#BookReview: Rome in Love by Anita Hughes

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

rome in loveSummary:

When Amelia Tate is cast to play the Audrey Hepburn role in a remake of Roman Holiday, she feels as if all her dreams have come true. She has a handsome boyfriend, is portraying her idol in a major motion picture, and gets to live in beautiful, Italian city of Rome for the next two months.

Once there, she befriends a young woman named Sophie with whom she begins to explore the city. Together, they discover all the amazing riches that Rome has to offer. But when Amelia’s boyfriend breaks up with her over her acting career, her perfect world begins to crumble.

While moping in her hotel suite, Amelia discovers a stack of letters written by Audrey Hepburn that start to put her own life into perspective. Then, she meets Philip, a handsome journalist who is under the impression that she is a hotel maid, and it appears as if things are finally looking up. The problem is she can never find the right time to tell Philip her true identity. Not to mention that Philip has a few secrets of his own. Can Amelia finally have both the career and love that she’s always wanted, or will she be forced to choose again?

With her sensory descriptions of the beautiful sites, decadent food, and high fashion of Rome, Hughes draws readers into this fast-paced and superbly written novel. Rome in Love will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.


Anita Hughes gets me with every book. She’s quickly topped my list of favorite authors, and I refuse to miss a title from her! I love getting to travel with her characters, and in this one we follow Amelia to Rome. I was so curious about the letters from Audrey Hepburn that she finds, and it was quite intriguing to get that glimpse that is weaved throughout the novel. The romance in the book is the classic storyline of both parties keeping big secrets from each other and misunderstandings and betrayal follow. I really enjoyed the new friendship Amelia makes with Sophie and that own unique plot twist, and again, all the scenery we get to take in about Rome. Fabulous read!

5 stars

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1 Comment

  1. Annie McDonnell
    August 10, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I need to check this book out!! Great tip on a new author!

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