The Sicilian's Unexpected Duty (Irresistible Sicilians, #2)
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The Sicilian's Unexpected Duty (Irresistible Sicilians #2)

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One incredible night…

Cara Delany shouldn't have been surprised when Pepe Mastrangelo—world-renowned playboy—disappeared after their unforgettable night, leaving only cold sheets and X-rated memories…. Or so she thought! Four months later, with more than herself to think of, she's forced to face the sexy Sicilian again.

One very big consequence!

When the fiery redhead Pepe...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Cara and Pepe have a hot one night stand. Four months later Cara is back and pregnant proclaiming Pepe is the father of her child. Pepe won't believe her until he has the DNA test but he won't let her out of his sight either until the baby is born.

I adore virginal shy heroines and Cara was all that plus she was vulnerable and loving as well! Hero was super sexy, a notorious playboy with trust issues due to his childhood sweetheart who cheated on him and then aborted his child.

Great read! It is...more
I haven't picked up an HP in over two months. I decided to break this dry spell with this book.It came highly recommended to me by my HP pal Jenny.I was a bit leary to read this book because I was burned by this author's first novel.So I dug in.Imagine to my suprise and delight when I became so involved in this couple's journey to HEA.
Pepe seduced Cara four months ago in Dublin,his aim was to obtain the whereabouts of his brother's missing wife.Goal accomplished,he leaves Cara sleeping with her...more
Anyone that reads romance books will know the story of unexpected pregnancy leading to unplanned marriage and if we're lucky love found.

This is what this book is about BUT, Michelle Smart has told it from a whole new perspective and with a much deeper emotion, so deep it tore my heart to shreds.

The read tells of Cara and Pepe, their one night of ultimate passion leads to her showing up at his front door four months later to announce she's expecting his child. Deep in his heart Pepe knows she is...more
Cara and Pepe had an unforgettable night together. In matter to help his brother to know where Grace was, Pepe charged his self to seduce Grace's best friend, Cara. Little did he know that one weekend would change their life forever.

Pepe's captured as a playboy, hopped from one bed to another easily and without conscience. But he had his own secret why he became a cynical-kind-of-gigolo-man. So when Cara told him that she's pregnant with his baby, he tried like hell to deny it and force a patern...more
Okay first of all Pepe really? This story was okay. I had a hard time forgiving the hero for sleeping with the heroine just to steal he phone. Then I kept wanting her to walk out on this demands that she live with him until the baby was born, giving up her entire life just to get some child support later. He kept saying that she would never be able to find him to get a DNA test later if she didn't go with him now. Which just seemed bogus to me. After all he was well known and wasn't a low life o...more
Rachel Lyndhurst
Heck, this book is good. Be warned you might need a box of tissues along the way! Fantastic stuff.
Fiona Marsden
This was just an amazing and emotional read. It had everything you could ask for in an angsty read. Cara is the shy best friend of Grace from the first book in the series. Pepe is the irresponsible playboy brother of Luca. There is an incident in the 1st book that mentions Pepe and Cara and it is that incident that triggers off this story.

Pepe has reasons why he avoids commitment and his reaction to Cara's pregnancy is enough to make us hate him if we weren't wondering just why. Cara is broke bu...more
The Sicilian's Unexpected Duty is about a how a hookup turns into a romance and the clash between modern sexuality and traditional romance.

I wanted to love this book. It has tropes I like- devious wealthy alpha heroes, heroines whose only lover is the hero and pregnant heroines. Unfortunately the heroine's inconsistency and prickly attitude ruined a potentially great read.
Also, there was no chemistry between the hero and heroine but there was great wit.

More on what annoyed me- the heroine. She...more
Thanks so much for Giovanni for recommending this bk! I thoroughly enjoyed it esp the h she was too awesome for words :-)
Alex is The Romance Fox
The 2nd book and follow up to Grace & Luca’s book in Michelle Smart’s Irresistible Sicilians Trilogy which tells the story of Car (Grace’s best friend a & Pepe, Luca’s brother (…what an unfortunate Italian name…never met any Italian man with that name….and to be honest I did not like it…I had this vision in my head of  photo 1d828fbe-069a-486f-bbd1-1c4ce9af3ec5_zpsd8424489.gif
I disliked Pepe at the beginning…the way he travels to Dublin and in one night seduces Cara in a very devious way.. which he admits when, four months later, meet at his bro...more
A delightful installment of the Irresistible Sicilians featuring Pepe, Luca's brother and Grace's best friend Cara. Luca and Grace were the main characters in #1 What a Sicilian Husband Wants.

I downloaded this immediately after finishing installment #1.

Cara is mentioned in #1 when it's found out that Pepe stole Grace's phone to enable Luca to track Grace down... well #2 goes into more detail about what actually happened the night Pepe and Grace met and the consequences which Cara lets Pepe know...more
Fiona Chapman
When innocent Cara Delaney spent a wild weekend with sexy Sicilian Pepe Mastrangelo, she definitely got more than she bargained for. Not only did he leave her high and dry without so much as a goodbye, but she's found herself tied to him for the rest of her life - with an unexpected pregnancy. Deciding that he should be held accountable for his responsibilities, she approaches him with a deal - he provides for her and the baby financially and she'll leave him well alone. Except Pepe has his own...more
There was nothing I didn't like about this book - damaged hero, heroine though who admits to extreme shyness fights for her life and that of her child and great emotional depth from both.

Lovely location of Paris too and lots of art and history of art references.

I loved this book - full review to follow.
Paula Legate
This is a wonderful book that really touched my heart. You have to read all of this book, not stopping half way through to be touched by it's words.
In this book I could feel the passion, anger at times, romance, sparks, and yes I could feel love. I loved the way the two spared with one another. It was also touching the way Pepe cared, and tended to Cara. Both had a past that shaped them, and made them into the people they became. The love, and friendship helped to heal the broken hearts, and mad...more
Fiona Marsden
This was just an amazing and emotional read. It had everything you could ask for in an angsty read. Cara is the shy best friend of Grace from the first book in the series. Pepe is the irresponsible playboy brother of Luca. There is an incident in the 1st book that mentions Pepe and Cara and it is that incident that triggers off this story.

Pepe has reasons why he avoids commitment and his reaction to Cara's pregnancy is enough to make us hate him if we weren't wondering just why. Cara is broke bu...more
Incy Black
Always, always enjoy Ms Smart's books, which are on my 'automatic buy' list, because she never fails to deliver. Pepe, to quote, is a bit of a 'git', at first--which makes for great reading. The more gittish the hero, the harder he falls, always worth watching! Cara hold her own against him, with quiet dignity. No spoilers, but the tragic moment is handled with considerable sensitivity. A hugely engaging read!
Warning! - Tissue Alert

The emotion in this sensational read made me cry buckets. Author Ms Smart has an honesty to her writing that draws you in. In fact there were some scenes I never thought I would enjoy reading until I absolutely did.

Pepe Mastrangelo starts off as a hero I shouldn't really like, but ended up loving him. In book one of the series it was obvious that he stands in his brother's shadow and in this book you discover how dark those shadows are. Cara Delany and her pregnancy are pr...more
This was a feel good book. It is a little wordy if an HP can be wordy. I was so tired of reading about Pepe's betrayal at 18. I understood it affected him but I did not need to read about it every time he did something unreasonable or cruel to Cara. Overall it was a good book and I did feel good about the ending. They had chemistry and he knew it long before the opportunity to use her for his brother's sake came up. I have to be honest I am not sure I could have let the betrayal and his treatmen...more
Sandra Gonzalez
I think i might have read this one before. Everything seemed familiar. The plot kept my interest, but there wasn't anything too exciting except (view spoiler) if needing something to read, then go ahead and add this. This is a basic book.
3,5 stars
My rating for this book would be 2,5/5 stars, up until the end, due to the hero. He acted like a total jerk, in most of the story. Only, a little before the end, he suddenly remembers that he might be a real human being after all. A true surprise, I'd say.
Sheena Uecker
Truly emotional

Truly emotional

loved this book. I cried my eyes out over the emotions in this book. the characters were relatable and the plot moving and unexpected.
Louisa P
This was my favourite of Smart's Sicilians so far. So emotional. Cara was a great heroine with lots of spark and personality and I rooted for her all the way. The emotion was strong and heartfelt from her and I had to grab the tissues towards the end. My only niggle was Pepe who left me cold for too long and at some points I couldn't understand what Cara saw in him. But Smart did redeem him in the end and finished with a fantastic finale. Great read!
I normally don't write review, but for this one, I have to. It's a great story and the writing is wonderful! Very well written.
Helen Charles was gell
Loved this book could feel for them. even found myself needing to go for the tissues towards the end as was crying..
Harlequin Books
TOP PICK! received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: The Irresistible Sicilians
Jul 12, 2014 Al added it
I cried. I admit it. Thank goodness for the epilogue.
Harlequin Books
"TOP PICK! Smart's romance has opulent surroundings and her ill-omened couple plays their emotionally bereft roles perfectly. The powerful love story entrances and will bring readers to tears (RT Book Reviews)". 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: The Irresistible Sicilians
Annie Burrows
nice conclusion to Irresistible Sicilians duet.
really 3.5 stars
I really, really enjoyed the second in Michelle Smart's Irresistible Sicilians series. Pepe is an entertaining, incorrigible younger brother and Cara is a feisty match worthy of him. The ending of this book did it for me - loved it - I so appreciate the 'realness' Smart brings to her books. Bring on Francesco now please!!
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