Tuscan Echantment by Kate Zarrelli
Published: 18th March 2019
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc
Available on Kindle
BlurbThis was no cold marble—this was a man! Antonia goes to Tuscany to rebuild her life. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love, least of all with rich, arrogant, aristocratic Lorenzo.
Librarian Antonia Gray has fled England for northern Tuscany after an unhappy love affair to work on the archive of a 17th century Italian explorer, a member of a centuries-old aristocratic family. There she meets his descendent, Lorenzo Quattromani, rich, arrogant, handsome—and engaged to the beautiful and ruthless Giselle. The last thing Antonia wants is to fall in love, least of all with someone so dangerous. His engagement, though, is not what it seems, and Lorenzo breaks down Antonia’s resistance. But Giselle has other ideas.
After a disastrous romance, shy librarian Antonia Grey flees England and heads for the Tuscan hills where she has found a job archiving the family history of the Countess Quattromani. Here Antonia finds peace and solace for her broken heart until the Countess’s young nephew Lorenzo arrives with his beautiful but cold fiancée Giselle.
Attractive, arrogant Lorenzo is used to women falling at his feet, so it piques his interest that Antonia wants nothing to do with him. With underlying desires on both sides its not long before romance blossoms and their both contemplating a whole new future, but scorned Giselle has her own ideas about how things will turn out.
Tuscan Enchantment is the perfect steamy romance set in the glorious Tuscan countryside which has been beautifully brought to life by Kate Zarrelli, her descriptions made me long to go there even more.
I loved the historical element which is threaded throughout this book. The castle at Gavedo sounds like an enchanting and also haunting place when its sad links to World war II are revealed.
Although I liked Antonia and Lorenzo as characters my favourite was the old Countess, she was as sharp as a pin even if she wasn’t too steady on her feet and I loved her snarky comments about Giselle.
If you’re after a lovely summer romance with an interesting back story and a few twists, not to mention a gorgeous Italian Stallion, then Tuscan Enchantment is the book for you.
Thank you so much for the publishers for sending me a copy to review and to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the blog tour.
About the Author
Kate Zarrelli is the romance and erotica pen-name of Katherine Mezzacappa. Kate is Irish but now lives in Carrara in Northern Tuscany, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, with her Italian husband and two teenage sons. She writes historical, erotic, feel-good and paranormal fiction, set all over Europe, and in her spare time volunteers with a used book charity of which she is a founder member. You can follow her on Facebook at Kate Zarrelli books or on Twitter @katmezzacappa.
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