This action-packed modern romance blossoms in the simmering heat of an Italian summer. The heroine is 26 year-old Saskia Grainger, a fiercely independent and talented businesswoman and artist. The action moves between the glorious city of Florence and the more tranquil area surrounding Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, and involves theft, intrigue and a burgeoning passion.
The sudden death of her fiancé two years previously has left Saskia in relationship limbo. She is emphatic that she is not interested in intimate relationships - that is, until one hot June day, when a stranger with eyes of sharp sapphire enters her shop … and her life … with dramatic and far-reaching consequences. He is Nico Calver, a tall and darkly charismatic entrepreneur.
However, despite an immediate and electric surge of attraction between Saskia and Nico, a series of coincidences, misunderstandings and downright criminal events conspire to keep them apart. And just why is the painting, Signora Bellandini, so important to so many people?
Saskia is determined to resist surrendering to Nico’s ruthless charms, and is equally decided that he is not to be trusted in any way, shape or form. His rejection of the tenderness of love and her tendency to jump to rapid conclusions provide a potent and headily antagonistic mix. Will this jeopardise their chances of ever forging a meaningful relationship, despite the overwhelming magnetic forces that seem inexorably to be drawing them together? Read on, and find out …….
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This book was originally published under the title "IN THE FRAME OF LOVE". Having visited Italy many times, I decided to give my characters' story a more romantic location and have edited the text accordingly. Although the cover, title, names and settings have changed, the plot and the main body of the text remain very similar.
The novels in this series are linked by the strongly romantic nature of their themes and their European locations. Each story is separate and stands alone in other respects.
If you enjoy this novel, there are three other great books for you in the European Romance Series from Anna Pagram:
RHODES TO ROMANCE (Book 1)
UNDER SPANISH STARS An Andalucian Love Story (Book 3)
PASSION IN PROVENCE A Sensual Tale of Romance and Rapture (Book 4).
This is what reviewers have to say about RHODES TO ROMANCE:
“A great book for holidays.”
“ … ideal holiday novel. Made me want to visit Rhodes and have a romance myself.”
“Anna Pagram writes beautifully.”
“The setting on the beautiful Greek island was ideal, and added a touch of extra romance.”
“Although this is a romance, the main thrust of the story is about learning to trust your own feelings and the value of being honest with others, even if it leaves you open to hurt.”
“I enjoyed this book immensely.”