I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring. Until this year. And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?
But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.
My heart just might be crazy.
After reading the first chapter, I knew I was destined to love Dante’s Girl. Cole’s opening is magnificent. (If you missed the release post I did earlier this month, it includes the entire first chapter of Dante’s Girl!)
Reece and Dante’s first encounter made me giggle and I could tell they would win my heart. Little did I know, I’d become completely immersed in this contemporary that I’d be craving more when I finished. The more I read, the more in love with Dante and Reece I became!
Reece is the sort of main character you can’t help but identify with, even though most of us would never be in a situation even remotely like in Dante’s Girl. She’s spunky, fun and a bit overly dramatic. (In a good way!) Then there’s Dante, he’s gorgeous, charming and the typical dream-boy. Then there’s an entire array of side characters that I cannot wait to learn more about in future books. Each with a completely different personality that meshes so well.
Dante’s Girl is the perfect summer read, that is slightly reminiscent of Stephanie Perkins with more drama. Cole’s added in this array of mystery that has made her contemporary one of my favorite new books of the year. It has a little bit of everything from humor to romance.
I received my copy of Dante’s Girl as part of the Kismet Blog Tour/from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.