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Reckless Nights in Rome (A Ludlow Hall Story Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

CC MacKenzie
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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Book Description



Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn't care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to ‘a man with too much money and no soul’.

Nico Ferranti’s only passions are money and power... He's a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte's a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico.

When Bronte's brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants.

But Bronte’s heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn’t about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!

What Kindle readers are saying about The Ludlow Hall series:

"Becca is hilarious and so is her best friend Rosie..."
"I want to marry Nico. I love this story..."
"Nico Ferranti is the hottest hero I've read in years..."
"Oh man, LOVE Nico and Bronte. I want Rosie as my bestie, too..."


If you love The Sullivans, The McCarthys or The Donovans you'll love the Ludlow Hall Series.

Book 1: Reckless Nights in Rome
Book 2: A Stormy Spring
Book 3: Run Rosie Run
Book 4: The Trouble With Coco Monroe
Book 5: The Fall of Jacob Del Garda
Book 6: A Film Star, A Baby, And A Proposal ( A Christmas Story)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2285 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CC MacKenzie; 1 edition (April 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007W7ZEK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,300 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT your average romance! June 29, 2012
By Kass
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This is a great debut novel. I've become a bit jaded when it comes to romances; they all seem to follow the same formula. But with this book, I was pleasantly surprised.

This book stands out from other romances for several reasons. One is the realistic character development. The main characters have areas of their lives where they are quite confident, and others where they are not so secure. Even the secondary characters are well developed and interesting. And the issues that keep Bronte and Nico from fully committing to each other are not contrived misunderstandings but real fears and concerns. Bronte, still recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship, is naturally distrustful of playboy Nico. And Nico has good reason to tread softly when dealing with the sister of his good friend and business partner, not to mention he has his own emotional scar tissue. Each has secrets that they are not yet ready to share-secrets that could be deal-breakers.

Last but not least, the sex scenes are well-written-very, very hot but never crude. All this is set against the backdrop of an old English estate turned luxury hotel and the street cafes, shops and exciting nightlife of Rome. Definitely a satisfying read and I look forward to more good things to come from CC MacKenzie.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic escape May 30, 2012
By Tamara
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This book is one fun, addictive, romantic read! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to forget about reality for a while, and get hooked by a delightfully complex heroine and dazzlingly exotic hero. The plot moves right along with a couple big unexpected twists - but not so fast that readers don't get to savor the budding relationship and romance. (Major adult content here!) I just couldn't put this one down! The setting provided for additional enjoyment, also. Looking forward to reading more by CC MacKenzie!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Seriously Scorching Romance! July 19, 2012
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C.C. MacKenzie brings together two strong, haunted, beautiful souls in this novel to create an unforgettable love story that you just get lost in. Nico is every woman's fantasy and Bronte is the kind of woman you want to befriend. The reader follows their struggles, misunderstandings and wickedly-hot moments until the surprising climax. (pun intended) Romance lovers, be sure you don't miss this one!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5* Hotness ahead! March 4, 2013
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I am so glad I took a chance on this - finished it at an ungodly hour under the duvet last night and instantly purchased the next 2. Couldn't believe it was the 1st book for this author - I am so impressed. I am really critical and so far the only thing that jarred was the use of the word "segue(d)". It's not a verb i've seen used much and it popped up several times - enough that I noticed so it felt like it was author's word of the month! But that's it for criticism & it was so minor. The steamy scenes surpassed pretty much anything I've read in a long time and I inhale books. They were so real, flowed beautifully and I so wanted it to be me! Nico is beyond hot with enough realness about him to prevent him being unbelievable. Same goes for Bronte and the way they both hurt in their own heads/reasons for misunderstandings/angst etc is plausible. I love the way Bronte describes Nico saying her name.."Brrrrrrronte" sigh. The best scene IMO in this is in her kitchen - 100% steam. I won't spoil it but I went back and reread it a few times it was that good. In fact I did that a few times throughout the book. I didn't want it to end and when it did I was gagging for the Alexander/Rosie story which isn't till book 3. Arghghghgh. The cover art doesn't do the book any justice but I'm hoping anyone that reads this will take a leap - it was free so nothing to lose and a fabulous way to spend a few hours. I know it'll be one I'll reread over and over. Well done CC Mackenzie, I am converted & looking forward to disappearing into 2 & 3 of this series. Brilliant!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FORGETABLE! October 27, 2012
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Writing a bad review is never fun. This book just didn't do it for me. I did not connect with Nico and Bronte. Their love making was over the top and at times simply ridiculous (sorry). Maybe if the story was set in a different era it would've made more sense. Although I found myself skipping pages, I did finish just because I thought maybe it would get better. I give it 3 stars for effort.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly good read August 1, 2013
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I got this as a freebie and what a pleasant surprise it was. I really enjoyed the story and read it in one sitting. Nice characters with a little bit of emotional baggage. I absolutely loved the H and the way he came around so quickly to love. The h was lovely and vulnerable. The author did a good job and I'm now going to read the rest of the series.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much sex for me November 5, 2013
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It's a rather slim plot, but the characters are interesting. However, I skipped about half the book, because it was pages and pages of sex scenes. I don't need, or even like, my romances to be so sexually explicit.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read! January 6, 2013
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I was really sucked into this story! I got it for free on my kindle so thought, why not read it? I liked it so much I bought the second book in this 'Ludlow Hall series' as a result! The characters are well written and likeable and you can't help but get caught up in their drama! A dashing Italian suitor, a trip to bella Roma - what's not to like. If you enjoy a good romance novel - definitely give this a read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good writings. I enjoyed the story line
Published 3 days ago by Susan Canning
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read for a free ebook
The main characters were a typical alpha male who is utterly charming and heartless and an utterly beautiful woman. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Opal
5.0 out of 5 stars Reckless nights in Rome
I enjoyed this book,the characters kept you interested in the story . About a rich guy who thought he never be able to love and have a family, because of his up bring with his... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Great love and romance story. Plenty of family drama and secrets, overall a great story to read. It's a must
Published 1 month ago by Dena Schibell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this book am now onto book two in the Ludlow Hall series
Published 1 month ago by LINDA LAING
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic, I will continue with the other books in the series. 5 stars
Published 1 month ago by Maggie d
5.0 out of 5 stars Love can find its way
The author delightfully paints in words how no matter how much one may have experienced grief, love, sometimes without one being aware, sneaks into your heart. Read more
Published 1 month ago by alh
4.0 out of 5 stars Light, Sexy Romance 3.5 stars
A cute romance with some steamy scenes. An Italian alpha hero is always a good thing. The plot is pretty predictable and you have to be willing to suspend your disbelief to get... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars RECKLESS NIGHTS IN ROME
Certainly not an educational book, but I had fun reading it. Like most books like this, it was an amusing story, the girl was gorgeous and the man was handsome and I am so glad... Read more
Published 3 months ago by ggdee
4.0 out of 5 stars A Love Story
Only takes a week for Italian hunk Nico and Bronte to know they love one another. An endearing story steeped with secrets. A fun read.
Published 3 months ago by Claudette Cleveland
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