No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection—until now.
Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.
The stalemate sickens her. Never mind that Sandro has yet to introduce Theresa to the large family that means so much to him. Or that Theresa overhears her husband on the phone with a mystery woman. Most damning is that Theresa senses, in Sandro’s treatment of her, the behind-the-scenes machinations of Jackson Noble, her cruel father. From the depths of her anxiety, Theresa must seek an empowering truth about the husband who calls her, with such cold affection, his cara, his beloved.
Revised edition: This edition of The Unwanted Wife includes editorial revisions.
About the Author
Since making her publishing debut in 2012, Natasha Anders has been drawing praise and attention as a new voice in romance. The Unwanted Wife, which became a self-published bestseller, is the first title in Anders’s forthcoming Unwanted series. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Anders spent nine years as an associate English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Anders currently lives in Cape Town.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Talk about an emotional ringer. I read this entire book in one day, I didn't even sleep, it was that addicting. Ms. Anders really knows how to deliver, this book has everything; blackmail, pregnancy, suspected infidelity, evil family, douche bag guy who redeems himself in an amazing manner. Its very obvious I have a major weakness for romance novel and this one book hit every single point that makes a reader want to read romance novels. The story is about Alessandro de Lucci and Theresa de Lucci, they've been married for about a year and a half; when they first married Theresa was so in love Alessandro, she believed him to be in love with her, but she soon learn how horrible and cold Alessandro really was. The story starts off with Alessandro and Theresa in bed, after they're done Theresa who has been really unhappy for a while just blurts out that she wants a divorce. Alessandro says no that she needs to give him a son first. After some very heated arguments Theresa overhears a phone call between Alessandro and her father, where she learns that the only reason Alessandro married her was because he was blackmailed by her father and that the only way he can get a divorce is after they have a son (has to be a boy and what a horrible father), at this point I am hating Alessandro, he's been so awful to Theresa. Well, hearing this absolutely crushes Theresa, she realizes that everything has been a lie orchestrated by her horrible father and Alessandro. At this point Theresa come to completely hate Alessandro and Alessandro realizes he's been a horrible person and wants to make it up to Theresa and salvage their relationship. Theresa decides that their relationship is beyond salvageable and to her dismay she soon discover's she's pregnant. Throughout the pregnancy Alessandro tries to get close to her, but she doesn't trust him anymore and continues to push him away. When Theresa gives birth to baby girl she is torn between happiness for her baby and dismay that its a girl and she has to continue married to Alessandro. Alessandro is happy because it means that Theresa has to stay with him. Alessandro really does love Theresa, but with her father's blackmail he comes to resent her, because he thought she was part of the blackmail. Normally the guys in these stories take forever to redeem themselves, but Alessandro grows on you quickly, because he is not afraid to admit his mistake and try to fix it. A lot of the later angst in the book is mostly caused by Alessandro's inability to just come out and spill everything like who that Francessca lady is. She gets mentioned often enough that its surprising he waits until the end of the book to explain who she was. I also hated that Theresa still tries to maintain some form of relationship with her father, I mean, the guy is about as awful as they can possibly be. I really liked the epilogue, they have redo and this time Theresa gets to pick her dream wedding. Overall this was a very engaging book, it doesn't let you put it down and going by this book, I can't wait for the next one in the Unwanted series Rating 4.5 out of 5 Read@Book
Two and a half stars. Theresa is married to her insta-crush Alessandro De Lucci. Unfortunately, Sandro seems to hate her and all he wants is a son. Every time they make love he refuses to kiss her and once they are done all he says is "Give me a son, Theresa ...". Theresa has finally had enough and demands a divorce, which is when Sandro lets her know that their marriage was a business arrangement/ blackmail between her father and Sandro, and until she gives him a son there can be no divorce. Despite his cruelty Theresa is spineless enough to still be in love with Sandro, his every touch turns her to quivering mush, but for her own mental well-being she demands a divorce. The two of them have an uneasy truce, living in the same house but sleeping in separate beds. I'm sorry but how ludicrous is that plotline? And how spineless is Theresa so stay in a marriage, and have sec, with a man who hasn't kissed her in 18 months, in fact EVER. She hasn't met his friends or his family and he has been photographed escorting a series of beautiful women to dinners and other events. Frankly I just wanted to give Theresa a good slap and shake Sandro. Apparently Theresa is a truth-diviner because she constantly told Sandro he was lying - I'd have left her to stew in her own self-righteousness! Sandro on the other hand seemed to do so many about turns that I'm surprised he didn't get whiplash, and he could have resolved all of their issues very simply by just USING HIS WORDS! Overall, I found the heroine to be a whiney cry-baby and the hero to be unconvincing.