Too Cold to Love

The Giovanni Clan, #2

Marco is smart, sexy and successful. Why then did he marry, and procreate, with a creature as vile as his ex-wife? That’s the question that Elise asks herself as her twin sister Jemima once again pulls her into a situation she didn’t create. It seems her sister used her resume as a nanny to procure the job working for Marco watching his adorable daughter, but now is skipping out and leaving Elise holding the bag. And it’s a bag full of unexpected horrors. Jemima has outdone herself this time, and Elise has to wonder if she can do what is needed with the specter of her last job haunting her.

Goodness, apparently promises made when you are six years old are very binding. Made to promise to protect her minutes younger twin by their mother on her deathbed, Elise has bent over backwards her whole life and Jemima has delighted in seeing how far she could push her. The twins relationship played a big part of the story and seriously, I would have hung Jemima out to dry immediately. But if that happened we wouldn’t have a story.

Marco, who loathed his nanny, didn’t notice the change when he suddenly desired her? Huh. I’ll buy he’s clueless but that’s a bit much; a few wardrobe and hairstyle modifications don’t affect chemistry. As a couple Marco and Elise were alternately hot and annoying. The switches in Marco’s demeanor were hard to follow and being Italian could only explain so much. Additions of perceived imperfections on Marco’s part and past tragedies on both sides, as well as a meddling aunt, moved this story along quickly. And the confrontation between the ex and Elise was spectacular. An enjoyable read that sometimes annoyed but always entertained.

Book Blurb for Too Cold to Love

Marco Giovanni has shut off his emotions following a messy divorce. His small daughter and his chain of bakeries are all he needs in his life. The string of nannies are an unfortunate necessity he could well do without. So why does his body have to remember its needs now with the latest and most unsuitable nanny ever?

Elise has always been the responsible one, so when she receives yet another SOS phone call from her wayward twin, she does the only thing she can do, she steps into her shoes. Having to go back to nannying is hard enough, the unexpected attraction to her arrogant employer is impossible to deal with. Especially when she is forced to agree to a marriage of his convenience to pay off the debt her twin accrued.

In a marriage based on blackmail can passion turn into love, or will secrets and lies destroy all?

Be Warned: bondage, anal sex

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2012 3.50