Title: To Rome, with Love
Author: T.A. Williams
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: HQ Digital
It’s a summer of second chances…
Just a week before her big day, Sarah returns home to find a note from her husband-to-be – the wedding’s off! So when her boss decides to send her on an epic cycling trip, from Venice to Rome, it seems like the perfect distraction…
Although she never expected the distraction to come in the form of her oh-so-handsome, but slightly serious, cycling companion, Miles. And with still 600 miles of beautiful scenery, mouthwatering food and delicious wine yet to cover, anything could happen!
About the Author
Firstly, my name isn’t T A. It’s Trevor. I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds”, one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.
Now as we all should know by now I am a huge fan of Trevor’s books, you can dip in and immediately be transported to an idyllic world. The writing flows and instinctively I feel as though I am enjoying Jackanory (for those of a certain age) it’s comforting and endearing, with luscious descriptions of food, vivid scenery, likeable characters and thankfully the inclusion of the faithful Labradors this time. All of Trevor’s trademarks that ensure a perfect story.
Sarah returns home to find a note from her fiance James .. the wedding is off! Well instead of mooching around heartbroken she finds herself suddenly thrown unexpectedly into a work challenge. She is used to leading groups of tourists on holidays but this time due to a previous participant having an injury she needs to actively take part in a charity cycle ride as part of the vacational tour. A ‘simple’ case of cycling from Venice to Rome!
To add to the potential nightmare her new bosses, brothers Paul and Miles are going along for the ride. What follows is a charming account of all the picturesque scenery en-route, the camaraderie of the group, a slight rumble of the natural kind resulting in an earthquake, plenty of delicious meals described in detail to make any readers mouth water. Some wonderful humour .. ‘take your pants off’ at the dinner table springs to mind!
Sarah strikes up an easy rapport with the brothers but is aware their father owns the travel company so she attempts to keep feelings on a professional level, especially after her recent break-up .. but will the journey and time spent together ignite any emotion or passion along the way?
Classic chick-lit, easy and fast to read, enjoy this book in one sitting if you have the time available and allow yourself to be transported to Italy, especially welcome if it’s a rainy day but will also be enjoyable poolside. If only real life was as quickly rectified, Sarah managed to recover from her broken heart speedily.