When Eve Anderson meets Adamo de Leone on a ship bound for Europe, she has no idea of the dark secret that will endanger both their lives. She accompanies him to his home on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to open an inn left to him by his grandfather. But then she learns he spent 5 years in prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. Could the man she loves be responsible for embezzling eighty million dollars from the investment firm he once owned?
Adamo wants to hold Eve at arm’s length until he can clear his proud family name. But when there is an attempt on his life and Eve is terrorized by a gun-bearing thug, he realizes how much he wants her, and he must accept whatever help he can get to uncover the well-hidden trail of a six-year-old crime.
This is a great romantic adventure, full of exotic locals, swoon worthy leads, and a plot that keeps you guessing. Where Lemons Bloom is the first book I’ve read by Blair McDowell, but I’m very much hoping it won’t be my last.
Eve and Adamo meet early on in the story and end up in Italy together, but the story certainly starts globehopping from there. I loved all of the different places this story went. It felt like this story never really slowed down, there was always something going on. The mystery that was layered over the romance was probably my favorite part, and what really made Eve and Adamo’s story stand out.