My first Kimani Romance novel from Deborah Fletcher Mello was a sweet and satisfying read set in beautiful Italy. Like Farrah Rochon’s novels, I love when the setting becomes a character in itself. I pictured myself walking through the family vineyards and I loved reading about the university and the city as much as I enjoyed reading the love story of Donovan and Gianna.
Gianna is a character after my own heart, a writer of thriller novels who strikes up a penpal friendship with a fan. When Donovan gets the opportunity to work in a town not far from Gianna, it’s like fate has brought them together.
When Donovan is accused of a terrible crime and his status as professor is threatened, the love between a reclusive Italian writer and the American professor is put to the test.
This novel was a romantic read set in one of the most romantic cities in the world. The relationship developed rapidly but there isn’t that InstaLove that I can’t stand. The passage of a reasonable amount of time is believable and Donovan and Gianna spend quite a bit of time getting to know one another. THIS, I like to see. There are also a few very steamy love scenes!
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and HQN Kimani Romance for review.