Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Book review: My Summer of Love and Limoncello by Sue Roberts

My Summer of Love and Limoncello

Three best friends, Italian sunshine and a handsome stranger can fix just about anything… Can’t it? 

Maisie Knight had it all. A gorgeous husband. A successful business. A beautiful home. Until one day, after walking into the storeroom of their shop, she loses it all at once – catching her husband cheating on her with the girl from Checkout 3. So when she wins a holiday to Italy, a week under the Tuscan sun couldn’t come soon enough. 

Treating best friends Cheryl and Emma to a girls’ trip, the terracotta-roofed Villa Marisa on a rustic farm awaits them. The fields of golden sunflowers could be the perfect cure for Maisie’s broken heart – and local farmer, suspiciously perfect Gianni, with his thick black hair and twinkling brown eyes is a welcome distraction from her broken heart.

Mornings waking up to freshly brewed coffee and views of the rolling hills, moped rides with cheeky Italians, and feasts of prosecco and pasta help Maisie forget her troubles. After all her heartache, she’s surprised when she starts opening up to Gianni – she’s even more surprised when the temperature rises and it’s not just the rays of the Italian sunshine…

Maisie could get used to the good life. But just as she’s getting her spark back, disaster strikes. The next thing she knows, her past is catching up with her, reopening old wounds and Maisie has a life-changing decision to make. Should she say ciao to her summer of love and limoncello?

A laugh-out-loud page turner about second chances, finding happiness when you least expect it and the restorative power of Italian food! Fans of Carole Matthews and Sophie Kinsella will be totally hooked by My Summer of Love and Limoncello

My review...

Italy has always been and will always remain my favourite country. So when the opportunity to dive into a divine story, predominantly set in Florence, came about I jumped in with both feet.....or should that be eyes. The dreamy landscapes surrounding Florence were described in picture perfect detail and I could almost smell the culinary delights that were on offer for the reader's imagination to drift towards.

The plot picked me up and swept me away on a roller coaster ride of heartbreak and self healing and I was enraptured every step of the way. Maisy was a joy to have at the helm of this beautiful story and I was instantly taken with her natural charm and determination to succeed with happiness in life. Sue Roberts certainly gave us many swoon worthy Italian men to feast our eyes on, but none could come close to the divine Gianni, with his quiet Italian charm and gentlemanly manner. I was smitten and held out all hope that he would get a happy ever after.

If you're like me and love all things Italian then this is the story for you.....limoncellos all round I say. My Summer of Love an Limoncello is a breath of fresh air in this ever changing British weather and the perfect pick me up to bring on those summer vibes.

Read and reviewed with kind permission by Netgalley and Bookouture.

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About the author...

Sue was born in Liverpool and moved to Lancashire as a teenager where she has lived ever since. She has written three books, the third 'My Summer of love and limoncello.' will be published on March 6th and she is busy working on a fourth book. When not busy writing, Sue spends her time with her ever growing family. She enjoys walking, cinema and travelling. Her first book 'My Big Greek Summer.' was inspired by frequent visits to the Island of Rhodes in Greece. All Sue's books are available from Amazon in kindle and paperback format.

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