Published May 17th 2016 by Orson Whitney Press
Roxie Castro comes to Florence, Italy to help her friend Georgia heal after the death of her husband. While there she decides to chase her dream of being an author, collaborating with the gorgeous Professor Stefano Nae in researching the murder of Princess Isabela di Medici. However, when they begin to delve into her history, strange things start happening to Roxie: panic attacks, the resurfacing of buried memories, and a fear that something from her past has come forward to haunt her future.
The professor's help triggers her powerful attraction to him, and this in turn worsens the attacks.The closer they get to solving the mystery surrounding her past, the more tangled her emotions become. Will discovering Roxie’s secret finally free them to explore their newfound feelings or will it snatch away the one chance they have for a lasting love?
My Review: 3.5 Stars
I was expecting a light-hearted mystery and romance, as well as more vivid descriptions of Italy in this book and found myself a little surprised at how heavy some of the subject matter was. It was only a year ago that I realized that people can get PTSD from traumatic incidents in one's past and not just from war.
Beautiful Roxie goes to Italy with a friend and finds that handsome Stefano triggers some strange reactions in her when he helps her research the history of Princess Isabela. There is an obvious attraction between the two, but Roxie's behavior is both a little alarming and baffling. For me, the story is an even mix of dealing with the backlash of Roxie's past and their adventures in uncovering this part of history, mixed with a few family drama events.
As I mentioned before, there are some serious subjects introduced in the story and I feel that it's a great way to make people aware of these issues and how significant they can be, but I wanted a lighter "fluff" read. That aside, the author does a great job of bringing a variety of emotions into the story and the characters have some depth, which is always a bonus.
Content: innuendo; talk of abuse (not too graphic); mild romance; some heavier subject matter. Clean for an older reader.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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