Abby Taylor walked out on her irresistible husband three years ago. Now she has no choice but to return to Italy to ask him for a favor. To pay for her grandmother’s heart operation she needs his money, but it comes with strings attached.
Conte Dante Lombardi has it all—an Italian villa, a successful family business, and a noble title. But he needs a child to carry on his legacy and time is running out. He also hopes to satisfy the desire Abby rouses in him.
As Abby uncovers why he’s in such a hurry for a child, she falls in love with him again … just as she realizes it might be impossible to keep her end of the deal.
"I loved the feisty characters and loved the way the book ended." ~ My Not So Vacant Shelf
Hot, hot, hot read ladies! This was a wonderful contemporary romance from a brilliant author. The book had me entranced and completely mesmerized from start to finish.
The characters of Abby and Dante were both wonderful to read about. Abby the young woman that will risk it all to save the life of... ...more
The reluctant wife is a great contemporary romance which I would recommend to fans of Jennifer Probst Marriage to a Billionaire series.
This story jumps right to it which I liked - Abby got married real young with the perception of Prince Charming still fresh in her 19 year old mind. She was in lo... ...more
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At first I had mixed feelings about this novel. However, I was certain of one thing…Dante is a jerk, but a sexy jerk non-the-less. I liked the scenario that Abby and Dante find themselves in, and that neither of them... ...more
Yes another reunion story. Classic hot Italian husband blackmails English bride back into his bed. Dante is one of those alpha males afraid to show weakness yet that fear becomes his biggest weakness. His attitude was a key factor in the break down of his marriage three years ago.
Abby as a youthf... ...more
For me this is the perfect story. Second Chance stories are in my top three genre's, but they have to be well written, powerfully emotive and as a reader I have to want the characters to have their second chance and to me The Reluctant wife ticked off everything on my list - plus more!
The Relucta... ...more
The Reluctant Wife is a sweet and relevant bargain marriage story. Abby married Dante for love. Dante married Abby for a baby. With the disparity in reasons, Abby fled the marriage only to return to save her Grandmother from dying. So, the bargain is struck: her grandmother has life saving surger... ...more
This book was too predicable, and and some parts extremly gross. I don't normally read books like these but it had been recommended to me and I deicded to give it a try. The topic was very different from other books whihc made it more interesting but what was best about the book was the style of... ...more
This is the best book written by "Bronwen Evans".
At first I thought this book would be typical million dollar hero, who gets whatever he wants so I was reluctant to read this book. I was looking for good temporary books and did not find any, so I started to read this story. I could not hold my t... ...more
Awwww, I loved this book! I don't read adult contemporary that often, but when it catches my eye, I just can't help myself. The Reluctant Wife was DEFINITELY a pleasant discovery for me in this genre. This book made me so happy! It set my heart all aflutter and everything.
There were oh, so many t... ...more
Leaning towards a 3.5.
Abby and Dante married when she was only 19 and she learned quickly that it wasn't for love...at least not on his part. Realizing that all he wants is a child and certainly not her love and that he'll never love her back, she leaves him for 3 years. She's driven back to him... ...more
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Good morning y'all. I'm excited to bring to you the newest book from Bronwen Evans. If any you have read any Bron's previous books, you would know that she normally writes historical romance. Well, this is her first time writing a contemporary romance. I mus... ...more
Firstly, I should point out that I was gifted this by book through the author, my review however, has not been influenced by this.
I love Bronwen's historical books and this is the first contemporary romance that I have read by her and I would have to say, that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would des... ...more
This is your love long lost but given a second chance.� Abby and Dante married young and for all the wrong reasons, not love.� This was something Abby could not live with.� Dante needed a bride to give him an heir.� He told Abby there was not chance of love.� Being the rich alpha male that he is,... ...more
He was her man, and he loved her, no matter what he said—or didn’t say. A woman knows. She would do anything and everything to make him admit what she was sure was in his heart.
I am a fan of Bronwen Evans because of her historical romance novels so when I stumbled with this contemporary one, wh... ...more
Abby Taylor's grandmother needs heart surgery. So Abby heads to Italy to speak with her estranged husband. Its been three years since Abby left him and she hates to approach him now for the financial help she needs. When she enters his study to see him, he is resting on a couch with a woman. Abb... ...more
The Reluctant Wife by Bronwen Evans was such a cute read. The entirety of the premise lies around building a healthy relationship, which I thought was quite awesome.
The characters of The Reluctant Wife simply make the book. Some aspects of the plot weren't as strong to me, but the characters made... ...more
Damn.. Not sure why but I really like this kind story where 2 people bound in marriage were separated because a matter in past but then they have to meet again because another matter and this is the time for them to consider and renew their marriage or loss everything.
When I first read the blurb,... ...more
I loved the book though it was a bit emotionally draining. Abby married Dante when she was nineteen and in love with the idea of him. When she realized that she truly loved him she ran fearing he would not love her. Three years later she has grown into a strong independent woman but she needs his... ...more
For a lot of women their dream man would be a wealthy Italian heart throb and they would be thrilled with the idea of being married to him however Abby has lost that thrill. You instantly feel for her and her dilemma. Dante is very bold and alluring. The chemistry between them ignites in the firs... ...more
I'm a fan of Bronwen Evans and have really enjoyed her historicals, so I was really keen to read her latest release, her first contemporary.
I really enjoyed The Reluctant Wife and will be snapping up any contemporaries Ms Evans publishes in the future. I do feel that there was a lot squeezed into... ...more
A frustrating yet touching reunion story. Both Abby and Dante are stubborn. Their lack of communication with each other is the center of all their problems. Once they can get through their own walls and insecurities, they find out how wonderful love can be. The emotion in this book is perfect, no... ...more