[PDF] A Sicilian Marriage By Chikae Ide. Nina Guardino is a young member of the celebrated Guardino family and tortured by the whims of her grandfather, Alessandro. When he wanted her to marry the wealthy CEO of the Monteleone Foundation, Rafael Monteleone, she did as he asked. She entered a loveless marriage with a man who was more interested in her cousin Marisia than the woman he married. It wouldn't be so bad, since Nina's loved Rafael since she was a child, but he doesn't even seem to remember their chance encounter! He ran away from an orphanage as a child, and in the process, gave the young Nina a beautiful flower that signified they'd meet again. Years later, he barely looks at her. What's changed in two decades to turn this firebrand child with love in his heart into the cold man who shares Nina's bed?