To ask other readers questions about Italian Boss, Ruthless Revenge , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Italian Boss, Ruthless Revenge. Lists with This Book. Feb 09, Jenny rated it it was ok Shelves: I like CM but this was just OK. Nov 24, Holly rated it did not like it Shelves: This dreck starts off with sexy Italian billionaire Lazzaro Ranaldi hitting on his newest employee, Caitlyn Bell.
It looks like she's destined to be his latest flavor of the month but then a horrific confrontation with his twin brother twists Lazzaro from the charming man he once was, into a cold need-no-one male who ignores Caitlyn and her youthful charms.
I had four assistants, all of them handling different zones. Christina enjoys computer games, puzzles, great television and great novels. Whatever he wanted was a mystery to me. In this second book of the series, dreams reveal many secrets. I thought it was even funnier, too. Rumble on the Bayou. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.
Two years pass by and after an encounter with Lazzaro's slimey brother in law, Caitlyn is once again brought to his attention. He remembers This dreck starts off with sexy Italian billionaire Lazzaro Ranaldi hitting on his newest employee, Caitlyn Bell.
He remembers her now and impressed by how well she handles herself in stressful situations, he makes a snap decision and hires her as his PA. It's a crazy, demanding job but he's confident she can do it.
This forces them in close proximity and the memories of their one perfect evening makes their business relationship strained. Lazzaro's slimey, gropey brother in law, Malvolio accuses Caitlyn of coming onto him and trying to wreck his marriage for personal and financial gain. What he sees is her continued efforts to please him and those around him, and her attempts to get him to open up and forgive himself for the events surrounding his brother.
Unfortunately, people keep attempting to seperate the two of them and Lazzaro is hesitant to trust her. Unwilling to keep throwing herself at a man who is probably going to end up breaking her heart, Caitlyn gives up. Once she does so, Lazzaro realizes how precious she is and tries desperately to get her back. Lazzaro knows Malvolio and Roxanne are manipulative, vindictive and evil people, yet he still stupidly listens to them and instead of taking his wrath out on them, takes it out on Caitlyn.
He may be good looking, but he's stupid, and I don't like stupid men. Caitlyn is an endearingly sweet girl but the torch she carries for Lazzaro is pathetic. Especially after he so cruelly rejects her after she tries to help him and even more so when she still returns to him hoping for an explanation and a possible renewal of their love affair. These two deserve each other.
The plot is extremelly convoluted and it's like a bad mafia movie complete with wounded pride, shameful family secrets, backstabbing plots and vindictive family members. Lazzaro's family is cruel and heartless, especially when they do in fact blame him for the events surrounding his twin brother's death. Lazzaro is a cold, domineering bully and Caitlyn is a wimpy doormat.
No one is likable in this useless dreck.
Italian Boss, Ruthless Revenge by Carol Marinelli was a complete waste of my time and an insult to trees. I should have watched the grass grow or watched paint dry rather than read this book. Nov 22, Vanessa rated it really liked it. Lazzaro and Caitlyn meet and a basis for some sort of relationship between the two of them, is laid down. Caitlyn is brought to his attention once again by his nasty BIL, Malvolio.
She has fibbed a bit about some things and of course, Malvolio informs Lazzaro t Lazzaro and Caitlyn meet and a basis for some sort of relationship between the two of them, is laid down.
Lazzaro believes he knows what Caitlyn is up to and he decides to stay one step ahead of her — he is so cocky! Caitlyn does stand up to him and she speaks her mind to him sometimes not always taking what he hands out to her, however she is drawn to him and she is in love with him so she does forgive him for his outrageous behavior later. Lazzaro is scared of being vulnerable to Caitlyn the way his twin was to Roxanne so he holds Caitlyn back. There was angst in the climax and a quick save the day when the truth is brought to light after being buried under so much emotional upheaval and turmoil.
Yet, Caitlyn still is tired of constantly forgiving Lazzaro for his hard headedness.
He took her love and spun it into something unrecognizable and used it against her. But this is a romance and you know it will have a HEA.
He was there when it counted, right? Okay, when he tells her when he fell in love with her, I thought it was so romantic. Lazzaro was just hesitant about falling in love, but he got there in the end! Jan 05, Amanda Sheila rated it it was ok Shelves: This one is kind of ridiculous. Lazarro is one of the jerkiest hero I have ever met. He judged and hurt the heroine just because she's the cousin of a girl who once hurt him and his brother.
I was expecting heavy drama though.. Jun 05, Maura rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. We start out with Lazarro Ranaldi flirting it up with Caitlyn at his hotel where she's working and him contemplating a fling with her. Fast forward a few years, Caitlyn has been forgotten because Lazarro's twin brother died and he's been busy.
Then he's faced with Caitlyn again, after his brother-in-law groped her and she's prepared to quit and he sees how bright and resourceful she is. So he proposes she become his PA for a year. He's also thinking that she'll be close enough he can seduce her, We start out with Lazarro Ranaldi flirting it up with Caitlyn at his hotel where she's working and him contemplating a fling with her.
He's also thinking that she'll be close enough he can seduce her, since he has no qualms about sleeping with employees. But after he hires her, he learns that Caitlyn is the cousin of the woman he blames for his twin's death - and he begins to think the absolute worst of her. But he periodically forgets to hate her So that's how the love sneaks up on him. Caitlyn for her part, is very understanding of Lazarro and his issues and that's how she falls in love with him.
I wasn't sold on the reason that Lazarro thought the worst of Caitlyn I have cousins that I never speak to, so I'd be pretty pissed if I was judged on the basis of a genetic connection. Not to mention he believed the two people he knew he couldn't trust to decide whether to trust someone he barely knew and up to that point he had believed was straightforward and honest. Caitlyn was entirely too forgiving of Lazarro.
He treated her horribly and repeatedly did so, but she just kept giving him a free pass because he was hurting. There at the end, I was thinking that finally she'd drawn her line in the sand and was willing to stand up to him. So why was it SHE was the one to go to him and finally discuss the truth ready to forgive him presumably? I do appreciate that Lazarro suffered a bit for it, but his grovel was pretty lacking. Also the fact that he didn't believe she was a virgin was just dropped and never was resolved. Dec 11, C Joy rated it it was ok Shelves: I don't just shove the book and put it down but if I can't stand it anymore I'll stop.
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