To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Q: Do you like stories where the hero and heroine already know each other and have a history, or do you prefer to see everything unfold from page 1? The only person who accepted him and loved him unconditionally was Lucia his childhood friend. Is your character ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Will he listen to Lucia. For one night, Lucia gave him everything when he needed it most, before he walked away at dawn. The day when his father died he went to her and she gave him everything when he needed it most, and in the morning he walked away and didn't look back. Angelo Corretti was after revenge only with the family that shunned him. After taken her virginity he leaves her bed before morning and never looked back.
Revenge is the drive for Angelo and somehow Lucia love the name manages to bring him back to reality and show him he deserves to be loved and he is loved. I read and reviewed this book immediately after reading it late yesterday evening, although, I was torn between three or four stars. Now, on the cusp of absolute power, Angelo looks into those eyes again and learns of the consequences he left behind. Lucia has always been there for Angelo. Being treated like a bastard left him with years of hurt, pent up anger and a devious plan to bring the Correttis and their empires to the ground. Lucia still loves Angelo and although tempted, she wants more.
Years before he found one light in his life, Lucia, who gave him comfort on one of his blackest nights, but then he walked away from her. His bitterness and thirst for revenge is tearing them apart and she can't help but miss the boy she'd fallen in love with. Unfortunately he had no one to celebrate with in this town. Even when he left he after a brief encounter, alone and pregnant, she had loved him. I really liked Lucia, she's hard working, down to earth and has faced loss and hardship.
It has made her stronger but also more cautious and she has vowed she will never again fall into the trap of loving a man and letting him have the satisfaction to walk away from her, and this time around she would love and let go. Lucia is proud of surviving so much sadness. His father especially was a major asshole who treated his son horribly. But that is always easier said then done. As he pursues the woman he once had he discovers revenge is not the best path to happiness.
What is it about a book that twists your heat-strings? Angelo can have anything he wants and he wants a detached relationship with Lucia. Full review on CataRomance I think this is one of the most romantic Harlequin Presents books I've read in a long time. But Lucia made sure that Angelo learns what is love. The heroine Lucia is a kind of girl whom we see in real life and yes I would like to meet her in flesh to know to salute her for her courage and determination and the love which she had for Angelo. He even told her this bluntly and blatantly while on their first official date, saying he had not allowed himself to think of her. This book was a bit different than the other Corretti books I read in that it surrounded the path to redemption and not the romance. For one night she gave him everything when he needed it most, and then he walked away at dawn.
Years later Angelo is an emotionally scared man and he is back in Sicily determined to destroy the Corretti dynasty. Sleep, at the best times, had always been difficult; he often only caught two or three hours in a night, and that not always consecutively. It was a nice surprise. Heartless and darkly sexy he has one objective. I checked the author's webpage before I started reading this book and she is right writing a story based on revenge is tough job but once you know Angelo the words we just pouring.
And I really like that. Angelo was rejected by his own mother and father and I understand his desire for revenge to be honest I didn't like the way he behaved with Lucia in the very beginning of the story he just wanted her to accept his apology after 7 years which is not fair. It certainly won't endear new readers to the series if they are looking for a romance. I highly recommend this read for fans of lovers reunited romance. I loved their back story and felt that the bits of their childhood was brilliantly weaved into the story. I just really appreciated that Kate Hewitt showed them dating and getting to know each other again as they built their relationship.
Angelo Coretti was despised and looked down on in the community into which he'd been born and also by the family of which he was an unwanted member, born as he was on the wrong side of the blanket, to use a dreadful cliche. Lucia has her own reasons and years of pain has her rebelling agai Lucia had one night with the man she loved Angelo Corretti and that was met with tender memories as well as a haunted past. He fell back into wanting his girl in a box so she only affected parts of his life. But Angelo is so deep in his own misery that he never really noticed what he had in Lucia. Angelo is proud of how far he has come in life. Their time in Paris was sweet and they shared some tender scenes but also a passionate scene as well, though I do wish that scene was a bit longer, but it was a very romantic and sweet moment between them.
Only he discovers his past working there. This can definitely be read as a stand alone or as an addition to the series, it slots in perfectly. But Lucia wasn't vengeful or angry. I don't think he saw the situation clearly at all but there are people who are so hyperfocused that they don't see what's right in front of them or what's going on around them. He tried not to think of her, because thinking of her was remembering and remembering made him wonder. They were passionate yet emotional as well. No puedes obligar a nadie a quererte.
Will Angelo ever be able to let go of the past and let her into his heart and will Lucia manage to finally exorcise his demons? Could they really go back to their old friendship? To view it, Fours years after this miniseries, Sicily's Corretti's Dynasty, had been published, I finally finished it. The characters of Angelo and Lucia were both wonderful. Albeit overtop, lush and exotic dates, but that was what made them feel really romantic. I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I was going to, and this book surprised me. Maybe if I liked him more than that would have been the cherry on top or it could have been the intensity that needed to be upped like I said. But Lucia wasn't vengeful or angry. I loved Angelo's story, I'm glad to see how he fits in the puzzle and I hope in future books he's resolved his issues and is welcomed into the Corretti empire.