Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Deserving of His Diamonds
Published by Harlequin
Available on Amazon.com
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
4 / 5 cupcakes
Gisele Carter thought her life couldn't get worse when she was dumped days before her wedding by Emilio Andreoni, who saw a sex tape presumably starring his fiancee. (Turns out it was her twin sister, but Emilio - and Gisele too, for that matter - had no idea a twin sister existed.) But that was only the beginning for Gisele. She discovered she was pregnant, had the baby without Emilio's knowledge despite being told that the baby likely would not survive, and spent a mere six hours with her little girl before she passed away. Yes, Gisele finds herself in the midst of a bad run that suddenly gets worse.
Emilio shows up, apologizing for the break up, and hoping for a reconciliation.
Understandably, Gisele is angry. She's hurt and she wants to hurt him in return. Emilio understand this, even if he is ignorant of the existence of his daughter, but he's confident that he can convince Gisele to rekindle their relationship, even agreeing again to be his wife.
Emilio either is blindly optimistic or sadly delusional. Turns out he's neither. He knows Gisele, and he knows how he felt with her. He wants her back, and if it takes a little work, he's willing to do it.
Watching these two come together, back up apart, come back together, step back again is fun and even sweet. It also provides us with some pretty hot headboard rocking, because these two know how to engage in some sexy times. Regardless of how fractured their relationship is, their bodies want and crave each other. Which is good for those of us who like reading sex scenes.
This is a quick read, with a fairly predictable ending. Gisele and Emilio are not always likable, which is not necessarily a bad thing. They have their faults and yet they find a way to accept each other. Plus, the sex scenes are hot, and that's always a good reason to read a book, non?