I stuck with this book to the end. Didn't work for me. I chose it because of the excellent reader reviews, the strong ratings of the writer from external sources and because I hoped to learn more about Italy.
I found the characters and situation to lack reality, while the behaviour, thoughts and language of the main characters were unbelievable. The story and language weren't nuanced - it was sheer escapism in luxury settings. I didn't realise it was going to be a pulp romance story. I can recognise however that the author is skilled at wording her sex and romance descriptions, but I wasn't expecting that. I need to choose my reading more carefully...
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 16 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 7 August 2008
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B00NX4ZJTW
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,874 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)