Thursday, 28 July 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #124
The Sicilian's Mistress - Lynne Graham
Mills and Boon Presents
Harlequin Mills and Boon, 1999
From the back cover:
"After three long years Gianni D'Angelo has found Milly! However, Milly doesn't remember Gianni, or what she was to him. All she knows is that she was found after a hit-and-run accident, pregnant and with her memory gone. Gianni has the difficult task of convincing her that, once, she loved him.
But Milly is horrified when she learns that she was a wealthy Sicilian's mistress ... and now he's claiming her little boy as his son! Gianni is not deterred; he wants Milly back and to be a father to Connor, and his solution is simple, marriage!"
So, again I wanted to add an older book into my challenge, and strangely enough it's another Lynne Graham book! And, another really enjoyable book.
The heroine Faith is confronted by a striking man whom she thinks has mistaken her for someone else. A few days later he tracks her down and informs her she used to be his mistress and that he is the father of her young son. The hero Gianni has been searching for her for three years after their acrimonious break up, but he is shocked when he discovers the recent events in her life. Shortly after they broke up, Faith was found seriously injured after a hit and run and suffering from total amnesia, she was claimed by a couple thinking she was their runaway daughter. Gianni informs her that this is not the case and her name is actually Milly. He also tells her they must marry for the sake of their son and Milly, feeling rather lost, agrees. She asks him to tell her about her life but she can't understand the reason why he seems angry with her at times. It turns out that Gianni may be the key to her memory returning and the memories of their past relationship are not good.
Well, this is certainly a lot of events to cram into one book, and it is done spectacularly by Lynne Graham. This is a really intense and emotional book, that had me hooked instantly. The glimpses of the past relationship between the hero and heroine are fantastic and really helped to add depth to the story and characters. The vulnerability of the heroine is written with such skill and the hero was perfectly alpha but also humble.
Once again another fantastic book by Lynne Graham, and one that despite being over 10 years old does not feel dated!