It has been raining and cold in my hometown, so it’s kind of a perfect time to share my review of a romance novel.
“Italy Ever After”, written by Leonie Mack, is a Romance / Women’s Fiction novel, published on 11th May 2021 by Boldwood Books.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Leonie Mack for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Escape to the sun and head off to Italy, with the wonderfully warm and ever-so-page-turning Leonie Mack!
TV journalist Lou feels battered and bruised after her divorce from Phil, the father of her daughter Edie. Her confidence and sense of fun have steadily been drained away, and she isn’t sure who she is any more.
When the opportunity arises to accompany Edie on a music camp in Italy for a month in the summer, Lou jumps at the chance for new adventures, new horizons and new friends. The hazy warmth of the summer sun, shining brightly over the stunning Lake Garda, slowly brings Lou back to life.
Nick Romano, Edie’s music teacher, loves being home in Italy, but coaching his students for their concert in Milan, is bringing back difficult memories. His blossoming friendship with Lou is the perfect distraction, although a summer fling would be easier to conduct without the scrutiny of his mother Greta, not to mention the interference of his extended Italian family.
As the summer passes, full of sunshine and breath-taking scenery, gelato and delicious feasts, Lou and Nick get ever closer. But as the time for farewell creeps up on them, will they be able to say goodbye and leave their memories behind in the Italian sun, or can a summer romance last a lifetime?
Leonie Mack is back with a sizzling, sun-baked love story, perfect for all fans of Mandy Baggot, Jo Thomas and Carole Matthews.
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About the Author
Leonie Mack is a debut novelist whose first book My Christmas Number One was published by Boldwood in September 2020. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!
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A lot has happened in the past few years and I have come to realize and appreciate those contemporary books that allow me to travel to another (REAL) country/place. This romance takes me to a country that has been in my bucket list since I was 12 and I met some friends that were from Italy, during a summer camp.
“Italy Ever After” as the perfect elements for a Saturday afternoon read, one of those stories that we grab, relax and just enjoy a romance journey. It also had that warmth that calls to be read during the summer, and you probably know what I will do: reread this Italian set romance, at the beach in Portugal. How perfect could it be?
We have characters that aren’t perfect at all and that just made me happy because it felt real, I could understand the characters and their actions, goals, likes/dislikes and fears. From Lou and her daughter Edie, to Nick… From the interactions, to the growth…
Funny enough, I’m kind of hoping that one day in the future, the author will write Edie’s story. She definitely has potential to be a star of a book. Plus, she was so cute and I want to see how her growth will continue throughout her life. But that’s just me, the reader that loves to see all the amazing characters happy and romance in their lives.
It was fantastic that this book was set in Italy during a summer camp, this one a music camp, and although I’m a music expert, I did enjoy the setting and that camp element. And I kind of could relate since I have done a summer camp in another country. And that’s why I was curious, part of me felt that connection immediately, and the other part of me wondered about the romance and the exciting of meting new people.
Overall, I enjoyed this story a lot. Stories set in Italy always have a magical touch to me. I really can’t wait to see were the author will take me next in her other novels (the one she has already published, and all of those that are yet to arrive).
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