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The Italian's Suitable Wife | [Lucy Monroe]

The Italian's Suitable Wife

Enrico DiRinaldi wants a wife and children, even though an accident has left him unable to walk. So he proposes a marriage of convenience to Gianna Lakewood. Having secretly always loved Rico, Gianna can't say no.
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Publisher's Summary

Suitable for marriage, but what about love?

Enrico DiRinaldi wants a wife and children, even though an accident has left him unable to walk. So he proposes a marriage of convenience to Gianna Lakewood. Having secretly always loved Rico, Gianna can't say no.

The passion Rico ignites in his innocent bride is explosive! But when she realizes that Rico's full recovery from his injuries is imminent, and his beautiful ex-fiancee is waiting in the wings, Gianna is sure he won't want her any more. However, Rico is still intent on keeping his convenient wife by his side...

Italian Husbands: Tall, dark, and ready to marry!

©2004 Lucy Monroe
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Jill Grayson, KY, USA 04-25-06
    Jill Grayson, KY, USA 04-25-06
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    "honesty"

    loved the story, made just right for audio book.Characters could have been a little more developed but all in all a good story.

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    Lu Johns Creek, GA, United States 03-18-06
    Lu Johns Creek, GA, United States 03-18-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Feel Good Read"

    This is a good read when you want to escape and just listen and enjoy. This novel was well written, although the Italian accents weren't the best by the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 01-19-12
    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 01-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to The Italian's Suitable Wife the most enjoyable?

    Clear and wel read


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a nice story with just a good amount of angst.


    Which character – as performed by Lindsay Ellison – was your favorite?

    The hero. Sometimes the heroine sounded a little too whiny.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the hero overcame his adversity.


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    J. Fridinger 02-01-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Ugh."

    I was really excited to listen to this book. Was even enjoying it in the beginning, but then things progressed, where I felt and thought, "What did I miss? How did that happen?"
    I am having difficulty putting this into words...
    this book was offensive to me.

    Fertility issues were addressed within the first couple of weeks of marriage.
    Adoption was frowned upon by the heroine.
    No communication between main characters...

    We didn't get a chance to understand the leading man either. It was like reading a "one sided" book, and because the heroine was so insecure, we were unable to "read" into his behaviors.

    I hope I make some sense. The heroine was a sweetheart, but needed more backbone.

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    Melissa Dothan, AL, USA 02-11-08
    Melissa Dothan, AL, USA 02-11-08
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    "So sweet and sensual!"

    Oh, how I loved this book. It was one of the sweetest things I've read in a really long time. The love shown in this book was so tender and overwhelming that I found myself crying as if I were the main character. Thanks for such a great story and a wonderful emotional adventure!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eazes 10-22-07
    Eazes 10-22-07
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    "WONDERFUL!!"

    I have listened to this book over a dozen times. The story is well written and you can't help but imagine everything happening. I'll look for another book by the author.

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    LJ 10-03-07
    LJ 10-03-07
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    "Cheesy"

    Bought this in a 4-audiobook package. All of the books were not so great in my experience, but this was the best of the four. The main character needs some help with her self-esteem.

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    Kelley CA, United States 08-03-07
    Kelley CA, United States 08-03-07 Member Since 2006

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Sick-making simper"

    This novel features the most spineless 'heroine' it's ever been my misfortune to meet. Dominant males aren't my favorite either. It was painful to spend time with these people as they misunderstood their way from stupid conflict to dopey misery. Ew.

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