Hot blooded Italian meets cool British lady and indignation mounts as sparks fly. Reckless Nights in Rome is mostly set in England but does take you on a trip to Rome.
Bronte Ludlow is still grieving for the parents she lost in a car crash. She cannot believe that her brother sold their ancestral home to a hotel chain. And plans to cling on to her Dower House at all costs. She bakes wedding cakes for a living but has sworn off love and marriage after a bad break up. Not to mention the shock she had after her parents’ death. Bronte Ludlow is suffering deep pain and sorrow, and passionately hates Nico Ferranti, the rich guy who bought her ancestral home.
Nico is visiting Ludlow Hall for a few days and vows to tame the dragon and have the Dower House at all cost. But he hasn’t bargained on falling in love. As his attraction for Bronte deepens, her brother suffers a near fatal accident in Italy. Bronte and Nico fly out to Rome and spend some idyllic time in the old city.
Nico Ferranti has some deep wounds and some painful secrets. Bronte refuses to accept his reasons to shun his family and this leads to a rift between the lovers. Can anything bring these two stubborn individuals together?
Reckless Nights in Rome is a full length book but is a quick read. The fast pace means you are never bored. And there is enough spice to keep the action going. Bronte’s friend Rosie is loyal and outspoken and we might see her in other books in the series. Bronte’s brother could also make a good lead.
Overall, Reckless Nights in Rome is a good read. Not spectacular, but different enough that it is not based on any known literary characters. It won’t take a lot of involvement from you, making it ideal for reading on a plane or when you’re waiting somewhere.