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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.
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!
It was pretty good. I do not like he only seemed to notice her when he was injured and the heroine was there for him. He said he felt things towards her before but that he pushed that aside because of the fact that she was like family. I also did not like that the ex-fiancé's sexual attributes were brought up by different characters that much. I mean who tells their new wife that he had felt a deep sexual attraction to the woman he had proposed to before he married the heroine? I would rather he not mention it at all but at least he knows he was never in love with the ex! I also felt bad about the heroine because the hero could not perform all his husbandly rights so all she could think at one point when they were being intimate and he could get nothing out of it was that the last person was his ex-fiancé. I would have thought that too and wondered if he was thinking about the feel of her while pleasuring the heroine. My mind works weird though.
The book's condition was exactly as listed ("like new") which is rare in my opinion!!! I recently bought 2 books from 2 different sellers and the book's condition was listed as "like new" for both books and both were in horrible condition. One book was published in 2008 and was covered in little nicks and tears and this particular seller listed the book as "like new". The book I purchased from this seller was from 2004 and in way better condition than the 2008 book.
Anyway, I would definitely purchase from this seller again!