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Marcello & Grace

(Royals of Valleria #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  12 reviews
When fate made Lady Grace a widow, after years of a disastrous, abusive marriage, she felt a sense of relief and escape. Now, a year after her husband’s death, she’s just beginning to feel like her old self again, though she still carries the scars, both visible and hidden, of her past. Having been separated from friends and family for too long, she’s only too happy to see ...more
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published May 22nd 2015 by Marianne Knightly
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May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+ & Mature
What a wonderful couple. They compliment each other well. Grace needs someone she can feel safe and valued with. Maricello needs someone to love him and need him alone.

I appreciated Ms. Knightlys depiction of Grace. Life after abuse is not easy. In some ways it maybe be harder because it is internalized and while the abuse itself isn't happening, the nightmares and self-doubt continues.

Because of this difficult subject matter, I highly this story to only recommend 18+.
Laura Danielle Sawyer
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. I love the family and their bond
Jennifer F
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
was a little rushed on excitement as a middle but over all really like the writing style, plot line, and characters in these novels
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Grace's story was just so moving. I felt her pain as if it were my own. And Marcelo is the sweetest hero I've ever read. He was just so caring and patient.
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Like the first book in this series, I enjoyed the concept but some parts fell a bit flat for me. Unlike book 1, this novel was a bit of insta-love which tends to annoy me. This story is set up at the end of book 1, and Marcello is fascinated by Grace before he even meets her. This didn't quite ring true to me, since the only thing Catherine really told him was that Grace's husband had died. I was also a bit surprised that the relationship progressed as quickly as it did given her history and ove ...more
Candice Barrier
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is terrific. We follow up with Marcello and Cat as they go visit one of Cat's friends in England. Marcello starts to fall in love with her as soon as he meets her. However Grace is guarded especially after her abusive husband has caused her much distrust in men. He died in an accident that left Grace with his estate to run along with her family's estate. Marcello is working to regain his reputation after his security slip up with his future sister in law and Queen of Valleria. So he ch ...more
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lady Grace was abused by her husband. She has found relief after he died. Princess Catherine has come to England to visit her. Her brother Marcello has come to visit too.
Marcello has been drawn to her picture since his sister talked about going to see her.

Some drama, love scenes were x-rated, wanted more detail about secret mission. Nice plot.
May 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read-again
For how traumatized the heroine was, it was unbelievable how quickly she got physical with the hero.

And then to refuse commitment but want to be together forever? Immature, selfish, and stupid. Let's shack up in the castle!

Jennifer Schreiber
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book

It is well written and a joy to read. The story flows from the previous book in the series. Good use of characters.
heather bramhall
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I really liked it. It was easy to read and the characters have a lot of depth to them. Nice plot.
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