Blog Tour - Loving Roxie

About the book: Roxie Castro comes to Florence, Italy to help her friend Georgia heal after the death of her husband. While there she decides to chase her dream of being an author, collaborating with the gorgeous Professor Stefano Nae in researching the murder of Princess Isabela di Medici. However, when they begin to delve into her history, strange things start happening to Roxie: panic attacks, the resurfacing of buried memories, and a fear that something from her past has come forward to haunt her future. 

The professor's help triggers her powerful attraction to him, and this in turn worsens the attacks.The closer they get to solving the mystery surrounding her past, the more tangled her emotions become. Will discovering Roxie’s secret finally free them to explore their newfound feelings or will it snatch away the one chance they have for a lasting love?

My review: I really enjoyed reading this book! I love the way that G.G. Vandagriff writes contemporary romance. Each of them are clean with compelling characters and great story lines.

I liked Roxie. I liked that she felt as though she were a bit broken, but still is able to have compassion and caring for those around her, even those she doesn't really know. I also liked that she wanted to try new things and be a little bit of a different person in Italy than she was in real life, choosing to ride a bright red motor scooter, and working on writing a novel about a person from Italian history.

I also liked Stefano, I loved that even though he was a handsome man, he's actually a bit embarrassed by the attention his looks bring him. I liked the way that he went out of his way to help Roxie, even though she appeared to be having a hard time being in his company. 

I really enjoyed this book! It's a great clean romance that I didn't want to put down! 

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

About the author: G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four books and is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books in that series—Exile and Defiance. 
Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense. 
GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity Investments, and an international banker for Continental Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).
She and her husband David are the parents of three children and six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.
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