My Very Italian Holiday: The perfect feel good romantic comedy

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‘I absolutely LOVED, no make that ADORED reading it… I was hooked… Stayed up reading until the early hours… Made me laugh out loud and I got some strange looks on the bus for it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

After losing the love of her life in a tragic accident, thirty-year-old Gina is struggling. Running her little guesthouse in the hills of the Lake District keeps her going, but her heart isn’t in it any more.

When new guest, Fabio Garcia, arrives, Gina feels a spark that reminds her she’s alive. He’s tall, dark but with startling blue eyes, and makes her laugh, for the first time in... forever. Guilt holds her back, but friends, and a glass (or three) of wine, push her into his arms.

It’s nothing serious, which, Gina realises, is exactly what she needs, so when he invites her to his family’s crumbling Italian villa, on the sparkling waters of Lake Como, she says yes.

It’s hard not to fall for the grand, sandstone Villa Lucia, its faded wallpaper, green shutters, and Fabio, serving fresh coffee in bed. But Gina knows where she belongs, and she’s just not ready to explore the hidden depths she discovers in this handsome Italian.

Just when Gina thinks she might change her mind, his sister reveals a secret that sends Gina packing. And it’s a relief. Because she was right not to open her heart to Fabio, to walk away from him, the villa, the moonlit lake... Wasn’t she?

An absolutely page-turning, cry-your-heart-out then laugh-till-you-cry romantic comedy that will stay with you long after you’ve finished. If you like Sophie Kinsella, Carole Matthews and Kristan Higgins, My Very Italian Holiday will have you completely hooked.

Readers absolutely love Sue Roberts:


I devoured it in just one sitting… This delightful story had me laughing… There was a wonderful sense of coming home… Definitely pick this one up!’ Robin Loves Reading

Absolutely delightful… A wonderful story.’ Audio Killed the Bookmark 

‘Featuring romance, food (warning: this book will make you hungry!) and fresh starts, it’s a book that I literally flew through in a couple of daysGorgeous characters… I can definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Made me smile from ear to ear and leaves me enveloped in a warm happy hug…Sue Roberts’ books are always uplifting and make you forget about the real world for a while.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Didn't want to put it down… Worth far more than the five stars I gave it... So beautiful.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Hilarious.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

Brilliant and absolute genius!... Really pulls at your heart strings.’ Blooming Fiction

Fun, carefree and full of enchanting positive vibes.’ The Writing Garnet

‘Tuck this one into your beach bag! A perfect summer treat of a book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Had me hooked from the start.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I just could not put this book down!’ Goodreads Reviewer

What a great book!!... I cannot wait to read more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Aug 1, 2018
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781786816054
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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A holiday can solve everything… can’t it? A hilarious, hot new summer escape about kissing your past goodbye and learning to love again…

 

Carefree, thirty-something Mandy thought she’d be married to first-love Danny forever.

 

So when she discovers her heart-throb husband has had a fling, she realises it’s time to make some BIG changes. But what will Mandy do now she’s single for the first time in her adult life?

 

Determined to find her spark again, Mandy hops on a plane, ready for adventure and a second chance at happiness. Escaping to a sun-drenched Greek island, the glittering blue seas, golden beaches and delicious cocktails are exactly what she needs.

 

Over one spontaneous summer, Mandy has fun making new friends in a pretty little Mediterranean village by the sea. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for a tall, dark, handsome stranger. But Mandy soon realises that even paradise has its problems…

 

Can a holiday romance really heal her broken heart? Or will someone in Mandy’s old life call her home again?

 

A hilarious feel-good story of laughter, sunshine and living life to the full, perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver and Carole Matthews.

 

Why readers are falling in love with My Big Greek Summer:

 

‘Fabulous! Stayed up late to finish it. Great summer read.’ Consumer Review, 5 stars

 

 ‘A fun read… I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A fun, feel-good read, with wonderful characters, a fantastic plot… Will have you smiling and laughing all the way through.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I found myself reading this with a huge smile on my face and wasn't able to put it down… everything you could want from a summer read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A wonderful read I devoured.’ Mum Reinvented, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic story… lots of laugh-out-loud moments… I literally flew through the pages. I loved every minute.’ The Cosiest Corner

 

‘A wonderful debut novel about growing up, moving on, and finding yourself. Definitely recommend… A great beach read!’ Owl You Need Are Books

 

‘Simply brilliant… has you hooked from the first page… Amazing read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘One of the best beach reads I have read.’ Consumer Review, 5 stars

 

‘A lovely, cheerful book!… Recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Delightful… Such an engaging, heart-warming story with a generous splash of romance… Made me feel warm inside and out… A lovely story that will make you smile, laugh, and crave Italian food!’ Audio Killed the Bookmark

 

Three best friends, Italian sunshine and a handsome stranger can fix just about anything… Can’t they?

 

Maisie Knight had it all. A gorgeous husband. A successful business. A beautiful home. Until one day, after walking into the storeroom of their shop, she loses it all at once – catching her husband cheating on her with the girl from Checkout 3. So when she wins a holiday to Italy, a week under the Tuscan sun couldn’t come soon enough. 

 

Treating best friends Cheryl and Emma to a girls’ trip, the terracotta-roofed Villa Marisa on a rustic farm awaits them. The fields of golden sunflowers could be the perfect cure for Maisie’s broken heart – and local farmer, suspiciously perfect Gianni, with his thick black hair and twinkling brown eyes is a welcome distraction from her broken heart.

 

Mornings waking up to freshly brewed coffee and views of the rolling hills, moped rides with cheeky Italians, and feasts of prosecco and pasta help Maisie forget her troubles. After all her heartache, she’s surprised when she starts opening up to Gianni – she’s even more surprised when the temperature rises and it’s not just the rays of the Italian sunshine…

 

Maisie could get used to the good life. But just as she’s getting her spark back, disaster strikes. The next thing she knows, her past is catching up with her, reopening old wounds and Maisie has a life-changing decision to make. Should she say ciao to her summer of love and limoncello?

 

A laugh-out-loud page turner about second chances, finding happiness when you least expect it and the restorative power of Italian food! Fans of Carole Matthews and Sophie Kinsella will be totally hooked by My Summer of Love and Limoncello.

 

Escape to Italy with My Summer of Love and Limoncello:

 

‘So delightfully funny that I found myself laughing out loud… A lovely heart-warming romantic comedy, full of sunshine, Italian hillsides and of course, limoncello! Would definitely recommend.’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘A laugh-out-loud, feel-good, amazing book… One of my top reads of the year.’ Odyssey Across the Shelves

 

‘I was enraptured every step of the way… I was smitten… A breath of fresh air in this ever-changing British weather and the perfect pick-me-up to bring on those summer vibes.’ Stacy Is Reading

 

‘Will warm your heart… Perfect for getting you in a summery mood. It will make you dream of warm, starry nights, handsome Italian men and food to die for.’ All Things Bookie, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved the story… captivating.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Fun, friendship and a Mediterranean setting… I read this in a couple of days as I found I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside… Had all of Sue Roberts’ usual banter and warmth and I was soon dreaming of being in Italy and wishing for summer to come! Another great novel by this talented author. A perfect summer read.’ The Cosiest Corner

 

‘This is a delightful read where summer sun and friendship is what is needed.’ Chells and Books

 

‘What a delightful read!... Full of warmth, humour and culture… I was happy to immerse myself in this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Heartwarming and captivating and I felt myself get lost in the Tuscan setting every time I picked up this book. Will have you in a summer haze in no time!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Will make you long for your own Tuscan adventure.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Makes you want to head off to Italy for some sunshine!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘An absolute delight.’ It’s All About the Thrills

 

‘So delightful. Sitting here reading in the winter, it warms me.’ Nola Gurl Reads, 5 stars

From Southport to the South of France – this is going to be a summer to remember!


Life just got a whole lot more complicated for thirty-eight-year-old single mum Liv. Her son Jake is practically perfect in every way, but he’s started asking some difficult questions, and the answers lie in a holiday romance twenty years ago. Back when Liv was staying with her aunt on the French Riviera…


Returning to the Cote d’Azur, with its white sandy beaches, her supportive aunt, and exquisite wine and cheese is harder than it sounds though. Because – if she’s going to give Jake the answers he needs – Liv knows she has to hunt down her first love Andre. And since she’s a professional baker rather than a professional investigator, she doesn’t even have a clue where to start.


At first, finding the one that got away proves even trickier than she thought. And if she succeeds, how will he take the bombshell secret Liv has been keeping? Liv has to do the best thing for her family, but does that mean closing the door on this very French affair?


A joyful, laugh-out-loud story about second chances, secrets and sunshine! The perfect summer read for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella. 


Readers love A Very French Affair:


‘Oh my God!!!!... I really loved this book… so good and sweet that it is very hard to leave behind’ The Nerdy Bookarazzi


‘The story flows well, the characters are brought to life beautifully and you feel much happier after reading… Definitely a book to enjoy on a sunny day.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I thoroughly enjoyed this story!... the perfect story to read on a summer’s day or on a holiday where you can just relax and let the author's words take you away… 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Go on your very own French adventure. Well in the pages of this book at least. This is a lovely holiday feel good fabulous read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘After reading this book? Well, I was just about ready to book a flight to Nice… captures the spirit of the South of France perfectly… This should absolutely be your next read!’ Walking Through the Pages


‘I enjoyed this book for so many reasons… a lovely love story.’ Liana Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The entire book breathes sun, sand and umbrella cocktails… the perfect summer holiday read.’ Reflections of a Swede


‘A wonderful holiday read, I would have loved to have read this poolside, in the sun, drinking a cocktail… A truly enjoyable story that kept me thoroughly entertained.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The perfect blend of everything I love in this genre… Liv felt like an old friend within minutes… Had me in hysterics… a truly fabulous, laugh-out-loud read that I devoured wholeheartedly. It really was such a fun, uplifting and heart-warming story. Whether you take it on the beach, the plane, the back garden, wherever you go this summer, make sure to have a copy.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What can I say... a fabulous, feel-good summer read! I loved every page. The characters came to life and it was a perfect page-turner. Definitely recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Head over to the most idyllic sounding place in France. Delicious food, tasty cocktails and wonderful baked goodies, add in a little romance and this book has it all… brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Everything that I absolutely love in a book… such a warm and heartfelt story. Without a doubt the ideal book to read while you are enjoying a cool glass of rose while gazing over the Mediterranean Sea.’ Boek in Wonderland


‘What a wonderful weekend read… Made me feel I was in France.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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