Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Lake Como By: Anita Hughes

Lake ComoLake Como by Anita Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hallie Elliot thought she had it all, the career, the man, the wedding season bringing her closer and closer to a ring on her finger. That is until she witnesses her boyfriend with her boss. No one in San Francisco can understand her not taking him for his word, that there hasn't been anything, but all she can do is run. Lake Como has her half-sister, Portia in the middle of a martial crisis and what better place to find yourself.
Hallie finds a job she can lose herself in and the estate manager, Angus, a little too hard to resist. She has been burned and does not take well to lies or betrayal, and when she uncovers a few that even have lasted her lifetime - well, things can never be the same, but if she can give it a chance it could be better.

I would give this 3.5 stars, I rounded up for a couple reasons. 1. The description of the Lake and all the beauty had me falling through the pages and entering Italy on the other side. 2. I loved some of the secondary characters. While, some characters seem disjointed and almost rushed (and the ending does feel this way), there is heart and magic given to those that stand out.
Now, this isn't the best read of the year - but this is a great escape, a great beach read, and simply something to lose yourself in for a couple hours.

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