TITLE: Love, Lucy

AUTHOR: April Lindner

Rating: ★★★★★

PAGES: 290

PUBLISHER: Poppy

TARGET AUDIENCE: Young Adult

GENRE(S): List genres

Love, Lucy by April Lindner - The Contented ReaderWhile 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?

In this stunning novel, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.

Review

This book is honestly such a cute, contemporary read! I picked it up on a whim at my local bookstore purely based on my love for its cover. Love, Lucy is a charming and adorable read that is perfect for summer

Love, Lucy follows Lucy who is backpacking through Italy with her best friend. Between culture and lots of food, she meets a really cute street musician named Jesse! A wonderful summer romance ensues!

Lucy is such a wonderful main character! She is super relatable and totally reminds me of feelings that every teenage girl experiences. Her journey through Italy is wonderful and her friendship with Charlene is so cute. Obviously, her inevitable love for Jesse is something I thoroughly enjoyed!

Jesse is a really great romantic interest for this book. He has such a unique outlook on life and certainly enjoys his travels. He’s cute and is a refreshing, lovable boy in a great contemporary read.

This book definitely gives you wanderlust for Italy. While only a small portion of the book actually takes place in Italy, it jumps through the pages. I really, really love it. I can’t wait for the next time that I’ll be able to go back to Italy for a visit.

Overall, I love this book and I think I enjoyed it so much because it had a similar vibe to Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. Definitely pick this book up if you love cute, contemporary novels with an Italian flair!

Even if it hurts, I’ll always remember Jesse.

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About The Author

April Lindner Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Author of three young adult novels and two poetry collections. She’s an English professor at Saint Joseph’s University, where she teaches all kinds of writing.

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  • […] Third: the synopsis of the book reminded me so much of Love, Lucy by April Lindner (read my review here) and Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (read my review here). Passing up contemporary travel […]

  • […] Third: the synopsis of the book reminded me so much of Love, Lucy by April Lindner (read my review here) and Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (read my review here). Passing up contemporary travel […]

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