Monday, August 15, 2011

The Wedding Charade - Melanie Milburne (The Sabbatini Brother's)


"The Sabbatini Brother's.....three powerful playboys from the richest dynasty in Europe!  Ruthless, irresistible....impossible to tame?"

The above doesn't even describe Nic Sabbatini.  Like his brother's he's sexy as sin and mad as hell because his grandfather made provisions in his will, ones that include a red haired siren by the name off Jade Summerville.  A young woman desperate because her trust fund has been cut off.  A young woman who wants the money now because Nic's grandfather wanted to see them married and to receive the money depended upon them getting married by a certain date.  So what does she do when Nic throws her out of his office?  She follows him to Venice, posed as his fiance and leaked it to the press.

What a little vixen I thought and a brilliant one at that because they had to stay married for a year.  She could do this or could she?  As Nic pointed out when she was sixteen she'd had a crush on Nic and he had turned her down.  What was it that his grandfather saw in her to want this union to take place.  Would Nic agree to this sort of marriage, I wondered?  Would he fall for her like his brother's fell for their wives?  Well they did get married with family and friends in attendance and settled into the family villa.  The same villa where the Sabbatini baby girl had passed away at an early age from crib death.  A lot of bad memories for their mother and his two older brother's.

When Nic finally realized everything said about Jade by the press was false and also realized how much he wanted her in his bed, their relationship moved forward.  They dined out, he realized how talented she was as an artist, he encouraged her to do something with her talent.  Nic couldn't seem to get enough of Jade and he began to realize one of the most important things about Jade.  Due to loosing her mother at such a young age and the death of her brother in later years and a father who did nothing to encourage her, who only mourned the loss of his son, all Jade wanted was to be loved.  He also realized something else, when they finally divorced, who would be around to protect her?  However, most importantly, who would protect her?

And then like a lightening bolt, her realized she had been carrying around a secret, one that had also shaped her life, she couldn't read.  He realized this in the end, when she asked to take some time away from him and go to London.  He had missed her and it made him think that his crafty grandfather by putting them together had done it for a reason.  He had hoped that Jade and Nic would fall in love.  When Nic realized he had always loved Jade and gave her all of the explanations for not wanting to be vulnerable, trust me, have a box of tissues ready.  The Wedding Charade and Jade and Nic's story will melt your heart.  Melanie Milburne did such an incredible job with this three book series.Giorgio, Luca and Nic's individual stories were amazing.

Back of Book:

Her trust fund is dwindling. If Jade Sommerville is to continue living in the manner she's become accustomed to, she has only one option…make the notorious Nic Sabbatini marry her!


The youngest of the Sabbatini brothers, Nic doesn't suffer fools, or respond well to ultimatums—especially those in his grandfather's will! But when the stunning, willful Jade breezes into his office and announces their upcoming nuptials to the world's media, Nic might have finally met his match.

He's turned Jade down once before. But this time?

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