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To Rome With Love

(Love in the City #1)

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When Gaby Conte’s Italian husband, Danieli, abandons her for a young Peruvian waitress at a restaurant they co-own in San Francisco, Gaby seeks refuge in Rome with her best friend Maria. There, she swears off romance for a long while and Italian men forever. That’s until she meets Silvio, who belongs to an old, aristocratic Roman family and lives in a palace alongside the ...more
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Published February 10th 2016 by Soul Mate Publishing

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Dianne
Oh yes, love the Italian way, passion, drama, a pinch of humor and living life to the fullest, To Rome with Loveby Mandi Benet is a colorful tale of romance and second chances. Gaby has lost in love, her cheating husband leaving her behind, she takes her anger and her broken heart and travels to Italy to visit with her best friend. Silvio has his own problems with love, cheating and a pending divorce, but the feisty American has caught his eye and it is game on, the Italian edition! Will they mi ...more
Whitney
AH! This book was SOOOO good. Steamy, sexy, sweet, and delicious! And that cover!

To Rome With Love tells the story of Gabriela and Silvio who are both going through divorces after their spouses cheated. Gaby is taking some time to visit her best friend Maria, and her husband Carlo, in Rome, where she meets the rude and arrogant Silvio, Carlo’s cousin. They end up working together catering Carlo’s daughters wedding, spending time grocery shopping, cooking, and sightseeing, per Maria’s demands!

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LadyTechie
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-location, italy
This was an amazing, picturesque story that I received a free copy of in exchange for an honest review. To Rome with Love is almost all based in my beloved Rome, Italy where Gaby, a renowned chef who is in the middle of a divorce, is visiting her best friend Maria. They met when Gaby was studying in Rome many years previously and have managed to stay close for many, many years despite their physical distance from each other. Gaby is spending three weeks visiting Gaby and her husband Carlo and st ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Silvio is sexy and charismatic from the first moment the reader meets him; however, his arrogance (which never ceases through the book) begins to turn his appeal sour.

Read full review in the 2016 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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A Klue
As a NetGalley reviewer, I often receive ARCs/write reviews for debut authors. I consider it an honor and privilege to do so. It is always a pleasure to write a detailed review on a book that hits the mark with my true romantic at heart. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t, I also have the obligation to explain why. Here’s to hoping what I’m about to say will be taken as constructive criticism and not just negativity.

To Rome With Love was a great premise for a romantic tale. A main couple, both curre
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books are love
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gaby I didn’t like as much as Silvio and let me tell you why. At first I was gunho on Gaby. she wasn’t taking crap from Silvio and letting him know when he was rude. She was also learning to be strong and live without the idiot of a husband she had. Than she started to waffle and treat Silvio not so nicely. She let fear rule her actions and she left Silvio in limbo. Her flirting with others wasn’t nice. She knew what that was doing. See Silvio was always honest in that respect. He may have been ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
To Rome With Love, Book 1 in the Love in the City series,  Mandi Benet

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, Women’s Fiction

 I loved the sound of this, intriguing love story , wonderful romantic city, should be a book I’ll enjoy. Well, I liked it but that’s all, didn’t love it as I’d hoped.

I felt the sensuality and tension between Silvio and Gaby right from the first meeting, when he’s insufferable arrogant and she reacts to that. Sometimes when we’re really attracted to someone
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Julie
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When Gaby Conte’s Italian husband, Danieli, abandons her for a young Peruvian waitress at a restaurant they co-own in San Francisco, Gaby seeks refuge in Rome with her best friend, Maria. There, she swears off romance for a long while and Italian men forever. That’s until she meets Silvio, who belongs to an old, aristocratic Roman family and lives in a palace alongside the best private art collection in Rome. Silvio, who is the cousin of Maria’s husband, is going through his own divo
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Kelshei
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
When one picks up a book titled _To Rome with Love_, one expects to get a happily ever after ending. This novel delivers that... and so much more. It is obvious in reading the book that the author is rather knowledgeable about Italian food and customs. One of the drawbacks to the book is that I spent a great deal of my time hungry! I did like the fact that the main characters are not naive young people. In our youth-obsessed culture, it is often all too easy to depict the heroine as a flighty or ...more
Lilly Charysma
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found this book very attractive from more than one point of view. The love story between Gaby and Silvio is very beautiful, descriptions of historical places in Rome and as well the magnificent culinary experience give it that interesting touch.

From the romance perspective, I am more than pleased of what I read. I mean, both characters are strong and independent and try to make it out of their failed marriages. While Gaby struggles to get over her husband’s infidelity with a waitress, Silvio i
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Belle Ami
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing


I love this book! This is exactly the kind of romance I yearn for. Give me a place that speaks the language of love, like the city of Rome, and my suitcases are packed. Package my romantic interlude with unforgettable paintings and architecture, and throw in a palace, and there is nothing more I need. However, when you add in an irresistible academic, gorgeous, sexy, brilliant Italian, well, now I’m on my knees.
Gabriella is forty and this has not been a very good year. Newly divorced from he
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Carly Jordynn
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mandi's book has something for everyone. There is romance, sex, humor, food, and that special blend of sarcasm that is double-edged. You may be delivering a blistering retort, but in reality your stating "I want you... kiss me... take me."

I think anybody who has been in love and left for another woman/man can relate to Gaby and her story. You want to get away from everyone and everything. Going to Rome to spend time with her best friend, Maria, is just what the doctor ordered. Meeting Silvio was
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Marie
Who wouldn't want to fall in love in Rome? This is a very beautiful story of romance and second chances. Gaby has a broken heart and is angry which is understandable since her cheating husband has moved on. She decides to travel to Italy to visit her best friend where she meets Silvio who has his own problems with romance in the form of a pending divorce. The chemistry between these two is super hot to the point that it is boiling. Of course they are their own biggest obstacles. Gaby doesn't wan ...more
Becky
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it


After years of marriage, a family, owning three restaurants, her Italian husband leaves her for another woman, a young waitress from one on the restaurants. Gabby decides to go to Rome to spend time with her best friend, Maria and get away from men all together. That is until she meets Maria's husband's very handsome and Italian, cousin. Silvio is also getting a divorce and isn't interested in getting involved in another relationship. They are both attracted to each other, yet neither want to st
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Geri
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A refreshing romance! Gaby travels to visit a friend in order to get over her divorce and focus on her future. While there she meets the arrogant cousin of her friend's husband. Sparks fly and when they are put together to work on a project, those sparks turn to full out fireworks. Loved how this was written and how even though the main characters are strong, they do have a vulnerability that comes through. They begin to question if what they are feeling should be explored or left alone and this ...more
C.N.
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story and adored the characters, especially Gaby. Despite her heartbreak and knowing she may well be falling for a replica of her husband, she just can't stop her feelings for Silvo, also on the rebound. What gives this the cherry on the top is the fantastic setting in Rome. Having visited there once, this brought everything all alive again as the story unfolds. What better place to have a romance than in the Eternal city?

I would look out for more books from this author, having read
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Brandy
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such a romantic book that was really good. This was a little of everything in it and what is not to love about a setting in Rome. Really like the characters being a little untrusting of love and having to learn again that not all people cheat which can be very hard once it has happened. The author had chemistry between these two characters and it was hot!! The next book will be on my to read list :).
Marisa
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in return for my review.

I thought it an acceptable chick lit, for me it lacked the emotion I was grasping for it was there but not quite realized. Sorry, and what was with the over exaggerated Italian speak, accent whatever you call it, it was so overdone. With some statigic editing this could be a best seller.
Literary  Chanteuse
Mar 04, 2016 marked it as rom-contemporary
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