[Susan Meier] Ð Her Brooding Italian Boss [womens-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ I was pleasantly surprised by this book To be honest, with that silly title I wasn t expecting much It is a well written clean contemporary romance featuring an Italian American man, Antonio, and his Italian father The young woman who falls for Antonio s honest charms and not and just his good looks, Laura Beth, benefits from the relationship just as much Antonio does He was a good man, with a big heart and so much talent she almost couldn t fathom it That Antonio is in line to inherit his father s millions, and that he lives the life of a millionaire, is not really that important of a factor in the couple s growing relationship This is very refreshing in a genre seemingly flooded with women prostituting themselves to be with millionaires and billionaires I received this book as a review copy We see the story from two points of view, Antonio s and Laura Beth s, with a third person limited narration But at times the author uses an omniscient narrator Both characters are given interesting back stories, shaping their present selves into convincing people For my tastes, I found the book spent too much time in the characters minds, growing repetitive at times, and there was too little action taking place, but that is often the style with this genre.
The couple have known each other for years, and have always felt an attraction, but the timing of life s events has always been off This makes their inevitable coupling seem convincing than in those stories that want us to believe in a couple s happily ever after, after only a few weeks of knowing each other.
Part of the story takes place in the States, and part of the story happens in Italy s region of Tuscany We even have a quick jaunt to Barcelona, Spain The author gives us a satisfying finish But there are several themes left unresolved after the abrupt ending of this novella length book Antonio s painting and his career, her career, where the couple will live One chapter would have completed the story of this modern Mr Rochester Jane Eyre nicely for me.
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blogspot Her Brooding Italian Boss by Susan Meier Susan Meier has done it again She has a knack for creating engrossing and heartwarming reads Her Brooding Italian Boss is a story of finding your way when you least expect it to happen With a little bit of love thrown in I loved this story You will too.
From His Assistant To His MusePregnant And Broke, Laura Beth S Only Option Is To Take A Job With Brooding Yet Brilliant Artist Antonio Bartulocci He May Be Darkly Handsome, But The Fiery Italian Proves To Be A Difficult Boss Since His Wife S Betrayal, Antonio Has Been Unable To Pick Up A Brush But Captivated By Laura Beth S Guileless Beauty, He Wonders If She Could Be The Woman To Unlock The Talent He Thought He D Lost Forever It S A Miracle Which Reminds Him Of All That S Now Good In This Life Laura Beth Very heavy on The Rescue Fantasy, which is generally not my thing but this author has written some very good angst in the past that I have enjoyed However I ended up quitting on this book at 30% once I learned about the hero s Evil First Wife Her 15 minutes were almost up, so she married the hero a rising star in the art world She then played around on him, got pregnant presumably with his child , didn t tell him, then had an abortion Not only did I find this insulting, I found it cartoonishly Old School And I Was Out Moving on.
A quick read but well written and perfectly paced pulling you in from the start A second chance love that you do not want to miss Love of family and friends get you through the hard parts of life.
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I loved this romance It had a few twists to it and a bit of traveling Lots going on for this I voluntarily chose to review it after a library sale It was a real page turner for me and a few tears I ve given it a 5 rating.
From his assistant to his museis what Laura Beth Mathews becomes when she takes up the job as personal assistant to the dark and brooding, famous artist Antonio Bartulocci who is haunted by demons of his past and antsy about keeping the beautiful and pregnant Laura Beth as his secretary who reminds him of the life and talent he once had and lost But Laura Beth is desperate for a jobWhat will happen when these two collide, one desperate to earn enough to support herself and her unborn child and one running from a past which is all the unbearable with Laura in his house I have to confess that I love stories with intense and brooding heroes and feisty heroines Give me a conflict filled romance with headstrong characters and I know I will have an entertaining time with the book Her Brooding Italian Boss by Susan Meier appealed to me because it promised me conflict, a brooding artist as hero very sexy, by the way , the beautiful settings of Italy and a strong willed heroine I loved the blurb and the cover reminded me of the evergreen vintage romance covers.
First of all, I got all that I had been promised and so much in this book There was a strong character driven story, well drawn out characters, beautiful settings, engaging emotional play and a drama that kept me hooked to the book until the very end.
The writing style of the author is engaging as well as simple so it will appeal to everyone I admired her portrayal of Antonio and his father, Constanzo s relationship which is complex Constanzo loves playing matchmaker and cant help meddling in the lives of those he cares about Although when confronted about his meddling he always gets away by saying, I don t meddle I anticipate I loved Constanzo who is a strict and savvy businessman but also a warm, funny and caring person Having lost some great opportunities in his own life, he wants the best for his son, Antonio, even if it means nudging him in the right direction Antonio, on the other hand, is a simple and straightforward man who doesn t believe in mincing words Passionate about his art, he is devastated by the loss of his passion which is a direct result of some harsh events in his past.
Laura Beth came to New York with stars in her eyes and while she tried her best to make a place for herself in the elite class where her two room mates have found permanent standing, she is still not one of them With no permanent job, a boyfriend who ditched her when she told him of her pregnancy and no place to stay, she is desperate for a job The sparks that fly between Antonio and Laura had me feeling giddy and very anticipatory of the smoldering and intense romance between them There relationship is complex, full of conflicts and the emotional play here is worth noting Both these people are hurt, broken and running from their own demons The story sensitively narrates the journey of the healing of their souls to find a happily ever after.
All in all, a very interesting and enjoyable story that had me thoroughly entertained, I give Her Brooding Italian Boss 4.
5 out of 5 and recommend it to all romance lovers I loved Susan s style and will be checking out her other works now.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the Publishers and I am very thankful to them The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.
This book was really good The passion between Laura Beth, and Antonio was felt throughout the pages of the book Laura Beth, and Antonio and his father had been friends for many years There had always been a spark of chemistry between Antonio and Laura Beth but the two had never acted on it Laura Beth had been sharing an apartment with her college roommates, and friends Her friends had both found true love, and was getting married, and moving on Laura Beth tried to be happy for her friend while attending the wedding She knew she couldn t afford to stay in the apartment, and had nowhere to go She couldn t find a full time job The day of the wedding she also found out she was pregnant by a looser The weight of the world was on her shoulders.
Antonio s father, Constanzo saw the sadness in her eyes Constanzo got Laura Beth to open up She told him that she was suppose to move out of her apartment the next day, but had no place to live, and told him she was looking for a full time job Constanzo knew his son Antonio needed a personal assistant He had been morning the loss of his wife for two years, and had stopped painting He son was a very talented artist, but lost his zest for life He thought a personal assistant could organize his life, and help his son find his passion once again He was also playing match maker He didn t tell his son that he hired Laura Beth for him, so the sparks flew once they got to Italy.
Both Laura Beth, and Antonio had demons to face, before they could unleash the passion that burned between them The romance was slow and sweet If you want a good, clean, romance, with little to no sex then you will enjoy this story I was kind of hoping the two would tear off each other s clothes and go a little wild, while he was painting , but they both restrained against the wild burning passion that sizzled between them.
Laura was a sympathetic character She s penniless, pregnant, and about to be evicted This job offer would be a chance of a new start and to get back on her feet She s thrilled about the job until she finds out she s not wanted, then rises to the challenge of proving herself to Antonio Sparks fly between these main characters and the romance is hot hot hot Also some great laughs whenever Antonio s father is around I can t wait to read by Susan Meier