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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library KIN (Text) 33500013304803 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library KIN (Text) 33500013304811 New Checked out 02/09/2021
Warroad Public Library KIN (Text) 35500006328262 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593132852
  • ISBN: 0593132858
  • ISBN: 9780593132876
  • Physical Description: print
    416 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers' retreat in coastal Italy. She's determined to finish writing the novel she's been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind. At the retreat, she's not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by "Aria," meets "Dutch," a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast--stretches of beaches, architectural wonders, aromas of olive groves and lemon trees, signature orecchiette pasta, and rainbow-colored houses that line the shore. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch. But then their real identities--Ava and Matt--must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there's the prickly situation with Matt's ex-girlfriend, who isn't too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    Thirtysomething Londoner Ava is delighted to be going on a writers' retreat in Italy to work on her long-gestating romance novel, but she's even more excited when a handsome guy walks into the group after his own martial arts retreat gets cut short. Though they're not allowed to share any personal details, even their real names, Ava and the gorgeous guy have a passionate tryst. Once the retreat wraps up, Ava is thrilled when she learns that her guy, whose name is Matt, is not only from London, but he is also just as smitten with Ava as she is with him. But when they get back home, they discover their lives are very different. Flighty Ava freelances for a pharmaceutical company while she half-pursues her various passions, which range from writing to aromatherapy. Serious Matt works for his family's doll empire despite the fact that the job brings him no joy. Popular novelist Kinsella (I Owe You One, 2019) brings her trademark warmth and humor to this delectable romcom about opposites attracting which will please both general fiction and romance readers. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, Wedding Night, My Not So Perfect Life, Surprise Me, and I Owe You One. She lives in London.

Subject: Writers' retreats Fiction
Italy Fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Authors Fiction
British Italy Fiction
FICTION / Humorous / General
FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
FICTION / Women
Genre: Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction
Love stories.
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