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The Unwanted Wife: 1 Paperback – 25 March 2014
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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.
- Publisher : Montlake Romance; Reprint edition (25 March 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 245 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1477818065
- ISBN-13 : 978-1477818060
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 230,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sandro seemingly reached the point of no return with Theresa...the unforgivable level.
"... a husband loves, honours and cherishes. A husband is a lover and a champion..."
That certainly wasn't him. Could prideful Sandro be redeemed? And what of her dreadful father and the deal?
I liked the plot and characters from the start. Sandro wasn't likable for some time, but his character was well-developed. The feel of the story was emotionally charged and focused on love and trust. Would Theresa ever become Sandro's cara? Did she want to? The writing style, tone and pacing were all good, so the storyline from start to finish was engaging. It was a deep, character-based journey.
I really liked this book and recommended it to those who like a good, angsty read.
Well worth the read
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Well, this story made me feel very nostalgic for those M&B books. A book friend had raved about this story recently and I've been sitting on this series for...five flippin' years(!!) - after purchasing each one for 1GBP! Shocking, I know! LOL
Anyway, adored it! I couldn't put the darn thing down and stayed up until stupid o'clock to finish it and have only had five hours sleep. So, yeah, Theresa and Alessandro's story just totally hooked me.
"Why would you even want a child with a woman you despise?"
Theresa went into their marriage with hearts in her eyes but she got a rude awakening almost as soon as they were married. She persevered but, deep inside, her love and her spirit were slowly withering from Sandro's cold treatment and dismissal of her, and her failure to give him the only thing he seems to want out of their marriage. The only place they showed harmony was in the marital bed, which despite his seeming hatred of her, where he insists she sleeps.
When revelations come to light, we start seeing a change in Sandro. Just as Theresa is finally asserting her independence, it appears that he is just starting to make the effort to know his wife.
"I have this life, with you. It's the only one that matters to me."
True to an M&B hero, Sandro is a commanding and possessive SOB but full of passion. We see his loyalty to his family and what he's willing to do to make them happy. We see plenty of what Theresa is feeling and thinking but only him through her eyes, but we get plenty of clues about the change of heart that he's going through. Theresa herself goes through a big change from a needy doormat to someone full of fire and stubbornness. Her dogged stubbornness is to the point of annoying but we can see she's totally pushing Sandro's buttons to the limit. I loved that sometimes he reacted angrily to it and, other times, he displayed the patience of a saint.
I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling - the fieriness between them, the love scenes (my favourite is the one where they kiss for the first time and he can't seem to get enough of her), and their emotional journey to finding their truths (yep, totally had tears on my pillow whilst reading this story!).
I absolutely adored The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders, it was a beautiful and emotional read that I would re-read to fall in love with the characters all over again. The angst and emotional blackmail between Theresa and Sandro was hot, I could feel just how much they really loved each other but were so caught up in misunderstandings of what their marriage meant to the other. Alessandro is cold towards Theresa as he makes demands for a son but Theresa is no doormat as she counteracts with a divorce. The storyline had the right mix of drama, romance and sex. It was so easy to love Sandro even when he was cold towards Theresa, he was sexy, possessive and in love with his wife no matter what he denied to himself. The Unwanted Wife stayed with me long after I finished reading it and I could not pick another book up for a while.
I was recommended this book by a few friends lately and im glad i bit the bullet and actually got round to reading it... it was such a good story to fall into and as much as you kinda thought how it would work out i really enjoyed how it was actually written and didnt lose my interest through out.
Theresa was basically sold by her father in a deal when she married Sandro.. although she was the one and only person who didnt realise! Nothing worse than being in love with someone who doesnt love you back.
Emotions.. love.. angst with a kick ass lead what else could you want?
I will definitely read more by this author!
I liked this romance so much that half way through I decided to actually buy it instead or reading it on Kindle Unlimited for free as this is a book I will be reading again. Loved it and what a marvellous writer to be able to pull on the heart strings so thoroughly.