The fearless playboy has everything to lose....
For Franco Tolle, the golden boy of Europe’s jet-set, life is just a playground filled with racing speedboats on the azure Mediterranean Seas. When you’re rich and famous money is no object...and to hell with the consequences!
But he once took a risk with a price bigger than he was willing to pay. In a rush of red hot infatuation he put a glittering diamond wedding ring n Lexi Hamilton’s finger, yet within months they were leading separate lives.
Now Franco’s daredevil life has caught up with him, but he’s prepared to risk it all for the one thing he craves...his estranged wife.
‘Look at me then -- up here where my eyes are,’ he indicated with the movement of one of his hands. ‘Just one brief eye-to-eye contact, cara, and I promise I will step back.’
Thinking it was a bit like asking her to strip naked, because making eye contact with Franco had much the same effect on her already edgy sense, Lexi pushed out a short sigh, then lifted up her chin.
He dared to smile, with his lips and his eyes -- a tender kind of gentle humour that struck like a flaming arrow directly at her heart. ‘I wish you weren’t so handsome,’ she told him wistfully. ‘Why couldn’t you have a bigger nose or something? Or a fat ugly mouth?
‘You know....’ reaching out to run his hands around her slender waist, he carefully drew her closer... ‘your open honesty will shame the devil one day.’
‘Are you the devil in question?’ she didn’t even try to stop her progress towards him.
Franco grimaced. ‘Probably...I suppose - yes...’ he admitted. ‘Because I am about to break my promise to you and...’ he did not bother to finish that. He just closed the gap between their mouths.
I hope you enjoy Franco and Lexi’s story about wild young lovers torn apart by tragedy and misunderstandings, forced back into each others company and given a second chance at love.
“MARCHESE'S FORGOTTEN BRIDE
CataNetwork Reviewers' Choice award for 2010.”