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Series: Forbidden #2
Also in this series: By Any Other Name
Published by Indie on August 29, 2016
Dante Galante has evaded death a few times in his life, but held captive in a sweltering basement, he's certain that death has finally caught up to him. Bloody and barely breathing, he tries to stay strong, but there's only so much a man can endure before darkness takes over.
As a critical care nurse, Gabriella Russo witnesses suffering often. Thick-skinned, forever cautious, she doesn't take her work home with her... until Dante Galante lands himself in her hospital. Recklessly grieving the sister he believes he'll never see again, Dante needs a friend. Just a friend. That's all it's supposed to be.
But life has other plans for them, just as it had for Matteo Barsanti and Genevieve Galante. Away from the chaos, building a life of their own, there's only one thing that could ever bring them back to New York: Dante.
Rules get broken and boundaries are crossed as the fight between rival families continues on, drawing them all deeper into a war they want far away from... for good reason.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝Being with you is the only part of my reality that makes any sense. ❞ She smiled.❝That’s funny, because you’re the part of mine that makes everything a mess.❞
Sweetest Sorrow was not what I expected. I expected a story about Matty B and Genna. While we are given their story, it is more of a side story to the main event, which is Dante and Gabriella.
Dante Barsanti is reeling from the loss of his sister, the murder he committed and the torture he endured. There isn’t much worth living for, yet he can’t seem to die. He has more lives than most, and none of them have been good.
❝It would’ve been nice, he thought, for just a moment, to have someone put him first. It would’ve been nice to have someone care about him… to have someone miss him.❞
It isn’t until he meets Gabriella Russo that Dante begins to feel alive. They meet while Dante is recovering in the hospital. Gabriella is a nurse and the only one who cares for him without judgment. As she nurses his physical wounds, Dante begins to trust and rely on her. This doesn’t come without problems, though. Because while she isn’t a Barsanti she is still off limits.
Matteo Barsanti and Genevieve Galante are living the life THEY made for themselves. Adapting to society and their new living situation, the two have never been more in love. But like always, the family has a way of messing with even the best-laid plans.
I loved it! But then again, I’ve not read a book from this author that I didn’t love. Her writing is engaging, entertaining and addictive. Her characters are brilliantly brought to life, whether they are the main character or supporting character, they are always thoroughly developed. Which leads the reader begging for more. And I want more of … GAVIN!!!