I really, really enjoyed this novel by Giselle Fox. I’ve read two of her other novels (the standalone ones) and I liked them a lot, but this one was just
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve really liked the other books of Giselle Fox’s that I’ve read, but this one was just phenomenal. I started out thinking the series of events that kick off the story were a little too unbelievable, but soon I realized that that was the point. There’s a thread of luck and fate and weird coincidences that runs through the whole novel. It was very appealing and everything came back around and was tied up nicely at the end, which is something I really like in a story.
The setting was utterly gorgeous; Giselle Fox must really love Italy 🙂 I could practically feel the hot weather and taste the food and smell the gardens, and it was just very satisfying. The romance between Juliet and Leoni is beautiful, well-paced, and free from drama. The only thing that brought me out of the story occasionally were some really weird euphemisms during the sex scenes (“center seam” for the vulva? Seriously?? I guess I sew too much clothing for that to sound sexy…) but otherwise, the writing was very good. And the end was so, so romantic. It was a real happy ending to daydream about.