Top critical review
20 August 2019
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...