The Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress MOBI ¼ The Italian


10 thoughts on “The Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress

  1. says:

    OK so I'm a guy who occasionally reads romance novels no big deal Many are written with tight structure and polished prose and this one's no exceptionThe trouble with this book isn't the fact that like every other romance novel I've ever read there isn't the slightest shred of romance every relationship is based entirely on wet panting carnal lust and absolutely nothing else nor that the characters are the usual smart independent woman reduced to a pathetic uivering heap by the non attentions of a taciturn arrogant and extremely shallow hunk of meat Those are par for the courseNo the trouble here is that in every other Harleuin romance the couple always does the dirty deed between pages 85 and 87 yes I have actually taken notes and the formula is normally that strictly adhered to whereas in this tome they don't get down to business until around page 95 Yes a full ten extra pages 12 percent extra time of waiting and anticipation and enduring the by now seemingly endless beating around the bush before achieving the climax har har of the storySorry for the spoiler but after all there are no surprises in such novels We read them for their descriptive prose about lips and eyes and hard muscles and all the clutching and nibbling that goes on and in that respect this novel is well above average Read it


  2. says:

    Readers in the right mood may enjoy this for its high angst level but I found it just embarrassingly stupid The heroine is the typical Penny Jordan Passive Martyred Doormat tm The hero is cold and harsh throughout the entire book making her passionate love for him baffling The conflict is ridiculous superstition and the wrap of it implausible and unsatisfying I'll give an extra star because I did read the whole damn thing and because the hero steps up and redeems himself at the very end


  3. says:

    Silly unmemorable not worth the time I took to read it so I won't waste time on writing a proper review Tons of other better Penny J novels to sink your teeth into


  4. says:

    This one should have been entitled The Italian Duke's Virgin Doormat because poor Charlotte was just toooooo desperate for Raphael and acted accordingly I'm all for passionate love but not at the expense of one's emotional health and self respectWhat about Raphael's reason for keeping Charlotte at a distance? I won't spoil it here but it seemed OTT to me Despite the book's flaws the angst levels were high if one likes that sort of thing I do and Raphael wasn't an ass just misguided


  5. says:

    I like it when romance authors include condoms I have a huge problem when the heroine tells the hero oh I'm on the pill so we are safe without them What the fuck? No No you're not You've known Generic Supposedly Alpha Male for less than a week You don't know what he's carrying Same for him Even if you are a Tomboy Turned Butterfly he doesn't know where you've been Damn you Jordan responsibility please Also the book sucked So much angst So boring Not impressed


  6. says:

    The heroine was a sweetheart Cinderella type and the hero was your typical alpha male but he wasn't that harsh Still the reason behind the drama and angst was beyond ridiculous for a modern book


  7. says:

    Boring First half the book H and h hardly talked at all I think they didn't say than a dozen sentences to each other It was all about musings and hot thoughts they had about each other which was repetitive and kind of repellent when there was no communication between them As I stopped giving 1 stars this one gets 2 too which is my lowest grading nowadays


  8. says:

    book 2 Charley would do anything to keep her wages coming in and support her impoverished sisters and nephews even if that meant working in Italy for the demanding and commanding Duke Raphael Della Striozzi Raphael couldn't understand why a woman like Charley dressed in dime store clothesIt was going to be straight off to a designer boutiue for her But it was in Raphael's bedroom that Charlotte's complete transformation took place from shy dowdy virgin to confident beautifulmistress


  9. says:

    Not sure if this deserved 3 stars and my mood is just a bit blah Usually I like a Cinderella story but this one not so much I don't want to add spoilers so I can't really discuss the ending but much like the original conflict it felt contrived Shame because I really enjoy many of Penny Jordan's books and re read them


  10. says:

    Uh well that was odd The book had a very strong beginning and if it was longer it would have been good and ended strong The length of the book suished the ending and middle making the hero and heroine look very changeful Skip because it doesn't end strongly enough


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The Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress [PDF / EPUB] The Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress Charley would do anything to keep her wages coming in and support her impoverished sisters and nephews—even if that meant working in Italy for the demanding and commanding Duke Raphael Della Striozz Charley would do Duke's Virgin eBook ☆ anything to keep her wages coming in and support her impoverished sisters and nephews—even if that meant working in Italy for the demanding and commanding Duke Raphael Della Striozzi Raphael couldn't understand why a woman like Charley dressed in dime store clothesIt was going to be straight off to a designer boutiue for her But it was in Raphael's bedroom that Charlotte's complete transformation took place—from shy dowdy virgin to confident beautifulmistress.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress
  • Penny Jordan
  • English
  • 24 January 2014
  • 9780373129331