The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders
Series: Unwanted #1
Published by Natasha Anders on September 26th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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All Alessandro de Lucci wants from his wife is a son but after a year and a half of unhappiness and disillusionment, all Theresa de Lucci wants from her ice cold husband is a divorce. Unfortunate timing, since Theresa is about to discover that she’s finally pregnant and Alessandro is about to discover that he isn’t willing to lose Theresa.
Times Two: 2 Reviewers, 2 very different opinions
This one’s been out for awhile but I’d heard some murmurs and it had some great ratings so I thought I’d take a chance on it. From the title, I figured I had some serious angst and heartbreak but I was okay with that. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work for me at all.
Theresa…… where do I start? She married someone she thought she was head over heels in love with. On her wedding night he gets totally drunk, passes out, then wakes up and after consummating the marriage with lots of skill but absolutely no kissing, tells her not to mistake what they just did with making love and saying the only thing he wants from her is a son. He then spends the next 18 months parading around with other women, refusing to even introduce her to his friends or family, and generally being a horse’s ass. He also accused her of being in league with her Dad on some scheme to get him to the altar which she denies. All this time they are still going at it like rabbits. You would think she would decide to get to the bottom of the whole Dad thing, but evidently not. She waits 18 months before deciding to divorce him. Yeah. 18 Months. Not a heroine I can relate to at freaking all.
Alessandro – total freaking asshole. Enough said.
This book in a nutshell….she’s a doormat, he’s a dick. I kept hoping she would quit being a doormat, but that hope died at the same time a certain member of Alessandro’s family did which meant I was done with the book. He should have been drawn and quartered for his actions, but he wasn’t. Don’t even get me started on what needed to happen to her Dad.
Spice’s rating: 2 Stars
Decided to clean out my kindle and found this little gem.
Wow this book was good. It had me so emotional that I didn’t know what to think and feel.
At some stages I was screaming in my head, “don’t let that bastard touch you” and “how can you let him touch you?” As the story progressed I started to soften towards Sandro, but until the end I was very much in agreement with Theresa that she should protect her heart until she knew the truth about everything.
Lots of things in this story that I would normally struggle to get over, but managed to by the end.
I took away half a point for some spelling and grammar mistakes, but they didn’t distract me too much.
Really great emotional read that sucked me in so much, I stayed up until midnight to read it in one sitting. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Sassy rates this one 4.5 Stars.
EDGy girls average: 3.25 Stars
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