Book one: Secret Notte—a story of a woman on a self-imposed artist’s retreat, falls quickly and heedlessly in love with the future Duke of a beautiful country of Bellacigna.
This novel is pretty straightforward. Claudia has just acquired her fine arts degree and in celebration of that takes a vacation in Bellacigna an up and coming country known for its lush lands, and budding tourists spots.
Stefano Trevisani, future Duke by day, unknown DJ by night by happenstances meets Claudia by a slight freak accident and it’s in this meeting that he realizes there’s more to her than meets the eye.
It’s your typical romance with the same inner workings just without the sex—which is no big thing. The story works without it—for all you freaks out there. LOL.
Claudia and Stefano play a quick-ish game of cat and mouse for about half of the book and slowly meld together for the later half—allowing the reader a swift happily ever after, that leaves little to question.
Book Two: Instant attraction is fine, and insta-love can be fine as well, as long as the love is less love and more strong like. Love moved in a little too quickly in the second part of this series—and instead of simply ignoring it, this time, it rubbed me the wrong way.
Book number two is pretty much the same. However, the insta-love just did not work for me here. There was not enough buildup or time spent between the characters before declarations of love were shared.
However, you get what you expect—chance meetings, flirtatious conversations, hot kisses, and a nicely wrapped up HEA.
The musical connection between the main characters is the saving grace--it gave the character's relationship a depth I found lacking throughout.
The author is pretty good at giving us this type of story—one that’s quick and to the point with a nicely wrapped ending. This was not my favorite of hers, but I wouldn't call it the worst.
Recommended for those that like their love quick and royal.