Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wish You Were Italian - Kristin Rae Review


Book: Wish You Were Italian
Author: Kristin Rae

Book Synopsis:
Pippa has always wanted to go to Italy … but not by herself. And certainly not to sit in art school the entire summer learning about dead guys’ paintings. When she steps off the plane in Rome, she realizes that traveling solo gives her the freedom to do whatever she wants. So it’s arrivederci, boring art program and ciao, hot Italian guys!

Charming, daring, and romantic, Bruno is just the Italian Pippa’s looking for—except she keeps running into cute American archeology student Darren everywhere she goes. Pippa may be determined to fall in love with an Italian guy … but the electricity she feels with Darren says her heart might have other plans. Can Pippa figure out her feelings before her parents discover she left the program and—even worse—she loses her chance at love?

Book Review:
So, I think I'm gonna be going to Italy ;) 
This book was great, for lack of a better term to describe it. I loved the main characters, Pippa reminded me of myself so many times. Darren and Bruno had me swooning. Chiara reminded me of myself at times as well, her determination making me laugh. I fell in love with the characters, with the one of a kind plot, and of course, Italy. 
At times I felt like I was there with Pippa, soaking up the beauty of the country. I listening to italian music the entire time I read this, nothing else. Wish You Were Italian is the story of breaking free, allowing yourself to do what you love, and finding love in strange places. I laughed, my heart raced, and I soaked in Italy from the comfort of my couch. Definitely worth the read!