Review: Bedded by the Italian Playboy by Emma Shortt

Bedded by the Italian Playboy by Emma Shortt
Series: Criminal Seduction (# 2)
Release Date: February 25, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 149
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



He’s a playboy who thinks all women are his for the taking. She’s a virgin who has no intention of being taken…

When Dominic Rimeria almost runs Rachel ‘the Madonna’ Matthews over, he has no idea that their meeting is far from a chance occurrence. With her blonde hair, blushes, and blue eyes she is his perfect woman made real. Dominic wants her, and what he wants he gets. It is simply a question of when, not if.

Only Rachel is out to get something else entirely from the Italian billionaire, and if making him burn is what it takes then so be it. After all, she has no intention of submitting…but then she didn’t bank on Dominic’s skills in seduction. Before long, Rachel has to guard against more than just her secrets…she has to guard against her heart too.


Review: I have been waiting for months on this book not knowing that it came out last year. How in the world could I be so stupid?  I read the first book in this series Taken by the Greek Billionaire, which was Penny and Sebastian’s story. It was greatly written and I knew I would have to read the rest of the series to see what happened to all three. Each one has a mark and Rachel’s was Dominic.

There is always a funny way that they meet their targets. In this one Rachel was almost ran over by Dominic. When he first sees her, he knows that she is the woman that was mad just for him and he can’t let her leave in two days. He knows that he must have her and have her he will.

The author has done a great job with the first two books. They are really exciting and hot. They have a great story line and maybe one day this would happen but I don’t know when. I’m not saying that I believe in stealing from rich men because they would never miss it. The ladies all grew up in foster care and looked after each other. Now they want to make a difference with other children in their neighborhood. The money will be going to a good cause. It’s just the men don’t see it that way at first. I always wanted to know what happened to Rachel when you get a little of her story at the end of the first book.

I can say that I was surprised and shocked on what happened in this book. I believe that I could just sit here all day and read this series over and over again and not get tired. The author knew when to make it serious and when to add a little comedy to the story. I wish it would happen to me but my luck isn’t that good. I really commend the characters in these books. The women do it for something that is good and the men always gets mad and doesn’t listen until it is too late and they have left. I’m proud to say that I read these books and got a lot out of them. You really never know when you will fall in love and with who.

All I can say is that everyone needs to try this series out. I will warn you that there are some pretty hot spots in the book. You can just see how the characters feelings change all the way through the book. Now I am off to read the third book in this series, Claimed by the Sicilian Tycoon which is Lyra and Andros’ story. I like how every book ends and it gives me a taste of what the next book will be about.