Friday, April 25, 2014

Mini Review: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Title: Wish You Were Italian
Author: Kristin Rae
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Bloomsbury (May 6, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Pippa is in Italy for the summer and, despite her parents’ wishes, she has no intention of just studying the local art! She has a list of things of her own to do: from swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to getting a makeover – and falling for an Italian boy! As Pippa explores the dramatic ruins of Rome and Pompeii, she is swept into her own drama with two guys: an irresistible local she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student . . . Will she find her true love?

The perfect reckless romance to enjoy whether you are home or abroad.









This was a stinkin' cute read. 

Not the most eloquent way to start a review but there you have it, this was adorable and I had so much fun reading it. It was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Light, airy, fun, friendship to love romance, great characters, gorgeous backdrop...perfect read.  In fact this is the perfect spring/summer read. It puts you in the mood to have fun and remember what it was like to fall in love and become your own person. 

I adored Pippa and Darren and I just couldn't get enough of them. Their soft friendship, the chance encounters, the humor, the adventure, the setting, gah! This was such a fantastic read.

I really look forward to reading more from this author in the future because I live for reads like this one. They make me smile, they make me giggle and most of all they make my heart met and brim over with happiness. 







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

30 comments:

  1. This does sound like the perfect spring/summer read! I can't wait to meet Pippa and Darren, and you can't beat Italy for a setting. Awesome review, so glad to hear you enjoyed this!

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    1. Thanks Lauren, it really was an adorable read.

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  2. Sounds like a good beach read, adding it to my tbr list :)

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    1. Yay! This really was a great read and would be perfect for summer (or now!).

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  3. I'm adding this one to my list of possible summer time reads. I love the title, and cute + outdoor reading go together so well. Great review!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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    1. Thanks Carmel, I think you will really like this one and I am excited you are going to try it. :)

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  4. Well now I simply have to read this Ali! I love reads like this that are pure fun, those are the books I tend to re-read the most, particularly after having a bad week. It's nice to have a shelf full of go-to reads I know will just bring a smile to my face, and I have little doubt this book will end up there. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Jenny!

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  5. These are the kinds of books I've been craving lately! This sounds wonderful and on my WL it goes!

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  6. I've been sick for so long and in such a huuuge reading slump that cuteness and lightness might be exactly what I need. I'm struggling through heavier reads, and this sounds like something I might breeze through.

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    1. I think this would be perfect Maja! I hope you are feeling better. *hugs*

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  7. aww yay for cute and fluffy reads, really help me get through some odd swings in readings!

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  8. Cute is right! ;) Glad you loved it.

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  9. This sounds Perrrfect for summer, and my daughter would eat this up. I loved the way you started your review..that my friend is called a "hook"

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  10. I've heard really great things about this one and that it is just a cute and light read. I really need some of those in-between the serious and death-and-destruction books I read. I'm glad you liked it. I think I will too.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. We all need these light and fun reads for sure Tressa! I know you would love this one!!

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  11. I don't know what it is lately, but I've been loving the stories of finding love overseas. Makes me want to run away and have a fling in Europe. lol. This does sound cute.

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    1. LO it definitely does make me want to travel, I think the fling thing would bother my husband though. :P

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  12. I love cute reads like this. You've convinced me to give it a go.

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    1. Yay! I think you will love it Ellen!

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  13. Pfft. I think this looks stinkin' cute too ;) Sometimes that's just the best way to put it ;) Great review! I'm looking forward to this one.

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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  14. Oh, I'm glad you enjoyed this. I think I'll leave it for summer.

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