Genres: Contemporary Romance
When her mother’s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country.
Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie’s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away… that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she’s ever seen.
After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale.
But Georgie isn’t asking for his heart—she’s merely intrigued.
After all, Gianluca isn’t just gorgeous—tall and tan from days spent in the sun—his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she’s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it.
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I have mixed feelings about this book.
The story was so interesting and quite addictive that I decided to finish reading it. Unfortunately, there were moments where I was frustrated with this book.
In particular, behavior Georgia made me little angry at her. Partially I was supporting her decision, because interfering in Gianluca life despite his resistance, meant that after a long time he finally come to terms with the past and was able to think about the future. But I didn’t like her motivation. She didn’t do this to help him but just to get his attention.
Then, once they have established a somewhat warmer relations with each other, I thought that it will turn into something beautiful. But then they couldn’t decide what they want anymore.
On the other hand, their changing emotions are the result of quite emotionally complex situation so it’s a little understandable. Yet despite it I was not able to fully enjoy this book.
Aside from the emotional complexities, to the rest of the this book I have no objections. I loved the ending. After all he went through, Gianluca deserve his happy ending.
Unfortunately, the negative feelings outweigh my rating.
I admit I’m a little disappointed with R.S. Grey, so far all her books that I read I really liked. I hope that her next book will not cause in me such conflicting emotions, and I will be able to enjoy it more.