Anna Premoli comes to the blog with a story in translation with
Mad About You
Mentioned at the end of the story the author speaks of the story ‘coming to her and demanding to be written.” On the whole, the characters of Giada and Ariberto were cleverly drawn with plenty to like (or dislike about them both. Honestly, the premise for this book had me interested, and I was intrigued and engaged for the first third of the book.
The pacing was slower than one would expect from this enemies to lovers story, and I didn’t feel that the dialogue popped enough. As for them being complete opposites? Well – they were. Ariberto was almost too good to be true: handsome, rich, polite and a truly nice guy -with an irrepressible interest in Giada. She’s far from the ‘delicate flower” who worked hard to get what she wanted: she’s brash, often rude and more negative than he deserved (or should hope for). Sure, working to a goal and achieving it is something to be proud of, but her mannerisms and her low-level snobbery was off-putting and had me less interested in her getting her ‘everything’ than his future.
A bit disjointed in the middle of the book, the end wrapped up neatly without really tying up the loose ends or really addressing the issues, and while it was a low-angst, non-committal sort of read, the story was simply there and not particularly memorable after turning the last page. I suppose fans of this author will enjoy this book, and I know others loved it – all proving that different stories strike chords with different readers and not everyone is on the same song book.
Title: Mad About You
Author: Anna Premoli
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Setting: Italy
Published by: Aria
Published on: 14 November, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Giada Borghi has always known exactly what she wants. Graduating with honours?
An internship at a prestigious consulting company in Milan?
Ariberto Castelli, with his pretty face and unironically monogrammed shirts?
Sure, they may have shared a kiss in a nightclub once upon a time – that doesn't change anything! Boys like Ariberto and girls like Giada just don't belong together.
But working so closely with a handsome Italian is bound to turn any girl's head, especially as she realises there's more to Ariberto than meets the eye.
The summer days are long and hot... can Giada make it through with her head – and heart – intact?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.