Summary: I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
Until this year.
And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?
But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.
My heart just might be crazy.
My Thoughts: Overall, I’d call this a cute, fun read that’s perfect for the beach.
I found Reece a bit annoying. She’s extremely self-depreciating – way too much so for my tastes. I get that teen girls can be that way, but she’s blaming herself for things that just don’t make sense to blame oneself for. Not even if you’re a teenager. She’s also a bit overly dramatic about things, but then I suppose she’s a good representative of her age group.
Dante is very sweet. He’s a great male lead, although Reece seems to have him on a very high pedestal. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, given that she initially calls him Apollo.
This is slightly reminiscent of Anna and the French Kiss, but not quite at the same level of greatness. One nice difference: Reece is a normal everyday girl from a farm on Kansas. She’s not wealthy – she drives a used car, and feels like Dante is so out of her league. It’s nice to for once have a female lead with budgetary concerns who doesn’t take much of anything for granted.
Despite my criticisms, I did close the book with a smile on my face. I think I’d go so far as to call this a modern Cinderella tale. It’s sweet, fun, and perfect for summer.
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