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That's Amore (The Billionaire Series #1)

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In this delicious contemporary romance, Carol Grace whisks readers away to Italy's sunny Amalfi Coast, where whitewashed villas and fragrant lemon trees sit high atop craggy cliffs...and romance is always in the air. Ever since high school, Anne Marie Jackson has dreamed of visiting Italy -- a dream no doubt enflamed by Giovanni, the dashing exchange student with whom she ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Pocket Star Books (first published 2003)
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Dorel
Aug 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book I read by Carol Grace. I was into story at first but as I keep reading this story became boring, slow, & confusing. Sorry this one wasn't for me.
Cheri Lajaunie
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Read

I really loved this book. I couldn't put the book down. I read and read until I was at the end.
Destiny Parrish
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
i liked this book it was nicely written just really predictable but it was a sweet little romantic mystery.
Angela
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the novel. It sometimes got a little confusing on which POV it was in every so often, but it was a sweet HEA. However, after the "ah-ha" moment as I call it on Marco's side, it seemed to have a rushed ending.
Italo Italophiles
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining, fantasy-filled, romantic suspense novel, with some racy love scenes, so, not for children. While racy, the scenes do not cross the line into pornographic, in my humble opinion. If you enjoy light, female protagonist, romantic suspense films, you should enjoy this novel.

Anne Marie, a forty-one-year-old U.S. American has been ditched by her husband for a much younger woman. To heal her feelings of abandonment and her damaged self-esteem, Anne Marie seeks out a high-school crush, a
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Na Deela
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfantasy, romance
This was a really cute story. I've always wanted to go to Italy and I swear this book made me want to sell everything I have to go! I could almost sense everything Anne Marie sensed on her vacation. I love that in the midst of everything that was happening, she still got to experience Italy and see things most tourists wouldn't. The book got a 4/5 from me for two reasons. Number one, I suspected the true culprits nearly from the start (though that could be because I'm such a naturally paranoid p ...more
Snur  Ahmed
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
So to be honest, i cant say that i liked the book or hated it, I am just in between, and i would give it a 2.5 stars to be precise...
There was some pages that i was skipping because there were really boring details to be mentioned and in my opinion the book was too long. The author could summed up the whole story in 200 pages.

So, Anne maria is forty-something who decides after getting divorced to visit Italy to see her best friend from high school days (Giovanni ) after getting a postcard from h
...more
Dorothy Gagnon
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Love In Italy

Anne Marie, recently divorced, traveled to Italy to see her former Italian boyfriend, Giovanni. He promised to show her the sights, where is he? And...who is Marco, this Italian, so handsome but constantly showing up everywhere she goes. Does he have feelings for her?

What she doesn't know is he is an Agent hoping Ann Marie leads him to Giovanni. Did Giovanni meet her and bring her true love? Why does she enjoy Marco's attention, he is charming?

Great story on relationships an
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Shermel
Jun 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom_des
Reading the back cover blurb was typically a bad idea, it caused me to place this book on the shelve for a year. Until recently a session of spring cleaning uncovered the book. Before giving it away, I decided to read the first two chapter. Good decision. I finished this book in two days. A lesson to book publishers 'write better blurbs'.

Ann Marie and Marco are two characters that are likable to the end. Carol Grace made Italy and Rome part of the must travel list. Toward the end I wish their wa
...more
Michelle
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Marco and Anne Marie. She was pitiful to me. Forty-something divorced woman goes to Italy. People she thought were friends actually weren't, spent a lot of time thinking about ex-husband. She was just pitiful (I know I said that already). She always thought in worse case scenarios, wasn't especially likable. Marco lied throughout the entire book and then suddenly decides he can't live without her. And actually, the fact that he had money doesn't come into play in this book at all, so the title w ...more
Lori
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her Italian Millionaire was a cute read... it kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the end where it totally crashed and burned. Now personally I read books mostly because I'm obsessed with the romance aspect... You get this huge build up and they finally realize their feelings for each other and when those feelings come out... bam... the end. I was left unsatisfied. With that said, I would read the book again. Everything else about this book was great... it was thrilling, it was hot, cu ...more
C Jia Ming
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
The perfect balance of trust and suspicion, love and hatred and romance and friendship.

Wonderful to see how Anne Marie goes through hardships and trying to get a breath of freedom in Italy, meeting Marco instead.
Setting of Italy creates an atmosphere of the possibility of starting over and the presence of hope. No? Yes.

Ending got me so happy, I don't even know why XD

5/5 stars!! This was so good :D
Donna
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2013
Although this story didn't have the most complex plot or characters, I enjoyed reading it. The romance had some nice touches and the red herrings in the plot kept me reading and guessing. The main characters were likeable and their relationship developed at a nice pace. This makes a satisfying summer vacation/beach read.
Paige
I can't say that I entirely liked this book. I didn't completely hate it either. I just couldn't relate to a woman who was so down on herself and so utterly naive. She goes to Italy to see a man she had a crush on twenty years ago? I don't think so. She didn't catch on to Marco's lie or anything else really. I just don't see how this pair works as a couple, even in fiction.
Mauaqui
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full of twists and turns

I enjoyed reading Her Italian Billionaire. Marco and Ana Marie met coincidently at her hotel in Italy. She could not get rid of him, he was every where she went. Marco is an undercover Italian agent and he believes Ana Marie is a jewel thief's courier. Things are about to get very interesting.
Avis Alba
Quite interesting and cute book.
At first I thought that the action in the book will be developed one way - as a typical romantic novel. But suddenly appeared and criminal thread. Quite surprised, but pleasantly.
I recommend it to all who want to indulge in a little romance. Or just want to relax. =)
Dianne D. Reed
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Italian Style

A newly divorced librarian travels to Italy to recover and clear her head. She also plans to meet an old friend. She talks with a tour guide and then her world is turned upside down! I loved it!
Dawn ♥ romance
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Exciting story with plenty of action; it's like a fantasy vacation romance that ends in true love but I wish the characters didn't ruminate so much especially near the end. Anne Marie vacations in Italy avoiding ex-husbands remarriage and meets Marco who seems to be everywhere.
Poonam
Amazing love story with a mystery in Italy!!! Loved the sexy hero Marco Moretti.:D The ending was short.Was expecting a more different ending where they get married with the entire family too.Anyway I enjoyed reading it.Hoping to get more books by this author Carol Grace.
Anne Turnley
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Italian lover and jewel thief?

Italian trip to see a high school exchange student she liked 20 years ago turns into a real adventure. Anna Maria has trouble connecting with her old friend. Instead she meets Marco to whom she is attracted.
Sarah Snyder
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery and Romance

This book was intriguing and very romantic. THe story was spellbinding and held one's interest through the very last word. I highly recommend it to anyone who really wants to be carried away by a spellbinding story.
bokskiee
A bit of mystery combined in this foreign love affair. Makes me want to go to Italy and eat gelato. ;) Good book by the way.:)
Starla
Jan 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great romance in Italy. Yea. Really liked this one.
Lynn
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divorce and traveling to Italy all Aline. Why not. You'll never know what you come across or who.
Jessie
Apr 11, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, but i thought the ending was a bit rushed. 3.5
Carlin
I got this book free from Amazon via BookBub but it's now called "Her Italian Billionaire "! Apparently being a millionaire is no longer good enough!
yoli
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: lovers of Italy and Italians, especially middle-aged female lovers
Even divorced librarians can find amore. And I want to go and see Italy again, but, with a personal tour guide. ;)
Stephanie
Sweet story with a bit of mystery.
Maria
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, romance, 2013
I expected too much from this novel and I was a little disappointed. There was not enough thrill like how I expected it to be, but I guess the chemistry between Marco and Anne Marie covered that up.
 Rosie
I really enjoyed this, A good fast pace with a bit of sex and romance thrown in!
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Carol Grace is the author of over 35 romance novels. In her former life she worked as a translator and an ESL teacher. She has traveled the world from Africa to Singapore for work and pleasure. Carol speaks French whenever she can, and sails the seas on cruise ships. When not on deck sipping tropical drinks and brainstorming ideas for her next novel, she gives writing classes. It's a tough job but ...more
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