Dario: An Enemies to Lovers Mafia Romance : The Carelli Family Saga, Book Two <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!!! Today’s latest release and the author is celebrating with a giveaway, fun facts AND she’s sponsoring today’s newsletter!!
FIVE FACTS ABOUT THE CARELLI FAMILY SAGA BY EDEN BUTLER
- The Carelli siblings– Smoke, Dario, Dante, and Antonia first appeared in the final book of the Nailed Down series by Chelle Bliss and Eden Butler, STRIPPED DOWN.
Eden and Chelle wanted to write about a fun, loud, loving family that might not always live on the right side of the law. From STRIPPED DOWN, Smoke Carelli and his siblings came to life.
- Every book in the Carelli Family Saga will be about each Carelli sibling.DARIO is book two and the final book, ANTONIA will finish the series in 2022.
- The ultimate goal of the series is to get most of the family out of the mob. But, there will be one exception. You’ll have to keep reading the series to find out who that will be.
- Smoke Carelli is presented as the leader of the family business. (In their small town at least). But like many families, the real, behind-the-scenes head of this family is the mother, Angelique Carelli who takes no crap from anyone, least of all her kids. Sidebar: There’s a story in SMOKE about how Mr. and Mrs. Carelli met and fell in love. It entails her pretending to have a constantly breaking-down car and him not getting the hint that she kept coming around so he’d ask her out. This is actually very similar to the story of how Eden’s aunt and uncle met and fell in love over thirty years ago.
- Most of the characters are inspired by real-life mobsters. Eden was obsessed with mob documentaries when she was a kid and those stories, and the mobsters that told them sort of left an impression. Except, Eden has no clue about these real-life counterparts to the Carelli characters and their love lives. The ones in the series were completely invented in Eden’s mildly R-rate imagination.
PG-13-Rated Teaser from DARIO by Eden Butler
To my right, I spotted Ava, her smile wide and beautiful, and I cursed myself for the thought. Then she looked both ways down the street and moved toward the intersection. Like an idiot, I followed, stopping just in front of the restaurant’s entrance, forcing my attention away from her face and the small traces of flour left on her cheek.
“Come to gloat?” I pulled out a cigarette, lighting it before she could answer.
Ava crinkled her nose, stepping back when I blew a stream of smoke away from her. “Not my style, though I gotta say, I thought you’d bring your A-game.”
“My A game…” The article had been mean, downright insulting. There was even an insinuation about her dirty kitchen and filthy restroom. That had been plenty harsh enough.
“A bad review? Outright lies about how clean my shop is? I have to admit, I’m disappointed.”
When she laughed, I shook my head, already tired of the bullshit she was shoveling. “You done?”
“Not even close.”
She laughed, waving a hand in my direction, fanning the smoke from her face. It seemed for a second that Ava had forgotten what an ass I’d been to her. Her smile came easy despite her not liking me smoking. But she kept her distance. Still seemed irritated with me just taking up space next to her. If I put too much thought into it, I guess I couldn’t blame her. I’d lie to her and still hadn’t apologized.
The small inkling of guilt I still felt about that lie bubbled in my gut and I took another drag from my smoke, just to keep my eyes from drifting back to her pretty face.
“You know, you should really quit.” She stepped back but didn’t fan the smoke away. Ava watched as I flicked my piercing, her attention on my mouth and not my bad habit.
“I like smoking.”
She blinked, like there was something in her eye she tried to fan away. She stepped back, her fingers going to her neck, covered the faint scar there. It was only after I took another drag that she moved away from me completely. Two steps back, her gaze on my face before she turned, giving me her back. “That’s a pity.” It was a nice view—that small waist exaggerated by the apron she still wore. Ava tugged her red hair into a knot, not bothering to look back at me as she walked away. “Smoking is the one thing about you that isn’t attractive.”
She was across the street and inside her bakery before my brain caught up with my senses and I realized Ava Anderson had just paid me a compliment.
- 2 signed print copies of DARIO
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Dario Carelli has one job—get the new bakery owner to fall in line.
Cuoricino, New York, their sleepy, small town, has rules.
Rules his ironically kind-hearted mob boss brother set in place to keep everyone safe.
But Ava Anderson has no intention of following a single one.
The woman is a hassle Dario doesn’t need. She ignores his ultimatums and mocks his intimidating guards, sending them back to him with a basket of baked goods and amped up on too much espresso.
If Dario thought the charm he once had before landing in prison for a crime that wasn’t his would work, he’d teach Miss Ava a lesson in pleasure she wouldn’t soon forget.
But behind her sarcastic tone and forced smiles, Dario recognizes the same flight-or-fight look in Ava’s eyes that had grown sharper in his own reflection during his time locked inside one of New York’s roughest prisons: the desperation of someone with nothing left to lose.
When Ava takes off, only to return months later pretending she’s not looking over her shoulder every time she walks down the street, Dario realizes there’s something more dangerous in Cuoricino than the enemies his brother’s rules try to safeguard: a woman he’d die to possess and kill to protect.