In the world of real life it very seldom happens that a young woman meets the man of her dreams starts up an affair falls in love with him,then just when she is about to tell him how much he takes of without a word,and she is left to pick up the pieces.... yeah right !
In the first book of the Sabbatini Brothers Series we meet Bronte a up and coming ballerina with a zest for life and ready to make a success of her live. That is until she meets the downright sexy Luca Sabbatini. They begin a whirlwind romance and soon she is falling in love with him,but there is something more to the story than him abruptly just deciding it is over and leaving.
Luca has a secret that he does not wish to reveal to Bronte for fear of having her pity him or worse rejecting him for not being perfect. So Luca leaves with the what I think is one of the lowest things a man can do , a parting gift delivered by one of his servants ! Ouch right, but Bronte realizes she must go on if she wants to make a success of her career than that is what she needs to focus on. Easier said then done as when she is about to try out for the London Ballet she finds out she is expecting Luca's baby.
Faced with the ordeal of not being able to raise a child and have the career she was aiming for Bronte reorganizes her life for nothing is more precious to her than her darling little girl ,and as long as Luca stays away and never finds out about Ella all will just fine.
A year goes by and suddenly we see Luca back on the scene, he is not only back for good but back with vengeance. He wants Bronte back and nothing will stand in his way. With Bronte trying her hardest to hide Ella and trying to fend off her strong feelings of love for Luca ,feelings that have never died, and Luca trying to win Bronte back you know it ...the book is one explosive read !!
When Luca does discover the truth he immediately demands that Bronte marry him and they all move to Italy to his family home. Bronte is not sure but with Luca not letting anything get in the way of what he wants , his daughter in his life and a "wife with bedroom benefits" he blackmails her into the deal.
Once in Italy Bronte has a hard time coming to terms as to how she is to hide her own feelings and how she is ever to accept that her husband is merely the man who loves his daughter unconditionally but will never love his wife ,after all she is just his bed partner,and what is the reason why Luca really left her ?
Melanie Milburne delivers a brilliant read ,and at the same time leaves us dying of anticipation as to what happens in book 2. In Scandal: Unclaimed Love-Child we see a couple who's secrets not only tear them apart but also reunite them.