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Far From Perfect

3.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

Enduring passion, turbulent emotions, and an engagement of convenience…

At age twenty, Anna Felgate rid herself of her unwanted virginity with the one man she adored—Nick Lisitano, long-time family friend and legendary lover. But that one taste of passion branded her soul for all time—and still casts a long shadow, four celibate years later.

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Kindle Edition, 143 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published February 1st 2011)
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O.M.f'ing.G. I hated this book.

Even thought this book has a low rating on this site at the moment (2 something), I feel like I need to explain exactly what I disliked about this book.

You need to understand that Portia Da Costa is not a bad writer. At least I don't think so. She is British, I think, so that might explain for some of the awkward and wooden dialogue (Its my perception because I'm not used to the slightly different English, is what I mean). I was able to finish this book, and a lot
May 26, 2015 Gabby rated it did not like it
Ok, what this books teaches you... you can be deceived, hurt, humiliated and rejected over and over, because you basically are in constant heat and therefore can be subjected to anything as long as you get some... Oh and also having all your and your family's money problems fixed in the process makes everything worthwhile. It doesn't matter if there's absolutely no trust or respect, you are emotionally blackmailing me, but you make me orgasm at the briefest touch, so it's ok. Ugh!!
Feb 01, 2014 Malden rated it it was ok
Due to often favourable reviews I have given Portia da Costa's books a try (three times as in 3 titles!): This author is not for me though. I find her books ridiculous and unbelievable (leaving many questions marks & exclamation marks!).
I don't think I have it in me to finish this one.
Judging the book by its cover has landed me in hot water this time.
Usually books I pick up from Samhain provide an entertaining read, but the whole Nick and the unrequited love thing and the callous way in which he proposes an engagement of convenience with a woman who has been in his life from her childhood though he is twelve years older than her just didn't sit well with me.
I don't know how to describe it, but something failed to grab me wit
Apr 07, 2015 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Loved it!!!!:)
Jan 30, 2015 carol rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance readers
This story line didn't quite come off. From the books of Portia's I've read so far this is least plausible. Don't get me wrong, it has Italian hunk and sweet heart faced girl. It has occasional erotic moments and a lot of angst that seems stilted somehow. Overplayed. .
Ends as expected...this would have been typical of a Mill's & Boon romance.
Best I can say is just 3 stars.
Saskia Walker
Mar 16, 2011 Saskia Walker rated it really liked it
Portia Da Costa's latest novel is a highly sensual romantic read. The author is best known for her erotica, but this story shows her talent with a different kind of romance. The story features a sophisticated couple who have history, family connections, and a rocky road ahead. The author's trademark humour and exceptional gift at creating erotic tension make this a delicious read.
Jul 03, 2012 Vashti rated it really liked it
Nice read,never read anything by this author before.The book reminded me of a Harlequin Presents novel which I enjoy reading.Only thing missing was the secret baby plot,lol.But,all in all,enjoyable.
Jan 01, 2012 Sian rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
3.5 stars would be more accurate.
More of a Mills and Boon type book.
Quite good and non taxing on the brain. Perfect Sunday afternoon read.
Fay Ann Hollcroft
Dec 30, 2012 Fay Ann Hollcroft rated it liked it
Even though I sort of enjoyed this book I couldn't give it a higher rating than a 2.5-3.
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I'm a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling British author of romance, erotic romance and romantic fiction. My novels have been published by a variety of different houses, both in the US and the UK, and translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Japanese. I'm best known for my many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Bla ...more
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