Author: Laura Wood
Date Started: 16-08-2019
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪
Synopsis from Goodreads
In grey, 1930s England, Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time, all the while knowing that she will one day have to marry someone her parents choose – someone rich enough to keep the family estate alive. But she longs for so much more – for adventure, excitement, travel, and maybe even romance.
When she gets the chance to spend the summer in Italy with her bohemian uncle and his fiancée, a whole world is opened up to Bea – a world that includes Ben, a cocky young artist who just happens to be infuriatingly handsome too. Sparks fly between the quick-witted pair until one night, under the stars, a challenge is set: can Bea and Ben put aside their teasing and have the perfect summer romance?
With their new friends gleefully setting the rules for their fling, Bea and Ben can agree on one thing at least: they absolutely, positively will not, cannot fall in love…
A long, hot summer of kisses and mischief unfolds – but storm clouds are gathering across Europe, and home is calling. Every summer has to end – but for Bea, this might be just the beginning.
Well, what can I say I flew through this book! I didn’t know what to expect going into this story but I loved it. The story was interesting throughout, the characters where interesting and each one was different. The author hinted on important subjects, such as the world war and how it affected two of the characters in the story. The romance was done in an interesting way and the ending was perfect for me personally. I am not one to read books with romance as the main focus but this one is something I would read again in the future. I definitely want to check more out by Laura Wood