Tilly Tennant – Rome Is Where the Heart Is (From Italy With Love #1)

Can a holiday romance ever have a happy ending? Escape with Kate to the sun-drenched city of Rome where a love affair is just about to begin …

When Kate’s husband Matt dumps her on Friday 13th she decides enough is enough – it’s time for her to have some fun and so she hops on a plane to Rome. A week of grappa and gelato in pavement cafes under azure blue skies will be just what the doctor ordered.

What she doesn’t count on is meeting and falling for sexy policeman Alessandro. But the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly – Alessandro has five meddling sisters, a fearsome mama and a beautiful ex Orazia. They’re all certain that Kate is not the girl for him.

Can Kate and Alessandro’s love last the distance? Or will she return home with the one souvenir she doesn’t want – a broken heart …


Rating: 4 out of 5

I haven’t read anything by Tilly Tennant before so this was a new one for me – I love discovering new authors. Although it has the side effect of making my TBR list so much longer whenever they bring something new out. I found this one through the publisher’s Bookouture – I’ve read a few books from these guys now and enjoyed them all. Plus they’re so friendly on twitter and even followed me! I know, I’m also surprised someone wants to read my 140 character long ramblings.

I’ve been reading a lot of romance/chick-lit books recently so I’ve been trying to pick ones that are different from each other. You know how sometimes the plots become all too familiar? But I wasn’t quite ready for something a bit heavier. I loved the cover of this one – its bright and happy before you even open the page. Also ‘perfect to escape with’ sounded like just what I needed.

I’ve never been to Rome but I feel like I’ve just come back from a vacation there! I’ve walked the back streets, eaten the best gelato and thrown a coin in to the Trevi Fountain. Tilly brought the pages to life so that we could see and smell it all. Her characters were wonderful too – I love that Kate went through a break up and straight to Italy. In your face Mr Ex Husband. I particularly enjoyed reading about the dinners at Alessandro’s family home – and the food! Mmmmm. I have a lot of recipe ideas after reading that! I could go on but it was just a wonderful book, what can I say other than you should read it?

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for letting me read yet another of your fabulous books in exchange for an honest review.

Get a copy of Rome Is Where the Heart Is here

Roxy xx


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