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The Italian's Convenient Wife

3.2  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
When Paolo Rainero's niece and nephew are orphaned, he arranges to marry Caroline Leighton, the twins' American aunt, to protect them. But first he must show Callie that he's changed since their affair nine years ago.

As their convenient marriage becomes real, and old desires are rekindled, Paolo can't help feeling that Caroline's hiding something. A secret involving him...
ebook, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Harlequin Presents (first published October 2005)
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
It started out so well and I was so hopeful!
*With Spoilers*
A bonafide manhoeing Italian bad boy and an 18 y.o. virgin. He makes no promises while seducing his brother’s sister-in-law on the (his brother and her sister's) wedding day. She finds herself pregnant and loses out on an Ivy League education. (But why could she go to a Calif. University and not Smith’s with the bump was a mystery!) Anyways the sister and the husband adopt the twins and pass them as their own to his family.

Now nine years
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
The plot was so far-fetched only the writing saved the book
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars! ~ All of the pain from nine years before, is thrust once more at Caroline as she travels to Rome to claim her orphaned niece and nephew. She's braced for a fight with their Italian uncle, Paolo, a man she had given her innocence to, only to be dismissed. But Paolo today is not the callous playboy she'd known, now he is a man with a deep sense of family responsibility. Yet from their first reunion, Paolo is aware there is more grief in Caroline than that of her sister and brother-in-law' ...more
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
It started off really good. I was addicted from the start. But somehow, as it reached the end, it wasn't really very convincing to me. I dunno, but somehow the part where they quarreled wasn't impactful enough to me. And how they made up felt just too little. Like, there wasn't enough substance. In my mind, Italians are hot :P, arrogant and just not so forgiving. But instead of him really blaming her, he kinda just asked for her forgiveness?

I know I don't make a lot of sense but somehow the cli
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow...this is my first book by this author and definitely not my last.

This is an incredible love story about second chances in not only love, but life, and that sometimes we are given an incredible gift to fix our past mistakes and ultimately forgive those who have hurt us the most. This author takes you on an incredible journey into the heart and soul of Paolo and Callie where you see all their pain and human frailty.

This is so unlike any HP I have ever read. I was so wrapped up in watching h
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really good story of a couple who met when they were young and immature, reconciled due to circumstances beyond their control when more mature and nine years older (yep that short of time can make a big difference in an arrogant - well to do - butt hat of a hero).

Tear jerker, really well written.

no typos/editing issues either!!!
Mar 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love a smitten noble flawless hero who is willing to shout his love for the heroine from the rooftops then this is the book for you!
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