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Georgie is a most delightful person and her crazy antics kept me in stitches. Every time she found herself in an untenable situation, which was often cause she is a nutty mess, she used her spunk, wit and determination to make positive changes. It's great that she's so tenacious because that personality trait is definitely needed to deal with Gianluca, who after 5 years is still grieving his late wife. Georgie quickly makes friends while on her new adventure and with their help she eventually wears Gianluca down until he finds her charming and irresistible. Can Georgie turn a vacation fling into a lifelong love? If she can that would certainly appease her mother.
I love the narrators and their abilities to fluidly change from a British to an Italian accent. The flow was very natural and kept me listening intensely until the very end.
Absolutely worth a credit.
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Georgie Archibald is 26 years old with a mother who wants to see her married off, something she made known to Georgie when at the age of 20 her mother tells her she is starting to get old. Fed up with being set up by her mother on an endless string of ill-fated blind dates Georgie decides she is going to take matters into her own hands and basically runs away - she closes her eyes spins a globe and points to a place, which on the second attempt happens to be Italy. She just knows she is going to find love and a husband, it’s fate!
I really enjoyed this book! We first met Georgie in The Summer Games:Settling the Score as Freddie’s scene stealing sister, and I remember listening and thinking ‘I hope she gets her own book.’ You don’t have to read that one though to appreciate this one, it completely stands on its own. Gianluca a former financier from London moved back to Italy 5 years ago after a sad turn of events brings him there, and now while he may have women clamoring for his attention he wants nothing to do with any of them or a relationship - he prefers solitude. Vivacious Georgie does a great job of bringing broody Gianluca out of his shell. (I love how she rewards herself with chocolate every time she gets him to talk!) This book has a lot of humor, a lot of great lines and is just a lot of fun in general. I loved the slow burn, we really get to know the characters and see them grow.
Victoria Aston and Roger Frisk did a great job with the narration! I’ve never listened to anything by them but I certainly will in the future. Victoria perfectly captured Georgie’s adventurous spirit and wit. She plays the perfect optimist while still bringing gravity into the performance and not making her seem flighty. Roger did a great job with all of the accents and various characters!
R.S. Grey does a wonderful job with bringing out the beauty of Italy. She sets the scene well enough that you can picture yourself there - it’s vibrant and engaging. This is one that I will definitely be listening to again!
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