Gold Ring of Betrayal
Nicolas Santino doesn't accept that Lia is his daughter. He believes Sara, his wife, cheated on him with another man, and Lia is the result of that betrayal.
So Sara and Nicolas are separated - until the silence between them is forcibly broken - Lia has been kidnapped! Nicolas knows he is the only one who can secure the little girl's sa...more
"'Fabia will see to the child,' he ordained. 'We have unfinished business to discuss here.'
'Except I prefer to see to Lia myself.'
'And I am telling you you ca...more
A highly emotional read. Do not read this book unless you want something really angsty. The biggest problem I have with this book is that the author made the lead male character and his father so unlikable that no reader with an ounce of self preservation and respect could bring themselves to accept the ending. It makes the readers question the unrealistic and what seems to be a forced happily ever after for the sake of writing a HEA book. I would have had more respect for the author if...more
Nicolas Santino never forgave Sara, his wife, for what he believed as an ultimate betrayal of his love. He doesn't accept that Lia is his daughter. Until one day every mother's nightmare came true, Lia has been kidnapped. That means he has to save the little girl's life with every ounce of his intelligence & money. But seeing Sara again after 3 years of separation has unwittingly opened up his suppressed desire for her &...more
I really don't understand how a man could stay away for 3 years and never had a doubt about a daughter. Even if he thought the little baby not his I cannot believe he did nothing, either getting a divorce or accepting the situa...more
This was actually my first Harlequin Presents, and I was a bit taken aback by certain aspects that I know are commonplace: the overbearing hero and the swooning heroine. They both walked the line of "too much" on both counts, and pr...more
This is kind of a crazy story, with over-the-top drama between the two protagonists and of course a big misunderstanding that leads the hero to threaten the heroine that if she ever gets together with another man,he'll kill them both. Normally, I'm sane and have my priorities straight, and this kind of thing can send me running for the hills, but for some reason this book just works for me and it's a fun HP as opposed to a torturous one. Probably because the hero is so nicely demolished when he...more
These little Harlequins are really starting to grow on me. Lol
Sara (h) once a very shy young woman, finds herself in a romance with a very high powered, attractive Italian man. Her dream man who loves her as much as she loves him. Unfortunately he comes with a very stubborn and vindictive father who will stop at nothing to have his son walk away from his new wife and marry a nice Italian woman. So he sets poor Sara up to look like she is having an affair with an English man.
I really don't get why people like this book so much.
He treats her like crap, she suffers big-time and, when he finally finds out how wrong he was, does she get an abject apology or good grovelling? No. He leaves and, when he comes back, he's upset so she's the one who has to comfort him -- and at the end she's the one who has to make the first move to get them back together.
I mean, wtf? For what he put her through, he should've done all the comforting and all the chasing. I can't stand it...more
Michelle Reid has been an inconsistent read for me. BUt this book was suprisingly good! Hero & heroine had their Big Misunderstanding that lasted 3 yrs. Reid portrays heroine as weak & submissive early on in relationship and shows her growing emot...more
I don't know how to describe Nicolas. But for me he was very appealing and absolutely amazing despite his flaws. I can totally understand why Sara can't forget him and can't stop loving him.
I liked Sara. She's a real trooper. She does stand up for herself and willing to fight anyone for the sake of her baby. She's a giving, caring and forgiving person.
Even after thre...more
The heroine daughter get kidnapped, so the heroine ask for the hero help. They're married but he believes that the heroine cheated on him, so he refuses to acknowledge the girl, which was definitely his, but her similarity to the mother and the fact that he saw the heroine in another man's arm was against her.
Seeing the war between his feeling for the h...more
When the story begins, Lia has been kidnapped for ransom. Sara is obviously devastated. When Nicolas arrives, he quickly begins the process of getting Lia back and soon, he is once again captivat...more
So, hang on for a minute while I take this huge milestone in....
Twenty years with almost forty books published or in the pipeline ... I know it isn’t a great average when compared with some...more