Prosecco and Promises by A. L. Michael is book two in the Martini Club series and it’s a pleasure to be sharing my review today as part of the blog tour. My thanks go to Canelo for the copy and opportunity to be on the blog tour.
Meet Mia: an unforgettable heroine learning the meaning of life and love on a beautiful Italian island. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Lucy Vine.
Mia’s dad has always been her idol. Now, she faces losing him and he is insisting that she leave England to visit her mother’s family on the Italian island of Ischia.
Arriving on the island, Mia is embraced by the warm, crazy relatives she hardly knows. Despite her doubts about the trip, it is in Italy that Mia discovers connections to a part of her life that’s been missing, and during the sun-soaked days and steamy nights Mia falls for handsome local Salvatore. But as the day of her departure draws nearer can she risk having her heart broken twice in one summer?
If you love Prosecco and Promises, why not read more about Mia’s best friend Savvy in Cocktails and Dreams? Out now!
Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone, I’ve not read the first book, Cocktails and Dreams but I will definitely be catching up.
Mia and her Dad are very close and it breaks Mia’s heart when her Dad’s cancer returns and his dying wish is for her to travel to Italy to visit long-lost family and not be home for his final days. Mia does as asked and travels to the beautiful Italian island of Ischia where her mum’s family live and she discovers connections to a part of her life that has been missing since her mum passed away.
Prosecco and Promises was such a beautiful read. Filled with stunning scenery, I could smell the sea air and feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, even as I was snuggled under a duvet in the freezing cold winter of Scotland it was easy to imagine I was there.
Mia is a great character, she’s been through a lot and has had a fair bit of sadness in her life so she’s quite stubborn and often to the point. She’s also a little bit lost which is completely understandable, but it was great getting to know her and her story. Her Italian family are fantastic and there’s a great range of characters in the story that really jump off the page, like Salvatore and his Uncle.
Filled with emotions, Prosecco and Promises had me smiling, very near to tears at some points but it left me feeling warm and cosy. It’s a story about love, grief, loss, family and friendships. It’s a story about finding yourself, taking chances and living life.
I can definitely say I will be recommending this book and I’m looking forward to reading the next instalment and also catching up with the first one I missed.
A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of 10 novels. Her most recent collection of books, The Martini Club Series, started with Cocktails and Dreams, to be followed by Prosecco and Promises, and Martinis and Memories. She likes to write about difficult women. Well, they say to write what you know. Andi works as a Content Writer, as well as a therapeutic facilitator. She has a bunch of degrees in stuff to do with writing, and wrote her MSc dissertation on the power of creative writing in eating disorder recovery. She truly believes stories can change your life.