THE ITALIAN DUKE'S VIRGIN MISTRESS
THE ITALIAN DUKE'S VIRGIN MISTRESS (3) by Penny Jordan: Charlotte Wareham is desperate to keep her job. Her sisters and twin nephews need her income to keep a roof over their heads. If she had the freedom to walk away from the Italian Renaissance garden restoration project, she would, especially when Duke Raphael Della Striozzi decides to oversee the renovation personally. Charley is wildly attracted to Raphael, but realizes he’s the coldest, cruelest man she has ever met. A letter from his past, though, makes her love him even more — if it’s not too late for Raphael to realize just how much he needs her. The hero takes far too long to warm up to, but the heroine in all her awkward glory is endearing.