I highly enjoyed Prelude and this Novella for the series was no different. It was a quick and wonderful read. It can be read as a standalone, but I enjoyed having the first one read before I jumped into this.
In this story we follow the trite between Luca, Nikolai, and Adriana in the battle for love. She wants to be loved, and wants to be seen, but doesn't see whats right in front of her.
Adriana is in lust with Nikolai. All she wants is for him to returns her affections sat the level she wishes. Her wishes are in front of blind eyes as Nikolai sees her as a child. A little sister at most times. To make him see her she wants him to be jealous. See that she is an adult and she is what he wants. Do plans like that ever work out? Not usually and with Adriana's case, nothing is any different.
I loved this novel. It was wonderfully written and kept my attention. I loved getting to diverge deeper into this world and its characters. It was just enough with the first novel to get me hooked. This one sealed the deal for me. I am very excited to see where this series goes next. Another recommended one click.
ARC received in exchange for an Honest Review via Netgalley.
**This novel is a standalone with no cliffhanger.**
His goal…One night with the ballerina.
Her goal…To beat the player at his game.
The outcome...Something completely unexpected.
Adriana Dostov pegged Luca Martuccio from day one: gorgeous, talented, arrogant, a man who has had difficulty committing to one woman in the past. He is known in fashion circles as the player with a scandalous history. So when the girls in her ballet troupe suggest she gives up her virginity to him, she doesn't say no. But she’s not sure that a ‘yes’ is the right answer either. Yet, she can’t stop herself from making the offer...a one night stand in Venice.
Luca wanted fiesty little Adriana the moment they first met - and he fully intends to have her, hence why he's agreed to accept her proposal. In the end, he'll get what he wants. No commitment. All sex.
But, as Luca discovers, there's more to the ballerina with the overbearing mother - and he can't help but care about the frightened girl behind those sad eyes.
Adriana discovers Luca isn't just walking sex on a stick - he has a wildly passionate side, a lost soul who has suffered just as much grief as her. And it could be, they're exactly what the other one needs.