Friday, April 24, 2009

The Fiorenza Forced Marriage by Melanie Milburne


Excerpt: Emma March was only doing her job caring for the late Valentino Fiorenza. She expected no mention in his will, let alone a stipulation to marry his son! But financially, she's desperate...... Rafaele will treat Emma like the money grubbing harlot he thinks she is. He'll wed her, bed her and destroy her. But then he discovers his new wife is a virgin! He's forced an innocent woman down the aisle......

My thoughts: Wall banger on more than one occasion. Emma is just so gullible and sometimes needy. I saw the little greedy monster sticking out when Rafael asked her to sell him her portion of the house....she said she couldn't sell to him as it belonged to him anyways but she never said she would "give" it to him either.........

Rafael drove me crazy with his "high handedness". Who does he think he is? He treated Emma like crap and she allowed it. I just didn't like the tone of this book too much and felt like Emma had no goals beyond that of finding love and happiness.

3 comments:

Kara said...

From the excerpt - it sounded like it would be a good book...too bad you didn't like it. I don't think I would either by what you said about Emma - I like a stronger heroine.

Angie said...

I just discovered your website today. I don't read romance novels that often, but my Mother loves them, so I'm always trying to buy them for her for presents. But I get in the romance section and get overwhelmed because I don't read them often enough to know what's good and what isn't. I think I'm going ot start using your blog as my reference source for Mom's presents. Thanks.

Maisey said...

Hmmm...yeah I was torn on this one. On the one hand, I like Melanie Milburne and I usually enjoy what she cooks up, and while I was totally engrossed in the plot, the hero shocked me. Often. He said some pretty rough, awful things to the heroine. I thought the tone was a bit more 'raw' than your average Presents, which I enjoyed in a way, but was also...well, shocked by it. What I did enjoy was when the hero let his guard down and had his human moments, because he really was one scarred individual.