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Summer of Fire

by Kitty Pilgrim

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This book combines romance, drama and suspense to create a fast-paced story. John Sylvester and Cordelia Stapleton are on Capri for a holiday. They are heading to dinner at their friend's house, Charles to meet his new love, Princess Victoria of Norway. While this is going on, there is an eruption of a volcano on Iceland which could wreak havoc on the air and air travel. Of course this is Italy so no story would be complete without some time of corrupt mafioso or crime family. When they attempt to steal a sapphire necklace belonging to the princess, the thief is scared off by the paparazzi. Before the thief can try again, the young Prince Karl, steals the necklace to see to get money so he and his young friend Luca can finance a trip to Stromboli, Mt. Etna and Heruleneum. This starts things rolling where there are executions, attempted kidnappings, Sylvester being suspected of stealing the necklace and more. Will everyone remain safe? Will the boys be okay? What happens to the necklace? There is a dramatic ending where the women play a huge role.

There is never a dull moment as the story takes you from Capri to Naples, Rome, London and more. The places they go are well described with the reader being able to visualize easily what the area looks like, even the descriptions of the ash in the air. It is full of suspense and I never knew what was coming next. The characters were well developed and even though some were royals, they appeared real if not spoiled. The female leads were strong women, smart and were willing to do almost anything for their man. As I said at the beginning, this is also a romance, and there are some implications in the story because of that, but the characters are all looking for the same thing; love and happiness.

A good read for romantic suspense readers, also those who enjoy a scientific lean to a story. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Sep 19, 2016 |
Intense quick paced well written romantic thriller with well-developed characters and a great plot. I enjoyed learning more about volcanoes, their eruptions and places that have been impacted by them. This is a novel that stands on its own though it is also part of a series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.

The story was a delight and I thank NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group for the copy to read and review. ( )
  CathyGeha | Jul 30, 2015 |
I was lucky enough to receive this via @netgalley in exchange for an honest review

On the beautiful island of Capri, a royal princess begins a secret love affair, oblivious to the dangers that surround her. Internationally renowned novelist Kitty Pilgrim chronicles a modern thriller based in the historic volcanic region of Southern Italy. Her characters, archaeologist John Sinclair and oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton, team up once again for a tale of glamour and romance that spans every level of society—from the dangerous criminal underworld of Naples to the jet set of Europe.
I enjoyed this book i would recommend it as a good romantic thriller that is idela for a summers after noon up the garden or on holiday by the pool! ( )
  maximeg | May 27, 2015 |
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