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RAVELLO MARRIAGE BARGAIN (AMORE ITALIANO BOOK 2)
by Cara Marsi (author)

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020


They had a whirlwind courtship and marriage. Others split them apart. Can they reclaim their marriage into a priceless lifetime of love?

Art historian and curator Chloe Decker DiMarco never belonged in Ravello, Italy. Her whirlwind marriage should never have happened. The colors had quickly faded from the sunny Italian life she'd pictured for them, turned dark and muddy by rumors of infidelities, jealous ex-lovers, and a mother-in-law who would have preferred her precious son marry royalty instead of a barbarian American. Intimidated by the wealth and power of the DiMarcos, and lacking support from her husband, Chloe fled back to Philadelphia and hit the reset button on her life. But a two-year separation hasn't lessened the heat Matteo DiMarco ignites when he walks into her art gallery.

A man's wife should trust him. He shouldn't have to explain himself to her. But Matteo's grandfather is dying, and his last wish is to see Matteo and Chloe reunited. The machismo that's bred so deeply in Matteo isn't going to help him lure back the one woman who'd painted his world with joy. So he strikes a bargain: if she returns to Italy for a pretend reconciliation, he'll give her the divorce she wants.

But Chloe has a secret, one that could ruin the picture-perfect plan. Is she willing to take a second-chance journey to love, to return to where it all began—to where it all ended so badly? Matteo has a face that could have been chiseled by Michelangelo; is his heart as hard and cold as a statue's, or is he willing to display a softer side? Is there any hope they can turn their marriage bargain into a priceless lifetime of love?

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