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Never Gamble with a Caffarelli (Harlequin Presents Series #3188)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013


    This book is so predictable and boring that in 32 days I have only been able to read 91 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

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    Rating: 3.5 Stars The Series: Scandalous Caffarellis trilogy co

    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    The Series: Scandalous Caffarellis trilogy comes to a finish in "Never Gamble with a Caffarelli", the story of Remy and Angelique. Angelique is the daughter of Henri Marchand, ex-business partner of Vittorio Caffarelli. Their parting was bitter, so bitter that the two men strive to make each other's lives a living hell. When the two men severed their relationship, the Caffarelli empire nearly crumbled, so after working hard to rebuild it, Rafe, Raoul, and Remy have a right to resent Mr. Marchand.

    Remy has the opportunity to strike Henri where it hurts. He wins a treasured family home in a poker game. What he doesn't realize is that it really wasn't Marchand's to lose. It was held in a trust for Angelique and she only had a few months to go before she could've taken possession. It was to be her sanctuary. Away from the press, out of the spotlight, out from under her father's thumb.

    Angelique wasn't going to let it go without a fight. She finds out that Remy is spending time in the Middle East, so she decides to confront him there. The palace staff find her in his room, and all hell breaks loose. Remy and Angelique have ever really agreed on one thing... marriage isn't for them. But the ruling family have laws, and it doesn't allow for an unmarried couple to be in the same room. In order to leave the country, they have to be married.

    Deals are struck, advantages are taken, and battles are fought. But somewhere amongst all the madness they remember when things were good between them. When the two patriarchs were still friends and Angelique was around. Perhaps they didn't have to behave like enemies - especially when that was the last thing they wanted.

    I have to admit, I enjoyed the second book more than this or the first. I thought the marriage storyline seemed contrived, although I have no idea - I haven't done more than cursory research.

    I also didn't connect with these two as much as I had with the other two couples, I'm not sure why. They were likeable enough. I can't quite put my finger on why I felt like this story was lacking, but it was well worth reading to tie up the story.

    There was a very short epilogue, but only brief touches on the other characters throughout the book. I still highly recommend this series. The writing is fairly flawless and it was lovely getting to know the Caffarelli brothers and their women.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    A gamble. A lost inheritance. Antiquated laws. Suddenly a gamble

    A gamble. A lost inheritance. Antiquated laws. Suddenly a gamble on both of their parts is resulting in the one thing neither of them want: marriage. What started as revenge on Remy's part has now assumed catastrophic portions and what started as Angelique's goal to retrieve her inheritance has produced an unholy union. Could they find their way out of this mess of their own making? Or was the path littered with pitfalls neither of them see? Was divorce or happily ever after at the end of their road?

    The only child of Henri Marchand, Angelique has forged her own path in the modeling world. Using her gorgeous looks and a devastatingly desirable body to grace the creations of the haute couture, she has waited patiently for her twenty fifth birthday. Then she will inherit her beloved mother's ancestral home to be used as a bolthole,a sanctuary, and a place she could create her own designs. Now through her father's excessive gambling he has lost the only thing she truly cared about to that horrid man, Remy Caffarelli. Never one to let a problem go unsolved, she flies to the country of Dharbiri to confront him. Only a bad situation just got worse. Now she is married, but she will not go down without a fight. No one takes away her control over her life....NO ONE! But is she destined to lose this match or will the rewards make the control not so important anymore?

    Gambling is a way of life to the gorgeous, sexy Remy Caffarelli, the youngest of three brothers. He had set the pieces in place and like a great chess game played by a master, won the coveted prize from Henri Marchand. Above all things, control of the game is what he lives for. Goal...Focus...Win.. are always the starting blocks, but Remy controls the outcome always. That is, until a sexy, heat-your-blood-to-boiling-point-with-one-look model with grey-blue eyes brings down his carefully manufactured world. Now he needs to gamble for his life. Only no one takes over control...NO ONE! Could he win in this battle of wills or would he gladly turn over the reins before the game is done?

    This is an absolutely delightful, sexy, hot book about the power between men and women trying to control. When they finally realize there are no winners in this game of pull and tug, only losers, only the underlying desire and love will remain. But what a fabulous ride! The dialogue makes you wants to cheer, referee, shout, offer your opinion, and generally shake them both to wake up and see what is right in front of them. Vivid descriptions of the scenery and actions pull you in from the first page to the last. I read this so quickly I was a little disappointed it was finally at an end. Although this was the last book in the series Those Scandalous Caffarelli, I certainly hope that Melanie Milburne will write another trilogy that will touch upon the Caffarelli brothers and their families once in a while.

    Well done. Very well developed characters involved in a well thought out and intricate plot. Excellent.

    I would recommend to all romance readers who want a sexy, hot romance to curl up in bed with on a cold night under the covers.

    5/5 stars Would they be willing to gamble on love also?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Excellent story

    Highly recommend

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