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A new stand-alone age-gap, arranged marriage romance from USA Today best-selling author Cora Reilly!

Sofia knows how it feels to be the consolation prize. Too young. Not blond. 

And definitely not an ice princess. 

Her sister is—was—all those things. Perfection. Until she wasn’t. Until she ran off to be with the enemy and left her fiancé behind. 

Now Sofia is given to Danilo in her sister’s stead, knowing she’ll never be more than second best. Yet, she can’t stop longing for the love of the man she’s been crushing on even when he was still her sister’s. 

Danilo is a man who’s used to getting what he wants. 

Power. 

Respect. 

The sought-after ice princess. 

Until another man steals his bride-to-be. Danilo knows that for a man in his position, losing his woman can lead to a loss of face. 

Wounded pride. 

Thirst for revenge. 

A dangerous combination—one Danilo can’t leave behind, not even when a girl just as precious takes her sister’s place to placate him. Yet, she’s got one flaw: She’s not her sister. 

Unable to forget what he’s lost, Danilo might lose what he’s been given.

©2020 Cora Reilly (P)2022 Cora Reilly
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  • Categories: Romance

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SORRY 👎.. TOO ‘TEEN’ FOR ME

This journey was a long one as twelve year old Sofia is promised to The Outfit’s twenty-two year old Underboss Danilo in an arranged marriage to join two families together. And to placate and stop the rage in Danilo because his now ex fiancé (Sofia’s sister) had been kidnapped by The Camorra and had fallen in love with the enemy. At first there’s childish giddy naivety and sweet daydreams for Sofia at the thought of marrying her handsome infatuation.. but for Danilo, his hurt, anger and rage doesn’t quit.. it grows. Slowly, over the years, Sofia’s cherished dreams get tarnished when she sees endless pictures of Danilo with beautiful blonds like her sister.. and Sofia feels less than with her plain brown hair, insecure and second best to the sister everyone loved and not Danilo’s type at all.

And what follows is a rinse and repeat of immature insecurities, flaws and comparisons to her sister’s beauty over the years until, and long after, her eighteenth birthday where the engagement will be announced. Two strangers locked in a marriage contract where misunderstandings, childish catastrophic impulses and shattered dreams and heartbreak lay ahead for Sofia and it will take long after their marriage before she will finally come out of the shadow of her sister’s perfection and realizes her own worth.

Worth a credit? As I’ve explained, and despite Danilo’s ten year age difference, this is very much a teen/YA/NA romance and sadly not for me.. so disappointing as I’ll be asking for my credit back. There’s a lot of emotional angst and growing up to do.. however the excellent dual pov narration by Teddy and Desire did make me actually hang on and finish the listen. And there were some sizzling sex scenes and a happy ending too when all the growing up was done. But please remember, this is just my opinion.. others may love it.

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