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Luxury real estate agent Adeline Peluso came to Italy in search of adventure. Inheriting an apartment with a view of the coast in Sicily sounded like something out of a movie, but after two years spent watching a resort she’d always loved fall to pieces she’s ready to throw in the proverbial towel ... that is until one of the owners finally walks into her office. Tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome, the man would drive her crazy with his arguments if he didn’t set her aflame with his kisses.   

Billionaire Nicolo Romano is a global citizen. He’s the kind of guy who skis in the Alps, snorkels in the Caribbean, and enjoys the lights of the Vegas strip on a whim. He has no desire to be tied down any time soon. So when he and his brothers inherit the family resort, Nicolo has one goal: Sell it and sell it fast. But coming back to the place he loved as a child to find a woman who feels just as passionately about the crumbling hotel throws him. Instead of using his business savvy to sell fast, Nicolo is wooing this woman with his island, slowly falling back in love with the place himself.  

When whip smart arguments turn into stolen kisses and stolen kisses turn into steamy nights, Adeline and Nicolo will realize that they’re fighting for more than the fate of a historic hotel. They’re fighting for the chance of life’s greatest adventure: true love.

©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2018 Relay Publishing

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Great Contemporary Romance

This is a great start to the Romano Brothers series. This story is set in Sicily where the brothers have inherited a centuries old resort. They plan on selling the resort so someone can destroy it and rebuild a new project, but Adeline wants to save the resort and keep the rich history intact.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life.

Adeline goes through great lengths to manipulate things to go according to what she wants. Nicolo has no roots anywhere and likes being on the go all the time. He wants to be the best at what he does and a great opportunity opens up for him in India. Adeline applies to a job in Spain... Will circumstances pull them apart? Will the resort get another chance to shine and get back to what it once was?

I love Leslie North books! Her stories are great and all locations captivating. I’m looking forward to getting to know the other brothers in next books.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Sweet Love Story

Leslie North never disappoint. This is the first book in the Romanon Brothers Series. This is the story of Adeline Peluso and Nicolo Romano. Adeline is so sweet. Nicolo is handsome and strong. I love the Sicily's sceneries. This is a sweet love story. I can't wait for the next story in the Series. The narration was very good. I love the Italian accent. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

The Italian Billionaire's Stubborn Lover by Leslie North was a great read. Adeline has gone to Italy in order to chase adventure. She is working with Nicolo to sell the family resort. I absolutely loved reading Adeline and Nicolo's story. I can't wait to read more by Leslie North.

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Developing Priorities

I really enjoyed this book by Leslie North with its exotic location and endearing characters. Adeline and Nicolo had sparks flying from their first encounter. She is a determined real estate agent who wants billionaire Nicolo to repair his grandparents former resort to its previous glory. She uses some unexpected tactics that work. Without giving away spoilers, I liked how things ended. This book is the beginning of a new series and it has me wanting to learn more about his brothers. Connor Brown did a very good performance with the characters in this book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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fantastic

as always Leslie North doesn't disappoint a very very good written book a short lovely story enjoyable as hell I love this author very very much
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Interesting Romance

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. It seemed like the author didn't spend much time on this story. I felt it was a bit sporadic. It was good, but I have listened to other by Leslie North that I liked better. The story was interesting with a different backdrop. The author was very creative in the basic story. Not too fond of the narrator. There are others that I believe would do a better job. He is not so bad that I can't listen to him though.

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Interesting Romance

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. It seemed like the author didn't spend much time on this story. I felt it was a bit sporadic. It was good, but I have listened to other by Leslie North that I liked better. The story was interesting with a different backdrop. The author was very creative in the basic story. Not too fond of the narrator. There are others that I believe would do a better job. He is not so bad that I can't listen to him though.

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A Hot Italian listen

This is book 1 in the series. Love how Leslie North takes listeners to fantastic far away places . In this listen she really knows that Europeans are hot blooded and their life is full of passion .
What happens when the hero Nicolio sees a family estate going down hill and he has to has to sell the hotel . It’s falling apart . And the family is loosing money . There is one problem though a female is bugging him not to sell

Adeline loves living in Sicily . The hot days really enjoying herself. There is one problem. The hotel she and her grandmother use to visit is falling apart. Not only that but the billionaire owner what’s to tear it down ( by selling it ) she begs and pleads
Who will get their way

The narrator was great Conner kept the story strong

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Lerman has of a Home and Relationship or JetSet?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
The first story of the three Romano brothers, Nicolo...the jet setter who travels the world and de eloping real estate. He never is in one pls e for very long, constantly moving and no need for a relationship.
Adeline, a real estate agent who wishes permanency of a home and roots, and a focus of Nicolo’s immediate desire.
A sweet story of two people brought together with differing opinions on an old resort in Sicily once run by Nicolo’s grandparents and s place of memories for Adeline.
Learning what is important in life whether where or how you live and with whom..this is a focus of this story. Love passion history and progress!
The narrator did a good job with the voices, emotion and timing...sometimes the pace dragged but not much
Worth the times!

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Great but confusing

When Adaline and Nico meet they are both hard working active people. Yet when Nicolo continues working as does Adaline she gets angry. Then she decides to not have the father of her unborn child in her life. I don't understand women like that who keep the father away from his child. She knew the type of work he did before they started. This is confusing to me. She continues to work like she wants to but he can't. Then when he accepts her turns she gets upset. The narrator was good for the story although just a little disjointed in places. I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review.