★★★★★ 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.