All Alessandro de Lucci wants from his wife is a son but after a year and a half of unhappiness and disillusionment, all Theresa de Lucci wants from her ice cold husband is a divorce. Unfortunate timing, since Theresa is about to discover that she’s finally pregnant and Alessandro is about to discover that he isn’t willing to lose Theresa.
I started this book and I didn’t think I would love it so much. I began reading and boy did the angst just hit full on. Theresa had to endure so much during her years of marriage to Sandro who wed her only for his own purposes and felt trapped by her and the marriage.
When we got introduced to Sandro, I wasn’t a big fan, I actually was hoping that Theresa would find someone else to have her HEA with because he was a complete asshole!
“I have no respect for you, Theresa… not even as the potential mother of my child because, quite frankly, you can’t even do that right.”
And Shithead of the year award goes to Sandro!
The author managed to convey Theresa’s anguish and desperation quite well, my feelings ranged from anger towards her naivety to respect and empathy for her plight. There is no worse feeling in the world than not being loved by the only people who should cherish and protect you.
I admired how she finally stood up for herself, my favorite quote has to be the one she says to Sandro at the beginning of the book!
“You have never been my husband. A husband loves, honours and cherishes! A husband is a lover and a champion… Look into the next room if you want to see what a real husband is, because you
are no such thing!”
As the book progresses, we learn why Sandro is the way he is, he also learns a few truths about his wife. I enjoyed the grovelling he does and loved reading as he tried his best to make up for his past mistakes where his wife is concerned!
The sex scenes were hot! Though I did roll my eyes as I do in all the books where the heroine just melts at the mere touch of the hero, no matter how much of an ass he was seconds before- Hubby was asking if there is a formula out there so he can buy it!
I would definitely recommend this book, stellar writing, lots of angst, great character development and is high on steam. Looking forward to reading more books from Natasha Anders, definitely a talented author.