Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
To be published: May 6, 2014 by Bloomsbury
Pippa is in Italy for the summer and, despite her parents’ wishes, she has no intention of just studying the local art! She has a list of things of her own to do: from swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to getting a makeover – and falling for an Italian boy! As Pippa explores the dramatic ruins of Rome and Pompeii, she is swept into her own drama with two guys: an irresistible local she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student . . . Will she find her true love?
The perfect reckless romance to enjoy whether you are home or abroad. [goodreads]
I remember when Kristin, a local author, announced her book deal for this story and how HAPPY I was for her! Everything about this debut novel sounds delicious... from the setting in Italy, to the summer romance abroad, and I've heard there's mention of gelato! Mmm. I recently got a copy to read, so I don't have to wait much longer, but I wanted to feature it anyway so others could add it to their to-be-read list.
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.