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  • The Italian's Suitable Wife

  • By: Lucy Monroe
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • honesty

  • By Jill on 04-25-06

Ugh.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-10

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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