Monday, May 10, 2010
Author: Lucy Monroe
Line: Harlequin Showcase
Release month: North America/UK: May 2010
The S-Factor: Sizzling
The Sicilian’s Marriage Arrangement – Lucy Monroe
Hope Bishop is stunned when darkly sexy Sicilian tycoon Luciano di Valerio proposes marriage. Brought up by her wealthy but distant grandfather, she is used to fading into the background and being ignored.
But Luciano's sensual lovemaking makes her feel vibrantly alive. Hope falls in love with her husband and is blissfully happy—until she discovers that Luciano ruthlessly married her…for convenience!
Review - Lucy Monroe: ♥♥♥♥♥
The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return.~ From "Unforgettable with Love"Natalie Cole
A strong alpha, a young girl who for years loved this sexy Italian! Blackmailed into marriage! Secrets! Passion! How much better can it get? Again, another Lucy Monroe book I couldn't put down once I began. This is such a powerful and intense love story.
Hope Bishop had been raised without parents and by her wealthy grandfather who only had time for his business and business associates. For Hope, life was very lonely and as she matured and first set eyes on the sexy millionaire Luciano de Valerio she was smitten. For years she had loved this man from afar and when he turns up at a New Years Eve party and kisses her at midnight, she’s sure of her love for this man.
Luciano iis not only handsome and wealthy, he’s a successful businessman. He is very loyal to his family and family business so when Hope’s grandfather approaches him with a deal, a deal to get his families business back by marrying his granddaughter, what choice does he have? Luciano thinks Hope is sweet, loving and tender and that she will make him a wonderful Sicilian wife but he doesn’t count on the attraction between them. Lucy takes this attraction and makes it a dance, a dance and journey you won’t want to miss.
I wonder how many women have had crushes or loved for years without that person realizing it?.. If you had the chance and someone could make it possible, what would be your choice?
Hero Hotness Factor♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor ♥♥♥♥
Reviewed by: Marilyn
Behind the Book from Lucy Monroe:
"When I was invited to write a book for the 2004 M& B Mother's Day Anthology, I was thrilled when my editor told me, "We want classic Presents, maybe an international hero, but you can write what you want." I knew just who I was going to write about. Luciano and Hope had been filling my thoughts for months, but I didn't know when I was going to get to write their story. Luciano is a Sicilian tycoon with more than his share of pride and family commitment. Hope has been raised in Boston by her workaholic grandfather. While Luciano is more than happy to remain focused on their sizzling physical attraction, Hope's emotions become involved very quickly." LM