Series: Book 1 in the ‘Society Weddings’.
“A dream is a powerful thing. So is desperation.” ~~ Jennifer Hayward (Book: The Italian’s Deal for I do)
I didn’t have to think twice before grabbing this title because I liked reading ‘Changing Constantinou’s Game by Jennifer Hayward’. I guess it was a couple of years ago.
That means I have high expectations from ‘The Italian’s Deal for I Do’. 😉
So without wasting much time, let’s see how ‘The Italian’s Deal for I Do’ is…
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Mills and Boon.
Main Characters: Olivia Fitzgerald, Rocco Mondelli.
‘The Italian’s Deal for I Do by Jennifer Hayward’ ~~ Synopsis:
The death of his grandfather’s death shakes Rocco. What shakes him and his world, even more is the revelation that he will have to prove himself worthy of getting the full control of the family business.
He is responsible for reviving the fashion brand and to usher it into the 21st century. He can do so much more for the business if he gets the full control.
But alas, he will not get what he wants until he gives his reckless playboy image a 360 degree turn.
Thinking about how to get full control of his business is not the only problem he has.
Another problem that’s bothering Rocco is once famous supermodel, Olivia, who went into hiding all of a sudden. Turns out, his grandfather bought a house for her.
All of a sudden, Rocco feels more troubled with finding this news. He never thought his grandfather was the kind of man to get entangled with a woman younger than him.
So he decides to confront Olivia and throw her out of the property.
Olivia is sad after the death of Rocco’s father. He’s the only person who understood her and helped her when she needed to run away from her world. No one knows what made her decide to disappear from the fashion scene all of sudden.
She doesn’t know what she will do now that her only supporter is no more. Rocco’s grandfather’s also helping her work on her designs, so one day she’d launch her own clothing line.
That’s what Olivia wants to do. Her dreams seem to be crashing on the hard floor of reality fast.
That’s when she meets Rocco. Their attraction is instant. But he soon changes his tactic and reveals his true identity.
Rocco wants Olivia out of the house. But instead of insisting she leaves, he comes across a plan that will solve his problem and hers.
Olivia wants to become a designer and he needs a fiancé to clean up his image fast. He will even pay off all the money she owes and make her the face of the upcoming fashion line.
The deal is tempting, but Olivia refuses to play along at first. But soon realizes she has no other option but to agree to Rocco’s terms.
They begin their game of fooling everyone around that they’re serious about each other.
While Olivia fights her fear of entering the same world she no longer wants to be part of.
She’s taking slow steps towards fulfilling their contract when Rocco changes the terms of their deal again and asks her to marry him on a short notice.
But not for love as he, unlike the men in his family, doesn’t want to fall in love. Their marriage would be sham just like their engagement. But Olivia’s not sure she’d go that far so she runs away.
I did enjoy reading this book. But I found it okay and it certainly didn’t live up to my expectations.
There’s chemistry between the characters. But it’s an on and off thing. One moment it’s there and the next moment it’s gone somewhere.
I’m no fan of the series that’s written by different authors, so I may not finish this series. It just seems like a messy affair. 😉
“Sometimes you needed to fight your own battles and sometimes you needed a warrior to help you along the way.” ~~ Jennifer Hayward (Book: The Italian’s Deal For I do)
Hit or Miss: Good.
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