September 26th 2012
Theresa knows her husband, Sandro, doesn’t really love her any more than her father. When she asks for a divorce only to have Sandro refuse she is confused, clearly he would be happier without her since he hates her so much. When she learns that her father practically sold her as a baby maker and that her husband accepted the deal her devastation is complete. Sandro reason though noble don’t take away her pain. When she discovers she is pregnant she also discovers a light at the end of the tunnel and plans for her divorce and making sure her father never gets his hands on her son. Sandro has other plans because he does in fact love his wife but he thought her to be part of her father’s master plan and resented her for his being forced to marry her. Now he knows the truth and every day he prays for a way to make things right with his Theresa, while screwing it up even more. His only hope is a daughter so she will have to stay in the marriage.
I will stand by my original review, it really easy to get into the characters, the world that Natasha Anders created is pretty detailed except for the bedroom scenes which were not too graphic but just enough to make them steamy. The emotionally charged scenes were well thought out and written in such a way that I could really connect and stick with the story. These days with all the ups and downs of our fight for justice that my family and myself have been going through we have each had to focus on that one thing that can allow us a brief respite from the nightmare we are living with; as mine is books and writing I want to thank Natasha for being such an author that can write a book that can keep the reader involved in the book and allowing that escape. Given the number of edits I found the five-star rating I had to give The Unwanted Wife will be reduced to a four-star rating.
This is the third or fourth time I have read this book and every time I have read I have needed a box of tissues as I was almost always near crying if not actually crying. ALL the emotions that Theresa and Sandro were going through were so well described that you could almost touch them. Natasha Anders did an amazing job of writing this book and the only flaws I found in this book as I read it were editorial flaws that can be fixed with a few key strokes. Otherwise, it a wonderful and heartbreaking story of love, lies, a bad parent (who should be castrated) and disillusionment. This book can and will make you cry and it will also make you smile.
No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection—until now.
Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.
The stalemate sickens her. Never mind that Sandro has yet to introduce Theresa to the large family that means so much to him. Or that Theresa overhears her husband on the phone with a mystery woman. Most damning is that Theresa senses, in Sandro’s treatment of her, the behind-the-scenes machinations of Jackson Noble, her cruel father. From the depths of her anxiety, Theresa must seek an empowering truth about the husband who calls her, with such cold affection, his cara, his beloved.