When her mother’s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country.
Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie’s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away… that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she’s ever seen. Gianluca.
After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale. But Georgie isn’t asking for his heart—she’s merely intrigued.
After all, Gianluca isn’t just gorgeous—tall and tan from days spent in the sun—his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she’s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it.
5 out of 5 stars
This was one of the best books I read this year.
Set in Vernazza, Italy (a real place that you can google – it’s gorgeous), A Place in the Sun is the story of Georgie Archibald, a Brit who travels to Italy to get away from her mother’s constant interference in her love life. Once landing in Vernazza, Georgie gets a little motion sickness and passes out. In comes Gianluca.
Gianluca is a beautiful man who is very guarded. Georgie is immediately attracted to him, but he refuses to acknowledge her. Georgie is persistent though, and works her charms and eventually forms a friendship with Gianluca.
I just loved Georgie. She grew up with wealth, but you wouldn’t know it. She was not pretentious or snobby; in fact, she was the opposite. She was happy, friendly and bubbly. She quickly became friends with Mossimo and Katerina. Mossimo is Luca’s cousin and closest friend.
The story was told in such a way that it told a visual story. I was captivated by the beauty of Italy (though I couldn’t see it) and the loveliness of it’s people.
I would highly recommend this story to anyone. A beautiful story.