by J.T. Geissinger
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers
In this fairy tale with a sexy twist, she’s a penniless San Francisco seamstress. He’s the king of Italian couture. Who’s got designs on whom?
Boutique owner Kimber DiSanto has seen better days. She’s been dumped at the altar by Prince Charmless, her business went up in flames (literally), and now she’s stuck in Florence, Italy, with an ice-queen stepmother, to try to save her late father’s failing dress shop. Only one thing could make it worse: another man in her life. The arrogant Italian fashion tycoon offering to buy her father’s shop is as rich as he is sexy, and their attraction is off the charts. But Kimber’s not about to get burned again.
Women don’t say no to Matteo Moretti—and certainly not with Kimber’s stinging precision. With all the heat and fury sparking between them, Matteo can’t resist baiting the gorgeous American. His plan? Win her over one scorching kiss at a time.
Kimber tells herself it’s all just a game. That her broken heart isn’t in danger, and that Matteo’s touch does not make her Lady Land dance with joy. But sometimes it takes the fieriest of enemies to turn a fantasy into a real-life romance.
*ARC provided by socialbutterflypr in exchange for an honest review*
Ache for You is the third book in the Slow Burn series by J.T. Geissinger. Let me first say, I’ve loved many of this author’s other books, especially the Bad Habit and Wicked Games series. This one, however, just didn’t click with me. This is one of those Enemies to Lovers that I cringed at, which bites because again, I really did love a lot of JT’s prior books.
You know how, you’re on a plane and it suddenly plunges 5,000 feet and you start praying, even though you’re not actually religious. Then when you think everything is fine, you’ve leveled off and it’s smooth sailing, your feet are wet and you’re in the middle of the ocean? This sort of describes Kimber’s life. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, especially if a lot of it is your own fault. This is one of those books where I had very little sympathy with the main character, mainly because she jumps to so many conclusions without really knowing or even asking questions, I got fed up with her by the second chapter. She spent so much time hating everyone, especially Matteo, I didn’t feel any romance between the two until 75% in. And even then, it felt iffy. And that whole thing with the ex-fiancee, I so did not like that all. She is way more forgiving than I am. Seriously I love JT and her other books but this just didn’t work for me. I absolutely love the cover though!