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Delightful #Romance set in Italy – It Takes a Villa by Kilby Blades

Title: It Takes a Villa

Series: It Takes a Villa #1

Author: Kilby Blades

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled: Amara

Published: May 24th 2022

Pages: 352

Rating: 4*

My Review:

A hotel in Italy for just $1 - too good to be true?
Well it is abandoned and restoration means lots of work to do...
However, Natalie Malone is following her dream
Though things aren't quite as straightforward as it might seem.

With obstructions, bureaucracy and a time limit, too,
Is there any chance she'll see the restoration through?
And what about Pietro, the local architect, she meets - 
Will he help or cause her defeat?

Get ready for family drama, dreams and more
In this delightful story, with folks to adore.
The setting is glorious and so are the dream
Though the twists make things harder than they first seem.

A contemporary romance with a small community, too,
A delightful read I recommend to you.
For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
A gorgeous read and this is my honest review

Synopsis:

For the reasonable price of $1, Natalie Malone just bought herself an abandoned villa on the Amalfi Coast. With a detailed spreadsheet and an ancient key, she’s arrived in Italy ready to renovate—and only six months to do it. Which seemed reasonable until architect Pietro Indelicato began critically watching her every move…

From the sweeping ocean views to the scent of the lemon trees, there’s nothing Pietro loves more than his hometown. And after seeing too many botched jobs and garish design choices, he’s done watching from the sidelines. As far as he’s concerned, Natalie should quit before the project drains her entire bank account and her ridiculously sunny optimism.

With Natalie determined to move forward, the gorgeous architect reluctantly agrees to pitch in, giving her a real chance to succeed. But when the fine print on Natalie’s contract is brought to light, she might have no choice but to leave her dream, and Pietro, behind. 

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