Okay, the month of June is absolutely insane for me so to keep up with my very overloaded schedule and goals list, I will be featuring short stories. Since most romance books can be seen as a short story, there was a criteria that had to be met. Each one had to be under 80 pages. Truly a quick read which is exactly what The Adventure by Leslie Pike is.
The plot of this 53 page story is – For New York based travel blogger Zarah, it’s one hell of a sweet life.
She looks like Tinkerbell and thinks like Wonder Woman.
Her latest trip, a month in Italy, is coming to an end when she spots an old friend across the piazza.
Fig Dragoni, heir to an iconic Italian tire company always lusted after the funny girl he went to high school with in Manhattan.
But his shyness got in the way.
Now years later a chance meeting ignites an old spark. He’s not going to blow his chance this time.
When the two embark on an Italian adventure, all the walls come down and passion storms the castle.
La Dolce Vita!
My View – You know the saying “it’s not you, it’s me”? Pretty sure everyone does, but no other saying really fit quite so perfectly here.
I once had an Italian boss with straight up Italian smooth talker friends and due to that I may never, ever find being 100% Italian a turn on. I mean, don’t get me wrong, looks are one thing but once that mouth opens it most likely would be over.
This story does have a great baseline of taking chances when you get them and living life in the now. It also give you an amazing visual of the Italian countryside. In 100% seriousness, this is something I could see happening to one of my cousins who is in fact a travel blogger that you normally can’t pin down. I guess time will tell…
Pick up your copy here