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August 19, 2014

An American Girl in Italy {Aubrie Dionne}

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An American Girl in Italy {Aubrie Dionne} | #bookreview #booktour #cbbpromotions
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 caff├ęs 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?

Many times I begin a new book and I have to make myself read two or three chapters before I really get into the story. That was not the case with this book. Within a few pages I felt a connection with Carly and her "stay in business mode" personality. The other characters also seemed to fit so naturally into the story that I felt like I already knew each of them.

Michelangelo's story tugged at my heart strings immediately. Although he is first introduced as having a certain personality, I got the feeling he was hiding something all along. Once his secret was revealed, I found myself begging Carly to just calm down enough to let him spill his heart.

The last couple chapters of this book kept a smile on my face. I loved the suspense of trying to figure out how it was all going to end and where all the characters would go. When it was wrapped up, everything seemed so perfect and natural.

I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone looking for a contemporary romance read.

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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 writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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