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The Italian's Virgin Princess (Princess Brides #3)

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Joelle has only one week before she must enter into an arranged marriage. She spends one steamy night with a gorgeous stranger, not knowing that he is her future husband. Furious at his future wife's behavior, he demands that she be punished . . . by marriage!
Paperback, Harlequin Presents, No. 2430, 187 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2004)
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Feb 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: heroine-i-hated
The heroine was so annoying and horrible to the hero I wanted to actually slap her. What an awful heroine! He deserved so much better poor guy!
This is the last book in the series of the three princesses. H/h have signed agreements to marry, but have never met each other. They will rule the two island nation after the heroine's grandfather dies. Heroine is sad after her grandmother dies and runs away for a year to New Orleans to be a lounge singer. Her mother was from the area and heroine wants to know that branch of the family.

A year - the heir to the throne - and she's singing in bars and waitressing. Sure.

Hero tracks her down and dis
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really liked the H/h. He was not a total yerk. I loved the way Jane Porter wrote him. She always writes great heroes.

Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked the last edition in the Princess Bride series. It was fun quick read and I quite liked the heroine. But the hero, Leo, kind of got on my nerves. He seemed very controlling and although he changed in the latter part of the story, I didn't like him much through the first part. But the epilogue was satisfying ^_^
رومولا الن
رواية (همسات الندم) من روايات احلام

لم تعجبني كثيرا شخصية جويل وجدتها ممله قليلا
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Joelle Ducasse's life is all planned out for her. She is to marry Prince Leo Borgarde. It didn't matter what she thought about it. The plan was to save her country and provide an heir to the throne. But, can she go through with it after the rush of emotions from losing her grandmother? She has to take time away to get ready for her future. She runs away to New Orleans for a year and becomes a singer like her mother once was and living the life or any ordinary young lady. On her last night she me ...more
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Princess Joelle Ducasse is feeling smothered by the grief of her beloved grandmother's passing and the burdens of being a princess. She decides to be on her own to cope with all that she's feeling and to come back and marry the prince her grandfather the King has chosen for her. On her last night of freedom she meets a man she can't help but be drawn to. If you want to know what happens next, you're going to have to pick it up!

Who knew Harlequin's Presents not only had royalty but kink as well?
Suzie Dubois
Interesting story

I liked the story and the premise, seriously how often is the hero the only one apologizing, but ugh Joelle, what a spoiled naive selfish bratling. She had no backbone, being stubborn in order to be selfish is not backbone it's selfishness, the hero was ultra domineering and if you like a masculine man who pushes and doesn't wilt when you push back, Leo's your man. In fact he seems the type who wouldn't be scared of a strong woman, and he deserved better than miss whiney pants,
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I was ready to call this book a disappointment about half way through it. The hero, Leo, was too arrogant and self-righteous while the heroine, Joelle, was too young and needy.

But then Ms. Porter redeemed Leo pretty successfully and Joelle started showing some strength and I was able to finish the book without hating it. There were times when I was absolutely appalled at Leo's behavior and I simply could not believe Joelle would allow him to get away with it for even a second, especially after
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-romances
Crying. I am crying. I never cry when I read HP's. Never I tell you. Sometimes I cry over a Harlequin Classic Romance, but that doesn't happen often.

The typical princess in disguise seduced by her prince who's somewhat in disguise (he really isn't in disguise)is turned on its head in this book. Mostly because the prince is Leo, and he's complicated and dark and filled with pain and it takes him a really long time to rescue himself so that he can be with the princess honestly. He does though (sn
has affair with her own fiance who she had never met while in New Orleans during her "year long break: from royalty. he is jealous of himself. Joelle has only one week before she must enter into an arranged marriage. She spends one steamy night with a gorgeous stranger, not knowing that he is her future husband. Furious at his future wife's behavior, he demands that she be punished . . . by marriage!
همسات الندم
جين بورتر
لم يتبق أمام الأميرة جويل دوكاس سوى أسبوع واحد من الحرية قبل أن تتزوج من الرجل الذي اختاروه لها . وهي تعرف تماما أنها تتزوج بدافع الواجب لا الحب .
ولكن ماذا عساها أن تفعل وقد وجدت نفسها تنجذب إلى رجل مجهول وتغرق في دوامة سحره حتى أذنيها ؟ الآن دقت ساعة الصفر ووجدت الأميرة نفسها في مواجهة الحقيقة القاسية بعدما عرفت هوية هذا المجهول في ليلة عرسها ؟
فمن سينقذها من انتقامه ؟
Jul 17, 2009 added it
Short, quick read. A princess named Joelle is engaged by proxy to a prince named Leo. She runs to New Orleans where she sings in a bar. He comes after her and spends the night with her. She does not realise who he is and he is furious that she behave like that....
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Utterly unputdownable.
Alice M. Black
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it
mi favorito de la serie, es muy entretenido y romántico
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