Emberly Fallon is a smart, beautiful American attorney who goes on a dream vacation with her two best friends to the UK, where she meets the irresistible Niccolo Bartoli, an Italian tennis pro who is just as commanding off the court as he is on.
Emberly resists his advances, not wanting anything to do with paparazzi and Nico’s rabid fans.
Currently ranked number two in the world, Nico finds himself struggling with his game and his personal life. Although always surrounded by his entourage, he is lonely in his world of celebrity and constant travel. Emberly makes him feel grounded, and despite her best intentions, she does fall in love with the dashing, foreign sportsman.
Their romantic adventures take them to Miami, New York, and Rome. This whirlwind love story was not in Emberly’s future plans, but she allows herself to be happy with Nico—until she becomes the victim of threats. Someone is trying to bring Nico’s success and newfound happiness to a tragic end … and that person is much closer than they suspect.
A romance between Emberly, an American attorney and Nico, the Italian tennis star… I was a little afraid at the beginning of the book, as it looked quite descriptive, but I ended up reading it very easily and quite fast. I loved the way it was written.
I was also surprised by the subjective third-person narration, which I found a little confusing at first, but the good storyline erased all my doubts about the book and I really enjoyed reading it.
Both characters felt realistic to me (though I don’t know a lot about the life of pro tennis players), and I really loved the way they interacted and the development of their relationship.
The suspense part of the story was well developed and kept me captivated till the end of the book!
About the author
Leigh Fleming is the owner of the Scrapbook Cottage, a weekend retreat center for craft enthusiasts. She lives with her husband, Patrick, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and is mom to adult children, Tom and Liza, and two beloved dogs, Lula Belle and Napoleon. Precious Words is her first novel.
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