Contemporary Romance Fiction

The Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori

Title: The Maddest Obsession(Made #2) 

Author:  Danielle Lori 

My Rating:  🌕🌕🌕🌗 

Type: Standalone  

Genre: contemporary Romance Fiction, Mafia Romance 

 Narration: Dual POV  

Primary Characters: Gianna and Christian 

I was intrigued with Gianna and Christian after meeting them in “The sweetest oblivion”. Them being  polar opposites, I wasn’t sold on their story and just put them on hold. I picked them up on total random basis and thought, if I don’t like it, I will stop reading. However, it wasn’t that bad.  

Gianna is a disaster. First half of the book is spread around the time of 6- 7 years from the time they have known each other. It was slightly boring. But that did give the depth to their personality. Gianna wanted to be loved, but she didn’t get that from both marriages and she was betrayed by her own. Her husband’s infidelity and inability to love her back left her broken. She didn’t believe in happily ever after or in any marriages.  

Now that she is on the verge of getting out of her bond, people are waiting for their turn. Christian is cold, organised and meticulous. He has an OCD of his own. He won’t take orders from anyone even though he is FBI.  He is respected in by both FBI and Mob for his role. He has controlled his obsession for Gianna. But now that he has taste for it, he is not ready to let go. 

Nico and Luca played there role well in the story. I loved the last part of character development even though it sort of seems rushed. The best part was climax. I wasn’t expecting such sweet, no drama climax, which is a plus. Narration is ok. There banter is good. Flow of the book is slow initially and  normal paced post half way. Plot is ok. Ronan definitely seemed intriguing. We see some of the characters from book1, but no other intriguing character. 

All in all, it’s an ok one-time entertainer. Read for yourself and let me know your opinion. 

Source: Free in KU

Blurb as per good reads

She fears the dark.
He rules it.

Her dresses are too tight, her heels too tall. She laughs too loudly, eats without decorum, and mixes up most sayings in the book. Little do most know it’s just a sparkly disguise, there to hide one panic attack at a time.

Nobody can crack Gianna’s facade . . . no one anyway, until he comes along.

Most see a paragon of morality; a special agent upholding the law. In the New York underworld, others know him as a hustler, a killer, his nature as cold as the heart of ice in his chest. Christian Allister has always followed the life plan he’d envisioned in his youth, beneath the harsh lights of a frigid, damp cell. With a proclivity for order and the number three, he’s never been tempted to veer off course. But perhaps one should never say never . . .

One winter night and their lives intertwine. She hates him—his stone-cold demeanor, his arrogance and too-perceptive eye—but over the years, even as their games consist of insulting each other’s looks and intelligence, she begins to live to play with him.

Nowhere in Christian’s plans had he ever prepared for Gianna. She’s chaos embodied, not his type, and married, but none of that can stop his eyes from following her wherever she goes.

All along, she doesn’t even know that she’s his—his frustration, his fascination.

His maddest obsession.

Can be read as a standalone, though it is recommended you read The Sweetest Oblivion first to avoid spoilers from Book #1

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