Friday, 19 April 2019

Book Review - You, Me and Italy by Sue Roberts - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: You, Me and Italy
Author: Sue Roberts
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 6th March 2019
Rating: 4 Stars

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!

Another delightful story from an author I really do enjoy reading. 

I felt sorry for Maisie quite early on in the story, when she discovers the truth about her husband, 

We then fast forward to her current situation, which leads to another amusing scene early on when Maisie quits one he jobs, in a rather public way. 

However her luck is due to change with a competition with for a holiday to Tuscany, Who knew that this would be a life changing holiday for her. 

From the moment Maisie and her friends Cheryl and Emma arrive in Italy, I completely fell for this book.  The divine food descriptions, the sense of location, the sexy Italian men, its all just fabulous. 

This is a story of love, friendship and finding new life opportunities when you least expect them. 

What a lovely summery read this is, I would expect to see this on kindles poolside all over the coming months as we move into Summer Holiday season (or even wishful thinking there could be sun season,)

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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