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The Ruthless Italian's Inexperienced Wife (Forced to Marry)

2.52  ·  Rating details ·  73 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Nanny Cheryl Lane has been summoned to Tuscany by billionaire Marco Rossi. His ruthless, brooding reputation precedes him. Marco has hired Cheryl to look after his orphaned nephew. But little does he realize that he has employed such a ripe young beauty. She may try to hide her luscious curves beneath a dowdy uniform, but Marco's no fool....The desire to unbutton the prim ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published October 3rd 2008)
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Dec 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: category-romance
Boring hero, boring heroine, boring plot, boring little boy (I always like kids in romances). The hero is a real pill. I started this book on April 22, 2013 and finished it on December 22, 2013. Why I stuck with it is beyond me. It was in my desk drawer at work and I'd periodically read a few pages - but reading it in small doses didn't make it any more palatable. One star is the lowest rating I can give this book - there is no -star to pick. Don't bother with this one - recycle it or donate it ...more
Por la sinopsis, prometía. Lástima que la autora no alcanzó a dar más que unas páginas antes de que la ilusión se hiciera pedazos xD. Mala escritura, mala trama, malos personajes... *sigh* Como siempre digo, no me gusta dejar una lectura a la mitad; comienzo, y si no me gusta, regreso a las horas o a los días para ver si fue un mal momento mío y quizás la situación mejora. Este escrito no pasó ese filtro y cada vez me aburrió un poco más. No sé identificar con precisión qué estuvo mal, tampoco h ...more
This book was dreadful! I should have put it down right from the get go, instead I pushed myself and finished it. Ugh!

The scenes and dialogues are so cringe worthy and dramatic. Nothing makes sense! In one scene alone, Cheryl goes from hot to cold back to hot for Marco in like 1 short paragraph. All the characters are so one dimensional, no real story development and it's worse than's BORING!

We never get to find out just what happened in Cheryl's past with Nick. Marco is more
I guess I had this on a no-plans-to-read shelf, mostly from the meh reviews. I didn't realize this when I started reading the book, though. I was about 1/2 done when I came to GR to add it and saw it was already added to my bookshelf. Oops! I figured I might as well finish it and so I did. Though, I admit, for the last 1/2 I did a lot of skimming.

The writing is a bit weird. The narration, I mean. How the author writes seems different than other Presents books. It sort of seemed dated? Like I'm
Vanessa Wu
This is a very tame story by an unambitious writer. The characters have no personality, the situations are hackneyed and the descriptions are trite. There has been no attempt at research and the details are therefore vague and implausible.

This is a writer who is afraid to express herself. My advice to her is, choose a new pen name, find a laptop you can use in bed, lock out any stray cats, flatmates, children, or husbands, put on some silk pyjamas, prop yourself up on masses of pillows and let r
I thought it was a wonderful story but the writing itself is clumsy and distractingn for me so I don't think I got as much out of it as I could hacve it was more polished
Jul 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, dnf
It's like this was Mad Libbed by non-English speaker.
Yuck!!! Almost didn't finish. Forced myself. Didn't like the H or h. Maybe it was the writing. It's the first book I read by this author. The dialogue between them was just weird.
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