Interior decorator Zoe Ryan’s life resembles a bad country song. Her boyfriend dumped her, her car died, and she was recently handed a pink slip. What’s a girl to do? Leave everything behind for a bit....in Positano, Italy. And when she gets there, she finds a surprising extra—millionaire restaurateur Dante Sabbatini in the kitchen. In his underwear. Making coffee. It’s suddenly not only hot outside, but exactly what is he doing inside, in her temporary kitchen?
Dante’s plan was to escape to his family’s beach house for some quiet and privacy. What he didn’t know was that his meddling, matchmaking nonna rented the entire house to a sexy stranger at the exact same time as his stay. It took him months to clear his schedule—there’s no way he’s leaving now.
With both refusing to leave, Zoe and Dante agree to be temporary roomies, but secretly aim to try to drive the other out. He plays his music as loud as he wants and will wear as little clothing as possible, and she’ll just go ahead and adopt that pig she fell in love with in town. But suddenly their game of one-upmanship takes a very sexy detour, and they can’t believe what happens next.
Great comfort read
I really enjoyed this one. I was in the need of something hot and light hearted and predictable and this was perfect. Who doesn’t want a hot, rich, sweet Italian. I loved the setting and the characters, especially Houdini.
Now only if I can find a hot Italian to love me and buy me a pig I’ll be set.
You and Me and a Pig Makes Three
A delightful frenemies to lovers with obedience training efforts for a pig thrown into the mix. Recovering from pass hurts and grief is never easy but best aired and shared with a special friend, or lover as Zoe and Dante finally figured out. A lovely read.
A hot Italian holiday
I very much enjoyed the chemistry between Zoe and Dante and thought their initial meeting both funny and provocative. I thought Zoe was going to be a tragic, mousy character, given her woe-is-me attitude before getting to the villa, but that girl had spunk and backbone to spare especially given her recent breakup and job loss.
Dante tried hard to be aloof and dismissive, but you just can’t fight that ingrained Italian old-world charm. He’s a bit of a tragic hero but hers also personable and witty. A good guy with his own baggage that he’s not willing to share.
Adorable Houdini added a bit of a comic tone to the story, which I enjoyed as well, even if he’s not the typical pet…that made it even better. The steamy scenes were richer because we needed to wait for that smolder to ignite into a flame. Regina Kyle is so good at drawing out those feelings from her characters; it’s one of the things I like best about her books. I thought this one was great!