About the author: Somme Sketcher is an internationally bestselling author of dark and mafia romance. She is best known for her Sinners Anonymous series and for writing the slowest of the slow burns (for which she is not sorry at all). When she’s not writing, you’ll find her trying to find a new hobby, like pottery (rubbish at it), ice skating (rubbish at that too), or listening to true crime podcasts. She also loves dogs and doesn’t trust those who don’t. Click here if you would like to read other book reviews. See you guys next time!

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Love in the Shadows: Anticipating the Best Dark Romance Books of 2024 – My Personal Picks

Hey there, fellow book revelers! 🖤✨ Get ready to indulge in the twisted allure of love and passion with the highly anticipated Dark Romance book released in 2024!   If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for a soul-stirring read that keeps you glued to the pages well past bedtime. Well, fear not because 2024 is shaping up to be an absolute banger for dark romance enthusiasts! 🌑💔 I’ve donned my detective hat, scrolled through countless release schedules, and brewed up a cup of excitement to bring you the ultimate scoop on the TOP anticipated dark romance book releases destined to rock your literary world this year. 🖤✨  From forbidden love affairs to twisted mysteries and everything in between, these upcoming releases promise to be a rollercoaster of emotions, leaving you gasping for breath and craving more. So buckle up, grab your favorite reading blanket, and dive headfirst into the shadowy world of passion, suspense, and exploding desire. 🌪️📚 Let’s unveil the dark and mysterious gems that have secured a prime spot on my reading list for 2024. Let the countdown to literary bliss begin! 🎉📆 Caution: These books are dark romance genres with themes that are not meant for everyone, so if you are not into dark romance books, I suggest you avoid reading these books. The Syndicater (Dark Verse #6) by RuNyx This will be the final book in the Dark Verse series, and oh boy, I can’t wait for this one. All the couples will be in it, and with how the annihilator ended, this will be a blast of all things dark. Currently, there is no release date; however, it is expected to be released sometime this year. God of War by Rina Kent Buy here Buy here (UK) Blurb I fell for the villain.It happened back when I was a clueless girl.But he ruthlessly broke my heart and trapped it in a jar.Since then, I’ve sworn to hate him to the end of my days.Eli King might be a savage devil, but I’m out of his way. And league.That is until I wake up in a hospital and find him holding my hand.He tells me the words that change my life forever.“We got married two years ago, Mrs. King.”So I set out to investigate how I landed myself into this marriage.Turns out, my memories are darker than my present.I thought I was ready for the hurricane.I thought I could handle his soulless eyes and cold shoulder.I thought wrong.Nothing can stop my husband.Not the secrets surrounding us.Not the hatred between us.Not even me. I think no list of mine is complete without Rina Kent. This book will be about Eli King and Ava Nash, my most awaited second-generation couple. This book will be released on 13 June, 2024. Buy here (UK) Detained by Luna Mason Buy here Buy here (UK) Blurb Frankie I don’t have to hide behind a mask anymore. I rule New York, and now all I have to do is finish what I started ten years ago. To destroy the man who took my life from me. No one can get in my way. That is until I am arrested for murder and have my first taste of Detective Zara O’Reilly. The woman hell bent on ruining my plans. She thinks I don’t know she’s watching my every move, waiting to drag me back into that prison cell. She can pretend I’m the enemy all she likes. In reality, she craves me as much as I do her. No matter how much we fight it. My stalker becomes my obsession. She doesn’t realize the power she holds, not only over me, but the city. Together we will be unstoppable… if she lets me break her. This will be released soon (January 31, 2024). I wasn’t exactly a fan of this series entirely, but the teasers from this book have me waiting for it. This book features Frankie and Zara as the main characters. The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black Buy here Buy here (UK) Blurb An imprisoned prince. A vengeful queen. And a battle that will determine the future of Elfhame. Prince Oak is paying for his betrayal. Imprisoned in the icy north and bound to the will of a monstrous new queen, he must rely on charm and calculation to survive. With High King Cardan and High Queen Jude willing to use any means necessary to retrieve their stolen heir, Oak will have to decide whether to attempt regaining the trust of the girl he’s always loved or to remain loyal to Elfhame and hand over the means to end her reign—even if it means ending Wren, too. With a new war looming on the horizon and treachery lurking in every corner, neither Oak’s guile nor his wit will be enough to keep everyone he loves alive. It’s just a question of whom he will doom. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS ONE? AND WHY AM I ONLY FINDING OUT ABOUT IT NOW? This is the second book of the The Stolen Heir duet, which is expected to be released on March 5, 2024. Arkana by RuNyx Blurb A rumored sorceress. A villainous scoundrel. An ancient castle. What could go wrong? A woman in hiding, Lenore Emmeranne finds herself at Verenmore after a series of unfortunate events, hoping it would be a clean slate for her. Keeping her head down and blending into the shadows, she simply wants to rest her feet before taking off again. A man in power, Draven Constantine knows every crack and crevice of the castle. So when he finds her, it breaks his ennui and piques his interest, and their descent into doom begins. Set in 1872 at the University of Verenmore, death, deceit, and darkness invade the mountain. Something beyond the understanding is at play, slithering down the spine as Lenore and Draven weave through lies, sink into lust and hold onto life. Another anticipated book by RuNyx… ARKANA is a dark, historical, gothic romance.

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Whispers of the Forbidden: My Top Reads in 2023-Part 2

Hey, Book Revelers!😉 Welcome back! If you’re joining us, we’re knee-deep in the mesmerizing world of books that go beyond the ordinary. Did you survive the suspense from Part One? Well, buckle up because Part Two is about to blow your literary-loving mind! 📚✨ So, why buckle up, you ask? My literary escapade in 2023 has unearthed jaw-dropping gems that sent shockwaves through the bookish community. These aren’t your grandma’s bedtime stories; these are tales that will make your heart race, your mind somersault, and your bookshelf groan under the weight of literary brilliance. The authors of these books aren’t just storytellers; they’re the MVPs of the literary game, and they’ve got a ticket to my heart. So, grab your favorite reading nook and a cup of something warm because things are about to get lit-erary!😉😉😉😉 Caution: These books are dark romance genres with themes that are not meant for everyone, so if you are not into dark romance books, I suggest you avoid reading these books. Mindf*ck Series by S.T. Abby Hold onto your detective hats because this series kicks off like a firework extravaganza, thrusting us into a world where Lana, a stone-cold serial killer, and Logan, her FBI agent boyfriend, waltz through the tumultuous realms of love, crime, and the ever-watchful eye of the FBI. Despite a rocky start that could make the Titanic look like smooth sailing, Lana and Logan’s relationship hits turbo speed on the evolution scale. This novella is no time for idle chit-chat; every twist and turn in the plot is like a perfectly crafted puzzle piece, fitting snugly into the grand scheme of things. No time to twiddle your thumbs here! This series only spends a second on small talk, making every moment count. It’s a rollercoaster that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and trust me, you won’t want to look away. I’m at a loss for words to explain how brilliantly captivating this series is. Lana’s character had me in the feels—I’m talking ugly crying. Her past, the struggles she shared with her brother—heart-wrenching stuff. And the revenge she takes on those who wronged them? Pure satisfaction. Let’s talk about Lana and Logan’s chemistry for a second. It’s not just good; it’s a chef’s kiss of perfection. In case it wasn’t clear already, you NEED to read this series. It’s not a want; it’s a must-read. If you’re into heart-pounding romance, mind-bending crime, and FBI drama. In that case, this is your golden ticket to a literary rollercoaster that’ll leave you begging for more. So, grab your detective badge and a box of tissues, and prepare for a reading experience that’s as explosive as it gets. This series is not just a recommendation; it’s a bookish mandate. Your TBR pile will thank you! 📖✨ Golden Wings & Pretty Things by Kayleigh King Kayleigh King doesn’t waste any time getting to the good stuff. “Golden Wings & Pretty Things” is a fast-paced, forbidden-age-gap novella. This novella is not your average love story; it’s a full-blown whirlwind of desire, forbidden fantasies, and enough spicy elements to make your heart race and burn. As you race through the pages, be prepared for unexpected turns and a climax that’ll leave you breathless. Kayleigh King crafted an experience that’ll linger in your bookish heart long after the final page. The only question is if you can handle the heat? 💖 Phantom by Greer Rivers First things first, can we talk about Sol and Scarlett’s chemistry? It’s not just good; it’s downright delicious. Rivers has managed to cook up a sizzling romance that’ll leave you craving more. It’s a love story that’s hotter than your coffee and more intense than your latest Netflix binge. But wait, there’s more! Rivers doesn’t just serve up a romantic feast. No, no. This retelling is packed with mystery, suspense, and enough betrayal to make your jaw drop. The plot thickens with every chapter, secrets unravel, and the emotional rollercoaster becomes a wild ride through the unpredictable twists of the narrative. This ain’t your average retelling; it’s a resurrection of the gothic romances that enchanted us in our youth. This is a must-read. ❤📚 This post contains affiliate links. Click here if you would like to see more Book Recommendations and reviews. See you guys next time!

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Love, Intrigue, Desire & Passion: My review of ‘The Sweetest Oblivion’!

Hey there, my fellow book revelers!😉 Today, I’m spilling the tea on a literary sensation that’s been causing quite the buzz online. And trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this one! 😍 Once in a while, you stumble upon a book that feels like a juicy secret you just can’t keep to yourself. Well, my friends, let me introduce you to “The Sweetest Oblivion” – a total game-changer that swept me off my feet with its addicting plot, seductive vibes, and enough sexual tension to make your heart race! 💖. Caution: This book has dark romance themes; if you do not like reading such genres, I would suggest not reading it. The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori Blurb 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? My Rating Overall: 4⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hero: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heroine: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Romance: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Sweetest Oblivion, written by the fabulous Danielle Lori, this baby kicks off the Made Series in style. Meet our main gal, Elena Abelli, your modern-day princess smack dab in the heart of the mafia world. Elena’s story gets spicy when a past indiscretion leads her little sis engaged to none other than Nicholas Russo, aka Nico – the bad boy of the mafia scene. Talk about a wild ride, am I right?😁 Elena’s journey from a people-pleaser to a fearless pursuit of her desires had me cheering her on. At the same time, Nico’s dangerous yet irresistible vibe kept me hooked. I couldn’t put the book down. Their chemistry? Off the charts.🚀 Seriously, sparks fly every time they’re in the same room and the sexual tension? Whew, it’s enough to make you blush just reading about it.🥰😊 But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. These two have their fair share of challenges to overcome, with the dark side of the mafia lurking around every corner. But don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom! Alongside Elena and Nico, you’ve got a whole cast of characters adding color and depth to their world, making every twist and turn more thrilling.✨🎇🌟 And as Elena and Nico’s love story unfolds, it becomes more than just physical attraction – it’s about finding yourself and rebelling against the hand you’ve been dealt. This book is a testament to the magic of storytelling, whisking us away on a literary adventure that’ll stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. If you’re a sucker for mafia romance like me, consider this your next must-read. Trust me, it left a mark on my soul and might do the same for you! 🌟✨😊🥰😉 About the Author: Danielle Lori’s novels incorporate morally questionable heroes, electric hate to love relationships, and sometimes sweet but mostly sassy heroines. She has written in both the fantasy subgenre as well as contemporary, but will never stray from romance. A normal day for her includes coffee, bodice rippers, and 1990s chick flicks. She lives in small-town Iowa with her husband, son, and too many dogs. This post contains affiliate links. Click here if you would like to read other book reviews. See you guys next time!

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Unlocking the Secrets: ‘The Oath We Give’ Book Recommendation!

Hey there, fellow book revelers! 😉😉 Welcome back to an exhilarating voyage through the captivating landscapes of literary wonder! Today marks a special occasion as I present the final edition of my beloved “Book Recommendation of the Week” series. In the enchanting world of dark romance, love is not always found in the expected places. It blooms unexpectedly, defying conventions and unraveling in the most unconventional circumstances. So, prepare to be swept away by a tale where passion and mystery collide, giving birth to a love story that will linger in the heart long after the final page is turned. And now, without further ado, the book recommendation of the week is… The Oath We Give by Monty Jay Caution: This book is a dark romance genre with themes that are not meant for everyone, so if you are not into dark romance books, I suggest you avoid reading this book. Note: You should read the previous installments of The Hollow Boys series, as this book is not a standalone. Blurb “On this day, I vow to make your rage my own, to weather the storm of your revenge, and keep you forever safe.”Two years.That’s all the peace we had before our past awoke from the dead.Rose from the grave with malicious hands, famished, and ready to bury us six feet below. The tombstones of our enemies have been overturned, and we are reminded that we can never escape the chains of the corrupt.Seeking retribution for my lost love consumed my past, but that violence and desire for punishment now jeopardized the future of those closest to me.We are given one choice, a singular option.Return to Ponderosa Springs. Or reap the consequences.But it’s more than the infamous Hollow Boys in danger this time.It’s her.The cursed one.A mirage of a woman too stubborn for her own good.Coraline Whittaker and I share a common enemy. Her fear of him and his possession over her is the only reason she agrees to work with me.We promise to protect one another. Share the weight of his return and the misery his presences brings; Till death do us part or the man plaguing her dreams is finally sent to the grave.What she doesn’t know is there is more than a villain weaving us together.It’s not just the revenge I want. It’s not the satisfaction of ruining the town that tainted us.I want her.Once again, I’ve taken a vow to protect someone, took her vengeance and made it my own.Still waters have always run deep.Ponderosa Springs isn’t the only one with secrets. I’ll let the world know mine before they take her away from me. That rotting town knows what I do to people who take things that belong to me.A mistake repeated?Not even God himself will deliver them from my evil. Brace yourself for an emotional rollercoaster, a tale that touches the soul. Monty Jay’s masterful storytelling navigates the darkest corners of Ponderosa Springs, weaving a captivating and morally ambiguous narrative. The plot unfolds with layers of complexity, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Amid the infected shadows that cloak Ponderosa Springs, the narrative traces its origins to when Silas lost Rosemary. However, what may seem like a sinister twist of fate reveals itself as a carefully orchestrated series of events. The Hollow Boys, each entwined in their destinies, find solace and happiness amidst the pervasive evil. As the final installment of the Hollow Boys series, “The Oath We Give” brings readers full circle. Monty Jay crafts a conclusion that is not just an end but a celebration of the journey, offering readers a perfect closure to the series. About the author: Monty Jay likes to describe themselves as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a wild child who has a Red Bull addiction. When they aren’t writing you can find them reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or spending time with family. Click here if you would like to see more Book Recommendations. See you guys next time!

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