Count Nico de Luca has been blessed with wealth, power, and a seductive Italian body. Though women lust after him, the one thing Nico has never been able to possess is the love of a woman.
After his intended bride jilts him to marry another, Nico decides that he will stick to matters of business and leave love to other fools.
Arriving in London to inspect his investments, he is invited to stay for Christmas as the guest of one of his tenants, a poor young widow, Isabelle Collins.
In Isabelle, Nico discovers a rare beauty, and as much as he fights temptation, he soon loses his heart to her.
Left in reduced circumstances by her blackguard of a late husband, Isabelle is in no hurry to hand her heart over to yet another self-assured male, especially one who has no intention of remaining in England.
But Nico is persuasive and nights of passion spent in his arms soon have Isabelle questioning the sort of future she wants. Can she risk giving up her country and home on the chance of finding love again?
When Nico discovers the shocking truth of how Isabelle's husband died, he realizes that he will have to risk everything he has to win Isabelle's heart and finally break his love curse.
Love at Christmas!
Whenever I see a story with Christmas in the title, I cannot wait to read it. To say this book lived up to all my exceptions barely touches the surface!! It seems fate brought them together but can each of them find a second chance at love? Count Nico has just been jilted and decides he needs to go to London to check on his business holdings. He is invited to stay with one of his tenants, Isabelle Collins, a widow who has been left poor by her terrible late husband.
Isabelle is only focused on finding a man with money who will give her the security she so lacks. Having her rich landlord stay with her will hopefully help her achieve that goal.
I loved these two characters and my heart went out to them. Sasha Cottman always brings the characters and settings alive and makes it easy to feel part of the story. Can these two find happiness at Christmas or are they scared due to their past disappointments?
what a wonderful story!
What a wonderful story. An Italian Count for Christmas by Sasha Cottman is the first book in the London Lords series. If you want a feel good book than this is the book for you. I truly enjoyed every minute reading this regency book. Nico, Isabelle and Ann are such wonderful characters and this original story is stuff that dreams are made of. Sasha has a true talent for her descriptions that I felt I was back in time. This story has kindness, awkwardness, secrets, death, embezzlement, lies, understanding, broken engagement, understanding, caring, courage, deceit and love at first sight. Yes, this has it all. I highly recommend you read this book, it just put a smile on my face.
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.