Reckless Nights in Rome by CC MacKenzie.
Synopsis… “THE LAST MAN ON EARTH SHE’D EVER WANT TURNS OUT TO BE… THE ONE!
Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn’t care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to ‘a man with too much money and no soul’.”
Overall rating – 4 stars out of 5.
The main bulk of the story focuses around Bronte and Nico, who are clearly attracted to each other (and from the authors descriptions of Nico, I can see why!) Along with Bronte’s brother, best friend and a few other minor characters.
Bronte is written as a strong independent woman with her own business and a stubborn streak that could rival my own! Which I enjoyed reading, it was nice to see a woman not be bulldozed by a man and to stand up for herself and what she wanted. I’m pretty sure I fell in love with Nico through the words on the page, and I loved how he could be forceful but caring and cautious of Bronte at the same time.
Nico and Bronte were both introduced to us in depth, and the author was very descriptive of them, but we didn’t get the same courtesy with the other characters. Which was a shame as they played quite large parts of the story line.
Within this story we had two or three different plot lines, that on their own weren’t brilliant but when the author brought them together they just fit.
The link between her parents accident and her brothers later in the book brought a different feel to the story and really pulled at my heartstrings, it became more than a romance novel at this point.
The plot of Bronte’s father was a shock that I didn’t see coming and Nico’s dislike towards his father was understandable, but when they were interwoven with the rest of the story they just fit, there’s no other way to explain!
MacKenzie didn’t rush this book at all, and for that I was pleased. We were teased with the seduction and feelings and they made their appearance at just the perfect time.
My favourite part of this book is how it was clearly a romance novel but it didn’t focus solely on sex, and when there were sex scenes they were written in the same tone as the rest of the book.
I also love a happy ending which this book has so I was over the moon!
On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was definitely worth the read and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others looking for a romantic read.
Until next time, Em xxx