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The Italian

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  6,934 ratings  ·  773 reviews
They say there are three things you should do at least once in your life:

Dance like nobody’s watching.
Travel the world.
And fall hopelessly in love.

I aimed to do all three.

I went to Italy to find myself.
But he found me.

It was like a story book, our eyes met across a crowded room.
He asked me if I needed help reading the menu.
We ate, we laughed, we danced, and I
Kindle Edition, 550 pages
Published October 28th 2019 by T L Swan
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Chenieka I dont believe the daughter is his. He only left 3 letters and the way she response to Guillermo is not a reaction you have to your brother.

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Jade Violet
The Italian is one of those books I think you're either going to love or hate. Actually, with some of the details in it I'm pretty sure that's the case. It's either a win for you or a loss.

The story centers around Enrico Ferrara, an Italian policeman in Rome and Olivia Reynolds, an Aussie clothing designer on a 5 week holiday that's coming near to a close in Italy. He approaches her while out with his younger brother at a restaurant and the two hit it off. There's instant attraction - he's hot a
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Carla Bulian
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I started read this book, I didn’t like, really. It was so predictable and unbelievable.
This author has magic with words, because everything she writes is beautiful.
I can’t wait to read the next!
5 What a surprise stars!!!!!

I am total TL Swan trash!! I love everything she writes! I don’t care what it’s about,if she’s writing I’m reading!! I love her! She writes what she wants to read, what she sees in a hero and a heroine and I think that’s one of the things I love about her. Her books are what she herself would pick up and get lost in. Most of her characters are wealthy and good looking and hung like horses
Gina *loves sunshine*
99% of my book choices come from reading my go to authors OR great reviews from GR friends ~ then there is that other 1%..where I actually go out on a limb and just read a random book I see! By looking at the cover I am going to guess that he is why, LOL!!!! and I always love reading a romance that takes place in Italy. This definitely worked out because this book was SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!

Enrico and Olivia had explosive chemistry and the gut wrenching, deep down to the bone...feel it in your toes ki
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honestly this book is rather absurd, it involves OTT drama, and there are moments where the hero is an ass of epic proportions, childish, and worse than a two-year-old having one colossal tantrum. Then there is the heroine - I hate how the heroine sacrifices and sacrifices so easily, the rolling over for the hero and his wants had me more than a little irked, that being said, at times the story/events taking place were so bad that they became rather entertaining – hence the 2 stars for what is a ...more
Heather andrews
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The thoughts that go through Olivia's mind, “do you need some help?” Help with what? Kissing? Undressing? Unzipping your trousers?" Olivia has quite the temper when her man pushes her too far, “you think there’s one set of rules for you, and one set for everyone else, and quite frankly, this spoilt brat attitude you have going on is effing pathetic.” I liled this book, I liked Enrico, even it the man had crazy mood swings.
My Pink Fairytales
When in Rome ⭐️

I usually write my reviews the second I finish reading the book, but in this case, I took some hours to think about it.
First thought: I liked it a whole lot, though at some point I felt like some parts could have been easily skipped.
Second thought: what about the turn of events in Enrico’s life? As a fairy tales lover, it’s crazy to say “it doesn’t seem real”, right? But hell, how do you call a thirty-something man that has the surprise of his lifetime and had no clue what was
Nat  P
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another fantastic instalment from TL Swan.
The love story is what we can only dream of experiencing and the one liners that T produce are hilarious!
Fantastic storyline, no cliffhanger definitely a book you can enjoy time and time again like TL Swan’s back catalogue.
It’s definitely recommended . Enjoy...
Ilaria 81
This book is a concentrate of stereotypes on Italy and Italian males and women and Italy as well
Yes I take this as a personally offence
By the way mrs Swan not all Italians are “Mafiosi”
I inform you that we have Italians blond males with blue eye ( married one ) and we have happily passed the threshold on the 21st century women work and study in Italy
By the way I really loved your Mr Masters and Mr Spencers this has ruined your writing to me for a long while
This book is un readable silly p
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Italian
Oct 29, 2019 rated it did not like it

Overall Rating :: 1 star
Series :: Standalone.
Hero/Heroine :: Enrico/Olivia
POV :: Alternating.
Cliffhanger :: Nope.
HEA :: (view spoiler)


I have, admittedly, been terribly critical of books lately. Chalk it up to my pregnancy hormones, or the fact that I have a toddler at home and I'm pregnant, but my tolerance level is fairly low. Blame should probably totally be on me, is the point. But sometimes, I truly think I'm reading something different than the hundreds of people
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)

This book will consume not only your heart but your mind and soul will be forever lost to Enrico!!

This was a rollercoaster ride like no other, TL Swan takes us on a frantic and momentous journey that although scary at times you won’t ever want to get off!

Olivia and Enrico’s story leads us down the path of no return, there’s love, heartbreak and drama like no book will come close too! She doesn’t just write a story she invades our mind with her words, pollutes it with her amazing ch
♛ Garima ♛
Yes, I finished it, I finished a romance book, contemporary romance book, no less. Feels like victory!

3 stars

It’s alright but initially, it got my attention. I rather prefer this than chest showing monkeys out there.

Oh honey, where do I start?

OK, no visible triggers but some unsettling stuff. Mafia-related.


I don’t do romance. Okay, that might be an overstatement, but I definitely don’t do contemporary romance. But every once in a while, I turn to them as a pala
Oct 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 37%

I rarely put one star to a book. I value author works even if in my opinion it's not my taste.

In this case i know what i was getting into to be honest, immature characters with a weird and toxic relationship. Yet i find this author writing really good and engaging. And maybe i have an unhealthy fascination to the wreck of her characters. So yeah i knew i wouldn't condone the behaviors but still enjoy it sometimes (totally like reality tv haha).
But in this one i was very very very appal
CLiK Books
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Italian - TL Swan
The superlatives I could use to describe ‘The Italian”, would consume a dictionary.
A mediocre story – ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Sketchy characters – HELL NO WAY!
Lacking substance – TOTALLY NOT!
This book was just 100% incredible. Every word, every character and every scenario was measured and delivered with brilliance.
TL Swan has been one very busy writer but her trip to Italy has inspired this masterpiece of seriously hot, incredibly moving and emotive writing and I am exsta
Nov 10, 2019 marked it as couldn-t-finish
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Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have so many feelings about this book.

I honestly don't write very many reviews for Kindle books. They are usually fast and quick and then I move on. Almost like a one night stand. But Olivia and Enrico have got a hold on my heart. What starts as a sexy weekend together in Rome, quickly becomes a fiasco, when Enrico's father and grandfather die in a purposeful car crash, leaving him the head of a crime family he had tried to run from.

His plans of a love-at-first-sight romance with Olivia have
***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

Well, what can I say? I discovered T.L. Swan this year and I definitely like her writing. She engages the reader with her characters and it wasn't different with Olivia and Enrico. They definitely made me connect with them.

I love that the story started in a way and it completely changed and yet this change made sense and I still managed to connect with the characters and the story. I didn't expect it to become what it did and it was a nice surpr
Tianna✸loves books✸
I didn’t understand the H. See I have no problem with H being possessive and controlling. But this one was a complete jerk. The author was confused whether to make him possessive or make him dumb. Since the first meeting the H likes the h. Even after two years, he still thinks about her. He tries to find h in every girl he meet. Before he could have never be able to partner with the h as she is not an Italian. But now he is the leader. His grandfather or father is not there to oppose. So why did ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am huge fan of T.L. Swan and the characters she writes. Enrico and Olivia are no exception.
I was immediately drawn in and didn’t want to put the book down. The book was filled with twists and turns that I never saw coming. For me, the ending was rushed a bit, but the overall story was great! I cannot wait to see what’s next.
2 'Only for the heroine' Stars ⭐⭐

Firstly , I think this is the best T. L. Swan's book I've read because of the following reasons:
The heroine, Olivia, in this is quite loveable and funny unlike all the other books of her where the heroines just giggle too much and make absolutely stupid life decisions.
The story was also very well written and intriguing to read.
Then why the hell did I not give this a 4 or 5 star...well the whole story was ruined for me because of one freaking scene. Never in my
Jan 28, 2020 marked it as dnf
Dnf at like the third chapter.

Never judge a book by its cover. One of the reasons I picked this up was because of the hot model on the cover (the synopsis sounded fun too but I couldn’t resist the cover it was just calling to me. That sounds lame but yeah). But man was I fooled. I don’t mind insta-love as long as they‘re not like this. Who in their right mind would allow a strange foreign man you just met hours ago walk you home? (Okay maybe my dumbass would but that’s beside the point). I mean
Ashley Herndon
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2019
The Italian

Man. One thing about TL is that her brain must be a magnificent place. While lots of authors have a systematic way of writing a plot, which tends to allow an avid reader to think they see where something is going, I NEVER predict the turns her books take.

I sincerely hate I finished it already.

This. Book. Was. Everything. Seriously.

I don't even know how to write this

Enrico & Olivia. Ol-iv-I-a... seriously. *fans face*

Hot. Sweet. She writes possessive alpha-hole soooo well!!!

Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story wasn’t what I expected. To be honest with the title The Italian I had no inklings to what the story would be. I have read most Italian male are playboy cheating scumbag and I’m glad to say this is not Enrico at all. He’s very passionate, intense and loyal. A man who’s very family orientated. Life becomes interesting when he meets an Aussie girl. He’s enthralled as is she. They have an incredible connection and chemistry.
He’s can be very sweet when he’s not being an angry arrogant ass
Danni Oxtoby
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm gutted to be giving this book a 3 coz I love TL Swans writing in general but something was off for me with this book! It just didn't flow well and the way the characters spoke at times was strange! Also the storyline in places was beyond unbelievable! I wont give details coz I dont want to spoil it for anyone but I had some serious eye rolling goin on!!
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was interesting and I wanted to keep reading BUT the hero definitely verged into abusive with his outbursts, scary jealousy, and how he never seemed to apologize. (HOW WAS SHE NOT MADDER HE CALLED HER A TINDER WHORE AND SAID HE WANTED TO STRANGLE HER??? I get that maybe you could argue the strangling thing is like a common sentiment when you're mad at someone, but he's said a lot of mean things!!!) I absolutely love an OTT possessive jerk of a hero, but he kept going over lines and didn't get ...more
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Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

So, I'm a huge fan of TL Swan's books, but nothing prepared me for this one. The storyline of this book is rather unexpected, it definitely will keep you on your toes and awake. I don't tend to give many books 6 stars, but this one is very deserving of 6 stars - the first book I've read this year that I'm happy to give such a rating for! I hope you all fall in love with Enrico and Olivia as much as I did whilst reading, they have been one of my favourite couples to read this year
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Shelves: arc
I have no idea how TL Swan keeps coming up with these story lines but I really hope she never stops, I feel her books are getting better and better.
Bossy Enrico and Sassy Olivia, their story took you on a rollercoaster of a ride up until the last chapter, this is one book that I didn’t want to end and I couldn’t guess where the story was going to go next, well done TL Swan you are a genius, can’t wait for more.
I received an ARC for an honest review.
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