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Author: Maisey Yates Title: The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize Publisher: Harlequin Presents Publish Date: Jan 17, 2017 Buy: Amazon Review Copy Provided By: MLM in exchange for an honest review Book Blurb: "I want that painting. It is my last Lost Mistress. My Lost Love."
Alessandro Di Sione is renowned for being cold and unsentimental, but even he can't deny his grandfather's dream of retrieving a painting steeped in royal scandal. Yet the key to its return is the outspoken Princess Gabriella.
While traveling together to Isola D'Oro to locate the mysterious painting, Gabby is drawn to the man tortured by guilt from his past. Her innocence makes her untouchable, as Alex is convinced his Di Sione blood is tainted. But could their passion be his salvation?
Review: Maisey Yates wrote the final chapter in the 8 book "The Billionaire Legacy" series for Harlequin Presents. I read Caitlin Crews' book and was really impressed by the storyline of "the lost mistresses."
This book wraps everything up beautifully with Alessandro bringing back "The Lost Love" to his grandfather. In the process he meets Princess Gabriella a disposed royal from Isola D'Oro.
What makes this book so beautiful is the lack of alpha-male behavior from Alex. That's the one thing I never liked about Presents romances. Alex wasn't like that. He was a player, yes, but he had humor and heart.
The relationship that developed so quickly between Alex and Gabby is one that's actually quite believable. Its basically the bluestocking and the rake (for fans of historical novels). And this is actually mentioned in a conversation between the two. What makes this love believable is that there was a camaraderie that was there instantly. They teased each other and you can see that there's really more than just sexual attraction between the two, whether or not they want to admit it.
I'm not usually able to deal with the virgin heroine in stories like this, but here it didn't bother me, because Gabby was a royal, so it was easier to deal with.
The real story here though is "The Lost Love". The painting is of Gabby's grandmother, the Queen and it holds many secrets about Alex's grandfather that really wrap up this series of books beautifully. So beautifully that you may even shed a few tears, because you get not one but two happily ever afters here.
This book can only be described as romantic perfection.