Hi, welcome to my stop on the Dante's Girl Blog Tour sponsored by Kismet Book Touring. Dante's Girl is written by Courtney Cole, and is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble (see links below).
by Courtney Cole
Publisher: Lakehouse Press
Publication Date: June 22, 2012
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
My Thoughts: I absolutely adored this book. It has been one of the most fun and entertaining books I have read this summer. Reece is 17 years old, is flying to London to spend the summer with her father, and ends up running into the most beautiful boy she has ever seen, literally. His name is Dante Giliberti, and Reece dubs him as the equivalent of the Greek God Apollo. They end up on the same flight. Dante is in first class and Reece is in coach, then Dante ends up sitting beside her. Before they even take off there is an explosion, a fire, Dante's security guards are whisking him off the plane, and he tells Reece he is taking her with him. That is how Reece, a country girl from the heart of Kansas, ends up on the beautiful Greek Island of Caberra, with the son of the Prime Minister, who not only is gorgeous, but is also a billionaire. With nothing more than an overnight bag and one outfit Reece finds herself in a palace that seems more like a museum, with this Greek God of a guy, who also happens to be one of the nicest people she has ever met. One thing leads to another and Reece is invited to spend the whole summer on the Island as the guest of the Giliberti's and intern at their olive business. She and Dante both find that this is a summer that will change their lives forever. Reece finds out that the term "it's complicated," takes on a whole new meaning. The question is, can love overcome these complications?
I really loved Reece. She is absolutely hilarious. The things she says are funny, but the inner dialogue she has going on with herself will leave you holding your side in laughter. She is sweet, she is really pretty, even though she doesn't see it, and she is real. Dante is super hot, he's nice, and he's not caught up in the prestige of who he is. His only fault is that he tries so hard to do everything that is "expected" of him in order to please his father. The chemistry between Dante and Reece is undeniable, and despite threats from the evil Elena, who thinks she has a claim on Dante, they can't stay away from each other. Dante is quite the gentleman and never pushes Reece in anyway, but must decide if he is going to be true to his heart, or true to what's expected of him. I loved the story line. Dante's Girl has the feel of a modern day young adult fairy tale with conspiracy, espionage, romance, with a whole lot of humor and love in the mix. This is a enchanting contemporary romance and the perfect summer read. Enjoy it? Yes, I most certainly did.