Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian (Flirting in Italian #1)
Lauren Henderson
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date; June 12, 2012

Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
Flirting in Italian is a real cute and fun read. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I did and enjoy it and it was a quick read. 

Despite the fun and chick-lit looking cover, this book is about a mystery. For the most part. I knew it was a mystery from the beginning, it took a while to actually start. Besides a short intro in the beginning, we weren't really introduced to the mystery until over a hundred pages through. And, even though it's a mystery, it is very chick-lit-y. 

Violet. She could be very melodramatic at times. And naive. But, overall, I liked her. She seemed to have been sheltered her whole life and is now thrown into a foreign country by herself. She really has to grow up. 

The setting. THE top place that I want to visit in the world. Unfortunately, I didn't fall in love with it in this book. While I should feel like I was there, I did not. This part really disappointed me because this is what I was most looking forward to when wanting to read this book. 

As the cover suggests, this book does contain some romance. I was not a huge fan of Luca. He could be kind of a jerk sometimes. For the most part, he was okay. I just didn't fall in love with him like I should have. 

Despite everything, I did enjoy this book. I just had higher expectations. Had I taken it at face value, I would have enjoyed it more. 


  1. I'm really curious about this one - I have read 2 of her other books and really enjoyed them.

  2. While I love mysteries, it is not what I wanted to read in this book. I may give it a try though.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  3. Hmm... I read this one and kind of felt the same way. But its definitely an enjoyable read :) Great honest review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  4. I'm sorry this book wasn't exactly what you were looking for. I'm pretty curious about whether I'll like this one or not, but I'm definitely in no rush to read it.

    Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog