cover image Ciao for Now

Ciao for Now

Kate Bromley. Graydon House, $18.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-5258-0475-5

Bromley (Here for the Drama) doesn’t miss a beat with this international enemies-to-lovers contemporary. Violet Luciano, 29, gets a step closer to the professional dreams that she put on hold for her ex-boyfriend when she wins the opportunity to intern with a fashion designer in Rome for a month. In the eternal city, she trips and falls into successful screenwriter Matteo “Matt” Leoni at a café. She is beyond mortified and apologizes profusely to the cold but gorgeous stranger—then she learns that he’s her new boss’s son and they’ll be living in the same villa for the rest of the trip. They’ve gotten off on the wrong foot, but as they get to know each other, their witty hostility turns to genuine closeness and love. Rome offers Violet the opportunity to finally let go of her past, discover her passion, find genuine friendship, and embrace the love she deserves, and readers will root for her on every step of this empowering journey. The world of Roman high fashion provides a glitzy and appealing backdrop. This will be just as much of a treat for armchair travelers as it is for hopeless romantics. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (June)