Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Portrait of Emily Price Review


 About the Book

Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can’t fix—until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. But when Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family is another matter . . .

Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—dreams of having a gallery show of her own. There is no time for distractions, especially not the ultimate distraction of falling in love.

But Chef Benito Vassallo’s relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to breathe new life into his aunt and uncle’s faded restaurant, Piccollo. Soon after their first meeting, he works to win Emily as well—inviting her into his world and into his heart.

Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Ben’s proposal and follows him home. But instead of allowing the land, culture, and people of Monterello to transform her, Emily interferes with everyone and everything around her, alienating Ben’s tightly knit family. Only Ben’s father, Lucio, gives Emily the understanding she needs to lay down her guard. Soon, Emily’s life and art begin to blossom, and Italy’s beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.

Yet when she unearths long-buried family secrets, Emily wonders if she really fits into Ben’s world. Will the joys of Italy become just a memory, or will Emily share in the freedom and grace that her life with Ben has shown her are possible? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

 Well I know I am the one odd ball who didn't totally love this book. The idea behind the story line is great but I could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried. I didn't click with the characters and some of it I thought was just a tad silly/over dramatic. Katherine Reay has had wonderful reviews on all of her books but this is the second one that I didn't enjoy. I think Reay has talent, she just hasn't been able to suck me in. 

Three stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free. All opinions are my own. "

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