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Review: Enemies at the Altar – Melanie Milburne

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About the Book:
Genre: contemporary
ISBN: 9780373130924
Page Count: 192 Pages
Price: $ $4.99
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 4 Stars

Author's Website: http://www,melaniemilburne.com.au

Unexpected passion gets in the way of settling old scores in Melanie Milburne’s final title in her outstanding Outrageous Sisters duet, Enemies at the Altar.

Andreas Ferrante has got good reason to despise Sienna Baker. Sienna’s mother had been solely responsible for breaking his mother’s heart and ruining her life when she had shamelessly seduced Andreas’ father – and now to add insult to injury Sienna has brazenly turned up at his father’s funeral and rekindled all the pain, suffering and misery which Andreas had been subjected to as a child because of his father’s infidelity! Determined to keep Sienna at arm’s length, Andreas is adamant that she will not ruin his father’s funeral with her scandalous behavior. But just when he’s about to eject her from his life once and for all, Andreas’ lawyer drops a bombshell: the only way he can claim his inheritance is if he marries the one woman he hates more than anyone else in the world: Sienna Baker!

Knowing how much her mother had loved Guido Ferrante, Sienna had had no other option but to swallow her pride and honour the memory of the man who had meant everything to her mother. Determined to hide in the shadows and not attract anybody’s attention, Sienna just wanted to pay her respects to the man who made her mother so happy – she certainly never wanted to have anything to do with the arrogant Andreas Ferrante! Sienna still has nightmares about the last time she had clapped eyes on Andreas where, as a naive teenager, she had tried – and failed – to seduce the devastatingly attractive heir to the Ferrante fortune. Stirring up old memories and raking up the past is the last thing Sienna wants, but when she is forced into a convenient marriage with Andreas, all those old feelings which she has tried so hard to bury come rushing back with a vengeance!

With her love of partying and a penchant for getting into trouble, Sienna is far removed from Andreas’ idea of a suitable bride, but when fate throws the two of them in close proximity together, he quickly begins to see his inconvenient bride in an entirely different light. Wild passion quickly gives way to something more, but are Sienna and Andreas prepared to face up to the truth about their feelings for one another? Or will they continue to be held hostage by the past?

Having first met Sienna in the previous title of Melanie Milburne’s Outrageous Duet series, I wasn’t sure whether she could be redeemed, but as always, this talented USA Today best-selling author has done a terrific job and created a believable, vulnerable and wonderfully nuanced heroine readers are sure to admire and relate to. I also fell in love with the wickedly brooding Andreas Ferrante from the very first moment he strutted onto the scene. Strong, charismatic and absolutely gorgeous, this delicious Alpha hero is sure to make readers swoon!

An action packed and emotionally charged romantic page-turner, Enemies at the Altar is a riveting tale of old secrets, bitter feuds and forbidden passion that has got irresistible written all over it!

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posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

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