Stuck with You by Anna Premoli
Published: 1st November 2017
Available in paperback and on Kindle
Lavinia Ferrari is in her fifth year at Bocconi University where she studies Economics when she is introduced to a new project that will guarantee her extra credits. She's intrigued... but it means the class must team up with students from the Computer Engineering course. Lavinia has absolutely no interest in the project, and to top things off, she's paired with Seb Marconi who is less than enthusiastic.
When the work begins, her friends seem to be making great progress with their partners, but Lavinia isn't having the same luck... Seb is making it quite clear that he's not interested in the project, or Lavinia, fuelling her frustration.
She has no choice – they're stuck in this, and besides, she won't receive her extra credits unless they work together. Lavinia must come up with a way to convince the guy who drives her crazy to put the work in... but how?
Stuck with You is the latest novel by Anna Premoli and features the story of Lavinia and Sebastiano. Lavinia is in her final year of studying a master’s degree in economics, as part her final year credits she has to take part in an inter-university start-up project meaning she will be paired to work with someone in the computer sciences department at another university across town. Lavinia is paired with Sebastiano and it’s safe to say they have a very frosty start. Reclusive genius Sebastiano is reluctant to take part in the project and gives Lavinia a terrible time racing round Milan trying to convince him to work with her. Eventually she manages thaw Sebastiano out enough to complete the project. Then it gets complicated as both Lavinia and Sebastiano realise they might have more than a business relationship developing.
It took me awhile to get my head round the idea that this book is set in Italy, to me it had a very American vibe to it the way the characters acted and the way the university was described. There is nothing really mentioned in the book to tie it to Milan except maybe the use of motorbikes but even then it could be set anywhere.
I also felt that both Lavinia and Sebastiano acted much younger than they are supposed to be. The whole attitudes of both characters and their behaviours seemed like they were teenagers experiencing their first crush then students in their twenties. They bickered with each other all the time, followed each other round, stalking theirs social media accounts it all seemed a bit childish considering these two are supposed to be studying for masters degrees.
Lavinia and Sebastiano couldn’t be two more different people. Lavinia is an easy going conscious student who is constantly smiling and aims to make everyone like her. Sebastiano is a computer genius whose already been hounded by programmers in the Silicon Valley, he keeps himself to himself and has a critical attitudes to everything. Lavinia is a social media addict posting selfies daily whereas Sebastiano loathes social media and its invasion of privacy.
However one thing is certain these two have bucket loads of chemistry between them and reading this develop into something more was a joy to read. I loved all the arguments they had over seemingly everything, the way the held each other’s hands slightly more than necessary and I was longing for them to admit their feelings for each other.
This is lovely light-hearted romance with some quirky characters and funny moments. It was a joy to read even though it’s perhaps more suitable to a younger reader than myself.
Thank you to Aria for sending me a copy to review and for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.