Regina Tomei is on the Amalfi Coast of
Italy on the last leg of a holiday. Stopping at a quaint
outside bar for a drink, her eyes meet that of a tall, dark
and attractive stranger. Throwing caution to the wind, Regina
allows herself to be picked up by this seductive man thinking
he is a professional, only to find out the truth later. It
seems the man she met as Nico Romano is actually Principe Don
Nico Carlo Giovanni Romano, heir to a monarchy and the almost
fiancť to a woman with royal ties.
Nico has never experienced desire to the
likes of which he experienced when his eyes met Reginaís.
Knowing his duty must come first, Nico is unable to stop
himself from taking what his cara seemingly freely offers. It
isnít until later that Nico realizes exactly what Regina left
with when she returned home; his child.
I love fairy tales, even contemporary
ones. What started out as a simple affair turned into so much
more in The Amalfi Bride and I was engulfed with
emotions as I read this story. Nico knew his duty and until
he met Regina, was not bothered by the roads his life was
taking. In a few short hours, Regina and Nico changed each
otherís lives for the better and that was the true fairy tale
of this story. I laughed. I cried. I yearned. When I read
the last word, I smiled. The Amalfi Bride
was a truly enchanting read.