Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

How did I get the book?  I bought it.

Genre: Contemporary

First Impression: You’ll fit right in.

Synopsis: I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
Until this year.
And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?
But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.
My heart just might be crazy.

200words (or less) review: This book is like a candy-cotton bouquet of roses, if such a thing existed. It’s ridiculously cute and over the top but Courtney Cole manages to pull it off. Why? Because Reece is the ideal narrator; she’s funny, she panics (a lot) and thankfully rolls her eyes at the ridiculously perfect world of Dante so the reader doesn’t have to.

For the most part logic and Dante’s Girl do not belong together but I didn’t care because I was having such fun reading it. The story reminds me a lot of The Prince & Me (in all the good ways) and the same way I loved that movie I really enjoyed reading this book.

At times Reece’s mishaps had me laughing out loud and I’m really glad no one could see me reading this because I had a stupid grin on my face for most of it.

Dante’s Girl is adorable, fluffy and most importantly happy reading.

Recommend it?


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