Hello, book dragons! As you can tell, I definitely felt the romance this February as I have yet another book review to share with you guys. I am a sucker for romance novels and I will admit it.
For notoriously ruthless Diego Navarro, kidnapping and marrying his brother’s shy fiancée seems a perfectly sensible way to secure his inheritance! Yet when Liliana Hart willinglygoes with him, Diego is reluctantly intrigued… Though the heat of their marriage bed is scorching, it’s the intensity of their connection that pushes Diego to the edge. But is it powerful enough to redeem this dark-hearted billionaire?
Year Of Publication: 1.02.2019
Publisher: Mills & Boon Modern
Pages: 192 pages
My rating: 3.5 stars
Thank you Mills & Boon Modern for sending me a copy via Netgalley
As marriages of conveniences go, Diego kidnaps the fiance of her brother Matias and takes her to a private island. He needs a wife in order to inherit the ranch and destroy it. He is attracted to the virginal Liliana, but knows that he is not capable of love and will “ruin” her with his touch. All he wants is to possess her.
Liliana has been smitten with Diego for a very long so when he kidnaps her she is conflicted between wanting freedom and wanting to be with him, and most of all, wants to please her father, the only constant in her life – that until Diego proves to her that her father is not who she thinks he is.
The story is hot and steamy, plenty of scenes of sexual enlightenment for virginal Liliana and I enjoyed their dynamics, Liliana holding her own more often than not. Sometimes I didn’t know how to feel about certain scenes which did not sit all that well with me and it took me some time to move past the premise that he kidnapped her and forced her hand into becoming his wife. I liked that Liliana still tried to make the best out of her situation and take control over her life to the best of her abilities when she did not have experience of being an independent woman; all her life she has been closeted under her father’s influence.
Diego has had a traumatic past which skewed his sense of right and wrong and everything he does is for his benefit and not for others. He admitted not knowing what love is or what it would feel like. At times, there are honest truths in his words, things that Liliana cannot understand or see blinded by her own desires and wishes, so this aspect of the story was very well done. I really enjoyed the dynamic between the two past the initial stages when I was still a bit iffy about the whole kidnapping thing and not being ok with that.
Overall, I did enjoy this story and gave it 3.5 stars; would’ve given it more but the kidnapping scenes and a few others did not sit that well with me, but the writing and the characters were really good, and the ending was perfect for the both of them.💖