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Feature book: The Temporary Mrs Marchetti

12 July 2017

The Temporary Mrs Marchetti by Melanie Milburne

It could be a deal breaker. Marriage for six months and some money for her growing business or spending six months in close proximity to him.

Alice Piper has built her own business after her ill-fated affair with Cristiano. Seven years have passed and Alice still feels the chemistry, but she doesn’t want to be married to Cristiano or, in fact, anyone. She doesn’t want children, or so she thought. She has tried several relationships over the years but there is something missing in each one.

Cristiano Marchetti arrives to tell Alice that his grandmother has left her something in her will, but it means that he and Alice have to marry for six months. Cristiano regrets not telling his grandmother about his wastrel cousin, but it is what it is, and he will do what he can to stop his cousin getting any money.

The discussion between Alice and Cristiano regarding the ground rules for their marriage creates a lot of tension. They finally decide it will be a chaste marriage. Alice is then set to thinking about having children, which is the opposite of how she felt seven years ago. Cristiano is now at the ‘I no longer want children’ point. The announcement of their marriage makes the newspapers, but calling it off makes more news. A stint in hospital and a possible pregnancy changes things (and no I won’t tell if she is or she isn’t). Nevertheless, Alice and Cristiano do marry.

This story had an interesting twist with Cristiano wanting to marry and have children and Alice prepared to walk away as she doesn’t want children. The will forces them back together with considerable tension between the couple. When Alice learns of Cristiano’s background, she gains understanding of his position and in this case vice versa when Cristiano learns more of Alice’s background. Naturally, the couple do sort through their differences and there is a very nice resolution and HEA.

Another enjoyable read from Ms Milburne.

Reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was supplied by the author’s publicist.

One Comment
  1. Lynette williams permalink
    12 July 2017 10:11 am

    HAve read this one another good story LynW

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