Thursday, 2 August 2018

My Very Italian Holiday - by Sue Roberts

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb: 

A beautiful guesthouse, a fresh start and a hunky Italian. Does it sound too good to be true? 

When Gina arrives in Lake Como, thousands of miles away from her life in the Lake District, she wonders if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Working for Fabio, running his lakeside hotel, seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After her world was tragically turned upside down, breaking her heart in the process, she was in desperate need of a fresh start. Plus, it didn’t hurt that Fabio was easy on the eyes… 

But it’s not all picturesque mountains, pizza and prosecco. The crumbling guesthouse that Fabio has inherited from his family needs some serious TLC. Is she up to the challenge? 

As Gina and Fabio work in close quarters, sparks start to fly. But Fabio has a secret he is scared to share, and Gina has her past to come to terms with. Does her heart belong back home or is a life in the sun – with a very handsome Italian – just the change of scenery she needs? 

Escape to the gorgeous mountains and glittering Lake Como in Northern Italy! This laugh-out-loud funny and feel-good story of starting over and living life to the max is perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver and Carole Matthews. 

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Gina runs a B&B and she lost her husband years ago. She gets to know Fabio, a charming Italian, who needs help turning his family’s guesthouse into a beautiful hotel. It’s a fresh start for Gina and she and Fabio hit it off from the start. 

I was actually a but surprised with the book and the storyline, mostly because I expected something else. The title sounds very promising, but half the book actually plays in England, which is a bit of a shame, because the setting at Lake Como is beautiful and Sue Roberts did a great job describing the area and the food. Gina only goes to Italy half way through the book, that took quite a while. 

The rest of the story felt a bit rushed for me though. There was too much going on at times, too many characters at once and I couldn’t relate to any of them. 

 I really wanted to like this book more, but the spark didn’t fly. It’s a cute story, very funny and heart-warming. 


Sue Roberts on Twitter: @SueRobertsautho

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