Review The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

Posted January 14, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders
The Unwanted Wife
by Natasha Anders

3 Stars


Released: 26 September 2012
Series: The Unwanted #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 215
Format: eBook


“…it is a little cliche and over dramatic, but that didn’t stop me from lapping it up. ” ~ Under the Covers

Alessandro was blackmailed into marrying his wife, Theresa, by her conniving father, a scheme he believes she is fully aware of. When he realises the truth, that his wife had no idea, he tries to win her back, but his callous treatment of her leaves her wanting only one thing; a divorce. Theresa has no idea why the man she fell in love with suddenly turned cold and cruel after their marriage, but she knows she doesn’t have to take it anymore, after years of being a doormat, first for her father, now for her husband she is taking her life into her own hands.

If you like overbearing Italian heroes, angst and a heroine that strongly resembles a very beautiful carpet, then step right up, this is the book for you. And I admit I am glad I stepped up! I did enjoy that combination in this book it is a little cliche and over dramatic, but that didn’t stop me from lapping it up.

Theresa was young, naieve and sheltered when she met Alessandro and promptly fell in love, all without realising her father had manipulated the whole thing. Alessandro just thought she was using daddy dearest to get what she wanted; him. Of course, that huge misunderstanding – and doesn’t the romance genre just love a misunderstanding?- is what caused Theresa 18 months of marriage hell, where her very reluctant husband acted like a complete dickhead.

Natasha Anders did well, normally once a hero has gone beyond the pale, he is dead to me, but I confess I softened towards Sandro, when he wasn’t being an emotionally distant arse hat he was very sweet and caring. I also liked that Theresa started to grow a back bone and stand up for herself.

It was a little melodramatic and a little angsty, something I don’t normally like, but I did find myself enjoying this book anyway, I will definitely be reading some more Natasha Anders.

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  unwantedwife A Husband's Regret His Unlikely Lover



About Natasha Anders

Since making her publishing debut in 2012, Natasha Anders has been drawing praise and attention as a new voice in romance. The Unwanted Wife, which became a self-published bestseller, is the first title in Anders’s forthcoming Unwanted series. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Anders spent nine years as an associate English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Anders currently lives in Cape Town.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks Suzanne for the review

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m not a fan of over the top angst but I love a heroine who has or gets a backbone.


Thanks suzanne for the review


I really enjoyed the first book in this series. I love all the angst so it’s right up my ally :).. thanks for your review, now I have to go read book two!!