Italian aristocrat Lorenzo,Duce di Montesavro, needs to marry and English tourist Jodie Oliver seems the ideal candidate for this convenient arrangement---her vulnerability is especially appealing to Lorenzo.
"I will pay you one million pounds to become my wife for one year. The marriage will not be consummated..."
Direct quote from back of book, as usual Penny Jordan does not disappoint.
a jilted bride goes on her honeymoon alone, determined to get away from her hometown where her ex-fiance now has a new girl that he is planning to marry, she meets a duke who offers her money to marry him. he has to marry to fulfil the requirements of a will, she also has some issues she is struggling with, a handicap that makes her feel bad about herself. a good and quick read. i like this author
After his scheming cousin-in-law, Caterina, tricks his grandmother into changing her will so that Lorenzo would have to marry her in order to inherit his family Castillo, (unknown to Caterina, the notary changed the will a little so that it didn't say Lorenzo had to marry her, he could marry anyone), Lorenzo dicided to marry the first suitable female he comes a cross. While leaving the Castillo late at night, he meets Jodie, who is hopelessly lost, driving up the road that leads to his Castillo, he dicides that she will suit his needs just fine. He brings her to the Castillo and convinces her to marry him, she agrees after he agree to do her a favor.
After her bestfriend, Louise, stole her fiance, John, Jodie decides to go on her honeymoon to Italy alone to get away. She's understandably hurt, confused, and upset. Aside from what John and Louise did to her, she's also recovering from a car accident, from which she sustained wounds that are both physical and mental, including a slight limp which she's very self-conscious about.
Lorenzo is very patient with Jodie, and do not make her feel badly about her limp, the way her fiance did. Although he is strongly attracted to her, he does not rush her into bed because she's a virgin. He really cares about underprivileged people, and I especally like the way he told off Louise when they attended her wedding reception.
I really like this book because both Lorenzo and Jodie rescued each other, figuratively speaking. I think you will like it as well.
This is a good book. Had to put it down a couple of times because I got so mad. But overall , a good read.
The book seemed very hurried, and the pace was too quick to me.
Fun romance set in Italy.
I will pay you one million pounds to become my wife for one year. The marriage will not be consummated...Italian aristocrat Lorenzo, Suce de Montesavro, needs to marry and English tourist Jodie Oliver seems the ideal candidate for this convenient arrangement=her vulnerability is espeecially appealing to Lorenzo. But when he unleashes a desisre Jodie never knew she possessed, Lorenzo is soon regretting his no=consummation rule...
not my cup of tea but someone gave em this book
Typical Harlequin romance