Sunday, July 24, 2016

S.E.X. Review~ If I Were Fire by Heloise West

In 18th century Siena, Count Salvesto Masello returns home to find the family villa and his father’s estate deeply in debt. In order to save it, he sells valuable heirlooms, but he is running out of silverware. Somewhere in the villa, his deceased father has hidden the art treasures that will pay the debt—but Salvesto can’t find them anywhere.

Amadeo Neruccio has been on the run from the vicious pimp, thief, and pawnbroker Guelfetto, whose toughs finally catch him and bring him to the cellar where Count Masello is selling off his silver. When the count learns what fate Guelfetto has in store for Amadeo, he intervenes, and trades the last of his mother’s dowry for the young man’s freedom.

Salvesto left home over ten years ago to live the life of adventure he craved and leave his broken heart behind. When he rescues Amadeo, he does not expect to find love again—or the start of his next adventure.

If I Were Fire by Heloise West was a very quick historical read about two distinctly different men, but with the same yearnings. Salvesto’s attempt to save the family villa brought him to the midst of street-wise Amadeo, where Salvesto procured his freedom from his pimp.

The story was quick-paced with lots of history~ so if you are a lover of Italian art and history If I Were Fire will whet your appetite.

Although Ms. West delivered a nice story, I felt rushed in the trials and tribulations of the characters and the conflict resolution. I would love to see this story in a full length novel. The characters were approachable and likeable but unfortunately my connection waned.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

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