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The Italian's Passionate Return

(The Alfieri Saga #1)

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They shared only one night of passion, but the memory of it has stayed with Damien ever since. He searched for her for months, but even with his considerable resources, with only her first name to go on, he’d been unsuccessful. Now, six years later, Damien is speechless when he finds Jemma by chance on a farm in the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside. The woman he h ...more
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Elizabeth Lennox Books LLC
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Carrie
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
The Italian's Passionate Return by Elizabeth Lennox is the first book of the contemporary romance The Alfieri Saga series. While part of a series there is a definite ending and the next in the series changes to another couple as the main characters so it can be read as a standalone.

The two main characters in this story, Damien and Jemma, shared a passionate past but afterwards neither could figure out how to find one another. Now years later Jemma is perfectly happy in her life as a single moth
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Jennifer
The writing style was fine, but I just didn't like the story. The MCs had a ONS six years ago. She was a virgin and got pregnant and hadn't slept with anyone else after that. Of course he'd been with women in the interim (though according to him "not as many she she thinks"). Le Sigh. Why do authors write this stuff?
Deborah
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Sweet romance.

I always enjoy Elizabeth Lennox books but I think of them as 'go along for the ride books' you know you're getting a romance with a happy ending, a rich powerful man and generally a nice ordinary girl and there's usually a misunderstanding thrown in as well, sometimes it's just what you need.
So when I noticed this book was free this morning I thought I'd give it a go and yes it was everything I expected, the characters were good, the story predictable but nice, so all round feel go
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Selene
I really wanted to enjoy this story! I love messy drama and second-chance romances, but I couldn't seem to get acclimated to this author's writing style, even to the end of the story. It felt very anti-climactic and I kept waiting for something to happen, but the characters' responses and attitudes were just so matter-of-fact. Everything neatly fell into place--no fuss, no muss, despite the serious nature of a man being denied his rightful position in his son's life. I wasn't expecting an all-ou ...more
Vashti
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lovely short story that tells the lovestory of the parents of the Alfieri children.
Lovetoread
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
The Italian's Passionate Return is a short story that tells the story of the romance of the romance of Jemma and Damien Alfieri.

They shared only one night of passion, but the memory of it has stayed with Damien ever since. He searched for her for months, but even with his considerable resources, with only her first name to go on, he’d been unsuccessful. Now, six years later, Damien is speechless when he finds Jemma by chance on a farm in the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside while purch
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Patty
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, ibooks
**Currently free on iBooks!! 06/22/2014**

3.5 Stars
I enjoyed Jemma & Damien's story. This also felt different (in a good way!) from all of Elizabeth Lennox's other books, I think it was the layout and style. I look forward to reading about the rest of the Alfieri family come fall! :)
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Melody Cox
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this short story that I read many months ago. I thought it was an endearing tale. Unfortunately I did not care for the books that came after this one in this series so this is the only one that I finished.
Lynsey A
I have no desire to finish this book. It barely held my interest in the beginning and it really hasn't improved for me. It's a short story and even that isn't making me want to finish it. I downloaded this as a Kindle freebie so kind of glad I didn't buy this.
Polly Ontiveros
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a free novella by Ms. Lennox. The characters are Jemma and Damien. They met at a night club, are instantly attracted to each other, dance together, and then goes to his penthouse and spend the night together. In the morning, she wakes up and leaves him due to embarrassment. She later realizes she is pregnant, but is unable to locate him because they didn't exchange last names and she couldn't remember how to get to his home. Fast forward several years and they end up meeting each other a ...more
Mlbane
Sep 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Didn't make it past 40%

This book really needed to be proofread. The billionaire hero can't count or is confused as to the normal length of a pregnancy. The heroine is supposedly a well known horse and dog breeder at 25 but struggles financially. If she can't buy groceries why go into two o f the most expensive businesses? I'm not sure how she's known as a horse breeder if her horses don't travel. Race, show and rodeo horses all log miles of travel and the best show horses are world travelers. Oh
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Tracey
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short story, Damien was wonderful but Jemma was a great characther too. I did find the children a little to grown for there ages, but loved the story. I didn't realise it was a prequel to a series of books about Jemma and Damien's children, which I'll be adding to my tbr as i enjoyed this authors style, and you can't go wrong with a HEA

3.75 stars
Heather
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies
A nice cute story.
Elizabeth Lennox has written many stories I enjoy and this was yet again another one.

Got this as a Nook (B&N) freebie and enjoyed it. I would recommend it to romance fans of short stories and Happy endings.
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Katherine
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
it is a really short book but good at the end.
Season
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Quick and easy to read.
Tilda
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars.
Nicole
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
A nice feel-good romance but with a few errors. Firstly she is a well known horse and dog breeder but is struggling to put food on the table. Apparently, they can’t move horses around the world. Also, it is easier for him to move his entire headquarters to a small country town in Virginia, complete with staff, than it is to move her and her son to Italy.
However, it was short (55 pages) and it was sweet.i would be happy to read their children, which are the next 5 in the series.
Courtney Freeman
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sizzling Romance

I normally never write reviews, but here goes. The Italian's Passionate Return is one for the ages. A romance that has never died for six years apart. I recommend this book and the series as well.
Artika Singh
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LUVD LUVD dis bk Elizabeth Lennox. & bcuz of hw much I luvd dis bk, I'm so hookd. I feel like I can't stop reading her bks. TOTALLY OBSESSED. I really wish I can get a hold off the rest of the series. 😍😊 ...more
Linda Whitacre
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful stody

I Love this story. I've read it probably 5 times. I love the characters and how kind and real they are. I love the horse farm setting with the stall full of puppies. Short and oh so sweet. Linda
Ashlie
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great short novella

This book tells the love story of Damien and Jemma, who reconnect after 6 years of lost contact. Damien and Jemma are the parents of the main characters of the rest of this series so it was really fun to read about their love story. Highly recommended!
Adrienne
Sep 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
This line from the book really annoyed me: "If the boy had been born in the middle of January, that would mean he had been conceived in…September."
Does the author really think a pregnancy lasts 4 months?
Sayletta
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. He tried to look for his one night stand but couldn't find her. She tried to find him discovering she was pregnant. This is the story. You should read it.
Kitty
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good
Jennifer Stokes
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second chance

This Is a light read. This was a great book for a summer read. Loved the book boyfriend too. The story wasn't New but it works.
Tia
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Damien lucked up and found the lover he lost six years ago. He's determined to have her but she has a secret to protect.
Anastasia Kokkali
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this little short sizzling-hot romance! It was wonderful and mesmerizing! 💕
Rosieandandy Rivera
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great short story

If you are into great short stories than this book is for you. It was a wonderful book couldn’t stop reading it and at the same time sad that I finished it.
Christy Romans
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good.

Literally read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down. It was a well written nouvelle. Enjoyed the characters and story line.
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USA Today™ best-selling author Elizabeth Lennox writes contemporary romance novels featuring sheiks, business tycoons, royalty, and other sexy rich men. Her male lead characters are smart, driven and determined, but can still be sensitive and vulnerable. Elizabeth’s female lead characters come from a variety of backgrounds. They are strong, intelligent and independent, while still feminine and car ...more

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