Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Flirting in Italian ~ Lauren Henderson
Author: Lauren Henderson
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Random House / Delacorte Press
Review Source: copy from publisher via NetGalley
Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
This was quite a different book than the Kiss Me, Kill Me series. I loved this one, and will definitely be reading the next in the series!
Violet is in a museum, starring at an 18th century painting of herself...but wait, this is 2012-how is it a painting of Violet? Apparently it's not; it's an anonymous painting and painter. But wow, does it look like Violet!
After doing some research, Violet decides it is time to go to Italy to see more of these paintings, find out if she's adopted (since she looks NOTHING like her family), and last to see if there are any more paintings of her. Thus, she enrolls in a language immersion program with three other girls: one other Brit, and two Americans. Once they get used to each other, the girls start getting along and are all doing okay with the program and having fun at that.
As for the flirting in Italian, well the other girls are doing good with that. Violet, yeah not so much. She looks 'too Italian' at least that's what Luca tells her. Luca who Violet is smitten with, Luca who likes kiss her, and the same Luca who happens to be a sort of prince at the castle Violet needs to investigate for discovering information about those paintings.
In the process of discovering her past, Violet is almost killed! Will she ever find out the truth? And could it be the worst possible truth of all...are Violet and Luca related?