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On The Wings Of Love,
This review is from: Bride in a Gilded Cage (Mills & Boon Modern) (Paperback)Abby Green is one of my fave authors. This book is a little different, but quite good.
Her love of the tango was quite obvious.
Isobel and Rafael have been promised to each other via a legal agreement when Rafael's father bought an estancia (ranch) from Isobel's grandfather. Isobel's family had financial probs and the agreement was when Isobel turned 21 (she was 8 when the agreement was made, Rafael 18), she and Rafael would marry and Isobel's parents would get some money and Isobel would become half owner of the ranch.
Rafael turns up to Isobel's 18th birthday, with gf in tow!, to check her out and share a mind altering kiss with her. Isobel is defiant about marrying Rafael and eventually escapes to Paris where she teaches dance. Three years later Rafael finds her there and brings her back to Argentina to fulfill the terms of the agreement.
In those intervening three years, neither Isobel nor Rafael have been able to get the memory of that shared kiss out of their minds. In fact, Rafael did not sleep with any woman six months prior to retrieving Isobel in Paris, a fact he later brags to Isobel about in an attempt to show how much he cares. I thought this was a bit caddish of him and wouldn't have impressed me.
Isobel eventually falls in love with Rafael, but can't carry on in a marriage of convenience. She thought she could, but she realized she wants Rafael to love her. Will he?
Also mentioned in this book is Rafael's brother. I would like Ms. Green to write a book on him.
Sidenote: for the majority of the book the heroine has a pixie like haircut, so why does she have long hair on the book cover?