No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection—until now.

Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.

The stalemate sickens her. Never mind that Sandro has yet to introduce Theresa to the large family that means so much to him. Or that Theresa overhears her husband on the phone with a mystery woman. Most damning is that Theresa senses, in Sandro’s treatment of her, the behind-the-scenes machinations of Jackson Noble, her cruel father. From the depths of her anxiety, Theresa must seek an empowering truth about the husband who calls her, with such cold affection, his cara, his beloved.


★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★


Well it’s official, I am in love with Natasha Ander’s storytelling and the fact that she writes one of my favourite storylines so well pleases me immensely. There is something so spectacular about an enemies to lovers tale, that grips me like a vice and brings out a ton of emotions that make me really feel and be a part of the story.

Sandro De Lucci is an Italian businessman living in Cape Town with his wife of 18 months, Theresa. From the very start of the book, we see Sandro treat Theresa with an air of contempt and disgust which lead you to wonder why on earth they married in the first place.

“It was as if, just when she’d found a way to protect her already battered, bruised, and fragile heart from him, he found some other way around her defenses, leaving her vulnerable to even more pain.

Theresa is unhappy, her relationship with the man she fell in love with is getting worse by the day, and other than their explosive sex life, there is nothing else within their marriage worth holding onto. She decides that she has had enough and wants a divorce, but then she overhears a conversation that has her questioning the last 2 years of her life and she comes to the realisation that unless she gives Sandro his much wanted son, she is stuck in a loveless marriage.

Honestly, this book gave me so many butterflies, there is nothing quite like watching a man struggle with his feelings and fighting so hard not to fall for the one woman he doesn’t want to fall for. And the thing I have discovered about this authors heroines, is that they will not give in easily; once they decide that they have had enough, they most definitely do not forgive and forget at the drop of a hat, and in this case, Theresa gave Sandro a run for his money that’s for sure.

“Let me go,” she demanded weakly when his lips trailed down to her collarbone.
“Cara,” he groaned. ” I honestly don’t think that I can.”

I won’t lie, this book was angsty, but not overly so. It was also quite emotional in places, and you can’t help but swoon over Sandro’s attempts to make up for his past wrongdoings.

I am officially addicted to Natasha Anders writing and if you haven’t picked this book up yet, I highly recommend that you do.

The Unwanted Wife is a standalone contemporary romance, told in the third person from Theresa’s POV.

About the Author

Natasha Anders

Since making her publishing debut in 2012, Natasha Anders has been drawing praise and attention as a new voice in romance. The Unwanted Wife, which became a self-published bestseller, is the first title in Anders’s forthcoming Unwanted series. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Anders spent nine years as an associate English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Anders currently lives in Cape Town.

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More in this Series

The Unwanted Wife (Unwanted #1) A Husband's Regret (Unwanted #2) His Unlikely Lover (Unwanted #3)