I have jetted back to Italy, to Rome to see how Kate is getting on with the new life she has created for herself. Although this is the second novel, featuring the same characters it is perfectly acceptable for you to be able to read it as a standalone as there is enough background given for you to pick up the thread of the story.
Kate is still in Rome, still in love with Alessandro and still trying to find the perfect job and place to live.
This is no longer the Rome of holidays, carefree days and plenty of gelato – this is reality. This is dealing with landlords who suddenly forget to understand English, who do nothing about problems with Kate’s little flat.
This is the reality of being in love with a man from a family with strong Italian values and beliefs and who are finding it difficult to accept Kate, an outsider into their lives, especially when she is English and divorced.
Added to Kate’s problems are trying to understand why all the women who say they care about Alessandro, are trying to do their best to stop him being happy and of course Kate being happy.
With all this reality around her can Kate find love in Rome and can it really be with Alessandro?
This book, like the first is an enjoyable warm read both with the characters and of course the heat of the romance, made even more so by being in one of the most romantic cities in Europe. There is the added dimension of seeing a real Italian family with all their ups and downs, their tears and laughter along with their approach to everything being cooking wonderful food. You can feel the pounds piling on as you read this novel!
An ideal summer read or one for when you need warming up! Not only does it have romance but it has laughter too – what more could you want from a book?
Thank you the publisher through netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
A Wedding in Italy along with Rome is Where the Heart is, the first novel in the From Italy with Love series are out now.