I have been having a spell of YA books and thought I'd pick up something a little more grown up. This has been sat on my shelf for a little while and I don't honestly know why I waited that long. I think it ticked all the boxes in the swoony hunky men department. Three stories all rolled into one book, all about different brothers of the Leopardi family. Each story is sort of entwined and follows on in time from each other.
At times yes I did feel it was a little cheesy and predictable and sometimes I did get a bit frustrated at the characters. I just wanted to shout out loud and them and give them a bit of a shake up. For some seriously intelligent people they could not see past their noses, all it takes is a bit of communication. But I guess it must have hit a note as I actually cared about what happened to the characters.
All the stories were equal in my eyes, I could not pin point my favourite. I did enjoy them and I would certainly seek out more books from this author. Nice easy writing style and a very comfortable light read for a bit of sheer escapism. I did get to learn a bit more about Sicily, somewhere I would love to visit, thank you Penny Jordan that's one country added to my holiday list.
If I had to gripe at one thing is that there were no more books in this series. I would have loved to see where each character would end up in the future.
I did enjoy this book and I would say it is what you are looking for if you want a bit of escapism with romance elements.show more
by Jennifer Juckes