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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Made the Grade: Billionaires & One-Night Heirs Series, Book 3 | #BookReview @CarolMMarinelli

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition, Hardcover & Mass Market Paperback
File Size: 1798 KB | Hardcover Print Length: 288 Pages
Mass Market Paperback Print Length: 224 Pages
Publication Date: June 20, 2017 | Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin : Presents
ASIN: B01N1ENEPJ | ISBN-10: 0263071553 & 0373060793
ISBN-13: 978-0263071559 & 978-0373060795
Main Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Secret Baby Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Sicilian's Baby of Shame" [Billionaires & One-Night Heirs Series, Book 3] by Carol Marinelli

Author's Book Description : Seduced...

When hotel chambermaid Sophie delivers room service to Sicily’s most dark-hearted tycoon, Bastiano Conti, his raw sexuality tempts her to take the ultimate risk—surrendering her untouched body to his!

Shamed...

Bastiano’s ruthlessness is renowned, but even his conscience flickers when Sophie is fired for their indiscretion—the memories of which are branded onto his very soul—and disappears.

Pregnant!

Bastiano finds Sophie working in a bar—disgraced, destitute and pregnant! Rejected by his own family, Bastiano is determined to claim his child...by seducing defiant Sophie into wearing his ring!

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars!! This novel follows the same plot that Ms. Marinelli’s “The Innocent’s Secret Baby” did. Only this time the main male lead is Raul’s nemesis Bastiano. We follow how Bastiano has dealt with his past experiences and we FINALLY learn the truth about EVERYTHING. And within the midst of all of that, we watch as he starts a partial relationship with Sophie and how everything enfolds between them. Do they have the beginnings of something wonderful together or will it end in shambles too?

Okay I can truthfully say I enjoyed Bastiano and his novel a WHOLE lot more than I did “The Innocent’s Secret Baby.” Mostly because I felt Bastiano had more of a reason for his behavior than Raul did, and I liked Bastiano as a “person,” along with how he treated Sophie, a lot more than I did Raul. Not that this novel didn’t have its own faults, like how some scenes felt rushed or the few scenes where Bastiano just acted like a plan butt-head, yet it was intriguing enough that my interest in it was held throughout the novel.

Yet this novel would not have worked without, Bastiano’s true counterpart, Sophie. Sophie and Bastiano understood one another in a way that gave them no issues with listening to each other’s thoughts/beliefs and their backgrounds kindly. In addition, because of how matched they are, it made it easy to root for them as a couple. They just truly completed one another, all for the better.

Because of the way this novel is written, it is a true standalone so you won’t feel lost at all.

I recommend it to those wanting a fast-paced contemporary “baby daddy” romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : One Tiny Miracle... | Baby Twins to Bind Them | The Baby of Their Dreams | The Sheikh's Baby Scandal

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :
Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2016 | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | #TeaserTuesday: The Sheikh's Baby Scandal | @CarolMMarinelli #BookTeaser #RomanceNovel | Second Sentence Saturday: The Innocent's Secret Baby | @CarolMMarinelli #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels

Book Teaser(s) :
'You taste spicy,' Bastiano said.
'And you taste sweet.'
'But I'm not,' he warned her. ~ within Chapter 3

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