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The Italian Count's Defiant Bride (International Billionaires #5)

3.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  87 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Count Francesco da Luca doesn't like being made a fool of. When his bride fled the marriage bed, he vowed she'd pay the debt she owed him--their wedding night!But Alicia Cross is no longer the trembling, naive innocent he married--and she won't be pushed around by the masterful count. His runaway bride is proving to be more of a challenge than he anticipated--until he disc ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Preeti S
As bland as this book was, I still can’t totally wish it away. I read it months ago n here I am,writing the review. Some things were quite unintentionally hilarious in this book. This is a married n separated couple with an un-consummation hanging over their heads. .The mu causing the rift n her flight was quite lame even if ‘original’...and both were ‘not wrong’.

Now this h is too fair skinned to be able to blush (as opposed to all other harly red heads!),,she is forever resting, repairing n res
Ann Keller
Jul 29, 2009 Ann Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Alicia Cross thought she’d put that horrible moment behind her, but suddenly Count Francesco da Luca was standing in front of her and she couldn’t hide any longer.

The years had been kind to Alicia. With her pale skin, adorable freckles and fiery red hair, she holds Francesco captive with her simple beauty. If only sweet Alicia can find it in her heart to forgive him for their misunderstanding, they might have a chance to be together again.

I enjoyed the contrasts between these natives of Wales an
The conflict in this one is SO DUMB and without it, there is no reason for the separation and the reunion proceeds without delay. The author tries to add a not wanted suitor as an additional conflict, but that comes across as ridiculous too, because the heroine becomes afraid of someone she's known for years and thinks of as a brother because she finds out he has feelings for her. The fear just seemed like a stupid overreaction.
Sep 07, 2015 Michaela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
These people are stupid. They are in love yet they barely know each other and all their problems could have been solved if they spoke to each other in the first place.
Jennifer Mcpherson
”Francesco!” Said Alicia frantically. ”speak to me, darling!” What-shall-I say, Amore?” He croaked. Gareth let out a shaky breath. ”Are you all right?” No ,.of course he's not all right, Alicia said crossly. You knocked him out!” Francesco gave an unsteady laugh. He only managed that Carina, because you distracted me.” If you've broken any of his teeth, Gareth Davies,” she warned ”you pay the dentist ”
This is stupid .... OMG who wrote this book.. Boring insipid and waste of paper..
Mar 21, 2015 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. I like the Heroine, she became strong I loved the Hero he was so enamored with her. I like the traditional Italian Hero.
Jul 31, 2011 Yvette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd really like to give it a 3.5 but I can't.

The plot was really different from most Presents that I've read.
Apr 30, 2013 Jenny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No angst or intense emotions. Didn't like it.
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