Review ~ Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Posted June 6, 2014 by Michelle in Review / 1 Comment

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

Review ~ Wish You Were Italian by Kristin RaeWish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 2014-05-06
Genres: Europe, Friendship, Love & Romance, People & Places, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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Pippa has always wanted to go to Italy … but not by herself. And certainly not to sit in art school the entire summer learning about dead guys’ paintings. When she steps off the plane in Rome, she realizes that traveling solo gives her the freedom to do whatever she wants. So it’s arrivederci, boring art program and ciao, hot Italian guys!

Charming, daring, and romantic, Bruno is just the Italian Pippa’s looking for—except she keeps running into cute American archeology student Darren everywhere she goes. Pippa may be determined to fall in love with an Italian guy … but the electricity she feels with Darren says her heart might have other plans. Can Pippa figure out her feelings before her parents discover she left the program and—even worse—she loses her chance at love?

My Review

I have always wanted to go to Italy, it looks beautiful and I have family that live there that I have wanted to visit. After reading this book, I want to go even more. It almost made me feel like I might have already been there. Kristin Rae has such great knowledge of Italy that it felt like I visited all the places with the Main Character Pippa. Anyone want to go on a trip to Italy with me? 🙂

Wish you Were Italian has really cute characters and Pippa was such a cutie and really needed this time to find out more about what she wanted out of life and not what her mom wanted for her. I fell for Darren as soon a she meet him and I pretty much could care less about any other guy in the book. I adore Darren I want her to be with him. Bruno was an interesting character but reminded me of a typical self-absorbed male and I loved Chiara and Morgan, would love to have friends like these.

I thought this was a really great book, the story was super cute but was a bit unbelievable only because a 17 yr. old roaming around Italy on her own and her parents trusted her that much? Totally could be the mom in me but I would be a crazy lady if my kid was traveling alone in another country. I would call the school she was supposed to be at everyday. I’m that much of a worrywart 🙂

I loved the details she gave about Italy and the romance was so cute however the ending is a little predictable but overall it’s a sweet story about a girl finding out who she is and what she wants.

I gave Wish you Were Italian by Kristin Rae 4/5 stars. It has a really cute story, lots of romance and great details of Italy. I really enjoyed the story and characters in this book and I totally recommend it.

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