Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: An American Girl in Italy, by Aubrie Dionne

Any woman would kill for the chance to tour Italy’s most famous cities for the summer, but for Carly Davis, it's a hindrance. She's had to turn down gigs and private lessons to tour the couple of weeks with the Symphony. But one attraction has caught her eye…and heart. Tour guide and vineyard owner, Michelangelo, is dark and delicious. They may have gotten off on the wrong foot, but he's helping her to land a big gig and is quickly working his way under her skin. But with her promising career back in Boston, can Carly really afford to lose her heart in Italy?

At times, this book read like a new adult, and other times it read like a women's fiction. Nothing wrong with either, but I never felt the romance category vibe. Periodically, the heroine Carly came off as abrasive, but motivations were explained well and never made me dislike her or want to stop reading. There was a lot to like about this book. What stands out was the setting and details the author weaved in, making me feel like I was right there, enjoying the experience. Hello? Hot Italian guy? Vineyard owner? Sign me up! Dionne writes with an elegance not often found nowadays and focuses on the sweet versus the heat. This book was a nice change of pace and recommended. Love the cover too! 


Aubrie said...

Thank you for this wonderful review!

Kelly Moran said...

very welcome!