Monday, June 5, 2017
12 Days To Love by Lisa Swinton
Lily is free. Free from home. Free from work and everything she built the last eight years. And she's scared to death. With her half of the Etsy business sold, Lily is persuaded by Maddie to take advantage of her windfall and go on a cruise around Italy, explore new possibilities, and meet new people, especially the male kind. Feeling as unstable as the waves rolling beneath the ship, Lily is reluctant to agree to a romantic flirtation, even with a man as intriguing as Zander.
The cruise is supposed to be a fresh start for Zander and an opportunity to expand his freelance photography business. It also marks the one year anniversary of his fiance's death. All he's interested in gaining from the experience is a larger portfolio, but finds himself irresistibly drawn to Lily, who looks nearly as lost as he feels.
A cruise ship romance couldn't possibly last, and yet how can Lilly and Zander resist falling in love in the most romantic country on earth?
I was happy to see that Lisa Swinton was part of the Destined For Love series and I was super excited to read her book... it did not disappoint!
Lily and Zander both take an adventure before starting the next stage in their individual lives. They met one night in France but left on awkward terms and were glad they would not see each other again. As Lily boards the ship for a cruise of Italy guess who is on the cruise...Zander! This book was very well written with so many descriptions that had you feeling the emotions of the characters and the experiences they were having.
I have been to many European countries but sadly Italy is not one of them. It is now moved up on my travel list and a cruise in Italy... sounds like a dream to me! The way Lisa described the amazing views and sites of Italy made me feel like I was there and I may have even looked up Italian cruises after reading this book. :) I LOVED this book and didn't want to put it down. It also left me wanting some Gelato! It is a short, very sweet, and clean romance. The development of the characters and their stories have you drawn in to the very end.