Series: Unwanted #1
Published by Indie on September 26th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Reading Challenges: Read New Authors
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 loved it, absolutely loved ‘The Unwanted Wife‘! Natasha Anders is a new author for me. I am so glad I was encouraged by my friends to give her and this book a try!
In ‘The Unwanted Wife’, Anders delivers a tale of betrayal and love, guilt and forgiveness, devastation and elation.
When entering into an arranged marriage, you don’t know what you will get. You never know who you will be marrying, how they will treat or love you. But when you enter a marriage full of love and devotion, only to discover your partner was forced into the marriage, that is a soul-searing, and heart-wrenching devastation.
Alessandro was forced into marrying Theresa to get what he wanted from her father. Theresa didn’t know he didn’t love her when he married her. She was fully and totally in love with him. Blinded to the reality. Even though his words and actions were cruel, she tried each day to make him love her. Finally after 18 months, she had enough. She asked for a divorce. She began standing up for herself and her heart. Alessandro’s eyes were opened to Theresa for the first time. Seeing her in a different light. When he realized she had nothing to do with the arrangement, he discovered she was as much or more of a victim than he. At first, he refused to give her a divorce until she gave him what he wanted, what he needed to move on with his life, a son. But as the days grew, so did his admiration for her and his guilt over his past sins.
He soon realized he was in love with her. He didn’t want their marriage to end. But the problem was that she had closed her heart to him. Encased it in a steel fortress. He was determined to break through those walls and make her love him again.
A beautiful love story, The Unwanted Wife sucked me in. If you love angst and second-chance romances, I definitely recommend this one!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Read New Authors