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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

REVIEW: Ten Days in Tuscany by Annie Seaton

Ten Days in Tuscany 
by Annie Seaton
Release Date: April 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 219
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Facebook, Twitter
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One lie will ruin everything… 

Gia Carelli waits tables in her small Tuscan village, dreaming of a life in which her overbearing family allows her to move to Florence to pursue art. Everyone expects her to marry a nice local boy and raise a horde of bambini, but when a gorgeous, wealthy stranger visits, Gia wonders if maybe her stars are about to change.

Nic Baldini has returned to his Tuscan Villa for a much-needed break from the responsibilities of his powerful family. Struck by local artist Gia Carelli's raw talent and passion, he finds himself wanting to help her...and lies about his identity in order to gain her trust. But as their patron-protegée relationship is quickly eclipsed by desire, Nic realizes that one tiny lie could cost him the woman he's falling for.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

Ten Days in Tuscany is a story about new beginnings, and love.

I really enjoyed reading the story, it was full of chemistry between the characters, and their back stories just grabbed my attention that made it impossible to stop reading the story. Gia Carelli is a dreamer at heart, she is smart, noble, and a natural artist. With that said, she pours everything into her art, and her personality reflects that. Having always lived in her small Tuscan village, Gia has always known in her heart that she is meant to do bigger things outside the village where generations of her family have lived before her. Not wanting to disappoint her family, she has always been the obedient one, but she can't help herself for wanting something more. It all soon changes when she meets Nic Baldini, the one that has promised her to make her famous in the art world, and the one that by chance steals her heart. 

Nic Baldini has been finally decided to take a vacation in the small Tuscan village. After so many years of neglecting what he always wanted to do the most, he is determined to put work aside and let the artist in him out. Having prepared his villa for his arrival, he is excited to start working on his art, but that immediately changes when he meets Gia Carelli, the women whose art speaks to him more than he could have imagined. Now he is determined to get close to her, enough to let him see more of her art. After all, plans change all the time, and when a series of events lead him to hide his true identity, he will have to find a way to let Gia know the truth before it's too late. 

Like I mentioned before, Ten Days in Tuscany is a story of new beginnings, both characters have struggled to get the approval of their families, and instead they are both doing things to please others instead of themselves. Art is what is keeping the both alive in a sense, it represents something different for each one that made it that much more interesting to read. I liked how their relationship progressed, and how as readers we get to see the dynamic between Gia's family. It explained why she desperately wants to move away and start a career of her own. I did liked Gia's personality as well, and her passion for art. The setting played a huge part on their relationship that was very well described in the book. On the other hand, Nic has a sad past that involves his mother, and how he was raised. It is evident that he is trying to please his father, and his approval means the world to him. When he starts to see what he really wants, Nic realizes that some things are worth fighting for no matter what anyone thinks. Overall, I enjoyed the book, I would highly recommend it to those that are looking for a quick romance full of chemistry, and an amazing setting. :)

*ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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