I’m really late to the party here, but I finally read Love & Gelato and understand what everyone’s been talking about. This book was a supercute, fast-paced and addictive read.
In short, this is a romantic and mysterious story about Lina, an American girl who loses her mother to cancer and gets sent to Italy to live with her until then unknown father, Howard. When Lina arrives, she finds her mother’s diary from the time she spent in Italy and met Lina’s father all those years before. But in the diary, the man is only mentioned with an “X” and their relationship is kept a secret. Soon Lina realizes that “X” might not be Howard and there is a reason why her mother never told her who her father was.
Love & Gelato and is a fun, cute read, with the setting in Italy and the romantic troubles with next door boy Ren and his friend Thomas adding extra flavor. The main characters are heart-warming and the diary plot draws you in. I read this book one afternoon on the beach, skipping the swimming just to find out who Lina’s dad really was and how things would go with Ren and Thomas. There were some tropes, but not as many as I had presumed. And even though it was not that difficult to see the plot twists coming, I’m very happy about the ending. All in all, this is a gorgeous summer read!
Find out more about the book and the author here: Jenna Evans Welch
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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