Up for a dream promotion, Emma won’t let anything get in her way – not even love.
Working for a major Hollywood film company isn’t all glitz and glam. But when Emma gets sent to tour around Italy to scout the perfect location for a new blockbuster movie, she’s not going to complain. Especially when it could make or break her career…
Historical adviser for the project Mark is a distraction that Emma does not need. As they explore the beauty of Italy, Emma starts to fall for the mysterious Mark, and soon finds herself torn between her job and her heart.
From the wild, northern mountains of Piedmont, down the vibrant coast of Cinque Terre and through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Emma’s journey becomes one of self-discovery as she questions her priorities in life.
I received a copy of this book from the author and Canelo in return for an honest review.
Emma has a high profile role in a Hollywood film studio her boss asks her to find the perfect Italian locations for a major film. Her career is her main focus in life. Love not a priority until she meets Mark, the historian.
The journey through Italy is atmospheric and full of vivid imagery. The author’s knowledge of Italy shines through and lets the reader escape. The glamour of the film industry gives the story its glitz, especially when two A list stars visit the locations and Emma’s assistant is the studio owner’s son.
The gentle romance between the characters echoes the screenplay. The last scenes in Italy are particularly poignant. The ending is worthy of a Hollywood romance.
I love reading this series with its well-researched setting uplifting romance and humour.
I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.
The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…