The Sicilian's Defiant Mistress

The Sicilian's Defiant Mistress

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by Jane Porter
     
 

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Cass can't continue with a relationship that involves just her body when her heart is breaking.... But the deal she made with Sicilian tycoon Maximos Borsellino was for sex--and when that fails to be enough for Cass, Maximos ends the affair. Cass is completely destroyed. Worse, she discovers she's pregnant....

But an explosive reunion is on the cards in

Overview

Cass can't continue with a relationship that involves just her body when her heart is breaking.... But the deal she made with Sicilian tycoon Maximos Borsellino was for sex--and when that fails to be enough for Cass, Maximos ends the affair. Cass is completely destroyed. Worse, she discovers she's pregnant....

But an explosive reunion is on the cards in Jane Porter's dark, passionate and utterly gripping story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426858000
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Expecting! , #35
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
123,460
File size:
488 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Visalia, California, Jane Porter is a small-town girl at heart. She loves central California's golden foothills, oak trees and the miles of farmland, rich with the sweet and heady fragrance of orange blossoms.

As a little girl Jane spent hours on her bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far-off places, fearless knights, princesses and happy-ever-after endings. Her parents fed her imagination by taking her family to Europe for a year when she was thirteen. That incredible year in Europe changed Jane's life, and overseas she discovered a huge and wonderful world with different cultures and customs. She spent much of her high school and college years abroad, studying in South Africa, Japan and Ireland. South Africa remains a country of her heart, the people, the land and politics complex and heart-wrenching. Jane loved everything about Europe, as well, but felt especially passionate about Italy and those gorgeous Italian men (no wonder her very first Presents hero was Italian).

With her bachelors degree from UCLA in American Studies, a program that combines American literature and American history, she's worked in sales and marketing. Later Jane earned her masters in writing from the University of San Francisco and taught junior high and high school English. She now lives in rugged Seattle, Washington, with her two young sons. She never minds a rainy day, either, because that's when she sits at her desk and writes stories about far-away places, fascinating people, and most important of all, love. Jane likes a story with a happy ending. But then, she believes we all do.

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Sicilian's Defiant Mistress (Harlequin Presents #2520) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
NeighborhoodBOOKIE More than 1 year ago
I wish I could rate this book higher, because the author put the necessary work into her writing to deserve it. This was easily one of the best written Harlequin Presents I've ever come across. The storyline was very original, yet not too far out there that you felt it was a reach. The heroine was SO well crafted for the audience, you felt all of her emotions. I traveled the emotional rollercoaster with her, and I applaud the author for allowing her to be so vulnerable and yet still believable, as many HPs would have made her a trite mess. Most of the book eloquently explores what all women have felt at some point-"why doesn't he love me? Why am I not enough?" However, there were 2 real points of contention with the book that I would warn anyone about, and why I couldn't give it a 4 or even 5 star: #1-the emotional swells and vulnerability was sustained for too long. As a reader, there was a point when it felt like I really needed a break. I wish the author had allowed the heroine to return home before she did-to not only provide a change of scenery,because the palazzo felt like his turf and it was too dreary with all her emotions, but to also give us a break from the constant tumult. Instead, it felt gratuitous, like Jane Porter was wringing every single emotion she could for as long as she could. Specifically, the point in the book when the heroine was packed with her suitcases and on the stairs ready to leave..that would have been a great time for her to go home, regroup and get on more neutral ground. Give us a break from the constant emotional bleeding, but that didn't happen. Eventually I felt like I needed to have some sort of emotional release, even after the you-knew-it-was-coming ending. #2-I have a major issue with the fact that the heroine stayed with the unscrupulous villain in a certain situation, when it was ExTREMELY obvious he was cruel and she was in danger. I *hate* when a man has ripped your clothes, and you still say to the hero'its ok. I'll go back by myself. I dont need a chaperone". DUH! spoiler alert, no real harm befalls her, but I had such an issue with this, because it just felt too dumb and irresponsible for words, especially from a woman like the heroine who was not a dolt. The fact that she stayed in that room or allowed him to dictate terms to her with the 'dress' situation was a major letdown, it dimmed my believability. And made me angry at the heroine for her stupidity. Overall good book, nice quick read. But I wasn't totally satisfied because I was put through the ringer, and by the end I felt a little disconnected by the hero. I knew the 'secret' he had, but the emotional blood letting had been so much, that I was tired by the time they made up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story
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I dont no wat people are writing about this book is the best.it give u every type of emotion u can the of loved loved loved this book a grate read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over half way through and the heroine was still begging for an explanation of why the hero who didnt want her on page 1 still didn't want her. This book was terrible. I felt like the author was working out her own issues over a recent breakup. Don't buy.
assarine More than 1 year ago
....ms porter did a great job with this book...held my interest from the beginning and the story line is great ...its a great read,,thank you ms porter,,,
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Riley09 More than 1 year ago
Not what a want to read in a romance from Harlequin. Way to dark and emotional and it just seemed to drag. It was well written and I think the story had promise but the author just got bogged down and couldn't find her way out. The end didn't even make me feel good and that's not how these books are supposed to make you feel. Do not wast your money!
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