#PerfectSummerRead!~~Ciao for Now: A Romantic Comedy by Kate Bromley
When an American interning at a fashion house in Rome butts heads with her professor’s surly son, sparks fly!
With her thirties rapidly approaching and a mountain of student debt looming over her, Violet Luciano’s dream of finishing design school and working in fashion has cost her everything. So when she lands an internship at an up-and-coming fashion brand in Rome, she brings her A game to Italy. With nothing left to lose, Violet plans to win the competition among the interns for the ultimate prize—a job at a New York label.
But when a coffee run goes wrong and Violet accidentally destroys a stranger’s laptop, all of the apology Americanos in the world won’t help her. Because it turns out that the man from the café is Matteo, her professor’s eternally grumpy son, who thinks she’s a clumsy American…and maybe a stalker. Their animosity (and undeniable chemistry) grows as together they’re forced to face a summer of chic parties, adventures through Rome and sharing a home…with the person they can’t stand the most.
The more time she spends with him, the more distracted she finds herself. With her chance to win the competition slipping out of her grasp, Violet has to decide whether to say ciao to Matteo—or ciao to her dreams.
Tera’s 4 Blush Review
Wow! I loved this book. This is the first Kate Bromley book I have read, and I was really impressed. Set in the backdrop of Rome (romantic already, right?) fashion student, Violet, is participating in an internship of a lifetime. While studying under an esteemed designer, Violet not only learns so much about the fashion industry, but also about her sarcastic, grumpy son, Matteo.
Their hilarious meet-cute drew me in immediately. The chemistry and witty banter among all the characters is to die for. It’s smartly written with characters that jump out on the page. I loved Violet immediately and despite Matt’s grumpy demeanor, his witty sarcasm had me wrapped around his finger.
Despite being a romcom, there was plenty of character growth and much respect for Violet’s less than conventional college plan. It was inspiring to see her chase her dreams regardless of what anyone else thought. Matteo coming to the realization that he can forgive himself for his past was moving. Seeing these two finally realize they deserved each other was something I definitely was there for. I can’t wait to try Ms. Bromley’s backlist.
About the Author
Kate Bromley lives in New York City with her husband, son, and her somewhat excessive collection of romance novels. (It’s not hoarding if it’s books, right?) She was a preschool teacher for seven years and is now focusing full-time on combining her two great passions -– writing swoon-worthy love stories and making people laugh.