- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Mills & Boon - AU; First edition edition (1 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0263872262
- ISBN-13: 978-0263872262
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.3 x 17.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 90.7 g
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Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
About the Author
While on school holidays one year in her early teens, she discovered a Mills & Boon romance novel. The rest is history. Back in school, she would speed read the requisite reading-Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations-to allow time to squeeze in a couple of Mills & Boon books a week!
As time marched on, studying for exams and looking for work took time away from her romance books, although she'd always manage to make a dash into a bookshop and stock up when she could.
After final school exams, and on receiving a place in Sussex University to do social anthropology, Abby took a year out to make some money. In that year, completely by chance, she got a job as an assistant director on a short film. By the time the year was up and she was due to take her place in college, she was working on Braveheart! So another year was deferred... then another... then another. College fell by the wayside and she pursued a career in film and TV in Ireland. She's very lucky to have had the opportunity to experience working abroad over the years on different films in Malaysia, Slovakia and Namibia.
But the long hours and very unglamorous work began to take their toll after a decade! Her love for Mills & Boon books reared its head again. On the advice of a flatmate who often talked about trying to write a romance novel, Abby saw her chance to take another path.
After noting the requirements for sending a submission to Mills & Boon in London, she sat down and set to work. Even though her career didn't happen straight away and with one rejection before her acceptance, writing for the Modern/Presents line of Harlequin Mills & Boon felt so familiar it was almost uncanny!
To have been accepted and now published for the iconic Mills & Boon brand is a dream come true, and she hopes that you enjoy her books as much as she enjoys writing them! You can contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Greek or Italian tycoon hero believes heroine and/or heroine's family are responsible for the death of a family member. He tracks her down, seduces her out of her virginity and then drops the bomb that it was just hate sex to satisfy the HP tycoon Gods of family honor, vengeance, yada yada. Heroine turns up pregnant and the tycoon then forces her to marry him through some sort of blackmail scheme. Enough said. We all know the score.
This was essentially that, but it had more depth. I didn't just enjoy it because of the OTT craziness of it all. I actually teared up a few times, something I rarely if ever do when reading an HP.
I don't want to spoil it all, but suffice it to say that this was different. The hero, though arrogant and powerful, had some depth and seemed more human. For one thing, he didn't set out to seduce the heroine. Sometimes that doesn't even make sense beyond the sheer naughty/kinkiness of it.
His plan was to meet her, feel her out, then reveal his identity and force her to spill the entire story of how she and her dead brother had set out to fleece his sister and were both responsible for her death. He just wanted someone to lash out at. He wanted someone to admit responsibility for the death of his sister. There really was no big, complicated, sexy scheme of revenge.
Problem was, Vincenzo found himself very attracted to Cara. They both were in pain and grieving, so they tried to lose themselves in a night of passion. It was only afterwards (disgusted with himself for sleeping with the enemy) that he told her his full name and how much he hated her.
Like I said we all know the score on the rest of the plot, but be prepared for some surprises and some genuine angst/emotion. Highly recommended if you enjoy the revenge HPs.