The perfect destination for love!
Italy’s picturesque Lake Como is the perfect destination for love, except the path to happy-ever-after isn’t always smooth…
Cousins Gianna and Carla aren’t looking for romance. Gianna’s nursing a broken heart and Carla’s wed to the family business. Until charismatic brothers Dario and Franco arrive on Lake Como’s stunning shores…and sweep them off their feet!
Find out what happens when a case of mistaken identity leads to a fake engagement in Bound by a Ring and a Secret
Will their business deal…
…give them more than they bargained for?
To appease her overbearing father, Carla told him that she’s engaged. She doesn’t, however, have a fiancé…yet! That’s where Franco comes in—if they marry temporarily, she’ll ensure that both of their companies will mutually benefit. Since neither wants a relationship, saying “I do” is strictly for business. But with their undeniable chemistry, can they keep it that way?
“I’m confused. Why you think we should get married?” He gazed at her until she glanced away.
“My father refuses to let me run the company as I see fit, even though I have a business degree that is doing nothing more than collecting dust. He’s more intent on having me plan his social functions while he works on finding me the appropriate husband—someone who can step in and run his company.”
“And you think I can run his company on top of managing my own family business?”
A frown pulled at her beautiful face as her gaze met his once more. “Certainly not.”
“Then I still don’t understand.”
She sighed and glanced out the window at the bustling piazza. “My father is resistant to hand over the reins of the company to me, even though he’s had a massive heart attack.” She failed to mention the most recent heart attack as she’d promised her father to keep it quiet. “Instead he spends all his time parading men in front of me, hoping I’ll choose one to marry.”
“So I was right.” He’d warned her about her father’s matchmaking at his brother’s wedding to her cousin.
“Yes. I confronted him, and the rumors are true.” She didn’t sound happy about it. “He started this matchmaking before he’d had his heart attack, but now he’s gone into overdrive. So in order for me to be able to pick my own husband and also to prove to my father that I’m quite capable of running the business, I’ve negotiated a deal with him. According to our agreement, I have until the end of the year to marry. If I don’t marry by then, the deal is null and void. But I don’t intend to waste any time with the formalities. Once I’m married, I can run the company any way I see fit for the following six months.”
“You arranged a marriage contract?” He didn’t know if he should be awed by her or worried about her.
A mistaken identity…
…a proposal that changes everything!
Photographer Gianna is done with men. Retreating to her villa on the shore of Lake Como, Gianna is stunned to find gorgeous Dario renting her house! When Dario is mistaken for her long-gone fiancé, they realize a fake engagement could solve problems for them both. Pretending to be in love should be easy, but what happens when very real feelings start to grow?
About the Author
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming
contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and
enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into
nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews
Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a
TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of BOUND BY A RING & A SECRET, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook
Ends September 16, 2021