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#Review of The Italian’s Unexpected Heir ((The Bartolini Legacy #3) by Jennifer Faye w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #IHPrism @JenniferFaye34 @HarlequinBooks @PrismBookTours

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The Italian’s Unexpected Heir
(The Bartolini Legacy #3)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
September 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

Her baby surprise proves…

…that one night will never be enough!Reeling from the secrets that have torn his heritage apart, Enzo Bartolini is set on selling his family’s Tuscan vineyard and trying to forget the impulsive, dazzling night he and best friend Sylvie shared in Paris. While the sale moves forward, the thrilling awareness between him and Sylvie is harder to move past…especially when she upends Enzo’s world by revealing she’s carrying his baby!

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Other Books in the Series

The Prince and the Wedding Planner
(The Bartolini Legacy #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

When different worlds collide…

…sparks fly!

With her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly—she can’t afford distractions. Too bad the bride’s dashing brother has other plans! Duty-bound Crown Prince Leo has mere weeks to announce his own engagement, but none of the candidates measure up to Bianca. They’re the most unlikely match, but might that just make them perfect for one another?

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“Enzo, I have the mail.” Sylvie, the estate’s wedding planner, stepped onto the balcony.

He didn’t turn around. “I don’t want to look at it now. Just toss it in the office.” Then, realizing he’d forgotten his manners—manners his mother had instilled in him—he said, “Thank you.”

Sylvie stepped up next to him. “You might want to see these two things.”

Her words stirred his curiosity. “Why’s that?”

“They’re from your sisters.”

A smile tugged at his lips. Through it all, they’d still remembered his birthday. When Sylvie held out two pieces of mail, he readily accepted them.

The first was a postcard. It was from the island of Lapri. The front of it had a picture of a dog licking gelato with the beach in the background. Okay, so a postcard wasn’t exactly a birthday card, but it was the thought that counts. He flipped it over, already knowing it was from Gia.

Having a great time. The villa is almost remodeled. I’ll have to find another house to work on. G

That was it? His gaze searched the card again. No birthday wishes. No I miss you. No I’m coming back. Not even a Love, Gia. Just a little note and an impersonal, unfeeling G.

His good mood deflated like a balloon stuck with a sharp needle. A big whoosh and his mood was back to its prior melancholy state of being.

Enzo blew out a deep sigh. This confirmed that their close-knit family was forever fractured. Nothing would ever be as it had been. If only he hadn’t held on to that secret—the one he wasn’t supposed to know anything about—maybe then things wouldn’t be so different.

“Aren’t you going to open the other one?” Sylvie’s voice drew him from his thoughts. “It looks official. It has a crest on it and everything.”

Enzo lifted the cream-colored envelope and saw the purple seal on the back. It was from his other sister Bianca. He noticed that the envelope was weighty, like there might be a card inside. A little smile played at the corners of his mouth. Bianca was always good at remembering his birthday.


This book is the perfect ending to a wonderful series.  I just loved how Ms. Faye wrapped up everyone’s loose ends and we get to Gia, Enzo and Bianca come together as a true family in the end.  There was a lot of turmoil in dealing with the major secret and I felt like Ms. Faye handled it well.  Enzo is just a grumpy grump but I found that endearing with him.  He has a super soft spot that he doesn’t let a bunch of people see except for a select few.  When it comes to Sylvie, she sees it.  Multiple times so it is easy to really like Enzo from the beginning.  Enzo was put in an awful position with the reading of the will, so it was expected.

What really drew me to the story was Sylvie.  She had been through a lot but always had a smile on her face.  Things bothered her but she never got too down about it.  She had a plan and she stuck to it.  Was she a Pollyanna?  No, she wasn’t.  Just even-tempered considering her upbringing.  I love a good opposites attract trope and this book delivers.  Sylvie and Enzo couldn’t be more different but at the same time, they complete each other.

As usual, Ms. Faye takes her time with her storytelling and nothing is rushed.  I love her voice and she lets her characters do the talking.  Some would argue that this book is shorter than the others in the series but again, Enzo and Sylvie didn’t need a long book.  They laid out their story and just let it happen.  Of course, having a baby does that but these two are never apart for very long.  The book’s setting is lush and I wish I could visit.  Maybe one day.

I will miss this series and I wish we could have had a bit more of an after wedding scene with all the siblings and their partners but I’m greedy that way.  🙂  I miss the Grump and Sunshine already.  A re-read is in order.


The CEO, the Puppy and Me
(The Bartolini Legacy #2)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
June 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

Has the search for her past…

…guided her toward her future?

Gia Bartolini’s determinedly searching for her real father. First stop on the enchanting Italian island of Lapri? A mysterious abandoned mansion…where, rescuing a trapped puppy, she falls straight into the arms of alluring Riccardo Moretti! Her passion for the all-business CEO burns bright, leaving Gia with a question: In uncovering her true roots, has fate led her to true love?

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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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