Author: Lynne Graham
Published: March 17th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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To love, honor…
Cesare Sabatino never intended to marry. But if his thoughts did ever stray in that direction, the lucky woman's answer would have been a resounding "yes". Imagine his surprise when Lizzie Whitaker turns him down on the spot!
To get his hands on her Mediterranean island inheritance, Cesare must wed innocent Lizzie…and ensure she's carrying his heir! Luckily the formidable Italian is legendary for his powers of persuasion. With Lizzie desperate to save her family's farm, it's only a matter of time before she gives in…and discovers the many pleasurable benefits of wearing this tycoon's ring.
This is the first book in the Harlequin Presents line that I've taken on. Considering how much I love the Blaze and Desire lines, I didn't think it would be too risky. Also, give me a marriage of convenience romance, and I'm totally there. In any case, this Harlequin line definitely aimed to please!
Cesare and Lizzie are quite the pairing. He's a successful and gorgeous man, who speaks Italian (swoon!). She's a strong woman, but she's willing to sacrifice whatever she has to for her family so the two of them marry. There's a lot on the line for both of them, but they make their way through the best they can, despite the ups and downs. Over time, however, they can't help but develop feelings beyond their initial expectations.
The Billionaire's Bridal Bargain was an enjoyable read. I loved how there was so much more to the story than just marriage and romance. There were family issues and things from their past that needed to be handled. It all fell together nicely. Lynne Graham tells a wonderful story.