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Never Say No to a Caffarelli (Those Scandalous Caffarellis #1)

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"I play by the rules, but they're my rules."

Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat...

Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He's a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy's historic dower house.

Poppy will not give up the onl
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it

Giving up the only home you have ever known is hard, no matter if it is because you have no financial choice in the matter or if simply need to let go for other reasons. It is filled with a lifetime of memories that can never be erased, but leaving it behind feels like you're leaving behind a part of yourself.

That is why Poppy will never part with her beloved home, she has lived there with her grandmother for many years and has built a life, made friends with the people of the community, formed
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Nas Dean
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
NEVER SAY NO TO A CAFFARELLI (Those Scandalous Caffarellis) by USA Today bestselling author Melanie Milburne is August 2013 release from Harlequin Presents.

Poppy got the dower house with proper legality. She had no obligation or the inclination to sell it.

But when Rafe Caffarelli bought the manor, he wanted the dower house as well. And he is leaving no stones unturned to pressurize Poppy to sell the dower house to him. Will he go as far as faking an attraction just to get the house?

Poppy could
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this books so much and can't wait for the other two to come out! gotta love a Caffarelli, for a arrogant man he was so delicious. Oh Rafe you really are a softy :) Poppy well she is a thorn in his side and no-one ever defies him, yeah right! He wants something she has and she is not selling at any price. Stick to your guns girl! then add in dogs and tea house and he doesn't know what has hit him. She is not happy about plans for the mansion adjoined to her dower house fur does fly..... the ...more
Shirley Buchanan
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Which is more important: a commitment to business or romantic attraction to love? Depends upon your point of view.

Goal. Focus. Win. The mantra by which Rafe Caffarelli lives his life. Handsome, sexy, and successful, he has never failed to win in his personal or professional endeavors. That is, until now. The acquisition of the Dower House to complete the estate he wants to renovate into a hotel for the uber rich has hit a snag. Would his personal attention mean continued success or will a red he
Nancy Crocker
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Never Say No to a Caffarelli by Melanie Milburne

Raffaele Caffarelli is half French and half Italian and every woman’s dream. Extremely good looking, and arrogant. He is use to getting what he wants both in business and in the bedroom. And right now he wants the Dower House. Rafe recently purchased The Dalrymple Estate. With his goal to turn it into a hotel spa, the only thing standing in his way is Poppy Silverton.

Poppy Silverton owns and operates a tearoom. And she has no intention of selling t
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I wish Melanie Milburne had written more virginal heroines. Poppy is such a sweet and cute country girl heroine! I loved how innocent and feisty she is. She has a heart of gold but she is not afraid to speak her mind. Her ex was such a bastard for deceiving and betraying her.

Oh Rafe! I am totally in love with him! He is charming, arrogant, mature and beneath he is just a big softie. Melanie sure knows how to write sinfully sexy hot gorgeous heroes. As a boy he had to grow up fast and take
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was such a great read .I enjoyed everything about this book.A great start to the Caffarelli brothers series.Looking forward to the next book .
My heart tugged a little when the reason for the hero's dislike for cake was revealed.
My only complaint was lack of an epilogue.4.5***
This was a great 50th book Melanie!
Rom Reader
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It was a sensual and emotional romance with a hot, gorgeous hero and a virgin heroine!
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Poppy's what could be quaintly described as an old fashioned girl. For this English village belle, traditional values matter. Values like respect, fidelity and loyalty. Rafe is a well travelled and cosmopolitan man who lives in the modern world. As a property developer, he deals in property worth billions of dollars. For him, money talks.

When this pair meet, how is it possible for them to get together and build a successful relationship, one that doesn't end in tears and loss and broken hearts?
The heroine was awesome, outspoken, gutsy! The hero was cynical as usual and the heroine was hampering one of his acquisitions so he decides to take time from his business and women to go see her and she isn't what he expected. First of all is not that old and doesn't pander to him. I loved the chemistry between the characters. The hero has to learn to lower his shields built in his childhood in order to let the heroine in!!Great HP.
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really would have given this book 5 stars IF NOT for Poppy being a TOTAL PUSHOVER!!! ARGH!!! She could have made Rafe grovel a bit, at the very least!!!!
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Never say No to a Caffarelli is book one of three. We meet Rafe, the eldest Caffarelli brother. Strong, determined, always gets what he wants, after all who ever says No to a Caffarelli? Well that would be Poppy. Owner of the little house on the grounds of a main estate Rafe has bought to develop. Poppy's little home has been left to her and it's all she's ever known in the name of a home. It also hold all the memories for her of everyone she's ever loved. Rafe wants the home and decides to set ...more
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Never Say No to a Caffarelli is Lynne Graham lite. It has the cute dogs, the virgin heroine and the fabulously wealthy who was a quasi alpha hero.

I liked some of the above but had my issues. The virgin shaming. I dislike a heroine having to explain why she is one when promiscuous heroines don't explain why they've slept with multiple men.
I didn't like all the talk during sex. I skimmed that. I didn't like the heroine wanting a fling then getting angry when it ended. I knew the heroine didn't wan
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
First entry to Melanie Milburne new series. The Caffarelli Brothers.
A beautifully crafted book with just the right amount of emotions, tension and humor.
I enjoyed this enemies-to- lovers story. I absolutely adored Rafe and Poppy. From the very start, their attraction is sizzling, their interactions are fun to read, and the banter witty.
Poppy is a sweet, soft-hearted heroine. She is also spirited and defiant.
No woman had ever said no to Rafe. Poppy is a challenge. Her defiance speaks
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this story Poppy and Rafe are the best for each other Poppy makes Rafe who is really is a very caring hero behind a rich playboy persona think about life and their adventure to a HEA is wonderful and I am looking forward to the other stories in this series
Cady Lorenzana
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Shame that I have read it last though this was the first book in the Cafarelli brothers. But dont blame me, I had a hard time finding the copy. Yet it was so worth it!!

I love the book. I love Rafe and the Poopy, the heroine is the one you will surely adore! xx
Kelly Steel
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this fun, witty and emotional story! Now looking forward to books 2 & 3 from The Caffarelli Trilogy!
Linda Sims
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

Poppy owns and runs her own Victorian style tea shop in a small village. She recently split with her boyfriend Oliver after he betrayed her. She lives in a dower house on a large run-down estate. The manor house has recently been sold after the owner died. But he had left the dower house to Poppy and her grandmother. Poppy had recently lost her grandmother, and now whoever bought the manor house was badgering her to sell her home as well.

Rafe Cafferelli decides to deal with the own
Tanya Mayes
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a very enjoyable read. I love Rafe and Poppy. Rafe is use to getting what he wants no matter what until he meets his match Poppy. She innocent and has a heart of gold and not afraid to say NO!!! They started as enemies, became friends and in the end lovers. It was the sweetest love scene I've read Rafe as hard core as he is in business. He is a respectful and gentle lover to Poppy. Super Special.
Sandie Pikel
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was book three in a series about the Caffarelli brothers, When I recived the book in the mail I went and bought book 1 and 2 which I'm glad I did all three books were great, once I started with book one I did not want to put it down. This book was on the younger brother Remy and the woman who finally stole his heart -Angelique and all the ups and downs they had. Worth reading the whole series.
Gwessie Tee
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this story so much, pride and power of self go out the window when fighting for love especially when you messed up and are actually in love, a tears with joy, love me a HEA always love it
Aivee Alleje
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Great read! 😊
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Never Say No to a Caffarelli is the first book in Melanie Milburne’s fabulous new trilogy about three gorgeous Mediterranean heroes and the sassy women who tame them!

Poppy Silverton is going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. Her boyfriend Oliver stole all her recipes, opened up a rival eatery and then dumped her for another woman, her old-fashioned tea room is on the brink of closing down and she’s struggling to keep the wolf from the door. Every day has become a constant battle for
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. I hadn't expected the heroine to be so outspoken, determined, and just awesome. She may be old fashion but I loved the fact that she knew what she wanted and held onto her values. Deeply hurt by her last boyfriend she became wary of men. When our hero, Rafe came along it was understandable that she acted the way she did. Rafe was known as a playboy and never had a relationship that lasted more than two weeks.
Their interactions were fun to read about. It made me laugh out
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Hsiau Wei
Oct 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This book tell the story of Poppy who is determined not to sell her home to Rafe despite the fact that the offer price is much above market price and she needs the money for her tea room. Rafe, being a Caffarelli, never take no as an answer. He went to seek her out and tried to change her mind. To the extent he bought the building where the tearoom is from her landlord. Poppy being left and raised by her grandmother knows she cannot give up the house that contained all the good and bad memories ...more
Trudy Miner
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rafe Cafferelli, one of the Three Cafferelli playboy brothers, has purchased Dalyrmple Estate in Oxfordshire for a luxurious spa and retreat for the wealthy who wish to escape the public eye. The only thing missing is the Dower House which is owned by Poppy Silverton granddaughter of the former housekeeper who has refused all offers to sell it. Determined to purchase the Dower House at all costs Rafe travels to Oxfordshire certain that he can convince Poppy to sell; he was wrong. A more stubborn ...more
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this type of storyline. An ordinary girl from modest background who's changed a much wordly billionaire for the better. Behind those iron mask is a man with compassion. His actions were driven by his bitter childhood. Poppy is a great heroine who knows what she wants but her self respect is admirable. Yes they had a brief affair but she didn't come out like a doormat. She has feelings yet she is unassuming. With the two of them getting together I could see Rafe getting much better than he ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Rafe Caffarelli has purchased a gorgeous estate in a little village, and he’s going to turn it into a luxury hotel. It’s what he does. There’s just one little snag… he doesn’t own the entire property yet. There’s a little Dower house that belongs to some weird woman that won’t sell it to him, but everyone has a price. Read More
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