Author: Christina Hollis
Line: Mills and Boon Modern/Harlequin Presents
Release month: UK: Nov 2010 North America: Jan 2011
The S-Factor: Sensuous
Kira Banks far prefers plants to people. After a heartbreaking affair, she lives alone in the beautiful Bella Terra Valley. But when restless billionaire Stefano Albani helicopters into the estate, Kira’s peaceful existence is shattered for ever…
Notoriously charming but guarded, Stefano is fascinated by cautious, hidden Kira: this seduction will be unforgettable! But his polished routine goes awry — could it be that the tycoon who can have anything he wants might need someone for the very first time…?
A spectacularly vivid, highly passionate and wonderfully exotic romantic tale, The Italian's Blushing Gardener is a fantastic Modern Romance from the talented pen of best-selling author Christna Hollis!
Kira Banks loves her quiet life in a small Italian cottage on the beauitful Bella Terra estate. With her job as a gardener keeping her busy, Kira has neither the time nor the inclination for romance. She tried that once and was left feeling hurt, betrayed, alone and determined never to make the same mistake ever again. Kira is perfectly content with her lot in life - until she hears that the Bella Terra estate might be sold to Italian billionaire Stefano Albani.
Kira is not best pleased when she hears this unwanted piece of news. Kira enjoys the solitude, the quietness and the tranquility of her life - she certainly does need to have a flash playboy living on her estate who will wreck her sanctuary with his wild parties, fast cars and noisy helicopters. Kira is determined to do her utmost to dissuade Stefano from buying the estate. But what she hadn't counted on were Stefano's lethal good looks and devilish charm...
Sexy, charismatic and seductive, Stefano is used to having women throwing themselves at him and he is initally taken aback that English rose Kira seems determined to give him as wide a berth as possible. Stefano is not used to taking no for an answer and he's determined to have Kira in his bed.
But what starts out as a plan for seduction turns into a deep and passionate love. Can Stefano convince Kira to destroy the defenses which she has built around her heart and to spend the rest of her life by his side...as his wife?
The Italian's Blushing Gardener is a fabulous read that I was unable to put down. Christina Hollis beautifully brings to life the Italian countryside and creates a believable and realistic heroine and a gorgeous hero sure to make your knees knock. As always, Christina Hollis has penned a moving, entertaining and highly engaging novel that makes for compulsive reading and you are sure to be turning the pages late into the early hours of the morning as you're eager to find out what happens next to Kira and Stefano!
Sensuous, powerfully told and impossible to put down, The Italian's Blushing Gardener is another keeper by this fabulous storyteller!
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