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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Marchese's Love Child
  • Sara Craven
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 0373125216

10 thoughts on “The Marchese's Love Child

  1. Leona Leona says:

    This is one of those traditional HP angst story linesthat had me gripped from the very beginning A passionate holiday affair goes awry when the hero s family decides that they need to scare the heroine offShe fleas back home to Englandwhere she finds out that she is pregnant and decides to raise her child on her ownFinally, after a few years the hero finds her and discovers that he has a son Needless to say, the sh hits the fan I know that the secret baby plot is overdone and I This is one of those traditional HP angst story linesthat had me gripped from the very beginning A passionate holiday affair goes awry when the hero s family decides that they need to scare the heroine offShe fleas back home to Englandwhere she finds out that she is pregnant and decides to raise her child on her ownFinally, after a few years the hero finds her and discovers that he has a son Needless to say, the sh hits the fan I know that the secret baby plot is overdone and I usually try to avoid them But somehow this story felt fresh It was filled with unexpected twists and turns, treacherous actions committed by both families..and a whole slew of who done its that I couldn t put it down I was very touched with the ending where some letters that had been hidden from her, were revealed I just had one small pet peeve with the book When he discovers that he has a son, he swoops in threatening to take the child away and take sole custody unless she agrees to marriage and living in Italy Of course, she and her family immediately give in fearing they will never see their grandson again Authors seem to like to play this angle alot, but it just isn t credible I know that laws differ by countriesbut I don t think he can claim custody or force a DNA test when they aren t married and he has no legal rights to the child I don t care how wealthy he is Secondly, no court would take a child from a mother simply based on wealth


  2. thadine thadine says:

    Polly Fairfax left Alessandro Valessi three years ago, believing that he didn t love her Unbeknownst to either of them, she was pregnant at the time When he finds out, he coerces her into marriage with him or risk losing custody of their son Charlie.Books like this are enough to turn me completely off category romances In fact they often do stop me reading them for a while, but then I ll pick up one of the few really great ones that manage to keep me hooked It s not so much that the book is Polly Fairfax left Alessandro Valessi three years ago, believing that he didn t love her Unbeknownst to either of them, she was pregnant at the time When he finds out, he coerces her into marriage with him or risk losing custody of their son Charlie.Books like this are enough to turn me completely off category romances In fact they often do stop me reading them for a while, but then I ll pick up one of the few really great ones that manage to keep me hooked It s not so much that the book is bad, but there are just so many little things that really irritate me.1 When a complete stranger shows up claiming to have been sent by Sandro to threaten bribe her into leaving him, Polly believes him without question Even though they are supposedly in love and planning on getting married, she s too proud to confront him and find out the truth.2 When Sandro, whom Polly believes to be involved with the Mafia, shows up unexpectedly and threatens to take Charlie away from her, Polly basically does nothing She does not run to protect her son She allows Julie, a complete stranger in Sandro s employ, to take her son out of the room I guarantee that under the same circumstances I would not be letting my child out of arm s reach, let alone out of my sight in the care of someone I didn t trust implicitly.3 Polly s mother is a cow, and never really brought to account for her behaviour She has no adequate reason for keeping Sandro s letters from Polly three years ago, especially in light of Polly s pregnancy Her excuse that she feared Charlie would be taken away from her simply does not gel, considering the letters began before he was born when she herself wanted Polly to have an abortion Not only that, she even read the letters And let s not even get into how she has been trying to steal Charlie away from Polly to make him her own son.4 Sandro knows that his father bribed and intimidated Polly into leaving He knows that her mother kept his letters from her In fact, Sandro holds all the cards, but for some obscure reason of his own never tells Polly the truth of what happened This doesn t even begin to make sense Further, how can it have taken him 3 years to find her, when he knew her name and place of employment, and was even able to write letters to her and obviously expected her to have received them 5 Finally my last complaint is what completely ruined the book for me Sandro s mistresses of which he admits there have been several Maybe that s why it took him so long to track Polly down I absolutely hate this fairly prevalent concept in romance novels that whilst the heroine is expected to remain faithfully celibate to a man who doesn t want her, it s perfectly normal, acceptable, and even healthy, for the hero to sleep around with a plethora of sexual partners I m not talking about encounters prior to meeting the heroine, but rather during their estrangement Those of you who remember Friends might recall Ross excusing cheating on Rachel because they were on a break Of course these sexual encounters are purely physical and unsatisfactory, which makes it all right rolls eyes Ugh There was no need to include this in this story at all, and if it had been excluded I may have been able to overlook the other things I have mentioned As it is, this was simply the last straw.Overall this book left a bad taste in my mouth and I wish I could remove it completely from my memory Ugh, ugh, ugh


  3. KatieV KatieV says:

    I could have loved this trope filled as it is had it not been for the fact that I wanted to bash the leads heads together it still had it s good points so I can t say I didn t like it view spoiler h leaves the H when someone tries to pay her off supposedly at the H s request She just assumes the H is mafia since the H is Italian and has been secretive about who he is When she realizes he s rich and powerful she jumps straight to mafia obviously Actually it s the old shtick of him b I could have loved this trope filled as it is had it not been for the fact that I wanted to bash the leads heads together it still had it s good points so I can t say I didn t like it view spoiler h leaves the H when someone tries to pay her off supposedly at the H s request She just assumes the H is mafia since the H is Italian and has been secretive about who he is When she realizes he s rich and powerful she jumps straight to mafia obviously Actually it s the old shtick of him being a nobleman who wants to be loved wanted for himself and not his money title She runs back to England heartbroken and finds out shortly after that she s pregnant She decides to keep it a secret and the hero doesn t find her again until the son is about 2yrs old Although he d never seemed violent or scary to her, I suppose she d watched The Godfather one too many times to take a chance on asking him for an explanation Don t know about you, but I d make the H tell me to my face But, misunderstandings are the foundations of HPLandia.Long story short, the hero finds out about the baby and forces a marriage He knows all along that the heroine had been kept in the dark about all the desperate love letters he d sent her when she left and knew about his father hiring the sleazeball to pay the h off These are the revelations that usually lead to the HEA But nope, he knew So not sure why he didn t just tell her he knew and get this stuff out in the air instead of allowing her to believe he really hadn t wanted her Not exactly sure what he expected to happen.What I did like was how obvious it was to everyone but the h that the hero desperately loved her Of course she was under some misconceptions that the H could have cleared up bangs heads together They both deserved a medal for jumping to conclusions and failure to communicate hide spoiler


  4. StMargarets StMargarets says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Secret baby story that hinges on a series of misunderstandings The rich hero kept his identity secret during their Italian summer romance A lawyer tried to pay off the heroine to go away, but she refused the money, returning to England to find herself pregnant.The story opens three years later The heroine relies on her neurotic mother Note apple don t fall far from the tree Heroine is just as irrational and stubborn as her mother to care for her child while she works in the travel industr Secret baby story that hinges on a series of misunderstandings The rich hero kept his identity secret during their Italian summer romance A lawyer tried to pay off the heroine to go away, but she refused the money, returning to England to find herself pregnant.The story opens three years later The heroine relies on her neurotic mother Note apple don t fall far from the tree Heroine is just as irrational and stubborn as her mother to care for her child while she works in the travel industry Heroine knows this isn t a good situation for her son, but she doesn t get around to doing anything about it That about sums up her character for the rest of the story She is all reaction and no action and I found her annoying.The hero is up to his neck in horrible relatives and intrigues He deals with this by keeping himself above the fray aka denial He was obviously smitten with the heroine when he finds her again, but then turns when he finds out she s kept his son from him.So tropes Italian Villa castle thingy with suspicious servantsEvil live in relative who tries to undermine the heroineEvil dead fiance of the hero s whom the heroine thinks he truly loved.Mystery of the hero s car accident that killed the evil dead fianceEvil cousin who was the heir to the money until hero s son was born tells the h a pack of lies.Evil lawyer who pocketed the going away moneyA packet of letters from the hero the heroine never received.It was obvious how these tropes were going to interact and be resolved, but it was a fun ride nevertheless I really liked the hero especially after reading the excerpts from his letters Too bad the heroine was so annoying


  5. KC KC says:

    2.5 starsOne of the rare HPs to force a tear from me when I first read it Although I didn t tear up the second time around, Sandro s sweet and then angry love letters to Polly still had the power to tug at my heart Three years before, Polly and Sandor had been new lovers torn apart by manipulative family members who just couldn t mind their own damned business Sandro s butt hurt ways were due to his belief that Polly had never loved him Considering the evidence piled against Polly, I didn t 2.5 starsOne of the rare HPs to force a tear from me when I first read it Although I didn t tear up the second time around, Sandro s sweet and then angry love letters to Polly still had the power to tug at my heart Three years before, Polly and Sandor had been new lovers torn apart by manipulative family members who just couldn t mind their own damned business Sandro s butt hurt ways were due to his belief that Polly had never loved him Considering the evidence piled against Polly, I didn t blame him entirely view spoiler Sandro initially hadn t believed Polly had accepted the bribe his father had offered her, but since she d never returned he couldn t ignore it and the fact that she hadn t responded to his letters It s only in the present that he discovered Polly had never even received his letters because her catty mother, Lily, had withheld them The two then secretly agreed that Sandro would not inform Polly of Lily s duplicity in exchange for unfettered access to his son One would think this would have exonerated Polly in Sandro s opinion, but the matter of the payoff money still hadn t been addressed As to who actually took the money It had been Sandro s evil cousin s henchman and his deceased father s intermediary who later admitted that he and the cousin had split the money between them after Polly had refused the payoff For her part, Polly believed Sandro had never loved her either which was evidenced by the bribe and the uncool threat for her to get lost So she ran off without confronting Sandro, fearful of his apparent ties to the Mafia and unaware of the love child in her womb hide spoiler Even though I enjoyed the angst in the narrative there were also parts that left a sour taste in my mouth Primarily, the fact that Sandro had other lovers during their separation Sandro s love lost some credibility since he had no problem sticking his penis in other holes post Polly, especially since he d claimed to love her and they d already been sexually intimate which is really the crux of the problem for me It s realistic behavior but not something I want to see from my fictional heroes Yes, Sandro had been in mourning so he was in an emotional hell But, ugh, his method of forgetting Polly still annoyed me.I also didn t like how the family never received any punishment for their interference It s highly unlikely Polly ever held Lily accountable since she was such a pushover Not a bad read if one can ignore the negatives


  6. Verity Verity says:

    Classic angsty SC, a li l sappy in the end tho Whodathunk such manly Italian stud can be so eloquent in expressing his feelings thru letters Filled w familiar ingredients evil relatives, hero who nevah stopped luving runaway heroine but still whipped it outta his pants during separation, hollow marriage, external internal conflicts, non communication, a boatload of internal ruminations the smoochfest B4 HEA Classic angsty SC, a li l sappy in the end tho Whodathunk such manly Italian stud can be so eloquent in expressing his feelings thru letters Filled w familiar ingredients evil relatives, hero who nevah stopped luving runaway heroine but still whipped it outta his pants during separation, hollow marriage, external internal conflicts, non communication, a boatload of internal ruminations the smoochfest B4 HEA


  7. Dianna Dianna says:

    So, the only reason to keep a secret baby secret is the belief that the father is Darth Vader, and believing the father is a member of the mafia is actually a pretty good equivalent I m impressed Polly has a job as an escort for rich, elderly travellers holding their passports, collecting their luggage, that kind of thing It must be a fairly specific target market, to people who both want staff to do stuff for them, and can afford it, but only on a temporary basis She jets about a bit, but So, the only reason to keep a secret baby secret is the belief that the father is Darth Vader, and believing the father is a member of the mafia is actually a pretty good equivalent I m impressed Polly has a job as an escort for rich, elderly travellers holding their passports, collecting their luggage, that kind of thing It must be a fairly specific target market, to people who both want staff to do stuff for them, and can afford it, but only on a temporary basis She jets about a bit, but always comes home to her pokey little flat and her two year old, Charlie She s tense about being a single mother, especially since she relies so heavily on her mother to look after Charlie when she s at work, and she s jealous of her mother s relationship with Charlie Or, her mother is overbearing and controlling and directingtime into Charlie s upbringing than Polly can, and Polly feels guilty for neglecting her child, but stuck because she has to work.It s all very messy, and so when Charlie s father Sandro shows up and starts threatening law suits and custody battles, there s a strong story undercurrent about Polly being a Bad Mother, and it persists through the rest of the story.Backing up a bit, Polly met Sandro three years ago when she was working for a tour company in Italy, and Sandro was working at a hotel She thought he was a waiter although at 30, he was a bit old for it , and they fell in love and starting making wedding plans Sandro didn t tell Polly that he was actually rich and titled Then one day, a threatening man in a suit shows up and tells Polly to get out of Italy Sandro doesn t want anythingto do with her, and here s 50,000 pounds, run along, never make contact with him again or you ll regret it.Polly gets mafia from all this, refuses the money, and doesn t discover that she s pregnant until she s back home Three years later she s escorted a horrible rich old Contessa back to Italy when Sandro ambushes her in a hotel room She expresses her disinterest in resuming their relationship in highly emotive language, making no mention of reasons concerning the money, the mafia or the baby.Sandro follows her home, discovers Charlie, makes all kinds of threats Polly mentions mafia, and this is knocked over pretty quickly, which is not terribly satisfying There should be a lotangst from both Polly and Sandro, about how you go from loving someone to believing that they are, if not themselves a violent criminal, certainly involved in something highly shady Neither of them really know how to properly deal with it, and it s all subverted into the gothic sub plot that explains why it took so long for Sandro to find Polly I mon board for an are you a killer plot than a secret baby It could have been killers everywhere, starting with the stray gunshot that could have been an accident, and then the full on falling off something or poison or failing brakes murder attempt and people running around being scared and brave, and that might have compensated for my ambivalence about Polly as the Bad Mother.Polly agrees to marry Sandro and live in a palace so that she can keep her son She has to give up her job, leave her home and her now extremely strained relationship with her mother She doesn t speak much Italian and the house seems to be full of servants, and there s also the evil Contessa in charge of it all There are two nannies, and Sandro taking off with Charlie and not telling Polly where they re going and then acting like she shouldn t take issue with this behaviour because he s My Son That You Kept From Me, which is Sandro s free pass to do anything he damn well pleases Of course Charlie immediately adores Sandro and his nannies He isn t at all phased about leaving his home and his grandmother There s also that annoying thing in this type of story where you feel that if Polly is trying to parent Charlie it s implied that she s being unreasonable, and if she s doing something that isn t Charlie related, why isn t she spendingtime with, or thinking about, her child Polly never yells you tried to buy me off and didn t try to contact me so how dare you treat me this way in any of her many arguments with Sandro Maybe she was so beaten down about her mothering skills that she couldn t work up the effort to be self righteous Her seduction skills were also a disaster, which is also annoying, because if this story is going to play around in the wallowing in the injustice of it all paddling pool, I think I the very least I am owed is that all the sex is awesome.The Love Child and please don t take my baby plots aren t really my cup of tea, which means I know that I m picking at something that I should probably leave alone I m not ready yet to commit to never reading another I m sure I ll someday come across one that is completely perfect


  8. Lynsey A Lynsey A says:

    My review fromcomI ve been reading Harlequin books since I was a teenager almost a decade ago Sara Craven has always been one of my favorite authors I can t recall the title of the first Sara Craven I read but it was wonderful and I still have the book This one was no exception Polly and Sandro s story was a great love story and a little bit tragic I think this is the first Presents book I ve ever cried over The story literally brought tears to my eyes The only reason it is not 5 My review fromcomI ve been reading Harlequin books since I was a teenager almost a decade ago Sara Craven has always been one of my favorite authors I can t recall the title of the first Sara Craven I read but it was wonderful and I still have the book This one was no exception Polly and Sandro s story was a great love story and a little bit tragic I think this is the first Presents book I ve ever cried over The story literally brought tears to my eyes The only reason it is not 5 stars is I was a little frustrated how they would never talk to each other Then again, that is what a Harlequin is about they don t discover the truth until about the last 5 pages of the book I suppose this one made mefrustrated because I knew what had happened or thought I did and I wanted Sandro to know Anyway, you won t be disappointed if you pick up this delightful story by Sara Craven Enjoy


  9. Demetra Demetra says:

    I m so frustrated with this book The heroine was a total pushover The only thing she did all day was to think of the hero, while her son was brought up by nunnies At the end of the book she was prepared to leave her child with his father and go, because she was very heartbroken and couldn t live under the same roof with the hero anyWhat a mother Also, the reconciliation part was very small, I would preferthings have been said.The book is not as bad as the 1 star indicates But I I m so frustrated with this book The heroine was a total pushover The only thing she did all day was to think of the hero, while her son was brought up by nunnies At the end of the book she was prepared to leave her child with his father and go, because she was very heartbroken and couldn t live under the same roof with the hero anyWhat a mother Also, the reconciliation part was very small, I would preferthings have been said.The book is not as bad as the 1 star indicates But I gave it 1 star, because Sara Craven failed to thrill me for the first time, and I was really disappointed


  10. Jenny Jenny says:

    Hated this book I strongly disliked the heroine not because she was cold to the hero but because she was so cold to her own child and that is something I cannot stomach Also Craven s writing style She writes in third POV then switches back to first POV the heroine s then it s back to third POV again Not readable at all.


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The Marchese's Love Child[Epub] ➝ The Marchese's Love Child By Sara Craven – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When Alessandro Valessi discovers the existence of his love child, he has every intention of thrusting himself back into Polly Fairfax s life But Polly has been determinedly going it alone the one thi When Alessandro Valessi discovers the existence of his love child, he has every intention of The Marchese's PDF/EPUB ² thrusting himself back into Polly Fairfax s life But Polly has been determinedly going it alone the one thing she doesn t want or need in her life is her son s father, especially after the arrogant, aristocratic Italian hurt her so badly But Alessandro leaves Polly no choice, for he intends to fight her for custody of their little boy.


About the Author: Sara Craven

Anne Bushell was born on October in South Devon, England, just before World War The Marchese's PDF/EPUB ² II and grew up in a house crammed with books She was always a voracious reader, some of her all time favorites books are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Middlemarch by George Eliot, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront , Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and The Code of the Woosters by P G WodehouseShe worked as journalist at the Paignton Observer, but after her marriage, she moved to the north of England, where she worked as teacher After she returned to journalism, she joined the Middlesbrough Writers Group, where she met other romance writer Mildred Grieveson Anne Mather She started to wrote romance, and she had her first novel Garden of Dreams accepted by Mills Boon in , she published her work under the pseudonym of Sara Craven In she became chairman of the Southern Writers Conference, and the next year was elected the twenty six Chairman of the Romantic Novelists AssociationDivorced twice, Annie lives in Somerset, South West England, and shares her home with a West Highland white terrier called Bertie Wooster In her house, she had several thousand books, and an amazing video collection When she s not writing, she enjoys watching very old films, listening to music, going to the theatre, and eating in good restaurants She also likes to travel in Europe, to inspire her romances, especially in France, Greece and Italy where many of her novels are set Since the birth of her twin grandchildren, she is also a regular visitor to New York City, where the little tots live In , she was the overall winner of the BBC s Mastermind, winning the last final presented by Magnus Magnusson.