Susan Mallery brings a humorous group of characters together in the series The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road. I took a chance and picked a random one which happened to be the last book of the series, The Marcelli Princess.
Mia Marcelli’s live was turned upside down watching her lover die. But that was five years ago and Mia is with family and her son she adores. Things change quickly though when Mia finds herself in bed with Diego who was dead and claims to be Raphael a Prince of his country.
Raphael has on mission and that is to see his son that he has now discovered. Seeing Mia brought back old feelings but he could not get side tracked. He will go up against the entire family to win their love and approval but he will shack their trust when his plan is out in the open.
You certainly will get caught up in the story. The characters specifically the Marcelli family will have you laughing and fighting for family. Mallery brings a sense of a strong family bond which does not get altered only stronger when one is threatened.
I loved Diego but really Raphael who happens to be a prince. He is really there under false pretense and has no remorse whatsoever which is horrible. You really end up hating him for trying to split a perfectly happy family and for lying. But of course everything changes and as the reader you will give Raphael the chance but it better be a good groveling.
Mia’s character is fantastic. I love the interaction of her with the family and especially with her son. She does not falter completely to Raphael but then gives in to get her heart broken again but this time anger is there instead of remorse. She acted just as any woman would.
I was pleasantly surprised with how Mallery ended it and after reading the last one and getting to know everyone in the family I definitely want to read how it all started from the beginning.