Sofia is a young Italian woman, recently graduated from college, who comes from a large Sicilian family that runs an Italian restaurant in Galveston, Texas. With five protective brothers and a deep and close relationship with her loving family, Sofia is eager to make her own mark on the world – an urge that drives her to apply for work as a PA at “Sublime Retreats”, a high-priced agency specializing in exotically gorgeous vacation get-aways.
Without giving too much of the plot away, Sofia’s exuberantly joyful take on life is irresistibly contagious – to her family, her friends, her new boss, and in particular, to one intriguing but very buttoned-down work colleague, who is somewhat of a control freak, with sudden mercurial moods to match.
Their journey to find each other, lose each other, and fight to determine if their romance can be rescued is light and charming in parts, and comfortably readable throughout.
Particularly as it mostly takes place while the two are on tour in sunny Florence – with a flowing backdrop to the burgeoning romance consisting of pastoral wine tours, fairy-lighted rooftop terraces, and more delicious food and wine than is fair to wave in front of this hungry reader – for, when it comes right down to it, who, of any of us, can resist “giovane amore” in Tuscany?
(Or when you really think about it, hazelnut gelato?)
My stop on the @Rachelsrandomtours #blogtour for #FallinginFlorence by @JoySkye
A big thank you to the author and the publisher for an ARC of this book. All thoughts presented are my own.