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Wish You Were Italian (2014)

by Kristin Rae(Favorite Author)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 7
If Only . . .
review 1: I need to go to Italy, now! This book captured the essence and wild spirit of not only teenagedom, but facing an adventure in a foreign country. How I wish I could be as brave and strong as Pippa choosing to travel to Italy alone. There were so many cute/funny/adorable moments, not to mention hot Italian boys. I loved all of Pippa's awkward interactions with Darren, especially the cheesy jokes. The only thing that held me back from giving this book five stars was the pacing about 3/4 of the way through the book. It may have worked better if Pippa and Darren had more time together in the beginning of the book so we could get a lot more of those cheesy jokes instead of them just getting to know each other. Other than that, it was a wonderful summer read. Now I can tell peopl... moree I got to dip my toes in the Mediterranean sea once. Who cares if it was just in a book?
review 2: A delightful summer romance, perfect for vacation reading! Rae doesn't shy away from dealing with some heavier issues, like family dysfunction, but mixes it in nicely with the romance and humor. I was warned that I would crave gelato while I was reading it, and they weren't lying. I need some, STAT. It also makes me really want to go to Italy! Also, as my devoted readers know, I do not write kissing scenes well, nor do I particularly appreciate them in others' books. (I believe the phrase, Not a romantic bone in her body, was coined for me.) But Rae does excellent kissing scenes . . . even I liked them! less
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Great romance set in Italy! Perfect timing as Summer approaches- take this as your next beach read!
this book was cute and super yummy. it's the prefect beach or dreary day read.
I love a good romance novel, this had me falling in love with Italy!
Fun holiday read. Good romantic teen fiction.
So charming!
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