What happens when you meet the right guy at the wrong time?
When Vincent Alesi’s estranged father dies, he gets on the first plane from New York city to Rome to be at the memorial service. Even if he has to max out his credit card. Even if he hates the man for leaving him. Even if it’s a day before Christmas.
Everything that can go wrong does go wrong, and Vin ends up trusting a complete stranger with all his secrets, even the ones he didn't know he had.
Luca Romano’s job as a flight attendant takes him all over the world. But a jet-setting lifestyle is not what he wants. His dream of opening his own restaurant is being placed on hold over circumstances beyond his control.
Timing is everything...
When Vin bursts into Luca’s life, both men fall fast and hard. But their lives, their dreams, even the cities they live in couldn’t be more different.
Their few days together in Rome are romantic, emotionally intense, and leave them both wanting more.
Can a fleeting love affair change their lives forever?
Ahhh, " Wuv. Twue Wuv... "
For me, this book was all about the romance and immediate, strong connection between young artist Vin and would-be chef Luca.
The early drama in the story surrounded Vin coming to terms with the fact that his estranged artist father had deserted him as a child, which ultimately resulted in Vin spending several years in foster care.
In the latter part of the book, most of the angst came from the New York to Rome long distance separation and how the guys dealt with it, until the time was right for their dream of being together, permanently, could be realized.
Yes, these were heavy topics, but when Vin and Luca were together, God, you just felt the magic between them, even from the very start.
Was this insta-love? Oh, fuck, yes! Zero doubt.
But did it 'feel' like insta-love? Nope, not a bit.
Vin and Luca also set the sheets on fire in this short 133 page read, so if you're looking for chemistry to go with an emotional attachment, it's here in spades.
This one worked really well for me and I'd suggest it for any time of year, not just for the holidays, as they seemed to fade into the background while watching these two work on and achieve their very satisfying, 4-star HEA.
Also, the epilogue was one of the most fulfilling that I've read recently. There is no doubt left as to Vin and Luca's desire to be together and succeed, no matter what came their way. These two are here to stay.
My free copy of the book was obtained through Kindle Unlimited and not from the publisher or author.
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