If Paolo was completely head over heels in love with Livia, then she would use it. Initially she would play along with his feelings for her, make him feel that what he felt was in some way reciprocated. She would bite her tongue over any hint of clinginess on his part.
Her married life with Terry had been one long, constraining affair with his clinginess ultimately a complete turn off for Livia. On the other hand, she also knew that men so deeply in love were highly manipulable. She would play a longer game with Paolo. And it started now.