Once a Ferrara Wife... (Ferrara #1)
Laurel Ferrara wouldn't know a happy ending if she fell over it - of course her whirlwind wedding was always going to end in disaster. But it wasn't as simple as just walking away. From the moment she is summoned back to Sicily, the shivers of unease set in....
The command comes from legendary billionaire Cristiano Ferrara, the husband she can't...more
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Really enjoyed the heck out of this. I enjoy a good re-union story and this one had that in spades, loads of anger but beneath it all love and those three words don't come at the end and a hero who fights and grovels for the heroine. And a heroine with trust issues. Really enjoyable.
And guess what the hero and heroine are celibate and actually respect their marriage vows.
I really liked the fact that the characters' emotional problems aren't solved by their love for each other. In fact, they have to work them th ...more
I had no idea I was so terrifying.
Long story short, she offers me a free copy of the book to show she was only kidding, and I happily accepted. Good thing too, as it was a great source of vitamins A(ngst) and D(rama), and I like to stay hea ...more
However, I had a big problem with one issue that kept this from being a five-star read for me. (view spoiler)[The heroine spent too much time placing all the blame on their failing marriage on the hero when she was just as guilty because she kept secrets about her past and the miscarriage from him. For the majority of the book, she focused on maki ...more
He turned his head too and his eyes fixed on hers.
Both should have looked away but neither of them did.
The inevitability of it was as sweet and sharp as the desire that stabbed through her body.
Laurel Ferrara is going back to the one place in the world she has no desire to be – Sicily. And she is going to see the one person in the world she has no desire to see – her husband. Two years ago, after a devastating miscarriage, Laurel wal ...more
I loved the story of Once a Ferrara Wife and would have given it a 5 star review except for one thing that really irritated me (more about this later on).
This is a very intense, compelling and emotional story about Cristiano and Laurel Ferrara and I was captivated from the moment I started page 1 and I was so engrossed in the story that before I realized I had finished the book in one reading.
You are total ...more
While I didn't absolutely love this book, I did like it. It was a pretty standard HP, but the author managed to do something I've rarely seen in HP's or full-length novels. She has her characters actually struggling to communicate, but they keep at it until they get it right! I was about to get irritated at how often the hero and heroine start conversations only to have them flame out. But they persisted, and they finally ended up really communicating. The author has them talking for ...more
Review by Desere
This was the first book of two about two absolutely incredible powerful and handsome brothers as created by the very talented Sarah Morgan.
We meet the somewhat weak in her own unique way Laurel ,she left her marriage and life she once knew behind to move on from a terrible miscarriage and the husband who she believed would be there for her when she needed him the most.
Now she is back as a favour to his sister and the man himself is more than persistent in proving that not only c ...more
‘Once a Ferrara wife’ is an incredibly wonderful reunion story, Laurel Ferrara and Cristiano Ferrara marriage fell apart when Cristiano let Laurel down badly and she ended up walking away from their Marriage. Now 2 years later she ruturns briefly to Sicily to stand as Maid of Honor for Cristiano’s sister’s wedding and settle their divorce, this is where the story picks up.
Once a Ferrara wife is compelling read; full of tension, drama, conflict and angst. There was gr ...more
This is a romance that’s a real nail-biter. It comes from not knowing who is going to say the one thing that will get these two emotionally bruised lovers to finally be truthful to the other. The author chose the most diametrically opposed people to fall in love; he’s uber-rich and commanding, she’s hard-driven, independent and trusts no one – with good reason. Really dramatic and heart breaking good reasons.
As first, the story start ...more
For once the Ferrara wife is smart and not whiny, she's determined and even if she still loves her husband (soon to be an ex-husband) she keeps her ground and she talks.
I think he did something very wrong in the past but it's true that he doesn't know the extent of what he did because she never explained everything to him.
A good story :)
Cristiano has no problems showing his emotions, but Laurel does. Abandoned as a newborn and struggling to survive in the system, Laurel has learned to trust no one. She has never relied on anyone but herself. The one ti ...more
This was all about a marriage that fell apart due to faults on both sides and much of the angst is centered around miscarriage and fertility.
I felt the heroine contributed the most to the demise by refusing to communicate. Her past explained it, but I still found her frus ...more
Though this novel is only 192 pages, had it been fifty, I'd have liked it better. As is the case in so many Harlequins, the couple's HEA is so obviously charter and fated I was ready for Laurel and Cristiano to have quarreled, kissed, made love to the sound of the sea, and wept as they discovered they'd be parents by page thirty-five. A common complaint about romance is that an HEA equals marriage and babies. Given the issues Laurel struggles with it se ...more
It's been a while since I read any Harlequin Present. In fact, this was my first this year. And I'm glad I decided to pick it up and read. It made me remember how much I used to love and enjoy them. Once a Ferrara Wife.. was a emotional, romantic and steamy hot read with a possessive Sicilian alpha male hero and strong but vulnerable heroine.
I won't go into so much details since some great reviews here on Goodreads already summed it up nicely plus I don't want to spoil the book for those who h ...more
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made nu ...more