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Carol Grace Culver is the author of over 35 romance novels, 3 young adult novels, 2 single titles and 5 upcoming cozy mysteries. In her former life she did TV promos for Julia Child, and was a translator aboard the hospital ship HOPE. She teaches writing aboard cruise ships which is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.
on March 04, 2014 :
An entertaining, fantasy-filled, romantic suspense novel, with some racy love scenes, so, not for children. While racy, the scenes do not cross the line into pornographaphy in my humble opinion. If you enjoy light, female protagonist, romantic suspense films, you should enjoy this novel.
Anne Marie, a forty-one-year-old U.S. American has been ditched by her husband for a much younger woman. To heal her feelings of abandonment and her damaged self-esteem, Anne Marie seeks out a high-school crush, an Italian exchange student, Giovanni, in Italy!
From the start of her trip, her flight, things do not go as planned, setting off a chain of events that put Anne Marie in danger. Luckily for her, handsome, forty-year-old Marco dogs Anne Marie every step of her way to meet the old friend. In well-written segments, often rich with humor, from both Anne Marie's perspective and Marco's perspective, we follow the romantic adventure to it's romantic ending.
An adventure, a romance, a fantasy for a divorced, forty-one-year-old woman, in Italy, trailed by a handsome Italian man: Her Italian Millionaire is a fun read. Don't expect literature or a complicated plot. This is a light read, a beach read, a guilty pleasure read.
Midway in the novel, Anne Marie finally reunites with her childhood crush, Giovanni, without the hoped for earth-moving results. Alone again with Marco, Anne Marie and Marco begin to get to know each other, and to realize their mutual attraction, including two racy sex scenes, and a few tongue-twisting kissing sessions!
The only thing I would change, if I could, would be some of the language used during the love scenes, to make them bit less explicit, because I think that would fit better with the overall tone of the book.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)