What a woman wants...
Ultimate Italian playboy, Count Roman Quisvada, has more notches on his bedpost than...well, bedpost! No-nonsense Eva Skavanga arrived on his Mediterranean Island with a business arrangement, but Roman's much more interested in the pleasure her smart mouth and irrepressible curves can bring him.
He's not the sort of man a tender virgin would seek out for her first time but tomboy Eva is starting to enjoy feeling like a woman. Perhaps Roman could help her with more than just securing her family's diamond mine...?
Only if Eva can keep her heart off the table!
'What do you want most, Eva?'
She exhaled shakily at the sound of Roman's voice and had to bring herself back to a reality that had expanded beyond her wildest imaginings. 'I hardly know what I want,' she admitted honestly. 'I don't even know what I can have.'
'Try to tell me,' Roman coaxed. 'Search your deepest fantasies and tell me what you'd like me to do.'
'No,' he whispered, bringing her into the circle of his arms. 'You have to spell it out, Eva.'
They were standing by the bed. Roman was holding her with his chin resting lightly on her head, and she was shocked. 'You want me to tell you?'
'All right, then, touch me.'
'I am touching you, Eva.'
Yes, and her bones were melting, but it wasn't enough, and Roman knew, just as she knew there was more, if she could only bring herself to ask. But for once in her headstrong, outspoken life, she couldn't find the right words.
‘The Skavanga sisters saved their arctic town by bringing in a consortium to extract the cache of diamonds from their company’s mine. Outspoken and eco-conscious, middle sister Eva wants to make sure the land is protected. For that, she’ll need the attention of one arrogant, sexy as heck, way-out-of-her-league Italian count. Roman Quisvada’s got an unwanted guest on his private island who is making too many demands, which is why he’s decided it’s time to tame this beautiful, fire-haired, unreserved tomboy shrew that he desires. Who’s taming whom? Stephens’ beautifully penned romance is a wonderful contrast of stark and luxurious in culture and landscape. Her stars are the perfect yin to yang, and their love scenes heat the tundra.’ 4.5 stars
—Debbie Haupt, RT BOOK REVIEWS
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