The Italian Job by Kathryn Freeman – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Kathryn Freeman, One More Chapter and Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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Dream job. Dream house. Fake fiancé. 

A year in a gorgeous Italian castle…

When Anna Roberts’ life implodes, an online search leads her to an ad for the ultimate dream job – management of a gorgeous castle on the shores of Lake Como, accommodation included. The only catch? Anna can’t do it alone…

…With the last man on earth she’d choose!

The castle owners will only accept a couple as caretakers, which means Anna needs a man on her arm at the interview. Enter her neighbour, Jake Tucker. Though Anna and Jake have never seen eye-to-eye, Jake’s had a rough few years and an escape to Italy sounds ideal. Yet, when they get the job and jet off, Anna and Jake face an unexpected challenge. Pretending to be a couple is difficult … but pretending the tension simmering between them doesn’t exist is quickly proving impossible!

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My Thoughts

Ohhh this book……I don’t know why but it just had me smitten from chapter one and kept me in its tight embrace the whole time. I adored everything about this story and couldn’t put it down. 

Who wouldn’t want to live in a castle right?  And if you had to tell a few white lies to get there it’s fine right?  Which is exactly what Anna and Jake decided when they both saw an opportunity too good to resist.  Only, it required a couple to fulfil the requirements and Jake and Anna are far from it. 

The setting of a castle in Italy is the most romantic setting that I can think of.  The castle itself sounds amazing with stunning views and the neighbouring area is just so friendly and seems traditional.  I’d love to live there. 

I loved the characters of Jake and Anna and how they constantly got each other so wrong.  It was great to see things from both their perspectives and this gave me a deeper understanding of each of them and why they behaved certain ways.  The chemistry between the two was always there but what began as a little spark became much stronger as the story moved on.  I adore the enemies to lovers trope and really enjoyed how this plot unfolded.   This book also had just the right amount of spiciness for me and I couldn’t get enough.

The Italian Job is a superb read, perfect for the beach, garden or tucked up in bed with a glass of wine.  The food descriptions are also delicious and mouth-watering – almost as much as Jake and Anna.  I cannot recommend this romance enough.

Author Bio – Kathryn Freeman

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write a book. It may have had something to do with my obsession with reading romance. Real life interfered and I headed off in a different direction – into the world of science, becoming a pharmacist before joining the pharmaceutical industry. I did end up writing, but it was about disease and medicines. Decades later, I’m finally doing what I always wanted to do.

With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), all the romance in my life is in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

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