I picked up this book when I was looking for a good romance book. It tells a new take on Romeo and Juliet, sets in Siena, present time and 14th century time. Perfect.
In general, I like it and I enjoyed reading it. I like how detailed the setting going into 14th century Siena, the characterizations, and how the author played with Romeo and Juliet inspiration. The storytelling and the going back and forth between two stories are done beautifully.
There are some elements I’m not so keen of. Other reviewers mentioned the cheesiness in some parts, and I have to agree with them. Somehow I was hoping with the brilliance the author showed me in describing the settings, she will also gave me unexpected twists in the story. Not true, but it’s okay, I like the book anyways 🙂
I would recommend this book if you like romance with a little bit of mystery and suspense twists. Big points if you happen to love Italy as well, then this book is a MUST READ for you.