Too Devious To Tame

Doris O'Connor
Too Devious To Tame
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
January 2013
Book 3 of The Giovanni Clan
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When Giorgio Giovanni tracks the troublesome Jemima down in a hospital bed in Italy, he has one thing on his mind—revenge. However, the fragile woman he encounters is not the devious female he remembers. When it becomes clear that she is in danger, he risks everything to keep her safe.

Left for dead, Jemima wakes up in hospital, terrified, and with no idea of her identity. The angry man, who comes to claim her, is the only link to a shared past she can't remember. A past that threatens to destroy them, and all she has ever held dear.

With danger all around them, and their sexual chemistry off the scale, can they find their way back to each other, or is the past too devious to tame?

Be Warned: anal sex, rimming, bondage, forced seduction, sex toys, physical abuse of heroine

Book Review by Rain Hart (reviewer)
Mar 16, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
260 people found the following review helpful
Amnesia – one of my all-time favorite themes. When you add an Italian hero, and a bit of love/hate relationship between the couple to the mix, it can't fail. You know there's one hell of a story waiting for you.

Giorgio Giovanni receives a phone call, informing him that his wife – who disappeared ten years earlier, after betraying him – is in the hospital. She's been in a car accident, and now has amnesia. The only thing Giorgio is thinking about is revenge. But, once he sees her, he suddenly realizes that the Jemima he used to know only slightly resembles the person in front of him. She's too fragile and scared, and Giorgio finds himself torn between his desire for revenge, and his need to protect her from the danger that's still threatening.

Jemima is terrified. She has no idea who she is, and though the angry man claiming to be her husband feels familiar, she can't be sure if he's there to help her or make sure she doesn't survive the next ‘accident'. To make matters worse, every time she remembers some snippet from her past, she also feels incredible guilt. There are important pieces of the puzzle missing, and she needs to survive, in order to get the chance to make things right. But the past is threatening to destroy that chance and part them again – for good this time.

While I was reading TOO DEVIOUS TO TAME, I was torn over and over again between loving it and thinking how it all went incredibly wrong. There were parts of it I enjoyed, and other parts that made me really mad. Giorgio's constant jumping between hating Jemima and wanting a fresh start with her was making me dizzy. Just when I think his feelings are finally clear, he'd change his mind again. And after learning what Jemima went through during the time she was gone, I expected her to be much more fragile. This way it seemed like it was all a walk in the park, and it made me question her character.

Also, I need to point out that my rating is not higher probably due to the fact I read this book as a stand-alone. Since it's part of a series and the stories are connected, I missed the background of it, and it felt both rushed and not clear enough at times.

All in all, TOO DEVIOUS TO TAME is a nice, erotic read. It contains scenes that some readers may find objectionable or offensive. If you decide to give it a chance, I suggest you do read it as a series, as I'm sure it'll help you appreciate the whole story and understand the characters much better.
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