One Hot Italian Summer

One Hot Italian Summer❰Reading❯ ➺ One Hot Italian Summer Author Karina Halle – Heartforum.co.uk After the death of her best friend and writing partner, Grace Harper is struggling both with grief, and with her next novel, the first one she’ll have to write alone

Fortunately, her new po After the death of her best friend and writing partner, Grace Harper is struggling both with grief, and with her next novel, the first one she’ll have to write aloneFortunately, her new powerhouse agent, the formidable Jana Lee, has a solution for her She can stay at her villa in Tuscany for a month, soak in the One Hot eBook ó sunshine, relax, and find her confidence again After all, Jana has a lot riding on Grace’s next book, and the last thing she wants is for her reputation as a “superagent” to be tarnishedAt first the villa is a dream come true for Grace – that is until Claudio Romano shows up one day with his tenyear old son, Vanni, in tow Turns out, this is Claudio’s house, and Claudio happens to be her agent’s exhusband from long ago Thanks to their annual father and son bonding trip being cancelled, Claudio and Vanni are here to staySo is GraceWith the three of them sharing the same house, Grace’s writing plans are thrown out the window But even if she’s not pounding the keyboard, she’s still finding beauty and inspiration in none other than Claudio He's unlike any man Grace has met before He’s smart, charming, and wickedly sexy, plus a great father to Vanni He’d be the perfect summer fling – if only he wasn’t completely offlimitsBut as the hot Italian summer wears on, Grace and Claudio are destined to succumb to the heat, no matter how hard they try to resist each other One steamy encounter with Claudio could affect Grace’s chances of starting her career overOr he could be exactly what she needs.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 357 pages
  • One Hot Italian Summer
  • Karina Halle
  • English
  • 04 October 2018

10 thoughts on “One Hot Italian Summer

  1. Jessica says:

    How does Karina Halle continue to blow my mind with her romances? The Forbidden Man was SO GOOD and this one just blew me out of the water.

    As a reader and someone who writes for fun, I love books about writers. I didn't read the synopsis of this one before going in, so I had no idea that our main character is a writer! Grace is going through a hard time after losing her writing partner, so there is a trigger waring for grief and loss of a loved one when going into this book. Grace is trying to write her first book on her own and is really struggling, so her agent sends her off to Tuscany for some inspiration. Seeing as we can't travel right now, I loved the atmosphere of this book and felt like I was in an Italian villa right next to Grace. I loved how she got to explore Italy and become inspired by the beautiful country.

    For the romance, I was OBSESSED by this slow burn and forbidden romance. Claudio is an artist and I loved everything about him. He's passionate, sexy, and an amazing father to his 10-year-old son, Vanni. Vanni's character was so adorable and quirky and I loved how much he was involved in the book. The romance became that much more complicated because there were so many other people that were affected if Grace and Claudio actually did start a relationship. Also, that scene when Grace and Claudio decide to sculpt together? SO HOT.

    I finished this book in one day because I was so in love with Grace's journey and the warm, Italian atmosphere of this book. If you want a sweet, slightly angsty forbidden romance, you have to pick this book up!

  2. Lacey (laceybooklovers) says:

    4.5 STARS

    Holy. SWOOOON!!! One Hot Italian Summer was pure romance heaven and I loved it! Karina Halle has been killing it with her recent releases and this latest one is now a new favorite of mine. You will 100% get swept off your feet and wish you were in Italy once you read Grace and Claudio's romance. It's feel-good, steamy, and so sweet, I couldn't help but adore every moment I read it.

    Grace used to be one half of an author duo, but after the death of her writing partner, she's feeling adrift and experiencing writer's block. Her new agent offers a solution: Grace will take a much needed vacation from Scotland and stay in her agent's villa in the Italian countryside. It's perfect... until she finds herself naked (so she can take a dip in the pool) in front of a gorgeous stranger and his son. Turns out, Claudio and Vanni are Grace's agent's ex-husband and son, and all three of them will be staying in the Tuscany villa together for the time being.

    Grace and Claudio have SO much tension between them from the get-go. You can clearly tell how much they want each other but are trying so hard not to act on their lust and chemistry, not just because of Vanni but also his mother. But there's nothing more romantic than spending time together in the Italian countryside, where the sun is shining, the food is decadent, and the hero is a hunk, a sculptor (there's a pottery scene a la Ghost), and can speak to you (dirty) in Italian. These two fall and they fall hard. It's actually Claudio that dives in headfirst regarding the romance, and I loved that so much. He knows Grace is The One for him and will do anything to make her fall in love with him.

    This book is the definition of the heart-eyes emoji. Grace is a lovely, relatable heroine, Claudio is swoony and sweet, even Vanni is hilarious and adorable! Karina Halle always writes such incredible romances that take place around the world, and this time she had me wishing I could live in Tuscany... and fall in love with a gorgeous Italian single dad. If you're looking for the perfect summer romance, look no further than One Hot Italian Summer.

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  3. Bhavya Marya says:

    “I want you to see me as I really am, how I really feel, everything open. Nothing to hide. The real me.”

    I absolutely adored this book. Karina Halle pulled me into this world with her amazing writing. The whole atmosphere of this book was like a warm hug.

    I loved their story from the very beginning. Their first meeting was incredible. I was laughing so hard. I also loved the deep conversations they would sink into. I could definitely sense the connection they both shared.

    Another thing I liked about this book that the romance involved Vanni so much. They took his feelings of their relationship into account. He was such a cute kid. Also, this book didn't have any unnecessary drama in the end which I totally respect.

    Grace was so relatable at times that it made me laugh and Claudio could not have been any swoonier. He handled each situation gracefully.

    It honestly felt like I was right there on vacation with Grace. I would recommend this to anyone who's looking for the perfect feel good romance.

  4. Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ says:

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    5 FANTASTIC STARS

    Omg it was amazing, perfect summer read!!It was refreshing and it has all the things I love !I want to visit Italy and after reading this one I felt like I was already there!It was such a great read, full of emotions, heartwarming and fast paced!

    Karina has a way with her words she always touch me and in this one she did it again!Claudio is a single father and artist and Grace is an author!I loved Grace a lot and I could connect with her!Claudio stole my heart, sigh this man was something else!

    Their romance is intense, steamy and heavy!I loved their moments together!If you are looking for a fantastic summer read this is the best!

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  5. ❤️ Nanda ❤️ says:

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    This book is about an author and an esculptor, and their accidental encounter and love story while they're creating art.

    Sounds simple, but it took me a few days to finish it... I loved Claudio. But again, I couldn't connect with Grace (I'm starting to think that it's a me problem and not a book problem), so I couldn't read it unstoppably like I usually do.

    Grace is a writer going through a really hard moment after she lost her writing partner/best only friend, in a hit and run accident. Now she's trying to write solo, but her mind can't shut down of her lost friend, so when her agent suggest that a change of scenery, could do better to her creative process, she pack her summer dresses and fly away to Tuscany.

    I think that this book will be very appreciated for all authors and artists out there... They will definitely relate to all the struggles and process that Grace lives.

    Claudio is also an artist. A talented esculptor and Grace's agent ex husband /baby's daddy.

    Grace feels all the Italian's vibe, and start to let go of her composed and tight form as soon as she's completely alone in her new home for the next month...

    I feel like I'm doing something dangerous and naughty and completely free, something Grace Harper of Edinburgh wouldn't normally do.

    So that's their beginning.... A naked Grace in a pool of a hot Italian man's house, and his little boy.

    Claudio is all about touch and feelings, as all the Italians, and Grace is always stiff like a hard wood and thinking too much, but day by day, his lifestyle and freedom starts to grown on her and the slow burn relationship between them, ignites in the middle of the book.

    Vanni is Claudio's son, and he's so precious and smart that I just want to protect him from his abandonment issues! I love him too.
    Actually all the Italian family just won my heart.

    This book has a different pace, lots of food and scenery's description, I don't really know how to explain it. I had never read this author before, so it took me a few chapters to get used to it, but I'm happy that I'd give it a try.

    I loooove how Claudio deals with Grace's emotions and fears, he really knew since the beginning, what he wanted and he unashamedly goes for it. I really love him!
    The end of the book was just a perfectly HEA!

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  6. Alba and Her Secrets..♥ says:

    4.5 'Mia musa' Stars!
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    Karina Halle is giving me life with her summer romances! It happened first with Lovewrecked and now with One Hot Italian Summer. Both equally good but so unique in their own ways, I just love how Karina writes. I am definitely always ready for a feel-good romance (especially nowadays) and this was exactly what I got. A forbidden love story, with a hot Italian single dad / sculptor and an author suffering writer’s block. Need I say more? You all know exactly how our heroine will find inspiration! ;)

    So, One Hot Italian Summer is Karina’s new standalone release and, as I said, it is the sexy summer romance we all could use right now. I mean, if I could, I would love to vacation in a Tuscan villa with my very own sexy Italian! But now it’s Grace’s turn not mine.. lol Grace Harper has just lost her writing partner and she is not ready to move on and start writing again. She is going through a lot, including writer’s block. So when her agent gives her an escape to a beautiful Italian villa, Grace is ready for it. What she did not expect was to cross paths with Claudio Romano (her agent’s ex-husband) and fall in love with him.

    He’s like the sun, where giving him too much attention might be dangerous, and yet your gaze is drawn there anyway.

    Being a huge fan of Karina’s work, I find many her books the perfect escape I believe we all need while we are going through difficult times. I always love a sexy, light (but still emotional) romance and One Hot Italian Summer did not fail on that. Everything this book promised was there: a gorgeous single dad, a novelist getting her inspiration and self-love back, an adorable and quirky kid, a beautiful location, a burning slow burn and a forbidden chemistry that set my Kindle on fire.

    “La mia musa,” he whispers hoarsely. “You are better than art.”

    I loved Grace and Claudio, I loved their friendship and how that connection turned into more. I loved how romantic everything was. I am a sucker for a man who knows how to seduce and Claudio is surely an expert on that department! This wonderful Italian stole my heart with his love for Italy and its culture, his love for Vanni, his connection with his muse and with his romantic (and dirty!) words. Of course, the chemistry between this couple was OFF-THE-CHARTS and I loved it even more when it’s impossible for Grace and Claudio not to fall for each other. The drama was very light (but I love me some forbidden themes!) and I just really enjoyed this story and its happy ending.

    We fit. We fit in such a way that it seems terribly cruel that we haven’t found each other until now. We missed out on so much by not being together that we’ve spent our life wandering around, wondering if it was ever possible to feel this way.

    Therefore, I am rating One Hot Italian Summer with 4.5 STARS because I loved how Karina developed this story, I loved these characters, the beautiful scenery and the relationship between Grace and Claudio. I got exactly what I expected: a light, sexy and emotional summer romance. The only thing, I wish the epilogue was a bit more developed but, besides that, I really loved everything about this novel and I cannot wait to see what is coming next from Karina Halle!

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  7. Angie - Angie& says:

    This book was an absolute DREAM to read. Hands down one of my most FAVORITE Karina Halle reads. It's EVERYTHING I wanted. A delicious slowburn with all those tension building, squeeze-your-heart FEELS. It's sexy, it's swoony, so fun and flirty and tender! Utterly addicting too. I couldn't put it down. Claudio is most definitely my new FAVORITE book boyfriend! Such a beautiful romance. I am CRAZY IN LOVE!

  8. warhawke says:

    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Type: Standalone
    POV: First Person - Dual
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    Grace Harper struggled to finish writing her novel after losing her muse and writing partner. When her agent offered her a Tuscan villa to escape for inspiration to write her book, she gladly took the opportunity. But what supposed to be a retreat, turned into something else when she encountered unexpected occupants in the form of an artist, Claudio Romano, and his son Vanni.



    I love sculptures and Claudio being a sculptor already won extra points from me. I loved how he was subtly sexy and the way he protected those important to him. The only thing was I wished to see more of the moody artist side of him that was suggested but not really portrayed. I liked Vanni’s quirk which made him lovable. Grace's struggles were understandable and I liked being able to see that. However, I wanted to see more of her past which would add more impact since it significantly affected her in the present.

    Claudio keeps pumping into me, the sharp slap of his hips filling the room, the feel of his balls as they whip against me. He is a voracious, relentless beast at this moment and I think he might just fuck me into the ground.


    The story was light and entertaining. I liked being able to travel to Italy with the sights and sounds through the author’s words. The sex scenes took a while to happen, but once it did they were plenty and satisfying.

    One Hot Italian Summer is a story of breaking free from the past. It would appeal to readers looking for an easy and light summer read.








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  9. Dilek VT says:

    Now that I have managed to finish a romance book in 5 days, I am asking myself, “Could it have been more boring?”

    I guess not.

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    Karina Halle is a “hit or miss” writer for me but I keep reading her books, hoping each time that it will be a hit. This book, unfortunately, was pure torture for me because I had to literally force myself to read it. Trying not to drop it was a hard task, indeed.

    Normally, I don’t go for “single dad” or “single mum” books but the title of the book was alluring and I wanted to try it.

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    Here's what I think about this book:

    - The pace of the book is slow and most of the time it is boring.

    - The female character is an annoying one that I couldn’t connect with at all. She lacks self-confidence and she fears about a lot of things all the time.

    - The man doesn’t feel real as he is one of those guys who are “too good to be true”. He was likable but somehow, I couldn't connect with him, either. I had a hard time understanding his infatuation with Grace and sadly, I didn’t like his son at all. He was too weird for my liking.

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    In a slow book like this, how it makes you feel and how much you can connect to the characters is very important. If you can connect to the characters and feel what they feel, even if it is a slow book, you might still enjoy every minute of it.

    Unfortunately, in this book, the characters HAVE NO CHEMISTRY.
    The book DOESN’T MAKE YOU FEEL.
    And that's the main problem.

    I didn’t believe in their attraction.
    I didn’t believe in their feelings and I didn’t feel their love.
    Everything between them felt so very superficial and forced.

    Therefore, sadly, this book was a waste of time for me ☹☹☹

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    Writing:

    - It is written from dual point of view. Grace's chapters outweigh Claudio's, though.

    - The writing is unfortunately dull and boring - it is never captivating. I even wanted to skip all their intimate scenes because they don't mean anything when I don't feel their chemistry and connection.

    Safety:

    - There is no OM drama.

    - Neither the hero nor the heroine has sex with other people after they have met. When they have sex with each other, he only asks if she uses pills and when she says yes, there is no other talk of protection.

    - As the hero is the ex-husband of the heroine's agent, our heroine fears from her reaction all the time and it becomes really annoying. Although the hero and his ex-wife don't have feelings for each other anymore, they share a child. And despite the fact that his ex-wife is now with another man, she shows an exaggerated reaction when she learns about their relationship, most of which stems from her pride.

  10. Samantha Young says:

    This was the exact kind of read I needed at the moment. It helped that the heroine, Grace, is a thirty-something Scottish writer and was more than a little relatable lol. As for the hero, Claudio, I'd love to see more heroes like him. A hero can still be hot, a little edgy and sexy, while being kind and endearing. Claudio definitely proves that.

    The story is funny, sweet, emotional, earthy and tremendously sexy. And Karina brings Tuscany to such vivid life it really is like another character in the book. If you want a lighter read with great character development, lots of passion and a beautiful setting, then I highly recommend this one!

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