Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded - Abby Green

There is absolutely no doubt when one reads Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded that revenge is at the top of the list. Plus the title clearly states the outcome when the ruthless, proud, handsome, and arrogant Vincenzo Valentini enters the upscale bar where Cara Brosnan works, charms her and whisks her away to his room where he takes her virginity and gives her a night like no other. Then the ruthless billionaire announces who he is, shocking her and walks away! As only Abby Green can deliver, this chaotic romance is such a roller coaster and rocky one. As a reader prepare yourself. Just when you think Enzo can’t hurt Cara anymore, well think again!

Vincenzo is on a mission, a mission to make Cara pay for the death of his sister. It’s of no matter to him that she lost her brother as well. He’s going to bed her as pay back, let her know who he is and walk away. What he doesn’t count on is her Irish beauty, but walk away he does to seek revenge. Now he’s back in Ireland and is faced with seeing her again because she has a secret, she’s carrying his child.

Since Cara’s parents passed, she was forced to live with her brother, a brother who treated her horribly. He was so horrible to her, she even stayed in his home and schooled herself, was his chauffer and servant. Now he’s dead and has taken the life of a beautiful young girl he hoped to use and gain money from her family. With him gone, she can leave London and return to Ireland to begin a new life, until she meets a handsome Italian, spends the night with him and months later finds herself pregnant. She reads he’ll be in Ireland and decides to tell him her news.

As one might guess, Vincenzo doesn’t believe the child is his, but when the press get wind of the news, he forces her to return with him to Italy and get married with no options for her other than to stay at his villa. The chemistry between them leaps off the page and as one can imagine it’s very hard on them both. Both Enzo and Cara carry a lot of baggage and when one learns the secrets of Enzo’s childhood, they realize why the loss of his sister was so hard on him and one can imagine how he feels when he yet again, faces another tragedy, the loss of his child.

From all of this grief, I think Enzo learned the most especially when he realizes the baby was his, that Cara is not the woman he believed her to be and that because he cares, he must let her go. Be prepared to grieve right along with them and cheer when they find their happiness. Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded is an extremely emotional and powerful read, one you won’t want to miss!

Behind the book as quoted by the author:

The story sprang out of an idea I had in my head of what might happen if a girl went on a package holiday to a gorgeous Italian island, Sardinia, and fell instantly in lust and love with a dark handsome stranger. I wondered what might happen if she acted completely out of character and allowed this man to seduce her and become her first lover, without even knowing his full name!

My book has changed a little from that first idea, but essentially it's the same.

Vincenzo and Cara have both come through traumatic times. Vincenzo believes Cara to be largely responsible for his beautiful younger sister's tragic death. In fact Cara is entirely innocent. When Cara finds out that the devastatingly handsome stranger, who seduced her, did so for his own revenge, she is heart-broken.

There are drastic consequences to their actions and Cara finds herself having to confront Vincenzo, when she'd hoped to never see him again...

Book Description:

He took her virginity for revenge!

Multi-millionaire Vincenzo Valentini believed Cara Brosnan played a role in his sister's downfall. He sought her out to make her pay. He seduced her, revealed his identity - and cruelly discarded her.

Now he'll take her to the altar!

But Cara has done no wrong. She's shocked and mortified that she gave her virginity so willingly to the ruthless Vincenzo. To make matters worse, she's just discovered she's expecting - and now the dark-hearted Italian is claiming her once more, this time as his bride

1 comment:

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Today on I(Heart)Presents, Abby talks about the POV for the hero:

"In my current book, Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded, the hero is about as cruel to the heroine as any hero I’ve read. But now, I can use his POV to reveal his thoughts on this actions as the story progresses, and thereby (hopefully!) justify his actions to the reader, if not, initially, the heroine.

Using the hero’s POV, you are aware that he doesn’t have all the facts, that he has erroneous information.

At the very start of my story we see Vicenzo Valentini identifying the dead body of his younger and much beloved sister.

His sister had been seduced by an arch manipulator who was out to get his hands on her vast inheritance, and while this man also died in the car crash that claimed Vicenzo’s sister’s life; the other passenger in the car, the sister of this man, did not.

So on the surface of things and based on the circumstantial evidence he has, Vicenzo assumes that the heroine, Cara Brosnan, was also instrumental in duping his sister and leading her to her death by being an accessary to her brother.

He is a man fueled by raw grief and guilt when he finds and meets Cara Brosnan to take her to task, but instead he finds himself so attracted to her that he can’t resist seducing her.

He is disgusted and aghast at his actions and has to justify them to himself, and while he believes the worst about this girl it is easy. But their night together has consequences and sets into motion a chain of events where they become bound together…and he has to realize that he was wrong and deal with the consequences." 12/3/9


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