★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Oh La La!!! I’m going to Italy with this book.
My bags are packed, my passport is up-to-date, and I’m heading to the nearest airport. The only thing holding me back from becoming a world traveler is I hate to fly – otherwise I’d be using Ms. Halle’s books as my tour guide. When I read Love, in English and was transported to Spain I fell in love with the countryside. Then I read Where Sea Meets Sky and had a strong desire to go to New Zealand. I’d even ride in that 70’s van that they traveled around in. Last year Ms. Halle asked her readers where her next book should be set. Readers were given 3 choices: Amalfi Coast, South of France and Prague. I was rooting for Amalfi Coast because the photos I saw were breathtaking. I’m happy to say that Racing the Sun is located in this oasis. If you follow Ms. Halle on Instagram she has been sharing photos of her trip to Amalfi Coast. Check them out.
”I am flat fucking broke.” Amber is traveling the world when she winds up broke without enough money to pay for a plane ticket back home. Which is okay with her because she really has no desire to return home just yet. The ability to roam the world beckons her and has her scrambling to find a way to continue her journey. YOLO – you only live once.
”Need Help. Want English speaking woman…”
Amber answers an ad to help to teach English to a family with twins as a way to earn some cash for her plane ticket home. Derio, the adult older brother, has been left in charge of his younger twin siblings as a result of their parents tragic death. One desire their parents had for their children was to know English and Amber has agreed to fill that role.
”Don’t tell me you’ve fallen in love with an Italian boy.”
First off, Derio is no boy. He’s all man and comfortable in his own skin. For each scene that had him in his Speedos I wish I could have switched places with Amber. Now about Speedos – our Eastern European friend was visiting, a couple years back, and when he came out on the pool deck in his Speedo he looked extremely out of place. When he asked why everyone staring at him we had to explain that in American guys wear board shorts to swim in. *lol* Okay, now back to Derio… he was a total mystery. It took me awhile to figure out why he was so standoffish and what he was doing behind closed doors!
If you love ‘international romance’ grab your “kindle passport” and take a trip to Italy with Amber & Deiro. Also for those who have been long time Karina Halle fans you laugh at the jab that is made about EIT series.
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**