Cassandra and Sicilian tycoon Maximos Borsellino have an arrangement: sex without strings, promises or love. When Cass finds herself in love and wanting to share more than her body, Max ends their affair as promised. Although Cass is devastated, she finds something to live for when she discovers she's pregnant. What happens next sets the stage for an emotional reunion in which Cass and Max must come to terms with the secrets they have been keeping if there is to be any possibility of a future. In The Sicilian's Defiant Mistress (3), Jane Porter does a good job of weaving a riveting story around more than a few predictable plot elements. Cass and Max share a passionate chemistry, but with much of the character development coming at the end, their story is not as emotionally involving as it could be if the reader were allowed entry into their hearts a little sooner.
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Stephanie Schneider