Interpersonal communication

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Lesly Morrow

Professor Clark

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3 May 2014


Loretta Castorini is a widowed book keeper that lives in New York with her mother, Rose, Cosmo, father, and grandfather, Cosmo's dad. She was recently widowed due to the accidental death of her former husband that was hit by a bus. Loretta is convinced that her former marriage did not work due to her not following her tradition. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri, simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Johnny must visit his dying mother in Sicily. While he is away, he asks Loretta to try to patch things up between Johnny and his brother, bakery operator, Ronny Cammareri. Having never forgiven Johnny for indirectly causing the accident that crippled him, that caused him to lose his girl to another man, Ronny soars into a rage whenever his brother's name is mentioned, or the thought of them reuniting.

He does, however, fall for Loretta after her visit to the bakery with an invitation to their wedding and the cooking of a nice meal. They have a few drinks and discuss the dispute between Ronnie and Johnny. After Ronnie continuously blames Johnny for his break up and hand loss, things heat up as Ronnie sweeps Loretta out of her chair and into his bed as they make love. After a torrid affair, Loretta tries to avoid Ronny out of respect to Johnny, but he's just too fascinating to resist. Meanwhile, Loretta's father is fooling around with his mistress, Mona, while Loretta's mother is wooed by a college professor. These brief flings are forgiven and forgotten, but there's still the delicate situation of Loretta being in love with her future brother-in-law. While Johnny unexpectedly returns...