I love it completely! This book stole all my attention from beginning to end. It is so bright, cheerful, and at the same time carries sizable emotional charge. I don’t think, I quickly forget my new favorite heroine Georgie Archibald.
About the plot: Georgie is twenty-six years old, but her mother claims that she is already a spinster. She arranges blind dates for her, but no one attracted Georgie’s attention. Determined to take her love life into her own hands, she escapes to Italy to find a husband herself. She ends up in the picturesque village, Vernazza. But with Georgie, it’s never so easy. She collapses on the square, and to her rescue must come two men.
After awkward situation when she wakes up, her eye immediately catches a beautiful stranger, Gianluca. She tries to meet him again, but even when it will happen he is not interested. Gianluca has a past that haunts him and he doesn’t pay attention to a lot of things. But Georgie wouldn’t be herself, if it would stopped her. She is intrigued and trying to befriend him anyway.
“My heart sputtered to a stop. God, he was romantic looking, the sort of man who breathes passion into life without even trying.”
Final thoughts: I didn’t know about this at the beginning but it’s about Georgie, Frederick Archibald’s sister form The Summer Games: Settling the Score. I loved her already, and I really wanted to read a book about her. What a surprise, I just had it in my hands. My joy knew no bounds. Maybe it’s why I love it so much. Or because it simply is hilarious!
In a sense, it is a hate to love story. He wasn’t an easy case but thanks to this it was refreshing and unique. And it gave a great playing field for our heroine. I have to admit I have a crush on her. She has a colorful soul and is full of optimism. Determined, stubborn, outspoken, cheerful. I can go on and on.
“Holy shit! Did you just laugh? Or is that just some strange new sound you make when you’re brooding?”
I laughed so many times, I could quote these texts for hours. Definitely you shouldn’t read this outside, because convulsive laughter are guaranteed. Well, unless don’t embarrass you strange looks from people, you can always take the example of Georgie. It certainly wouldn’t stop her.
So far you can think that Gianluca is a jerk. He was maybe a little, but then rewarded it a hundred times. I love how they develop friendship and then love. Their exchanges were hilarious.
“Do you want to know why I stuff candy in my pockets in the mornings?”
“You fancy a bit of diabetes?”
“It’s a reward system. Every time I get you to talk, I reward myself with a piece of chocolate.”
And then the sexual tension reached its peak. Excellently written bedroom scenes. It was sinfully hot but also romantic. It also has an emotional side. His past and what they have to go through to really be together, can squeeze a small tear or two. It is more complex than just a trip after love.
“Loving Georgie took courage I hadn’t known I still had, courage that at times seemed like an act of sheer folly.”
This whole book is that, what you think, when you imagine Italy. Hot summer, wine, gelato, fun, beach, and friends. Dreamy sigh. It also has everything what you’re looking for in a romantic comedy. A huge number of funny scenes and situations, bold heroine, romantic-looking hero. It guarantees a lot of smile through the whole book. I highly recommend it.
The words that describe it: Hot, emocional, awesome heroine, laught out laught, hate to love, romantic comedy, standalone, Italy!
About The Author
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.