Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner

by April Lindner
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Published by Poppy
Pages: 304
Source: Publisher
Purchase Amazon / B&N / Indiebound

from Goodreads
While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.

In this coming-of-age romance, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.

My Thoughts

Love, Lucy was a great book that I read along with my friends. I hadn't heard much about it before receiving it for the YALLFest Blogger Gathering, but my friends had. Their excitement over this title was contagious and after I started reading it, I understood why. 

There is travel, romance, college life, and self-discovery. I liked seeing Italy through Lucy's eyes and falling in "something" with Jesse Palladino. He definitely is crush-worthy.

One of my favorite terms from Love, Lucy was "vacation flirtation" - referring to the quick romance you experience while on vacation. This sounds like something my best friend and I would have termed.
I liked this story so much. There were times that I wanted more development, more answers to questions that I had about secondary characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Five Things I Want to Do After Reading Love, Lucy 
  1. Travel abroad. This is a given. Grab a backpack and go!
  2. Watch Roman Holiday. Lucy mentions it a few times and recreates a scene for a picture. I've never seen it and now I want to. 
  3. Read A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Love, Lucy is an adaptation 
  4. Watch a live musical. Or maybe just sing along loudly to a musical soundtrack. 
  5. Read more books by April Lindner.

Disclaimer:  I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book so much! I was a huge fan of A Room With A View. April did an incredible job. Swoon. xxLiza


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