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Fragile Longing

By: Cora Reilly
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton,Desiree Ketchum
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Summary

A new stand-alone age-gap, arranged marriage romance from USA Today best-selling author Cora Reilly!

Sofia knows how it feels to be the consolation prize. Too young. Not blond. 

And definitely not an ice princess. 

Her sister is—was—all those things. Perfection. Until she wasn’t. Until she ran off to be with the enemy and left her fiancé behind. 

Now Sofia is given to Danilo in her sister’s stead, knowing she’ll never be more than second best. Yet, she can’t stop longing for the love of the man she’s been crushing on even when he was still her sister’s. 

Danilo is a man who’s used to getting what he wants. 

Power. 

Respect. 

The sought-after ice princess. 

Until another man steals his bride-to-be. Danilo knows that for a man in his position, losing his woman can lead to a loss of face. 

Wounded pride. 

Thirst for revenge. 

A dangerous combination—one Danilo can’t leave behind, not even when a girl just as precious takes her sister’s place to placate him. Yet, she’s got one flaw: She’s not her sister. 

Unable to forget what he’s lost, Danilo might lose what he’s been given.

©2020 Cora Reilly (P)2022 Cora Reilly
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A really easy to listen to book. Did not feel the need to skip. It's a great easy read with some sassy edges.

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A fast paced romance with some decent spice.

FRAGILE LONGING is a story of a teenage crush that turns into an arranged marriage and eventually love. There’s a whole heap of lust, betrayal, lies and sneaking around in this one with a heavy m@fia theme. Another big age-gap romance we watch grow over the years. Sofia is promised to Danilo at the tender age of 11, and she thinks all her dreams are coming true. Oh the rose tinted glasses of youth. Danilo is an intense, protective, dominant alpha and although he’s a beast to others eventually we see his tender side in private with Sofia. I loved the traditional m@fia obligations, codes they live by, and strong sense of family. We get to see Sofia mature into a woman drowning in insecurities who eventually finds her inner strength. We watch as Danilo is brought to his knees with longing for his wife. This is an intense love story spanning many years. I enjoyed all the events that helped to show us the many different sides to the two main characters as well as some little tidbits of knowledge about the side characters too.

It’s been a happy accident that I've listened to a few titles voiced by Desiree recently. She so easily portrays the changing and maturing of Sofia. She has a really expressive voice and we can’t help but feel all the emotions Sofia goes through. Teddy’s performance as Danilo was strong and commanding. He showed us the brash outer and soft inner of Danilo. Another fantastic audiobook. I’ve really hit some winners recently.

If you like intense romances that span years and of course some delicious spice. Pick FRAGILE LONGING.

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