Like her office files, she keeps so well organized, Danette
Michaels was sure she would be able to keep her private
life so separate from the office. Snuggling and playful
with her handsome lover in the privacy of her place and
prim and proper in the workplace when the President of the
Scorsolini Shipping, the rich Prince Marcello Scorsolini,
comes into the office. She knew and accepted his concerns
about keeping the paparazzi at bay and she agreed to keep
their little "affair" a secret.
What wasn't so secret was the picture in the tabloid of her
gorgeous lover smiling in the arms of a beautiful woman!
Keeping her a secret indeed! Already angered by this
betrayal, Danette is shocked when they met by accident
while having a night out with friends at their favourite
restaurant. With cold disregard, he treats her like any
employee and he doesn't introduce her to his mother,
despite the opportunity.
As she reels from the pain in her heart, she knows she
can't continue like this. The pain will only get worse,
the longer she leaves him in her heart, so she breaks off
their relationship. She manages to do just fine until the
smell of coffee sends her rushing to the bathroom in the
middle of her presentation. When Marcello investigates and
finds out the cause of her "illness", he wants right back
in there and to take care of her. But, can Danette put up
with that heartache again after all she has been through
and the betrayals she has experienced?
This is Lucy Monroe's second installment in her Royal
Brides series and she has penned an insightful tale of
romance and lifestyle with the Scorsolini royal family as a
backdrop. The story is an excellent continuation in the
series while it can also be an intriguing read on its own.
The interplay between the main characters and their
relationships with others is well developed and the
subplots interwoven in the story add enough tension for a
roller coaster emotional ride. Enjoy!
Danette Michaels knew the rules when she became Principe
Marcello Scorsolini's secret mistress. There would be no
marriage, no future, no public acknowledgement. All she'd
have was his hard Sicilian body and his undivided passion.
At the time, it was enough.
But Danette can't be a dirty little secret any longer. She
wants all or nothing ... and that means their affair is
over. Until a pregnancy test changes everything...