Love Affair in Venice

Sarah has reviewed other books by Jackie Wang before, Landlady and Fugitive, so I decided to see what the deal was by downloading a copy of Love Affair in Venice while it was free! I mean, honestly, I thought the cover looked beautiful and I’m a huge fan of Italy, so I was in a Venice mood.

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Heat Level: 5/6 Hearts

Overall Rating: 4/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Vanessa is hot, sassy, filthy rich, and recently burned by her good for nothing ex-fiance. His betrayal caused her to write off men for good…well, not really, because when is that ever true? Anyways, she meets a sweet-talking gondolier named Marco with a daughter. But cultures and duty can get in the way of feelings, something that the fashion mogul knows too well. And once a man from her past puts his life on the line for her, she may forget about Venice forever, thrusting her fully back into her old world.

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There were some issues with this book that kept popping up. There were more than a few grammatical errors, but that could be easily fixed with a good editor. However, It was the missing words that I struggled to look past the most. I also found it a bit unrealistic that she was so easy to fall in love and the word was thrown around so easily after short meeting. However, I tried to ignore the swiftness as, in fiction, there’s a lot of untrue stuff that goes on. Like, I don’t see any kids fighting it out in a high-tech arena like in The Hunger Games and, unfortunately, no big-ass rock is going to take me to a Highland hottie like in Outlander.

One thing I really appreciated in this book was the use of a wealthy woman who held all the chips. She wasn’t the maid in the millionaire’s hotel or a struggling single mother who meets a flashy doctor at the hospital, but a mega billionaire in her own right, something that I can truly get behind.

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