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The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole
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Jul 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 02 to 03, 2011

This story developed slower than the first book, "Poison." The manipulation, intrigue and passion which made up the life of the Borgia family makes for a very rich environment. I will be interested to see where Francesca's story ends up. Her relationship with Cesare is fascinating. They are both strong, independent and, in their own ways, arrogant individuals, neither giving the other any quarter. Francesca is aware of how she should behave but playing it safe and following what is to her a meaningless protocol is just not her style. For all his entitled upbringing, he is strong enough to enjoy who she is and appreciate all that she is in his extremely masculine way. Their relationship is not the sappy, stars in the eyes, fiction.

As for the rest of the characters, they each add vivid color to Borgia's Rome and Vatican City. I look forward to returning to Italy someday and looking at it in a whole new light.
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