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The Italian's Token Wife

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  183 ratings  ·  9 reviews

Italian millionaire Rafaello di Viscenti vows to marry the first woman he sees--who just happens to be Magda!

She's been desperately trying to make ends meet by cleaning Rafaello's house. His proposal of marriage comes with a large financial reward--all she has to do is spend six months as Rafaello's wife in name only.

But though Rafaello hadn't planned on sleeping with his

Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Harlequin (first published February 6th 2004)
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Impoverished heroine who cleans bathrooms for a living is shocked to encounter Hero at his home while she was working. Her shock is compounded when Hero soon proposes a temporary marriage for a large sum of money that would provide a more comfortable life for her & her baby son. Hero's cold indifference & his father's obvious displeasure with her makes her temporary wife status harder to bare. But Hero's change of heart ushers an unexpected relationship b/w them. Heroine isn't sure how l ...more
This was a truly sad book. The "hero" was a cold hearted manipulator who cared about nothing but making a point to his equally cold hearted and manipulative father. I kept reading hoping he would redeem himself but it just never happened. He spent 2/3 of the book looking down, waaayyyy down, on the perfect, selfless, virgin, martyr, doormat of a 'heroine'. He thought nothing of his treatment of her until his father repeated all the nastiness the 'hero' said about the heroine to her face. He then ...more
I often like Julia James but this was just a caricature of extremes. The depictions of heroine's unattractiveness were overdone and depressing. Heroine's sainthood and makeover were both extreme and highly unrealistic. True love lies in a box of hair color? 2 stars only for Rafaello's guilt and the angst of Magda's suffering (begging food for her baby from the housekeeper). The love was not at all real or believable and his response to her big secret was so creepy it actually made me feel unclea ...more
Γλυκό, ρομαντικό έως και συγκινητικό... Δεν ξεφεύγει από κάποια σφάλματα του είδους, αλλά μου άρεσε.
La versión Harlequin Manga de esta novela es una de mis favoritas, así que la busqué para leerla también como libro.

Sinceramente, me gustó más la primera. Los personajes novelados se hacen algo redundantes, comportándose y pensando lo mismo una y otra vez. Además, el desarrollo de la relación parece algo forzado. Pero dejando esos detalles aparte, ha sido una lectura bastante entretenida (aunque sigo prefiriendo su versión manga).
معا فوق النجوم ..
جوليا جايمس
لم يكن المليونير الايطالي رافايللو دي ***نتى يملك حلاً فالشركة ستطير من بين يديه تهديد أبيه واضح وصريح تزوج و إلا أبيع الشركة !
وهكذا قطع على نفسه وعداً بأن يتزوج أول امرأة يصادفها وصادف أن تكون ماغي خادمة منزله ..
وكيف لماغي أن ترفض تمثيل دور الزوجة لرافايللو لمدة ستة أشهر مقابل مبلغ كبير من المال و طلاق سريع !
لكن مخطط رافايللو ذهب أدراج الرياح بعد الزواج ..فلم يعد الطلاق وارداً في تفكيره الآن
Marina Andreou
it was just a very very good storie!!!!How a pour and kind girl with a baby finds the love in a italian hot guy.But is not all of this the storie has the romance and how Rafaelo in the begining make a lot of mistakes about the heroine Magda ...and all in the end fix and of course i cry in a few scenes in this book!!!Thats why i find it AMAZING!!!It had it all..
I read the Harlequin manga version first. It is good.
Ghada Al-Rawi
it remainds me in a qoute
ليس الدنيا لمن جد وجد
إنما الدنيا لمن حضه كعد ;)
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