E-galley Review: Ciao For Now by Kate Bromley

Posted June 9, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from SparkPoint Studio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  Ciao For Now by Kate BromleyCiao For Now by Kate Bromley
Published by Graydon House on June 6, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 320
Source: SparkPoint Studio
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars
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When an American interning at a fashion house in Rome butts heads with her professor’s surly son, sparks fly!

With her thirties rapidly approaching and a mountain of student debt looming over her, Violet Luciano’s dream of finishing design school and working in fashion has cost her everything. So when she lands an internship at an up-and-coming fashion brand in Rome, she brings her A game to Italy. With nothing left to lose, Violet plans to win the competition among the interns for the ultimate prize—a job at a New York label.

But when a coffee run goes wrong and Violet accidentally destroys a stranger’s laptop, all of the apology Americanos in the world won’t help her. Because it turns out that the man from the café is Matteo, her professor’s eternally grumpy son, who thinks she’s a clumsy American…and  maybe  a stalker. Their animosity (and undeniable chemistry) grows as together they’re forced to face a summer of chic parties, adventures through Rome and sharing a home…with the person they can’t stand the most.   

The more time she spends with him, the more distracted she finds herself. With her chance to win the competition slipping out of her grasp, Violet has to decide whether to say ciao to Matteo—or ciao to her dreams. 

My Review

This one grabbed me right away! The banter between Violet and Matteo was perfect! Hit the enemies to lovers perfectly, or maybe a bit grumpy-sunshine as well. There was a part where she overheard him talking about her on the phone, and wow was he a complete and total ass! But the way she chose to get revenge on him, that was so funny! It was so unexpected! But eventually their relationship developed and it was sweet and perfect, until two things happened.

One had to do with one of the other people in the internship, and I think she was being ridiculous, so that made me mad. But then what happened when Violet shared her designs at the end? Well that had me in tears. The author was able to bring out laughter throughout the story, but then so much emotion when necessary as well.

I also loved Matt/Matteo’s career, his writing for a favorite science fiction type of show, and then the Comicon scene was so good.

I have to say I loved this story, and since I’ve wanted to read something by this author for a while now, I know I have to go back and read those books too!

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