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The Italian's One-Night Baby

With this ring…. Beautiful doctor Ellie Dixon once rejected Rio Benedetti’s passionate advances – and the fiery Italian hasn’t forgotten the insult! Ellie... read more

ISBN: 9781474052276
Published: April 2017


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With this ring…

Beautiful doctor Ellie Dixon once rejected Rio Benedetti’s passionate advances – and the fiery Italian hasn’t forgotten the insult! Ellie’s arrival in Italy, bearing an antique sapphire ring and claiming to be the daughter of Rio’s godfather, reawakens his rage…and a devastating longing!

I thee claim!

Rio won’t stop until he uncovers Ellie’s captivating curves – her heated surrender can’t come quickly enough! Facing the consequences of their abandon, Rio realises Ellie’s pregnancy will break his godfather’s heart. There’s one solution: Rio will have to seduce her all the way to the altar…

A Roller Coaster of a Ride

Rating By Michelle,13/03/2017

Well what a roller coaster of a ride that was, or should I say that you felt you was on a roller coaster. We have have Ellie who is a junior doctor and Rio who is a self made millionaire. It starts off that Ellie is looking for her real father and travels to Italy to meet Beppe who could or could not be her father and has was given a ring by her mother on her death bed (I should point out Ellie has a sister Polly who was also given a ring but Polly's father had already died and is now married to Rashad and at Polly and Rashad's wedding Ellie first encounters Rio who she calls a male whore). As it turns out Ellie and Beppe are father and daughter, and their a lot of sexual chemistry between Ellie and Rio so much so that one afternoon while during one of there many arguments Ellie and Rio make love on the sofa and so the story then takes on could Ellie be pregnant and then out of the blue Rio proposes Ellie accepts and then a few weeks later Ellie and Rio are married. I don't want to give to much away, but what I will say is ten chapters are just not enough I would have liked longer chapters so that I could get to know the characters more. 

Comfort-read voice and love scene masterclass!

Rating By Sue,19/03/2017

Lynne Graham is a comfort-read voice for me. Reading her is slipping into memories of previous favourites with echoes of Lynne Graham heroes and heroines that enhance the reading experience. That same voice kept me turning the pages–despite not being a fan of the playboy-trope–when I was suspicious of Rio’s motivations for thinking the worst of Ellie, who isn’t my favourite Lynne Graham heroine, but holds her own with other Harlequin Presents’ heroines If voice and character carry the beginning, then I also loved how she delivers un-skippable love scenes…. The first love scene felt like an extension of how gorgeous the hero is and who’s going to say no to a Lynne-Graham hero…? SPOILER I loved how Ellie tells Rio to just get it over with and he’s affronted. END OF SPOILER So we have triple helpings of backstory/conflict, misunderstanding and suspicion, overridden by high emotion and sexual tension, and a love scene where SPOILER Rio discovers that Ellie’s a virgin END OF SPOILER A lovely emotional mess. *rubs hands together gleefully* The second love scene almost made me *peer through fingers* and think: "Oh, no, I’m afraid this is going to be page-filler and skippable." But it isn’t. It comes in the angry aftermath of falling out during their wedding. I won’t go into details as there’ll be more spoiler tags than review if I’m not careful! And it ends on an emotional low note. Low note for the relationship, not for the writing. Third love scene–"I’m definitely going to skip this, aren’t I?" but thought with a lot more uncertainty and a lot more willingness to read on and be proved wrong again. This time we’re eased into it with dialogue and see a different side of their relationship. A what-their-marriage-could-be-like side. Again, the love scene ends on an emotional turning point, making it impossible to look away. The flipside of reading a voice where previous characters still share the pages with you, is that it creates high expectations and I found myself measuring this against the Presents’ line, and against other Lynne Graham’s, one of the authors who IS the line. And I think 'The Italian’s One-Night Baby' meets the expectations of readers already in love with her books, but there’s enough of where the line is at now to satisfy newer readers. Such as, the areas that I’d been suspicious of being too older-Presents (misunderstandings shoring up conflict and the trigger for the black moment) but which are borne of the hero and heroine’s pasts, particularly the hero’s. Four out of five Lynne-Graham stars Arc received from NetGalley and Mills and Boon via Mills and Boon Insiders

Another hit from Ms Graham, 4 ½ stars 🌟 :

Rating By Clare,23/03/2017

The Italian’s one night baby is the second book of Lynne Graham's Brides for the Taking trilogy which are based on three sisters who are all linked by letters left by their late mother enclosing details of their biological fathers and a significant ring which connects each daughter to their father. The first book tells the story of Polly the eldest sister who meets her match in the desert, the second book picks up on Ellie the middle sister who we meet in Polly's story. Ellie is a dedicated junior doctor, who has put her career before her personal life and therefore has had very limited experience with men. We start the book with Ellie on extended leave in Italy following up on the letter her mother left for her to find her biological father but Rio Benedetti the cynical handsome billionaire, who happens to be the godson of Beppe Sorrentino the man Ellie has come to Italy to speak with, finds her first. The past history between Ellie and Rio means fireworks from the start, there first meeting left a lasting impression on both Rio and Ellie and things only heat up from there, with amazing chemistry, Rio's distrust issues and ex girlfriends making an appearance Ms Graham has written another outstanding story although perhaps it was just me who was left wanting more but i felt there was scope to expand the characters further. Although a trilogy you can read each book as standalone and still enjoy, I will say Ms Graham is one of my favourite authors and this book doesn't change my opinion in fact I am even more looking forward to the third story in the trilogy as we finally meet and learn the background of the third sister Lucy, who is the most mysterious and has never met her sisters… Fyi I received my copy from NetGalley and Mills and Boon via Mills and Boon Insiders, although this does not influence my opinions.

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