Monday, 29 May 2017

Review: The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B Halton

The Secrets of Villa Rosso: Escape to Italy for a summer romance to rememberWhen Ellie Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she's reminded why she loves her job – set amongst rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is the perfect escape from her life back home. But what Ellie isn't prepared for is the instant connection she feels to the estate's director Max Johnson, or the secrets they share that are as intertwined as the rambling vines that cover Villa Rosso.

It's not long before Ellie finds herself entangled in the history of the place, trying to understand the undeniable effect Max is having on her. As their relationship grows, what will Ellie discover about this idyllic villa and those who have walked through its doors?

What started as a simple work trip will change Ellie's life forever.

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars

This is another one of those moments when I picked up this book to read simply because it was written by Halton, I have been a fan of her work for a while and I no longer even look at the blurb before jumping right in. Haltons work is always beautifully written and filled with emotion and this book was no different.

The beginning of the book time jumps a little, it begins with Ellie and Josh celebrating their nineteenth anniversary together, then it jumps to the beginning of their relationship before finally stopping about 9 months before their anniversary when Ellie volunteers to take a business trip in her bosses place after a family emergency. From here on the story really flows and it sucks you in.

We get to travel with Ellie to the beautiful Villa Rosso, learn of Max and his awful backstory and how he came to run a beautiful Italian villa for a family that isn't his own, and what exactly is there between him and Ellie? Ellie loves her husband, of that she's sure. He's her soul mate. So why does she feel a connection with Max?

Book releases 21st July 2017
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