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Awful book, don't waste your money... The story was one of the worst I've ever read. Very unbelievable and frankly couldn't relate to any character, she was weak and a fool. He was archaic and ridiculous.
Rico DiRinaldi is left in a coma after saving a woman from a mugging during a visit to NYC. When Gianna, who has been in love with him for almost a decade, gets the call from Rico's brother about the accident, nothing can keep her away. Not the threat of losing her job and her home, and certainly not Rico's gorgeous but fridged fiancée, supermodel Chiara. Once Rico awakes and its confirmed that he doesn't have the use of his legs, Gianna is even more determined to stay as close to his side as Chiara will allow. Before she can wrap her head around what's happened, Gianna goes from being a family friend to being Rico's new wife. Rico is capable of giving her pleasure beyond her wildest virginal dreams, but is physical pleasure enough to carry her through a marriage with a man she loves who does not return the feeling? Get ready for all the feels as Lucy Monroe takes you on a ride from convenient marriage to unconditional love and watch as Rico learns that love can prompt even the most powerful, arrogant men to allow their vulnerabilities to show.
This book is a unicorn! A Harlequin where the hero is not a complete jerk through the story and the heroine has an actual backbone! I liked the story, I liked that the misunderstandings were brief, and I like the moments of honesty.
Rico and Gianna...what a couple! She fell in love with Rico at 15 and has known him all her life. He was engaged to another woman and Gianna resigned herself to loving him from afar. Then tragedy strikes. Rico saves a woman from a mugger and ends up in a coma and paralyzed. Gianna races to his side and doesn't leave it for days until he awakens. Meanwhile, his fiancé flits in and out and can't be bothered with hanging around a hospital. Rico breaks it off and rushes Gianna into marriage. He's worried he'll never be a real man again. Misunderstandings abound and Rico's stubborn male pride gets in the way. In fact, that's the only real beef I have with the story. Rico is totally over the top in his arrogant, alpha male ways. A few times I just wanted to smack him...lol. But, never fear, he learns his lesson! Then it's full steam ahead to a satisfying HEA!
This author has never failed to deliver scorching love stories with arrogant alpha male and strong smart women. This one is one of my favorites and I have read it twice already with the same joy as if it were the very first time.
The story is a beautiful one, of unconditional love in the face of tragedy affecting both procreation ability and every second of life. This is not about ‘power’ and ‘control.’ But about giving, supporting, even in the face of uncertainty and tragedy.