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A Dangerous Solace

2.84 of 5 stars 2.84  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Stripped of her defenses...

Italy's most desirable playboy, Gianluca Benedetti, might not initially recognize Ava Lord as the beautiful bridesmaid who stole his breath and shared his bed all those years ago, but one glimpse of the curves beneath her buttoned-up clothes and it all comes rushing back!

When a steamy kiss between them ignites a media firestorm, Gianluca whisks A

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #3189, 192 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin (first published October 21st 2013)
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Trudy Miner
Years ago Ava Lord and Gianluca Benedetti had an one-night stand after she attended a wedding in Rome. Now in Rome hoping to become engaged herself, Ava runs into Gianluca shortly after her boyfriend dumps her and Gianluca doesn't remember her at first! When they are spotted by photographers, he whisks her off down the Amalfi Coast to escape the gossipmongers who always follow the head of Benedetti Enterprises. With her failed relationship in her mind, Ava is convinced that she can't re-capture ...more
Ava Lord was going to Rome to accept a proposal from her dull safe boyfriend of two years. Ava planned where he would propose, bought and paid for the ring, reserved the hotel, and purchased a driving tour of Tuscany for the honeymoon. Her boyfriend did not show up in Rome instead he called her on the phone and broke their engagement.

Ava did not feel any heartbreak over losing her boyfriend. Seven years ago, Ava had a one night stand with a Italian football player that had taken her innocence a
I spent a lot of this book thinking that I'd missed something and it felt like the story went off track then got back on track but went a completely different direction. So the second part iof the book was much better than the first. But I like Lucy Ellis a lot and that her heroines are always more complex than they seem at first. I appreciated having a very successful, business woman as the heroine. It was refreshing for an HP.
Couldn't finish. Heroine was too prickly and I didn't care to read about her lackluster sex life with her ex-fiancé.
I need to like a heroine to finish a book and this book had a heroine I didn't find likable.
Ava was a strong independent woman, with a penchant for running when nothing went her way. This little habit did start to annoy me, luckily Gianluca had the habit of giving chase.
People are either going to enjoy this story for what it's worth or really hate it.

Ava Lord is in Rome for a holiday after being dumped by her boyfriend whom she was hoping would propose in her own Hollywood movie moment. She runs into her ex-one night stand she had 7 years ago at her brother's wedding,(the guy she lost her virginity too and is secretly in love a but in MAJOR denial about this fact), ex-football player-come high flying investment billionaire tycoon Prince Gianluca Benedetti. They
An ok read. There were emotions, a little humor, plenty of sparks, a little wishy-washy-ness, and a good ending. Not something I would probably read again, but good for passing time. Mostly, the characters got on my nerves, but sometimes it seemed a little valid. This moved along pretty well though and flowed pretty much continuously. Overall, and ok book but not a gripper.
this had great potential!i really loved the basic plot! however, i found both of the characters lacking in some way. luca was so cold and ava was detached. it was like they both cud not have a real relationship bcoz of their past. i did not feel dat they ever got over it nor dat they fell in love.
I loved the hero... But disliked the heroine. She was annoying. That's why the book lost it's first star.

Lost the second because it was too slow and I fell asleep twice. Lost the third one because the story could have been better than what it is.

Overall an OKAY read.
I'm pretty sure she was a successful businesswoman, but you'd never know with her behavior. I was disappointed.
Lynn Spencer
2.5 stars I can't believe I stuck with this one all the way to the end. Here's the basic plot - Ava the heroine hooked up with Italian hottie Gianluca Benedetti 6 years ago at a wedding. Upon encountering him again, all kinds of conflicting emotions come rushing back for her. So far, it seems pretty understandable.

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"The memorable couple shares playful banter, internal struggles and explosive lovemaking. With breathtaking landscapes, Ellis' romance-revisited is an amazing, twisting, page-turning conundrum." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars
did-not-finish , annoying heroine ...more
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