Review: Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell

 

Synopsis: When Eve Anderson meets Adamo de Leone on a ship bound for Europe, she has no idea of the dark secret that will endanger both their lives. She accompanies him to his home on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to open an inn left to him by his grandfather. But then she learns he spent five years in prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. Could the man she loves be responsible for embezzling eighty million dollars from the investment firm he once owned? Adamo wants to hold Eve at arm’s length until he can clear his proud family name. But when there is an attempt on his life and Eve is terrorized by a gun-bearing thug, he realizes how much he wants her, and he must accept whatever help he can get to uncover the well-hidden trail of a six-year-old crime.

When we meet Eve, she is trying to figure out what she wants. She had put her life on hold to take care of her father and now feels lost in the sauce. I love the beautiful settings of the different locations, they set the mood for the sweet romance that blooms between Eve and Adamo. Although the story pace was a little slow in the beginning, it definitely held my attention to find out who is trying to harm Adamo. The author makes the characters relatable and realistic. I loved the quiet strength of Eve, the noble honor of Adamo and the in charge attitude of Mark.

I appreciate the sweet and sexy romance between Eve and Adamo. I know it is the trend nowadays for love scenes to be very graphically sensual but I think it is refreshing to see something that is left to imagination. I love a good romance and when mixed with a mystery it definitely holds my attention. I am so glad that although Adamo never went back to court, he did get the pardon so that his name can be cleared. A good name is worth alot and anyone who has been denied something due to a background check. Overall, great read for anyone who loves a romance mixed with suspenseful mystery.

 

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