Deserving of His Diamonds by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Desere

This was the first book in a duo series about two sisters that cause major trouble for the men in their lives. The story revolved around Emilo and Gisele (love love love that name) and how he is trying to make up for the terrible mistake he made by accusing Gisele of something she swore she did not do(and no I am not going to tell you what exactly as that would be giving it away).

The book was filled with passion and such strong emotion that I cried right along with Gisele for the terrible heartship she had to face. And Mrs Milburne really out did herself with the character of Emilo !

The second book in the series is called Enemies at the Altar.

My Rating : 5/5 star review

Reviewed by Nas

Deserving of His Diamonds? (Harlequin Presents)
Deserving of His Diamonds
Deserving of His Diamonds

DESERVING OF HIS DIAMONDS? By author Melanie Milburne is Mills & Boon Modern and Harlequin Presents release of April 2012.

Emilio Andreoni had made a dreadful mistake when he had thrown Gisele, the woman he had proposed to, out on the streets when he saw a scandalous tape starring her. But it was not her, was it? Gisele had kept protesting her innocence but he didn't listen to her. So he had betrayed her by not having faith in her and trusting her enough.

Now when he found out his mistake, he wanted his Gisele back but would she come back? After all there was that awful consequences as a result of her tension. Maybe Emilio was to blame. Then he embarked on a wild idea to woo Gisele back. Would it work?

DESERVING OF HIS DIAMONDS? is a beguiling romance that tugged at my heartstrings and kept me on the edge of my seat. Author Melanie Milburne has written this spectacular romance with such depth, sensitivity and heart that readers will not be able to resist devouring this outstanding contemporary romance in a single sitting.     

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Reviewed by Maria

I want to ask all the ladies out there if you ever suffered the injustice of being unceremoniously ditched by a man you adored.  Well, hopefully, you didn't, but you may have had a friend who did, someone you had to support.  Because it does happen at times, unfortunately.  And when it did, either to you or your friend, did you (or your friend) ever wonder what you would do if the concerned man realized his mistake and came back asking for forgiveness and wanting you back in his life?  Tell me, what would you do?  Would you run back into his arms again?  Or would you walk away, your head held high and your pride intact?

This is exactly the dilemma facing the heroine, Gisele.  Two years before, she had been living in Italy, blissfully in love, the adored fiance of a wealthy and respected man.  Next thing, she was out of his life and on a one way plane journey back to Australia, for absolutely now fault of her own.   She had to start her life all over again.  But before she could even do that, she had to face a huge personal problem, one of the results of her break up.

So Emilio realizes his mistake and wants her back.  He's ready to do anything, even pay her a huge amount of money, to come back to him for a month.  He hopes he will be able persuade her, during that time, to relent and forgive him.  But no matter how sorry he is or how wrong he knows he has been, Emilio (well, he's a man after all) has to learn that he can't just kiss the whole mistake better.  It is not just a matter of showering Gisele with diamonds and making passionate love to her and everything will be fine.  This woman has been to hell and back and this man  is going to have to learn exactly what she has been through, not to mention his role in the whole matter.  It's not going to be easy.

This is category romance at its best. Melanie Milburne, an author at the height of her craft,  gives the reader an emotional, touching and sometimes surprising read.  I'm not trying to give away too much of the plot, but I don't mind telling that she touched on several sensitive issues in the telling of this story.  One issue is the matter of homeless youngsters and the problem of helping them find a future for themselves.  Emilio comes from such a background, you see.  She also touches on the sensitive and difficult issue of neonatal death and does so beautifully.  This sad matter has been experienced in my own family and I was moved to tears by the scene where Emilio learns the truth and has to deal with the fact that he and Gisele had brought a little life into the world who unfortunately could not survive for long.  No matter how difficult certain situations may be, if the people involved don't become too hard hearted as a result of their experiences, the healing power of love can work its magic and that is what this book is about.  Hope and love.  As another favourite romance author of mine often says, the wonderful thing about writing romance is that it can give readers a message of hope.  That's always a wonderful message.