When Gaby Conte’s Italian husband, Danieli, abandons her for a young Peruvian waitress at a restaurant they co-own in San Francisco, Gaby seeks refuge in Rome with her best friend Maria. There, she swears off romance for a long while and Italian men forever. That’s until she meets Silvio, who belongs to an old, aristocratic Roman family and lives in a palace alongside the best private art collection in Rome.
Silvio, who is the cousin of Maria’s husband, is going through his own divorce. He’s gorgeous, of course, which Gaby doesn’t tell him. And arrogant and condescending, which she does. The last thing Gaby needs is more Italian trouble, but the attraction is instant and powerful, and against the backdrop of one of the world’s most romantic cities, both try—and fail—to resist the chemistry between them.
But both Gaby and Silvio have made a rule never to make the mistake of trusting in love again. Will they realize some rules are made just to be broken?
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I felt like this book took me on a much needed vacation. Rome seems like the most magical place to set a book in and was the perfect backdrop for this story. Mandi's descriptive writing style will suck you into this book and you will fall right into Gaby's world. This book has passion, a little humor, and a lot of drama, there will be times where you're saying "noooo!" or "oh come on!", but it's all part of the Mandi's web to twist you into this love affair. I recommend this 4 star story to anyone who loves detailed, well written chick lit novels, xo!