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Many thanks to Justine and publisher Harlequin Books for my spot on this Blog Tour.

This book was absolutely fantastic. It had the warmth of the friendship on the surface and a pot of bubbling secrets deep underneath. I loved the way author Melissa Hill lulled me to a level of comfort before pulling the rug from under my feet when the truth started revealing itself. One by one.

Three women met at the Amalfi Coast in Italy 6 years ago. They were at the crossroads of life, friendship soon bonded them along with a few secrets which they kept hidden. They went back home, stayed in touch off and on until the grand opening of the Villa Dolce Vita brought them back. Secrets exploded. Woohoo.

My first book by this talented author, the beginning felt a little slow. The story laid the foundation of their lives in the past chapters and gave me the strives in their lives in the present ones. Both were balanced well but it was the present life which held my attention.

There was this feeling of impending doom in every chapter, like a box which was about to burst open. And I was so eager to explore the secrets. Something was hidden and it all came slithering out. I was the naughty one feeding my literary voyeuristic tendencies with this book.

The story kept me completely hooked in the second half, and I couldn’t stop tapping my kindle until I reached the end. An entertaining read. I loved it.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed…

Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amid dappled lemon groves and fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship.

Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate.

But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting…

Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life.

11 Responses

  1. I just finished this book yesterday and my review will be posted next week for the tour. Can I just copy and paste yours? I feel the same way about this book, and it is also my first by this author. You definitely captured how this book makes you feel and think, Well done as usual.

    1. It was fun… Initially I wondered where it would go but slowly it gripped me. I was quite entertaining. With a lot of Secrets

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