May 17, 2015

Review: From Italy With Love by Jules Wake

‘To my niece I leave the Ferrari GT250… On the proviso that she takes it across Europe to Maranello within the next three weeks. Only on successful completion of the journey to a prescribed route, will the car be hers…’
Home-loving Laurie thinks she’s happy – she has a safe, reliable boyfriend and working in her local library is what she thought she always wanted. That is until she inherits a vintage Ferrari from her eccentric Uncle Miles and the conditions of the inheritance are far from simple. To keep the car Laurie will have to drive across Europe with the gorgeous but unreliable Cameron Matthews as her guide… and Cam’s motives for helping are not all that altruistic.
Cam isn’t particularly thrilled about escorting his late pal Miles’ dull mouse of a niece on this wild goose chase but all he has to do is get Laurie safely to Italy and he’s sure the Ferrari is his.
But Uncle Miles had a few tricks up his sleeve and the route he’s planned takes Cam and Laurie on a road trip they’ll never forget. From sampling the delights of the Loire Valley to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Garda, this is one journey that has more twists and turns than either of them could ever have imagined…

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Laurie has a comfortable life. She's living together with her boyfriend in the house she's inherited from her father. She has a steady job at a library and her life is safe and predictable, exactly the way she likes it. When her uncle Miles passes away he leaves her his most precious car, a beautiful and rare Ferrari. There's only one condition, she has to drive it to Italy following a special itinerary that Miles has set up for her. Fortunately she doesn't have to do this alone. Cameron will go with her, he knows the car and he knows how to drive it, so he's there to help her. That isn't the only reason he's going with Laurie though. She thinks he's a mechanic, but he's actually much more than that.

Cam thinks Laurie is mousy and a pushover. He only agrees to accompany her because of the car. He wants to buy the Ferrari for the dream price Miles has promised him. Laurie and Cam have to learn to get along, because they're spending a lot of time together. The journey itself is amazing, but the company isn't always easy. While Laurie discovers what it's like to live she also learns to take her own decisions, something Cam has to get used to. It's a journey filled with surprises for both of them...

I loved From Italy With Love. The idea of a brilliant car, two beautiful people and gorgeous scenery is terrific and the execution is perfect. I liked this book so much, it's the perfect summer read. It made me smile the whole time, I cheered for Laurie and I envied her as I wanted to drive that car as well. Jules Wake is a great writer and she knows how to keep her readers fascinated. There's never a dull moment, the story is fast paced, exactly like the journey in that fabulous Ferrari. I've visited some of the places and they're indeed special, just like this wonderful story.


  1. Sounds like the perfect summer read!

  2. Sounds Super fun... Thanks for sharing! I'm adding it to my TBR!

    1. You will love it, thanks for your great comment.


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