Book Review: The Italian's One-Night Love-Child by Cathy Williams

November 05, 2014

Title: The Italian's One-Night Love-Child
Series: -
Genre: Romance/ Harlequin Presents
Year published: 2009
Rating: 2 of 5 stars 

Cristiano De Angelis, Italian businessman. At first he seems so arrogant, with his view about not to involve with the woman who is not in his class. But after the five months time, he changed. He’s honest enough to admit that he missed the heroine, even when he was still angry because the heroine deceive him. And I think he’s quite sweet—he is willing to cook, doing domestic stuff to win the heroine heart. I don’t justify his reluctance to share his private affairs, but I can understand it because he never have to answer to someone else before.

Bethany Maguire, a university student. Too young for my taste, maybe that’s the reason why I don’t really like her. She’s a bit wishy washy, she suggest Cristiano to leave but she panicked herself at the thought that he’d leave. Too fast to judge that Cristiano wouldn’t be a faithful husband. She had no real reason to think that when the one who couldn’t be trusted should be her instead. Her view that she would never believe Cristiano because he doesn’t love her, that’s bullshit in my opinion. You don’t give your trust to someone just because he/she love you. It’s more relate to someone’s integrity, and so far Cristiano never did something to earn him the doubt. If there’s someone to doubt, that should be her instead, because she was the one who lied in the first place.

Bethany was asked by her friend to babysit a house for her. Cristiano, who was over in Italy, was asked by her mother to deliver a gift to her friend, which accidentally was the owner of the house Bethany babysat. They met and Bethany forced to led him to believe that she is the owner of the house. After that intial introduction (well, after they dined together too), the story fast forward to five months later. It’s a good way to cut unnecessary plot and make the story a bit unique. Other than that, I found this story just flat, just like ordinary story. This book is all about deceive, even the title is deceptive. It said ‘one-night’ when actually it’s a two-weeks affair.

‘I missed you. You left and I couldn’t get you out of my head.’
Cristiano De Angelis


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