Author: Sofia Tate
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Allegra Orsini’s dreams are all coming true. She’s making her debut at the Metropolitan Opera-and marrying Davison Cabot Berkeley, the brilliant billionaire and masterful lover who’s unlocked her most secret desires. From the glittering lights of the opera hall to the sultry shadows of a honeymoon suite, Allegra has all she’s ever wanted . . . until one moment changes everything.
As despair darkens their once perfect world, Allegra pulls away from everything and everyone she’s ever loved, including Davison. But Davison refuses to give up on her-or the pure, raw passion that still burns between them. Allegra may have lost herself, but Davison knows right where she belongs, and he’s determined to prove it to her . . .
Review: Last night, this short, dreamy confection of a story swooped in and took me away into a world so far from mine it was like a fairy tale! I was in a New York I’ve never seen–with beautiful opera singers, international jet setters, big-city financial brokers–and living in a lifestyle I could never imagine. But that’s why I read, and this book was a perfect escape. Thanks so much, Sofia Tate!
In the first book in this series, Breathless for Him, Allegra and Davison meet while she’s working as a coat check girl at Le Bistro, and in the second book Devoted to You, she went and trained in Italy with a famous opera singer. I haven’t read either of the previous two books, but I was able to catch on very easily to what was happening. But I’m really intrigued because of some things they mention about Davison’s ex-girlfriend–so I’m going to check them out!
Allegra Orsini is a beautiful native New Yorker who’s got a whole lot of fabulous going on in her life right now. She’s getting married to the man she adores and she is also having her debut with the Metropolitan Opera. I loved her stories about her dad and his butcher shop–it helped make the story more believable to me. The author also humanized Davison a lot by having him “think” about issues with his father and explain why his mother lived in the building with him. He wasn’t just a caricature of a “rich person;” you could see his anger at his dad and his need for stability.
The writing is fun and bright–with enough story line to develop both the characters and the plot. There’s intrigue, as Davison, the male lead, is trying to rebuild a company after his father trashed the family name with scandal. There was definitely danger in the previous novels when Alli was kidnapped, and you still can feel the repercussions when both Davison and her friend Lucy think about it. And there’s heartbreak in this one as well, as Allegra faces sad news about her future as an opera singer. There’s everything you want in your romance without the angst and cliffhangers.
Sofia Tate combines beautiful characters, sweet heat and intriguing plots–perfecting the short romance novel that satisfies all the senses. If you’re looking for a great vacation or beach read, this series is a sure bet!