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It Happened In Venice: Number 2 in series (Evie Dexter) [Kindle Edition]

Molly Hopkins
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Book Description

He cheated, but only once!

Evie Dexter has promised to forgive and forget her fianc� Rob - and her efforts to absolve his sins are paying off: in the past ten days she's only called him a two-timing love rat eleven times.

Thank goodness her flourishing career as a tour guide takes her to fashionable Dublin, in-vogue Marrakech and cool Amsterdam. So when Evie's offered a luxury visit to the sensual city of Venice she jumps at the chance. With its gondolas, wine and sultry Italian men, four days in the city of light and love is just what she needs. Who knows what could happen?

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Where there's Venice, there are hot Italian men . . . Flirtatious, fabulous fun is the order of the day with this terrific chick-lit gem (Closer)

Adventurous and fun (Star Magazine)

An absolutely perfect holiday read, we loved it! From the minute you start reading to the very last page, it is utterly compulsive. A funny, romantic delight of a novel, full of twists and turns, with fabulous locations (

Frisky and full of giggles, this entertaining book will have you wishing you were enjoying a sexy city break with the man of your dreams (Fabulous Magazine)

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When you're looking for romance, there's only one place to go . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751544647
  • Publisher: Sphere (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751544647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751544640
  • ASIN: B007TNY1FG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,736 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Molly Hopkins was lucky (or mad) enough to work as a tour guide on the European coach circuit for over 15 years. She visited Paris, Amsterdam, The Loire Valley and many other fabulous destinations, always with no fewer than 40 people in tow. She now lives in a picturesque village in Middlesex with her husband and two teenage children. It Happened in Paris is her first novel.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun chick-lit to dream away with 21 Sept. 2012
Evie Dexter's job as tour guide takes her to faraway destinations, from the romantic island of Venice to the rising temperatures of Marrakech. The vivid descriptions of the exotic cities she visits makes them sound ever so inviting to the reader.

Upon first glance Evie's life seems quite perfect. However, her fiancé Rob (who cheated on her, though she has been able to forgive him his momentary judgement lapse) is slowly becoming more controlling as he first asks her to quit her second job, and then even suggests that she should stop touring as well. With the exception of the tours for which he can be assigned the driver, as they'll be together for those.

While I haven't read the first title in the series, 'It Happened in Paris', it was easy to get into this novel and be swept away by Evie's escapades and the vivid descriptions of all the places she gets to visit as a tour guide. As a seasoned traveller myself it was nice to be able to revisit cities I've been to in the past and also discover new exotic destinations that sounded so appealing that I wanted nothing more than book myself onto the next plane able to take me there.

And in between the detailed descriptions of the holiday destinations there is the solid story of Evie's turbulent romantic life and the crazy situations she often finds herself in. With an outgoing and bubbly personality, which seeps through the pages of the novel and defines its flirtatious tone, it's hard not to instantly fall in love with her.

However, despite Evie's fun-loving nature she was as a main protagonist quite weak.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 500 REVIEWER
I have been a fan of Molly Hopkins ever since I read her debut novel `It Happened In Paris', which by the way, if any of you haven't read, then you need to try it because it is a truly fabulous book. Having loved Paris so much, I was very excited when I heard about `It Happened In Venice'.

I raced through this book, I enjoyed it so much and was reading at every opportunity I could get. The story opens with Evie and Rob on holiday in Barbados, which I became engrossed in immediately. I'd barely finished the first chapter and I was crying with laughter, and had tears streaming down my face. Throughout the story there are many more hilarious moments, most of which had me sniggering and bursting out loud with laughter, prompting many funny looks from my fiance.

Evie is everything you could want in a main character of this genre, she's hilarious, she loves beautiful clothes and drinks far more than she should! But most of all, she gets herself into crazy situations, and the way she deals with them makes for a gripping read. I really became involved in Evie's character, at times I was really rooting for her, and at other times I was screaming at the pages, wanting to give Evie a shake and to give her some much needed advice (you'll see what I mean). Overall Evie is such a likeable and relatable character and I'm sure everyone will warm to her.

All of the old characters are back for the sequel as well, firstly there's Evie's handsome now-fiancé Rob, who I think everyone couldn't get enough of in book one! Then there's Evie's housemate Lulu who thinks the answer to everything is to go shopping or drink more (I want to be her friend so badly!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love this 5 Sept. 2012
After reading her first book, 'It happened in Paris' I had high hopes for this book, and I wasn't disappointed. Her first book had me laughing out loud, and fortunately this one did too.
I love the characters, Evie and Lulu are so funny. I really hope Molly writes another book soon because I am a big fan and will keep my eye open for any future releases!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 50 Shades meets Maeve Binchy - Brilliant! 7 Oct. 2012
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Forget 50 Shades of Grey with its horrendous sex scenes and long drawn out story spread over three books. This one has all the basics needed of money, sexy good looking men and glamour (as per 50 shades), but with the realistic intertwined lives of all the characters (as per Maeve Binchy)that we come to know so well. It is this mix that makes the storyline so much more believable. Sex, a millionaire, glamour, men, intrigue, tears, laughter, brilliant friends and characters - especially the incorrigible Lulu. This and more is all wrapped up in the humourous and complicated life of travel rep. Evie.

I loved Molly's last book, It Happened in Paris where Evie was first introduced to the reader, and was looking forward to following her exploits and life in this one, but it was even better than I hoped it would be. Even though she's self absorbed, a spendaholic, ditsy with a tumultuous love-life, she somehow also manages to be adorable, funny, intelligent and caring as well.

I especially enjoyed the part about Josephine Bonaparte and think Evie's take on her and their similarities would make a book in itself with a film to follow - Hilarious stuff! If only all history had been taught by her we'd all have a Masters in it as she made it such fun to read and I learned more about Josephine in this book than I ever did elsewhere.

Molly Hopkins is an author who has won me over as an avid fan of her writing and I eagerly look forward to seeing just what she comes up with next. Don't make us wait too long Molly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Although I enjoyed the sequel to 'It happened in Paris' I could see...
Pleasant read but very easy to foresee ending.
Published 3 months ago by anastasia
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down
I adore Venice & was transported back there. Scope to follow on with these characters. Another story to follow. Here's hoping!
Published 4 months ago by rita ballantyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Go on adventure this summer.i
Absolutely brilliant. Go on a journey this summer with Evie Dexter and friends....Molly Hopkins takes you on a journey Europe and Morroco makes you laugh and cry.
Published 12 months ago by Victoria McIntosh
5.0 out of 5 stars It happened in venice
Absolutely fabulous extremely funny and well very well written ,read it happened in Paris then could not wait to read happened in venice
Published 13 months ago by lisa anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Still good
Not as good as the first one 'It happened in Paris' but still really good & funny and still a page turner.
Published 17 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
What an absolutely fantastic book. Having already read, 'It happened in Paris', I was pleased to find out there was a second book in the series. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Morag MacLeod
5.0 out of 5 stars Done it Again
Another cracker from Molly. Easy read follow on from It Happened In Paris. Will the best ending for Evie, if possible you fall in love with her even more.
Published 23 months ago by Kenzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read with lots of LOL moments
Enjoyed both books, although a tad predictable but well worth the read as there are some funny moments, book has been well written!
Published on 1 Jun. 2013 by Quickie
1.0 out of 5 stars I know I'm in a minority ...
but I really didn't like this book. The characters were annoying beyond belief, especially the flat mate/friend. Read more
Published on 4 April 2013 by P. M. Last
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read!
I decided to download this book as I was planning a trip to Venice. Although the character actually spends very little of the book in Venice, I was thoroughly enthralled! Read more
Published on 27 Mar. 2013 by RacheyJay
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