Review: Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 271
Source: Book provided by author for review



While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her “vacation flirtation.” But just because summer is over doesn’t mean Lucy and Jesse have to be, does it?


Review:   This is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by April Linder and I have to say I would love to read another.  I found her real world style of romance and the way that she presented it refreshing and accurate.

Who doesn’t want to go backpacking through Europe?  This is where we meet Lucy, Charlene and Jesse and a whole host of other characters.  The story is told from the point of view of Lucy the main female lead who is out on her last adventure before she starts a college that she doesn’t really want to go to.

The author did an amazing job of painting the details of the environment so clearly that I could picture the surroundings and smell the amazing food that they ate.  The development of the characters and their relationship is true to real life and I had no problem drawing parallels between life and story.

I found Love, Lucy to be an amazing love story and as close to real life scenarios as I have seen in a long time.  I was pulled right into the story from the beginning.  The evolving of the characters over the course of the book is true to real life and again the story that they tell is just amazing.

I could not put this book down, and will be looking forward to reading more from April Linder.

Favorite Quote: “It’s just that my father’s being totally unreasonable.  He thinks he can micromanage my life.  Shouldn’t I get a say in what I do for fun?  Or does he not want me to have any fun at all?”