Monday, June 16, 2014

Review for An American Girl in Italy

An Italian paradise is the last thing she wants... but the one thing she needs!

Surely any girl would kill for the chance to tour Italy’s most famous cities for the summer? To experience the warmth of the Tuscan sun, the culinary delights of the pizzerias and caffés and to stroll along the cobbled streets of the City of Love itself...

Any girl apart from ambitious oboist Carly Davis that is! For her, the Easthampton Civic Symphony’s latest European tour is one massive inconvenience. She can’t even put her smartphone down long enough to snap a picture of the Coliseum.

Only, there’s one Italian attraction that Carly hadn’t quite expected to be a part of the tourist route...
Tour guide Michelangelo is as dark and delicious as Carly’s morning espresso. And when she needs a few lessons in the language of love to land her an important gig, he’s a more than capable tutor.

But with her promising career back in Boston, can Carly really afford to lose her heart in Italy?
My review:
Carly Davis is so focused on her career, she doesn't have time for anything else. As an oboist for the Easthampton Civic Symphony, she's looking forward to their tour in Italy. It should be good for her career! What she doesn't expect is that their tour guide Michelangelo is not only gorgeous, but the one that can help her with an important gig. The more time Carly spends with him, the more she realizes there could be more to life than her music. But is she willing to take that chance?

A wonderfully written romance that will leave you with the desire to slip away to Italy yourself. The beautiful settings come to life in this book, especially Michelangelo's vineyard. The way it's described makes it feel like it's magical.

Don't go looking for a hot and heavy romance here. This one is sweet, and the feelings the couple has for another bloom as they open each other's eyes to other possibilities in life. Carly is smart and driven, and I so easily see how she could be swept away by Michelangelo's charm. Unlike a lot of the typical arrogant heroes in this genre, he's a true gentleman. Handsome, intelligent, and compassionate. His big heart won me over.
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About the Author
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Harper Impulse, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.



  1. Great review! This sounds like such a sweet book...

  2. Hi, Christine. Thanks for sharing your review of this book.

  3. I like a sweet romance from time to time. =)

    COngrats, Aubrie!

  4. Who could resist a guy named Michelangelo? In Italy?

  5. Sounds like a sweet read. Perfect for the weekend. :-)

  6. Hi Christine,

    An informative blurb and a most comprehensive, thoughtful review. Thank you for this and I shall take the liberty of sharing your post.

    Gary :) A Canadian in England!


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