Title: The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain
Author: Lucy Monroe
First published May 1, 2006
192 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780373125487 (ISBN10: 0373125488)
Billionaire tycoon, Dante Scorsolini, has everything a man could want: wealth, power, and a stunningly beautiful wife, Mia. However, Dante’s marriage is merely a business arrangement, and he expects his wife to fulfill her role as his dutiful spouse.
Mia knows her place in the marriage, but she can’t help falling in love with her husband. As she grapples with her feelings, Mia is forced to confront the harsh reality that she can never give Dante the one thing he desires most: a child.
Will their love be enough to withstand the pressures of their arranged marriage, or will their secrets tear them apart?
About the Author
Lucy Monroe is an accomplished author with a passion for reading that began at a young age. When she was just four, Lucy would sneak up to her mother’s bookshelves to read novels that were out of her reach.
Her love for romance novels started after she “borrowed” her older sister’s books.
After a conversation with God in the bathtub, Lucy started writing. As a mom who homeschooled her children until they were in middle school, the bathroom was the only place where she could find peace.
However, getting published was not an easy journey, and it took her 13 manuscripts before Harlequin Presents accepted her work.
Lucy has since become a national bestseller in England and the United States. She has written over 70 books across five publishing houses and has created three successful ongoing series.
Her stories are highly charged and sensual, with realistic plots and captivating characters.
While she appreciates the recognition of awards and bestseller lists, Lucy is most fulfilled by the connection she has with her readers. She loves hearing from them through emails, social media, and reader-centric events.
For Lucy, writing is all about touching readers’ hearts and giving them a story they won’t forget.
Lucy Monroe’s The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain is a steamy romance novel that follows the lives of two struggling individuals, each with their own set of challenges and insecurities. First published on May 1, 2006, this book is perfect for readers who enjoy stirring tales of passion and redemption.
The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain focuses on the love story between Leo Scorsolini, an Italian billionaire, and Brittany Lloyd-Jones, an American woman who has lost everything after a scandalous divorce. With both of their lives falling apart, they enter into a marriage of convenience that soon turns into a burning desire that they can’t ignore.
Amidst the breathtaking setting of an Italian villa, Monroe weaves a tale full of twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The vivid imagery and descriptions of the Italian landscape are breathtaking, transporting readers to the warm, sun-kissed beauty of the Italian countryside.
Monroe’s writing is enlivened by her ability to create fully-realized, three-dimensional characters that readers will care about deeply. Leo and Brittany, the stars of the novel, are equally compelling, and their love story is both heartwarming and steamy.
Despite its obvious strengths, The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain does have a few weaknesses. The pacing of the book can be slow at times, which may be frustrating for some readers who prefer a more action-packed storyline.
Additionally, some critics have noted that the book lacks depth in terms of character development and themes. Despite these minor criticisms, Monroe’s The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain is an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable read.
If you are looking for an escapist romance novel that will take you away from everyday life, there is no better option. We highly recommend this book to romance fans who are looking for a passionate and thrilling ride.
Overall, we give this book a rating of three and a half out of five. While it may not be perfect, it is a solid addition to the romance genre and stands out for its vivid scenery and complex characters.