Seduction by any means necessary…
Olivia Brent is happy with her quiet life in the country, until the imminent loss of her home forces her to embark on a search for her estranged father. Catapulted into a world of criminals, Olivia is out of her depth. When she meets the stunningly gorgeous and enigmatic billionaire Luc Severino, her world is turned upside down.
Jimmy Brent’s daughter was the last person Luc ever wanted to be with, but she’s the key to finding her father, the man Luc has wanted revenge on for over ten years. He’s willing to use any methods available, including blackmail, to persuade Olivia to help him find Jimmy and put the past behind him.
And if blackmail doesn’t gain her total cooperation, then perhaps a little seduction will…
"Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire by Nina Croft was a very good spicy romance novel." - GMTA
4 - "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Stars!
Nina Croft has certainly developed her own inimitable style when it comes to writing contempory romance, and for me Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire pretty much exemplifies what I am looking for from her with this kind of story.
Spoiler Free Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Setting: London,England and Rome,Italy
She spun around. He was leaning on the wooden fence, dressed in a dark grey suit, white shirt and red tie, incongruous in these surroundings. as though he had just stepped out of an office. For a moment, s... ...more
Link to full review below! Overall, enjoyable, even though there were times I did NOT like Luc. You understand the why behind his actions later so it makes more sense. See full review on The Book Disciple ...more
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars!!! :D
***I would first like to thank Nina Croft for providing me with a copy of her book and for giving me an opportunity to read and review it! You Rock, Ms. Croft! :D***
I simply adored Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire! It was a very cute contemporary re... ...more
Author: Nina Croft
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
"Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire" by Nina Croft was a very good spicy romance novel.This novel was was definitely one that was hard to put down until... ...more
This review posted on Guilty Pleasures
Luc Severino has a grudge against Lia's father, Jimmy Brent. A grudge that he has been holding for over 10 years. Lia is searching for her father for different reasons. What neither of them know is that they both equally hate him. Lia for the way he treated h... ...more
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Reviewed by Deborah K.
Review Copy Provided by the Publisher
I really liked Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire. It is a good contemporary romance with a good plot, great characters, and it’s steamy hot too! Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire is one of Enta... ...more
This book has some Harlequin Presents vibe. What with the title, the billionaire with his penthouse, Ferrari, private jet & private island. it is an engrossing and passionate read. The writing style is pretty good and the plot very compelling with the mystery about Lia's father.
Lia is lookin... ...more
I love this book! Made my day every time I read it. I kind of thought at first that this will be some typical novel.. but heck NO! This is just so much more. I didn't expect to love the characters so much. I also like that they're personalities didn't matched up but hey they really are meant to b... ...more
El libro que terminas de una sentada y completamente enamorada de su protagonista.
Luc Severino = ...more
This is a beautiful, hot love story, very good written and the sex scenes are all OMG!! I loved it!! I hope the writer publish a second book, it would be really cool to discover that Lia's father is still alive. ...more
This was a pretty good story. It reminded me of a Harlequin Presents, but the sex was hotter :) I'll gladly read more from this author and more from this line of books :) ...more
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire by Nina Croft has a 90’s feel to it. A World before 911 when we all believed bad people could be changed by love. Where the heroine could be naïve but strong, still to fall into the clutches of a vengeful male who by the end would change into a good man. In... ...more
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire is another wonderful recently released title in Entangled Publishing’s new Indulgence line that readers who love category romance but still want their stories to be quality novels will enjoy a lot.
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire starts with a modern R... ...more
Seduction is a one way street, no outlet...
Luc has the most bewitching eyes with a scar adorning his face, giving him a "don't you dare cross me" pirate kind of look, if you ask me. That God forsaken scar is the constant reminder of his turbulent past, and the revenge he'd put to rest long ago. A... ...more
I thought that I’m in love with the hunk of an Italian - Michael and now Luc Severino [Luc] hahaha
The writing style was good coz I enjoyed every single thing, though this was a bit cliche romance. But the plot was pretty good and the characters were great. I loved to see Olivia and Luc, they were... ...more
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire is well written with a nicely driven plot and an interesting hero. I would have given it 5 stars but for 2 reasons: the heroine is a little annoying and one dimensional and I felt a tad disconnected while reading.
The premise is a good one: Luc blackmails Lia... ...more
Really liked it, much more than I expected, tbh... and I say this because of the title -that sounds very "harlequinish"- but from time to time I like to read Harlequin stuff even if I know I won't love it. Anyway, I fell precisely because of it but not expecting much and was nicely surprised.
This is a very sexy contemporary romance that I really enjoyed. The characters were interesting and Lia was especially likeable. I liked how she put herself far outside of her comfort zone for her family. Her doing that brought her to Luc's attention and his instant attraction. Lia thinks he's th... ...more
Blackmailed by Italian Billionaire is a shor sweet book.
It starts with revenge and ends with a lot more.
The protagonists- Luc and Lia are strong characters and both have their own substance which makes them stand out. They aren't humourous but they have their own sufficient persona to make them c... ...more
I loved Blackmailed by the Italian Millionaire. It was a cute contemporary romance with a good story-line. Olivia and Luc were so likable, that I found myself cheering for them till the end. It wasn't cheesy like so many books in the romance genre. It had a few intimate scenes, but I felt that th... ...more
First book by Nina Croft that i have read and let me just tell you that u found it SUPERBE! ❤ She's so getting a place in my list of favorite authors..
From the very first pages i was sucked into the story, i was intriged, curious to know what exactely happend between Luc & Lia's dad, who the... ...more
This was an interesting book. Olivia never knew what her father did for a living. Luc has a chance to meet Olivia and decides that he still wants to get revenge on her dad. Luc blackmailed Olivia to get her to be his fake fiancee to flush her dad out of hiding. Things don't go the way Luc thinks... ...more