Monday, January 11, 2010

CAVELLI'S LOST HEIR - Lynn Raye Harris

Cavelli’s Lost Heir by the extremely talented Lynne Raye Harris is every girls dream come true; a prince, a palace and even a dramatic rescue. It’s an exceptional romance with a magical ending. Yet it’s a deeply driven romance.

Playboy Prince Nico Cavelli is due to be married to a neighbouring Princess. However, at the last minute his plans change as someone he once met and had a brief affair with in the US has been jailed on charges of antiquity theft and it seems she has a baby who looks exactly like him!

Lily Morgan is a fierce young woman who has had to travel to Montebianco to do a travel piece for the newspaper she works for and is hopeful she doesn’t bump into her ex-lover Prince Nico Cavelli because she has a secret. Since a young teenager, Lily has looked after herself because of her dysfunctional parents and now she’s a parent herself, a very loving and caring parent who takes her responsibility seriously.

Nico has lost so much in his life and he has built up a wall around his heart. He is now faced with the responsibility of his country as someday he will be heir to the throne. He lost his mother at an early age, was illegitimate but adored and was devoted to his older half brother. Now that very same brother committed suicide and Nico’s now the heir. Love is not a factor his life but honour and duty are so when he finds out he has a son, he immediately acts, forces his son to be brought to Montebianco and forces Lily to marry him.

Nico, Lily and Danny’s time spent together as a family was beautiful to read plus as a couple their renewal of passion was sensational. It’s sensually explosive and as the plot is revealed, there are a few twists, and turns. Lily realizes she still loves him but she also realizes she is not what Nico needs and demands to be released from her marriage and returns home to Louisiana. It certainly had me holding my breath as I wondered would they ever find the happiness they so both deserved.

Author Lynn Raye Harris brings the magic of romance into her storyline and in the end this love story comes to life when the prince comes for his princess. I was reminded of the song from Snow White, “Someday My Prince Will Come” and the belief in happy endings.

Book Description:

Normally Prince Nico Cavelli would never waste his time visiting the prison cell of a tourist. Except this particular alleged criminal has stolen something very personal to him—his son, heir to the Montebianco throne!

Lily Morgan always knew it was a mistake coming to the Mediterranean kingdom, but she'd had no choice. First she was thrown into jail for a crime she didn't commit…now she's been bailed out by the prince—though in return she must become his royal wife!

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Behind the Story – I(Heart) Presents post:

"A new year always brings resolutions, does it not? But does it also bring regrets about past events, things we wish we’d done differently? That’s not the idea behind resolutions, but I can’t help but think that we sometimes look back while we’re looking ahead. A new year is about a fresh start, but I think it’s also about second chances sometimes.

That’s what Nico Cavelli and Lily Morgan get when they meet again by accident in CAVELLI’S LOST HEIR. Lily was utterly swept away by Nico the first time she met him. During the heat and passion of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Lily lost her heart to the tall, dark stranger from an exotic Mediterranean kingdom. When they part quite suddenly, Lily has no idea her lover is a prince – or that she’s carrying his child.

By the time Nico and Lily meet again in his native country, Nico is the Crown Prince and he’s about to be married to a neighboring princess. Nico searched for Lily after they were parted, but was unable to find her. Now that he has, and now that he knows her secret, he’s not about to let her go.

The story is passionate and hot, peopled by two characters who share a bond that cannot be broken but don’t know how to make it work. I absolutely loved writing Nico and Lily’s story. I laughed and cried and ached along with them, and I hope you will too.

We don’t always get a second chance in life to make things right, or to do something over, but it’s nice to think that if we did, we’d succeed. The path to getting it right isn’t easy for Nico and Lily. Though we aren’t guaranteed happy endings in life, we know a Presents hero will move heaven and earth for the woman he loves once he figures it out."  LR Harris

Note: Cavelli’s Lost Heir this past week made it to the USA Today Bestseller List…..congratulations Lynn Raye!

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