Book Review - Rome Is Where The Heart Is by Tilly Tennant


Genre: Romance
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 9 March 2017
ISBN: 9781786811165

"When Kate’s husband Matt dumps her on Friday 13th she decides enough is enough – it’s time for her to have some fun and so she hops on a plane to Rome. A week of grappa and gelato in pavement cafes under azure blue skies will be just what the doctor ordered.

What she doesn’t count on is meeting and falling for sexy policeman Alessandro. But the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly – Alessandro has five meddling sisters, a fearsome mama and a beautiful ex Orazia. They’re all certain that Kate is not the girl for him.

Can Kate and Alessandro’s love last the distance? Or will she return home with the one souvenir she doesn’t want – a broken heart …"


Wow, the first chapter certainly grabbed my attention! It was a highly charged scene that created a cascade of emotions and introduced me to Kate's (fabulous name by the way) life in a very direct manner. When she headed off to Rome I felt nervously excited for her, she was an easy character to warm to and I wanted her trip to go well. I don't think I'd be brave enough to visit a different country alone so I figured I could live vicariously through Kate's story.

Her antics in Rome entertained and intrigued me, I couldn't wait to see who she would meet and what she would get up to next. Jamie was a wonderful character, although I was a little unsure about his intentions to begin with, he was pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on my face whenever he made an appearance. Then there was Alessandro, what can I say *swoons*. In my opinion, a good looking man in a uniform should always feature somewhere in a storyline!

Inevitably, complications arose and Kate found herself faced with some difficult decisions. I guess when so much happens in the space of just one week, it isn't easy to know what to do for the best. As the reader, however, I had a strong opinion about what she should do and I had to stop myself from verbally telling her what to do (talking to my Kindle is something I'm trying to cut down on).

The authors writing style seemed to pull me into the storyline so that I felt involved - when things went wrong I worried and when things went right I smiled. I like a book that can affect me in that way.

This was a delightful read that brought a smile to my face and swept me away to the warmth of Rome.

5 Stars


Thank you to the publisher for approving my NetGalley request for this eBook in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. Fab review Kate. Sounds like you enjoyed living vicariously through Kate :D

    1. I did! I'm looking forward to the next instalment :)

      Thanks for stopping by Shaz x


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