Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Review - From Rome With Love by Jules Wake

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Review by Suze
 
Will used to be one of Lisa's best friends, but he is now her enemy because he broke her heart. They aren't speaking anymore and Lisa misses him. Lisa plans a trip to Rome to look for her father. When their mutual friend Giovanny offers her a place to stay in Italy Will invites himself on the trip as well. Instead of a fun holiday abroad Lisa is now going to be uncomfortable, because she will be spending all of her time in Rome at the same apartment as Will.
 
When Lisa arrives in Rome she hopes Giovanni will help her find her father. However, after a day he is needed elsewhere and at first Lisa dreads being alone with Will, but he proves to be the kind man she used to know instead of the man she hates so much. Lisa loves sightseeing in Rome, but she shouldn't be left alone in such a big city. Her navigating skills are lacking and she needs someone by her side to figure things out. When the search for her father isn't going according to plan Will is there to help. Is Lisa going to find what she's looking for and will the trip result in a happy reunion with her father?
 
From Rome With Love is a fun romantic story. Lisa is very sweet. She always wants to help others, she's great with kids and she loves with all her heart. Will isn't a bad guy, he had his reasons and feels bad about what he's done to Lisa. He's gentle and caring, but he works long hours and he's passionate about his job. He thinks he doesn't have much to offer, but is this really true? Lisa and Will are wonderful together and I loved their easy friendship and amazing chemistry. I hoped they would have a future together and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out.
 
What I enjoyed the most about From Rome With Love is Jules Wake's descriptions of food. Will is in Italy to find the best products for his new restaurant and I could almost taste every delicious ingredient the main characters are sampling. I loved how she makes Rome and every good thing Italy has to offer come to life. It's obvious that Jules Wake loves what she writes about and that made the story incredibly entertaining for me.
 
Lisa is in Italy because she wants to find her father. She doesn't expect to find love, but Rome brings her a lot more than she bargained for before she left. The story is being told from two points of view. Jules Wake switches between Lisa and Will and both of their characters are equally enjoyable to read about. The story ends in a chaotic and surprising way, which I found fabulously dramatic. I really liked From Rome With Love, it's a highly amusing and endearing story.
 
Advice
 
From Rome With Love is a standalone story, but characters from From Italy With Love and From Paris With Love this Christmas are making a brief entrance. If you like stories set in Italy with a lot of family drama you will love this story.
 


16 comments:

  1. The food description would hook me!

    --Trix

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  2. The book sounds great. Thanks for the awesome review!!!

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  3. The descriptions of the food are appealing to me also.

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  4. I like when I can experience a different country thru a character.

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  5. I love to travel through books. And that cover is glorious!

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  6. I love when friends fall in love. To me, that's the best way to build romance!
    Dianna

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  7. I love food,and Italy,ah,this book sounds wonderful :)

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  8. Italy is one place that I would love to go, but I can't stand planes. So I'll stick to reading about it.

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  9. Sounds great - Italy and all that comes along :)

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  10. This sounds like something right up my alley! I haven't read many books set in Italy, and I love family prose. :)

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  11. Jules is a new author to me and I'm looking forward to reading From Rome with Love

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  12. Would like this as it's a nice lighthearted read x

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  13. This is really high on my TBR list, thanks for the review Suze!

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  14. Sounds llike a holiday read to me

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