So after reading the blurb for this book I knew I wanted to read it and be apart of this blog tour for two main reasons. The first reason is that Antonia up and left where she was living to work in another country, this would be a dream for me. The second reason is because she doesn't want to fall in love, so we have a reluctant heroine. Check out the blurb below and see what I mean.
'This was no cold marble—this was a man! Antonia goes to Tuscany to rebuild her life. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love, least of all with rich, arrogant, aristocratic Lorenzo.
Librarian Antonia Gray has fled England for northern Tuscany after an unhappy love affair to work on the archive of a 17th century Italian explorer, a member of a centuries-old aristocratic family. There she meets his descendent, Lorenzo Quattromani, rich, arrogant, handsome—and engaged to the beautiful and ruthless Giselle. The last thing Antonia wants is to fall in love, least of all with someone so dangerous. His engagement, though, is not what it seems, and Lorenzo breaks down Antonia’s resistance. But Giselle has other ideas.'
The book is 11 Chapters long, this to me means there is enough time to pull you in but things would probably move fast. Whether that worked, that depends on the reader, this reader loved it. It was an easy read in the sense that you zoom through the book, I think I finished it in less than two days.
So the books starts with a bit of intrigue regarding Antonia's past. It eludes to something, which makes you keep reading because you want to find out. Not only this you also have that fact that after Chapter 1 you want to keep reading. This mystery factor really keeps you involved.
One thing I loved about this book is how the Author describes the locations.There is so much detail that I could easily start picturing these places in my mind. I immediately wanted to book a holiday to Tuscany! It was to easy picture the events happening in my mind like my own little movie.
So let's tell you a little bit about the Author Kate Zarrelli, she is a romance writer who also pens erotica under the name of Katherine Mezzacappa. Originally from Ireland Kate now lives with her Italian husband and two teenage sons in Carrara Northern Tuscany. Kate also write histroical, erotic, feel-good and paranormal fiction set all over Europe. In her spare time she volunteers with a used book charity which she is a founding member.
So my final thoughts on this book are it was absolutely captivating. I was involved from the very first word until the very last word. I'm not ashamed to admit it that this book even got my emotions involved at points. You can get your copy of this book HERE.
As an extra addition to this Blog Tour they are also doing a Giveaway! You could win a Little Carrara Marble Heart Pendant! You can enter this giveaway HERE. Don't Forget to read the Terms and Conditions first. They are right here:Terms and conditions : Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
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