Baby V (Chianti Kisses #1) by Tara Oakes
Released: January 7, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tara Oakes
Reviewed by Lena
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Life is full of choices... paths, if you will. Vincenza Lombardi's life has been carefully planned out and orchestrated by her wealthy and powerful family. Nothing but the best for their "Baby V". The best prep schools, the finest finishing schools, and the top girls-only university in the nation.
As the only daughter, she has been protected and shielded by her three older brothers from anything unsavory that could possibly compromise their pride and joy.
Every decision, every move, has been to prepare Baby V for the role she was born for.
But Vincenza, or "V", has other plans. Home for one last summer before she embarks on her secret life plans, she's determined to forge her own way, on her own, separate from her impressive but constricting family legacy. As if three older brothers aren't enough to stand in her way, V also has to deal with Dom DiBenedetto.
The Dibenedetto and Lombardi families had grown their fortunes together, raised their families closely and run one of the most successful importing business in the world. As CEO, Dom is used to running things his way and getting what he wants. As the head of his family, Dom takes his role seriously... ensuring the future and security of his employees and his loved ones. Unbeknownst to her, V plays a critical role in those plans, but will they fit in with the life she see's for herself?
This novel is intended for those over 18 years of age, due to mature content.
Baby V was not what I expected. What I thought was going to be a story of self-discovery, turned out to be a love story where the heroine is kept in the dark. She allows others lead her life. I could see she had a backbone, I wanted to see her use it more. When she finally does, it is glossed over like she finally learned a lesson. I did however love Dom. You could get a sense of power he wields not only in his life and career but also in others. He is truly at the helm. Although a great story, I felt it drew out some aspects of the story and didn't explore enough of others. Does this make this book not worthy of a read? Absolutely not, I loved the growing relationship between V and Dom. The sex is hot and the feelings are pure. Seeing V break out of her shell makes this book worth reading. One-Click but be patient believe me, it will pay off in the end.
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.