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Sweet Temptation: An Age Gap Arranged Marriage Romance

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The story started with the death of Cassio’s wife - Gaia - and he’s miserable & confused because he’s left with two small children and no one to take care of them, so he had to marry someone immediately. Both Giulia and Cassio were solid leads. I was surprised at how Cassio was portrayed because there was such a big contrast between his work and personal facade. He was this capable, ruthless guy as a mob boss but at the other end of the spectrum, in his personal life, he was less mature and capable to deal with things than Giulia. I suppose his early examples of how a relationship looked like shaped his attitude. He had no tact in approaching his new bride and kept blaming his own misgivings on the fact that he was a realist whereas she was an optimist.

Am I setting unrealistic expectations when I want dark/mafia romances to have compelling character arcs and violence that’s gruesome but not stupidly gory with a world that’s well-built AND for it to have the best kind of sex scenes? And the biggest one was that I was not feeling Guilia and Cassio; I did not feel any chemistry between them. In the first third, maybe a bit but then for the rest of the book? No, nothing.

Giulia Rizzo knows not to question what she's been groomed to become. Joining two mafia families through marriage is an honour and a big deal. Her wishes are irrelevant and her fate has been sealed. The film was released under two names, Paper Hearts and Cheating Hearts – Adding to the confusion. Emily is going to watch the DVD and might tell us more later. We were all very pleased to hear that Kris Kristofferson does not die in this film, and we added it to our list. In Summary That’s how he ends up with a woman—a girl—barely of age. She may not be what he and his children need, but she’s lovely and a sweet temptation he can’t resist.

This must-read is tragic and devastating at times but also heartbreakingly beautiful and deeply touching. Cassio is in his early 30ies when he loses his wife and is now a single parent to his son Daniele and daughter Simona. He knows that he has to remarry since his small children need a step-mother. Choosing a wife as a man in his position is a duty and not pleasure. So Cassio ends up with pretty, lovely but barely off age Giulia who is completely overwhelmed with the situation and the expectations thrown her way. Maybe she isn't the mother-figure his children need, but she is definitely the woman he craves. I remember hearing this one, a favorite for sure, at several concerts, but not sure if it was ever released on any album. On Lori’s verses, she sings: “Hey, you old coyote, you don’t look so bad to me, I ain’t scared of anything you do. It just tears me up inside to know for just a while, I could even make believe in you.” Emily Gmitter Thank you for the information........but still a mystery to me ???. I think Cressa Watson & Martha Starr are the same & that the information on the LP is incorrect...........oh bugger, theres still the mention of the release in the discog oh poo !!!


This one is light on the mafia so if you’re looking for gritty, gory and raw you’re barking up the wrong tree. But if you want good character growth, sweet romance and just all around good feel. You’ve come to the right place.

Neither mother nor daughter were perfect, neither good nor bad, but simply two individuals whose relationship seemed realistic and not contrived by the script writer. I hope it is something like that. I also hope that the heroine gets pregnant, not early on in the book, but once she has proved that she is a good mother. I don’t want her to only raise Cassio’s kids or Cassio to not want any kids with her because he has them with his dead wife. Got Cressa Watson on a compilation lp called "20 great unknown Soul Classics of the 60's & 70's" On the UK Cascade label.I'm an author of romance and new adult novels. I'm a lover of good food, wine and books, and I'm hopelessly addicted to bad boys (in books). Sweet Temptation is a 1996 made-for-television drama film written by Joyce Eliason, directed by Ron Lagomarsino, and starring Beverly D'Angelo, Jenny Lewis, and Rob Estes. [1] Plot [ edit ]

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