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The Italian's Future Bride

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  369 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Eligible bachelor Rafaelle Villani is used to loving his women... and leaving them. Until his freedom is compromised by a candid newspaper photo, which suggests he has finally fallen... for Rachel Carmichael. Soon the world's press is reporting their engagement! Rafaelle claims his fake fiance e; twenty-four hours later Rachel has been passionately seduced--and fears she h ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2595, Italian Husbands #21, 187 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books (first published November 3rd 2006)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This book kept me guessing the whole time. Just when I thought I had the story of the Italian billionaire and his blonde Englishwoman girlfriend figured out, Michelle Reid threw me a curveball. The whole aspect of Rachel having had a previous relationship with an Italian the year before, and therefore having a sort of Italian Kryptonite weakness was different. She wasn't some naive, blushing heroine, although that's not to say she's jaded sexually or relationship-wise. Instead, she's a bit older ...more
Alp
Mar 25, 2016 Alp rated it it was ok
Nope. This book wasn't for me.

Almost everything in this story seemed off to me. Rachel's background was not enough to make me feel connected to her character. Aside from her weakness, I was so frustrated that she continually made a series of bad decisions. Fortunately, this book wasn't that long so I could finish it in one sitting, or else it might be a DNF.

I gave this one 2 stars because I enjoyed the drama near the end of the story and I felt somewhat satisfied with the ending.
Alex is The Romance Fox
I love Michelle Reid's books and this is one of those.

Gorgeous Italian hero and strong English heroine - what's there not to love!!!!!!!!!

Penny Watson
Ending way too abrupt. Not my favorite story. Didn't like how the hero did not trust/believe the heroine practically until the last page of the book.
Jacqueline
This one was pretty fun. I liked that the hero got caught flat footed. It was one of those were the first meeting took over half the book. Not kidding. Usually I find that annoying but here it seemed to work for me. I liked that the hero was a little unsure of her and jealous that she had had a previous relationship with a hot Italian who seemed to be actual competition for him. I liked the whole complicated plot that got them together. It was different and when you read as many HPs as I do, dif ...more
Bridie Coleman
Nov 12, 2011 Bridie Coleman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story about Rachel, who trying to help out her rather selfish half-sister, gets entangled with Rafaelle Villani and almost immediately is ensconced in his apartment as the media go to town with their supposed relationship. But sparks fly and they begin an affair and then must wait to see if Rachel is pregnant or not.
Another steamy story from Michelle.
Becky
Not a perfect read but I LOVED how h had been in a relationship before and with a hot guy, not a dud. That made H's jealousy and h's difficult trusting much more believable.
Tonya Warner
Rachel Carmichael believes in family, even if her half-brother and sister do not. When her half-sister, Elise Castle, is pictured flirting with another man by her husband, she and her half-brother, Matt, convince him it was actually Rachel in the picture. To convince him completely, they have Rachel kiss the man so they can present proof it wasn't Elise, but Rafaelle Villani was not a man to let Rachel get away with bringing the spotlight on him.



Rafaelle is used to woman throwing themselves at m
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kholiette
The Italian’s future Bride had many aspects that could have turned it into a great romance, and even though I prefer MR stories where the hero is the one and only I still thought it had a lot of potential because the Heroine not being the innocent we usually get helped the plot, however somehow I got to know what the hero thinks and how much he was hooked on the heroine and how she made him feel and it was intense, but we got too little from the heroine, so she had one lover before, an Italian D ...more
Lyss
Sep 20, 2014 Lyss rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely my favorite Michelle Reid book, my favorite Harlequin book ever, even.
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Dec 25, 2010 Alexis-Morgan Roark rated it really liked it
I'm not sure why I liked this as much as I did. I found myself wanting an Epilogue in a bad way!
Kaycee Sapinoso
It was a great read. I enjoyed the relationship between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the hero's jealousy especially when he learned that Rachel had a previous relationship with someone like him. That part alone was interesting and had me hooked. And the chemistry between these two were freaking off the charts! The love scenes were scorching hot! Their first time was... WOW! Just freaking hot!

My only complaint is the ending, I felt that it was wrapped up too abruptly. But overall, it was a de
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Shanelle
Aug 18, 2014 Shanelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual Michelle Reid does not disappoint. Full of emotion.
Jane
Jan 22, 2016 Jane rated it liked it
This book can be better if we have a better ending. As the ending seems too abrupt. As for Rachel's character? Too soft for my liking. As in too soft and loyal towards her selfish family members for my liking. I can't believe that she might be so dumb to go along with her step-siblings plot. And as for Rafaelle, he's a man whore isn't he? Lol. He bedded as many women as he pleased and got jealous when he knew Rachel have a guy or guys before him. His step sister doesn't make things easier anyway ...more
Missy
Aug 06, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it
A wonderful passionate read full of twists & turns with surprises in every turn of the page. The author adds a little cool element with the "Italian Kryptonite" which adds some spice to the romance. A very interesting fun read. There is a story about the half-sister but not sure of the title.
Sahar
Dec 03, 2015 Sahar rated it it was ok
1.5 stars. Meh I wanted confrontation between step siblings and H/h they were mean and deserved to be kicked in the arse.
Vintage
I am not going to rehash the plot, but the characters just did not jibe nor did the plot.

Once again, the heroine and the hero have rotten relatives. The h's get off scot free at her expense. The best part is when the heroine stands up to the H's bratty little sister.
Dubaduba
Jun 15, 2014 Dubaduba rated it liked it
good book, but I wish it had a better ending
Lisa
Sep 07, 2011 Lisa rated it it was ok
What an HP is -strong hero, beautiful heroine, conflict, love conquers all.
Jill
Jun 16, 2012 Jill rated it liked it
Was pretty good actually, although I prefer my romance a little more steamy.
Negar Nasoohi
Aug 18, 2007 Negar Nasoohi rated it did not like it
Shelves: lowfiction
It is what it sounds like: badly written smut. Good for an airplane ride.
Mousumi Bhattacharya
Dec 08, 2014 Mousumi Bhattacharya rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
A huge yawn.Don't bother reading it. Terribally predictable.
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