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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 (144 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From betrayed and broken to wild and free.

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!


Product Details

  • File Size: 2588 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,924 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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14 of 16 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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16 of 19 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
3.0 out of 5 stars good book.
I enjoyed this book. It was written well & followed a predictable path, I read it quickly & enjoyed the way it ended...
Published 6 days ago by danaored
4.0 out of 5 stars Reckless Nights in Rome (A Ludlow Hall Story)
A very cute romance with characters and a story that most females will enjoy. It's probably way to sappy for a male reader so I would caution them to not get their hopes up if... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Nana
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable
While the characters were well developed and very charming, the plot was the same old boy meets girl story. A bit naughty but overall very predictable. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 16 days ago by Marisa Di Santo
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I just could not get in to this story.It was just a so so read.not one I would read again
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Over coming life
Wonderful story of finding love when life has given you a bag of lemons. I wouldn't e gift e five stars but several times during the story the editor over looked incomplete... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Stephanie Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Reckless nights in rome
I real like the story. I couldn't put it down I liked how it ended. I was surprised about the ending how the woman in the book had baby twins. Read more
Published 27 days ago by betty ullman
5.0 out of 5 stars this one is on my re read shelf Incredibly hot sizzling romance novel
I have been having very good luck with some new authors lately. C.C.MacKenzie's Reckless Nights in Rome is the first book I have read by this author. Read more
Published 28 days ago by J. Healey
4.0 out of 5 stars good romance novel
A very good novel with great characters like Nicolás and bronte. I like thd english enviroments and the trip go rome. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Soledad Arijon
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SUMMER READ
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I am so tired of series books that I purposely look for good singles to read, and this was by far one of my favorites. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
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