Married by Arrangement (A Mediterranean Marriage #5)
Antonio Rocha saw Sophie Cunningham as a tramp--she was raising his orphaned baby niece in a trailer!
However, Antonio didn't appreciate that though she might not be a lady, Sophie had plenty of love to give. And she was a virgin.
Antonio soon found himself attracted to Sophie, and he knew how to indulge this passion: a marriage arrangement on his terms...
It had just the right amount of drama, angst and asshattery from the (basically nice) H to make it enjoyable and entertaining.
Her later offerings might disappoint but this one delivers in the time honored LG way!
I've rated this three stars (barely) and only for the hero. Lynne Graham's heroes generally fall into either of two categories - cruel or cold. Antonio seemed a prime example of the latter category in the beginning. However, he redeemed himself as the book progressed by transforming into a warm and sensible guy - sensitive to the feelings of his loved ones and willing to listen and compromise.
Sophie was a an unpolished heroine. She grew up poor with little education and she acted like it. But that didn't mean she's stupid, she could match Antonio anytime, but she had a temper and Antonio just loved to bait her.
In the beginning Antonio was an arrogant jerk whose coolness made me wanted to slap him, but he redeemed himself nicely.
The drama and angst mostly come from both of them, no present evil family member or evil other woman. Just the two of them, growing up through out t ...more
Cast of Main Characters -
Antonio Rocha, Marquis de Salazar - Hero of our story
Dona Ernesta - Antonio's Grandmother
Pablo - Antonio's deceased younger brother
Belinda - Pablo's English Girlfriend whom he married 3 years ago and divorced; now deceased
Baby Lydia - Belinda's infant daughter
Sophie Cummingham - Belinda's secret half sister (That fact that she's the result of their mother's extra-marital indiscretion is the secret)
In my review ...more
Agak membosankan di bab-bab awalnya plus teks narasinya yang bagi saya cukup dominan tanpa ada jiwa dalam kisah ini karena hanya berkutat pada hal-hal sepele saja dan munculnya konflik tanpa arti.
Overall, it's a nice story but not good enough to be my fave.
While the H has been sleeping around (gets a melodramatic call from current mistress, before/during wedding, who gets dumped for her trouble), the h is still as pure as she was 3 years ...more
I like Sophie character. Feisty and some one who isn't afraid to fight against the rich and mighty. I prefer such character over door mat.
As for Antonio, luckily to say, I prefer this him in this book. Shows more masculine side.
Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.
Lynne first met her husband when she was 1 ...more