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* Review * HIS INNOCENT’S PASSIONATE AWAKENING by Melanie MilburneHis Innocent's Passionate Awakening by Melanie Milburne
Series: Once Upon a Temptation #8
Published by Harlequin Presents on June 1, 2020
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Untouched and unawakened…

Or redemption?

Rather than lose her beloved estate to ultrarich playboy Luca Ferrantelli, Artemisia agrees to wed him…on paper. Traumatized by a devastating accident, the heiress hasn’t left the castello in years. She knows nothing of the world outside—nothing of a man’s touch.

If there’s a chance that marrying Artie will give his grandfather the will to live, Luca must do it. But he’s determined to resist the addictive pull of Artie’s vibrancy and vulnerability. Until their scorching wedding kiss stirs the beauty to sensual new life!


With book eight in the multi-author modern day fairy tale series Once Upon a Temptation, Melanie Milburne brings us HIS INNOCENT’S PASSIONATE AWAKENING and it’s quite a fun read.

Luca Ferrantelli is endearing because he loves his ailing grandfather so much that he’ll subject himself to doing the unthinkable to save him … getting married!

Artemisia Bellante is an interesting character. She closed herself off from life years ago, and now that her father is gone she has to handle the hard truth that he left her with more debt than she can clear up. She’s on the verge of losing the house she desperately needs to stay in … unless she agrees to marry Luca for a few months time.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys seeing two unlikely characters come together and each grow stronger because of it. It’s a sweet connection, and  though I wanted a little bit more, I enjoyed their story.


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