Delucca's Marriage Contract Epub ´ Delucca's Marriage

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Delucca's Marriage Contract
  • Abby Green
  • English
  • 21 April 2014
  • 9780373133116

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Delucca's Marriage ContractDELUCCA's MARRIAGE CONTRACT by Abby Green is the 10th book in The Chatsfield Series which I found a bit strange as there is nothing about the Chatsfields except the mention of one of the Chatsfield’s hotel being used as a wedding venue for the main protagonistsAbby Green is a must buy for me She’s my ultimate favorite Mills Boon authors but this book wasn’t one that WOWED me But still I did like itA sweet arranged marriage love storyand yes there were some things I liked about itbut not as enthralling as some of the other books I have read by herA gorgeous Italian millionaire Gianni deLucca with issues about his family history agrees to marry Keelin O’Connor daughter of the owner of a company he wants to grabKeelin was actually uite a fun characterwhat she thinks up to turn off Gianni so he doesn’t agree to marrying her is absolutely hilariousthis girl has some imaginationGianni is pulling his hair outthis is not the kind of woman he envisioned marrying But then what the hell he will go that extra mile to getting what he wantsnamely her father’s companyThere are some hysterical moments between the two as they go through the whole Keelin charade One of my favorite partsI loved the settingsthe scene where Gianni takes Keelin up in a helicopter at night and shows her all the sights of RomeNow I adore Italy in particular Tuscany and Umbria areasso I was doing a bit of a skip and dance when Gianni takes Keelin to his home in the hills of UmbriaAnd what an added bonushe takes her to the small town of Montefalcowhich I have visited a few timesI was in heavenI wanted a bit heat sizzlebetween Gianni KeelinNow you may be wonderingif this wasn’t a wow book why the 4 stars???? Because the epilogue made this book for meI totally fell in love with Keelin and Gianni there and then What an awesome endingPSAnd yes was that a snippet Antonio Corretti mentionedfrom the Corretti Series???? If you’re an Abby Green lover read this book It’s enjoyable and fun More than he bargained forGiancarlo Delucca has one aim — to go global Even if it means marrying the O'Connor heiress to secure the contract Keelin O'Connor wants a place on the board — and no part of this business arrangement Gianni may have vowed to seduce his wayward bride but Keelin is fighting him every step down the aisle Happily ever after was never part of the bargain but Gianni finds himself intrigued by Keelin's feisty defiance And suddenly he's determined to turn the beautiful Irish redhead's I don't into an I do Welcome to The Chatsfield Rome Heroine was a passiveaggressive whiny spoiled brat and the hero was nuts to marry herShe doesn’t get a pass for being a virgin or a neglected child – but that’s the card she played to explain her spendthrift behavior and her complete disregard for the hero She was awful and two days spent as a waitress didn’t redeem herReally? She has an economics degree and a giant diamond ring from the hero to sell to tide her over until she found a professional position Keelin’s dad owns a global food distribution company shh it’s a bit in trouble maybe He will get into business with Italian food and wine man Gianni if Gianni will marry Keelin Gianni agreesKeelin doesn’t But since her father threatens to disinherit her if she doesn’t marry Gianni she uickly hatches a scheme to make Gianni not want to marry her She will present herself as some airhead club going shopper No one ever wants to marry one of those Her plan involves fake tan big hair bright lipstick killer heels and tight clothes She charges it all to Gianni’s credit card because that’s apparently what you do when you’re about to meet and then marry an heiress you send her a credit card and tell her to buy herself something nice I am embarrassed for Keelin because her plan is crazy and stupid She knows exactly two things about Gianni he wants to be in business with her father and his dad was in the mafia so maybe he is too It’s not like Gianni is Lord Posh Face of Smarmy Manor who might recoil in horror from orange boobs This whole spoiled heiress act she has going on is not universally hated Most of the other women we meet in romance books at swanky parties are having a great time in this get up and in this lifestyle and they all have average to fine husbandspartners who don’t seem to mind that they’d prefer talking fashion over global trade In fact in the cliché world Keelin inhabits it’s likely that a man her father wants to do business with and who may have shady mafia connections would have a yen for some orange boobs Keelin if she was reading her enemy right should have gone for extremely vocal priggish misfit if she’d had any hope of pulling off a successful scheme And it’s not like she couldn’t have delivered on priggish misfit It was the role she was born to play For a supposedly smart girl Keelin is a bit dimInitially I struggled with her uite a bit She’s a complete drama ueen and assuming the role of a character she loathes in a passive aggressive loaded plan is not at all endearing I judged her I judged her for sulking about how her parents had neglected her and how first her grandfather and then her father made it clear to her that she had no value and no place in the family business I had this insidious thought in my head that if she’d wanted to make something of herself she should have just broken ties with her family and gone off to be awesome on her ownAnd then when Gianni works out that she’s faking it and gets her to come clean on her motivation he also tells her she can’t manage the family business and I’m suddenly and completely on Keelin’s side Gianni naturally doesn’t like orange boobs because he’s the hero and he’s looking for ‘substance’ He was attracted to the Keelin he saw in a photo in her father’s office a happy girl on a horse He’s even attracted now because Keelin is super hot and even though he has issues about women’s clothing he wants her Gianni is very sensitive about the mafia thing and is operating with this deep core of uncertainty poor tyke When he points out to Keelin that she can’t run her father’s company not because she’s a woman but because she’s a woman with zero experience I had this perfect hypocrisy epiphany Gianni sort of does too so as well as being hot he’s a decent sortSee Keelin although she’s too busy being drama and glum to articulate it very well is totally right Why should she have to go out on her own to prove that she’s worthy of something that would have just been handed to her if she were a man? And she knows it but she still can’t help it because she’s caught in the trap of wanting to earn her father’s love but at the same time show him that he’s wrong After I got her and got over her stupid plan and got over my own judgements about feminism I liked her I liked her whole flawed character where she’s vulnerable and can’t trust and can’t deal with her hurt She had a wonderful transformation and turned into a great person and I ended up caring about her hurts far than I’d expected toGianni is also great with his huge sensitivity over the taint of his father’s criminal connections and his instant and deepening attraction for Keelin He skates that fine alpha line where his vulnerabilities are sympathetic and shaded rather than turning him into a snivelling nightmareUnfortunately this is a Chatsfield book and I have an irrational hatred of Chatsfield books oh god they are so dumb why was this ever a thing? but it’s a Chatsfield book only in the sense that the characters say the hotel name a dozen times before they get bored and move onto better thingsThe ending is lovely and satisfying although the epilogue overdoes it a bit this is a mostly flawless love story and probably one of Abby Green's best Loved the hero and the heroine; they seemed a perfect match for each other and their personal demons seemed very natural The only thing that seemed a little discordant was the fact that Keelin started working as a waitress even though she had a business degree from a top university So how come she didn't get a better job or was she just waiting for the hero to come and rescue her? either ways it went completely against Keelin's heroine ambitious and enterprising nature as established by the author Nonetheless the chemistry between them sizzled; and it' s definitely one of the best romances I've read in a while Delucca's Marriage Contract was a uick and satisfying read The protagonists were both hurt by troubled pasts associated with familial relationships Together they found something beautiful and new that they could build on Abby Green has done it again and with a major bang Her latest read tells the story of Giancarlo Delucca he has one aim in life and one only to go global Even if it means marring the O'Connor heiress to secure the contract that will change his life foreverKeeling O'Connor wants a place on the board and no part in the business arrangements ti's all power play and no hard work Gianni may have vowed to seduce his wayward bride but Keelin is not a laid back kind of gal she fights him all the way to the altarHappily ever after was never part of this deal but Gianni finds himself intrigued by Keelin and suddenly he's after a whole new goal he's determined to turn this beautiful Irish redhead's I don't into I doThis was such a fun read I laughed over and over at Keelin's attempts to get Gianni to back down from the deal it was a really nice different play on the usual very emotional stories I have come to love from this authorBut don't get me wrong the read still had all that intense emotional buildup and heartbreaking romance needed to make it one of the best HP reads everI adored the characters both were very well crafted and from page one seemed to jump out at me As I said I loved Keelin's foil this little marriage deal attempts and I could not get enough of it nor could I wait for Gianni to be knocked down from his power throneI am taking away a message of life is all about give and take but if you take it all and never give a little you will end up losing all that you have gainedI recommend this read for all fans of Abby Green's books a passionate realistic compelling take me away on an escape of romance and never let me return read55 star review Just how far will he go to seal the deal of a lifetime? First of all I can't believe Abby Green wrote a virgin heroine This came as a big shock to me Usually her heroines are so slutty and Paris Hilton it makes me cringe Not that this heroine was any better She comes off as a very rich shallow spoiled immature brat I can't relate to such a person I'm tired of snarky bitchy heroines Hero was lame He is supposed to be dark and related to mafia but he is so soft and very submissive to the heroine Old Harleuin Presents used to be about very alpha very ruthless heroes and this is why I read them and love them but this hero is a cute teddy bearI will give it two stars instead of one cause the epilogue was super sweet lol It was a good read I always love a woman with backbone and brains 35 starsA nice story if a bit tame in the drama side in my opinion But I must say that the cover of this edition is absolutely gorgeous