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Picture of Innocence

2.99 of 5 stars 2.99  ·  rating details  ·  126 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Lucy Steadman refuses to be intimidated by brooding Italian Lorenzo Zanelli. He may hold the fate of her family's business in his iron fist, but she will not submit to his more "personal" demands.As a talented artist, Lucy can see the truth in beauty; Lorenzo may be devastatingly handsome, but he has a soul blackened by his desire for revenge. And to give in to such a man, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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This is one of THOSE crappy Harlequins where the hero is a raging a-hole who treats the h like a whore thruout the whole bk but all is forgiven at the end because he said the magic words ILY.

Trope: older man (he's 38, she's 24)
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The heroine Lucy is all alone in the world, the only thing she had left of her family is a small share in the families business. One of the other shareholder planning to redevelop the area and Lucy goes to see the hero Lorenzo, the other shareholder, to try and convince him not to vote on the redevelopment. Lorenzo has no time for Lucy as he still blames her brother for the death of his brother many years back, all of which he takes great pleasure in telling her. However his initial reaction to ...more
This book had only just enough within it to make it mostly enjoyable. At times the hero was awful - telling the heroine she was fat and unattractive due to her outfit, but then when seeing her well dressed later at a wedding she was suddenly really desirable to him so it was okay for him to use her for sex. But ok, the heroine was enjoying a no strings moment with him at this point.

If she hadn't had some backbone to take control of her life at various points in the book I would have called the s
The hero is a total jerk. He deserved to be kicked by the heroine. I was not satisfied by the ending....
Le "zéros" de service est juste un c.. fini, quant à la "zéroine" de service aucune personnalitée face à ce pédant, arrogant, monstre de suffisance!
An OK read.Had trouble with the whole'treated you like a whore because i love you'. HUH? Yeah i really understand that logic.
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