Anna is newly single and unemployed so does an internet search for a dream job. She finds an ad for a live in position at an Italian castle. The only problem is that the ad wants a couple. She calls upon her neighbour Jake to help but can they keep up the pretence for a whole year?
The Italian Job is a romance novel with plenty of humour.
Anna and Jake have a tempestuous relationship and seem like polar opposites. But their antagonism cannot hide their growing attraction to each other and the romantic tension develops through the book. Both lead characters have their flaws but are easy to like so I was eager for them to discover their true feelings.
I liked the main premise of the plot and enjoyed seeing Jake and Anna wind each other up as they settle into their new situation. The romance was quite physical at times rather than an exploration of emotions. Both of them are united in their dislike of the repugnant Miles and the reader also loves to hate him. The peripheral characters and setting all contribute to bringing the plot to life and provide a good context for the development of the main characters.
The Italian Job is an enjoyable and light hearted summer read.
The Italian Job
Dream job. Dream house. Fake fiancé.
A year in a gorgeous Italian castle…
When Anna Roberts’ life implodes, an online search leads her to an ad for the ultimate dream job – management of a gorgeous castle on the shores of Lake Como, accommodation included. The only catch? Anna can’t do it alone…
…With the last man on earth she’d choose!
The castle owners will only accept a couple as caretakers, which means Anna needs a man on her arm at the interview. Enter her neighbour, Jake Tucker. Though Anna and Jake have never seen eye-to-eye, Jake’s had a rough few years and an escape to Italy sounds ideal. Yet, when they get the job and jet off, Anna and Jake face an unexpected challenge. Pretending to be a couple is difficult … but pretending the tension simmering between them doesn’t exist is quickly proving impossible!
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Author Bio –
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write a book. It may have had something to do with my obsession with reading romance. Real life interfered and I headed off in a different direction – into the world of science, becoming a pharmacist before joining the pharmaceutical industry. I did end up writing, but it was about disease and medicines. Decades later, I’m finally doing what I always wanted to do.
With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), all the romance in my life is in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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