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#BookReview Italian Summer with the Single Dad @EllaHayesAuthor #TuesdayBookBlog

Sound the Character Crush Klaxon please!

I have such a crush on Ella’s Haye’s male character, Zach Merill, from her new book, Italian Summer with the Single Dad.

Send tissues, soothing herbal tea and an electric fan!

One of my 2020 resolutions:

To not fall helplessly in love with male characters in books. 2020 is going to be the year where I remain as cool as a cucumber with male characters. They are not going to seduce me between the pages and they are not going to leave me feeling like a hot mess after several chapters. I am not going to fall for them. I am going to stay DISTANT!

On the 4th January: throw resolution out of the window and shout, “Zach, come and get me, darling!”

For goodness sake I lasted 4 measly days without experiencing a crush!

All blame lies with Ella Hayes.

Here’s the blurb:

Wedding photographer Olivia Gardner is thrilled to be spending the summer working at a luxurious Italian palazzo. The only problem? Her instant attraction to widowed single dad and owner Zach Merrill! Olivia can see that guarded Zach’s locked his heart away for the sake of his little girl. But watching the way he dotes on his daughter has Olivia hoping she could have a place in this ready-made family.

Here’s my review:

Could not put this book down!

You don’t realise how much you need a good romance story until after you’ve finished one. I didn’t think I needed one until after I’d finished this book.

This novel brushed away all my festive cobwebs, it gave me hope at a time when the world outside seemed chaotic and it brought sunlight into my life during the first few days of gloomy January.

It’s a lovely and uplifting tale with a beautiful setting and a FABULOUS ENDING. Ella Hayes knows what us romance readers want in an ending.

Olivia – you’re a great female lead. When you stepped off that bus and got into Zach’s convertible I knew there was going to be romantic trouble.

Zach Merrill – you are such a handsome and captivating male character. Just picturing you in that convertible driving along those twisting Italian roads with your sunglasses on made me tingle in places I can’t mention on my blog. I adored the way the way you missed your late wife, Isabella and the way you were with your daughter. Ella Hayes got everything right when she created you.

This book has a beautiful setting; luxury wedding venue – Casa Isabella in Ravello, with a sea view terrace, gushing fountain and lots of secret gardens.

It’s the sort of book which will give you a lovely warm feeling and make you slip off your winter cardigan… until you forget it’s still a bit chilly here!

This book has a great plot with lots of emotion and a generous helping of romance.

It will leave you with summer vibes and make you want to hot foot it down to your local travel agents.

A good read – guaranteed!

If you want to know more about this book please click here.



6 comments on “#BookReview Italian Summer with the Single Dad @EllaHayesAuthor #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Well done on lasting 4 days without a crush, Lucy!!!
    And sounds like another great read!

  2. Thanks a million for this smashing and enthusiastic review, Lucy! I was crushing on Zach myself when I was writing it … that tee-shirt and those nimble guitar-playing fingers … hot flush incoming! xx

  3. Reblogged this on This Writer and commented:
    You make me proud to be a romance writer! Thank you Lucy Mitchell!

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