Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Tour and Book Review: An American Girl in Italy by Aubre Dionne


Welcome to my stop on the An American Girl in Italy blog tour! This was such a cute and fun read, I hope everyone will take the time to check it out and enter the fun giveaway as well. :)


An American Girl in Italy by Aubrie Dionne
182 pages
An Italian paradise is the last thing she wants… but the one thing she needs!
Surely any girl would kill for the chance to tour Italy’s most famous cities for the summer? To experience the warmth of the Tuscan sun, the culinary delights of the pizzerias and caff├ęs and to stroll along the cobbled streets of the City of Love itself… Any girl apart from ambitious oboist Carly Davis that is! For her, the Easthampton Civic Symphony’s latest European tour is one massive inconvenience. She can’t even put her smartphone down long enough to snap a picture of the Coliseum. Only, there’s one Italian attraction that Carly hadn’t quite expected to be a part of the tourist route…
Tour guide Michelangelo is as dark and delicious as Carly’s morning espresso. And when she needs a few lessons in the language of love to land her an important gig, he’s a more than capable tutor.
 But with her promising career back in Boston, can Carly really afford to lose her heart in Italy?

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About the Author:
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Giveaway:

3 winners get an Italy themed notepad (US)

a Rafflecopter giveaway




These types of reads are always so much fun and so perfect for this time of year.

Short, adorable reads that you can easily consume in one single setting that will leave a smile on your face and those warm fuzzy feelings in your heart.

Carly was a fun character and I loved how focused and serious she could be and then how reckless and flirty she could be whenever Michelangelo was around and threw her off her game.

Their romance was a sweet one filled with fun interactions and smile inducing banter. It was hard not to like them and be rooting for them to figure it all out and end up together.

Overall this was the perfect summer read and I look forward to seeing what else this author comes out with in the future. 









*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

36 comments:

  1. Ali this does sounds like a perfect summer read..short and sweet. Love the cover :)

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  2. LOL, that guy's name!!! Looks like a lovely summer read indeed! :)

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  3. Oh I love short and adorable reads in summer :) And yeah Michelangelo always reminds me of TMNT first and artist second xD Yeah that's my childhood winning there. Anyhow great review, Ali :)

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  4. It sounds like a nice one, mainly for this period.

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    1. It is, I love foreign settings mostly because I live vicariously through them until I can get there myself one day. ;)

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  5. I want to read this one just for the Italian setting, but the romance sounds super cute too.
    Lovely review! :)

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    1. Thanks Nick and I hope you give it a try. :)

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  6. A summer read set in Italy, I like!

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  7. Thank you so much for hosting me!

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  8. Summer is almost over... *cries* but, I think I can still squeeze in one or two more fuzzy titles, and this one definitely fits the bill. Thanks for helping to complete my reading list!

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  9. I need more reads like this in my life Ali! I've been in a bit of a funk the past couple weeks where nothing has really appealed to me or made me want to stay up late reading. This sounds like the perfect palate cleanser:) I do so love a romance full of banter!

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    1. This is definitely a cutsey kind of read. :)

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  10. I love to travel vicariously because obviously I can only travel so much myself (for now;) and I like that this is short and sweet. An easy read. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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    1. I really loved that about it as well Candace. :)

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  11. I love the setting in this one, and at the end of Summer, I could use a escape read like this! Thanks Ali :)

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  12. I have to admit to laughing about the guys name, haha. But this does seem like a cute, summer read. Glad you enjoyed this one :)

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  13. You liked this a bit better than I did. I struggled with the insta love feel to the romance.

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    1. I know how you struggle with those Heidi. It was a cute read though, insta love and all. ;)

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  14. Hi Kindlemom, thanks for the great review and the cool giveaway too!
    Happy Monday!

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  15. Good, fast reads are nice :) Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Oh that sounds like one I would really enjoy. I do like those quickies that just leave you smiling :) And what a pretty cover! Thanks for the heads up on it :)

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  17. I love quick reads with sweet romance and it sounds like this one has that in spades! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. This sounds sweet and fun. I've read one or two of her books before and I liked them. Great review.

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    1. Glad you are already familiar with her and like her work Ellen. :)

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