I Love You More
A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novella
by Josie Riviera
Pub Date 09 Feb 2016
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A billionaire and a single mother have more in common than they know.
He’s a billionaire businessman … Luciano Donati, entrepreneur and eligible bachelor, lost his first wife to cancer. So though he lives in romantic Charleston, SC, he has every intention of ignoring the upcoming holiday for lovers … at least until he sets eyes again on his younger sister’s best friend. He remembers Anastasia as a teenager who idolized him, not this lovely, fragile woman with heartbreak in her eyes. Heartbreak that he finds himself wanting to cure. Her smile warms his soul, her touch ignites his desire, and her little girl Soo-Min melts his frozen heart. Adopted internationally himself at a young age, Luciano understands all too well the strong need to belong somewhere.
She’s a single mom … Anastasia Markow, cancer survivor and divorced mother, didn’t come to Charleston, SC, for romance. She's here to make sure she has custody of her adopted daughter, Soo-Min.
But when she encounters the first man she ever loved, here in the city of horse-drawn carriages and candlelight, her battered heart can’t help but bloom again. And when Luciano and Soo-Min take to each other, resisting his charm becomes even harder.
Handsome, self-assured, every inch the successful billionaire, Luciano is out of Anastasia's reach. But when a hurricane strands them together and they must trust each other to survive … things heat up despite the driving rain and gale winds.
Author's Note: Thousands of families around the world have opened their homes and hearts through international adoption. Soo-Min is the embodiment of many, many fortunate adoptive children and parents who’ve together created forever families.
"Set in one of my favorite cities, Riviera brings the charm of historical Charleston, SC, alive in vivid color, adding in the excitement of Mother Nature's volatility. This may be a wholesome romance, but there was no lack of surprises and action that had me flying through these pages and reading the book in one sitting. I loved both of these characters. Poor Anastasia has had some rough times, adopting a child, dealing with cancer and getting divorced, and Luciano has his share of hardships but has managed to be extremely successful in business. They get reunited after many years when Anastasia visits her friend, who is also Luciano's sister. The attraction is still there on both sides, and the difference in their age difference no longer matters. But all kinds of things crop up, letting them get only so close before keeping them apart. And don’t let the wholesomeness fool you – there is plenty of chemistry and sparks between these two! In the midst of finally finding their forever together, both of these characters do a lot of learning and growing, better preparing them for a future together. There's a lot of romance, surprises and action in this one to keeping any reader hooked until the last page." -5 Star Amazon Reviewer
"I LOVE YOU MORE is a complete story and left me caring about all of the characters. Josie Riviera takes a realistic look at cancer, weaves in a beautiful view of adoption, and then addresses divorce in a way I found refreshing. All together, I LOVE YOU MORE is a lovely, memorable sweet romance." -5 Star Amazon Reviewer