Spring is just around the corner and before you know it, we’ll be heading into summer and vacation time. If you want to get a jump on the season, or you’re searching for a summer read to wile away the hours, Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale by Catie Costa would fit the bill.
It’s chick lit with a wine hangover. There’s plenty of drama, Italian food, and numerous bottles of Prosecco imbibed in during the two summer months best friends Kit and Bridget spend in Positano, Italy.
As two teachers from the States, the girls flee their ordinary lives each summer hoping to store up enough memories to make the next ten months bearable, until summer comes again. Both fall in love with the city, its inhabitants and, of course, the drink of choice, Prosecco.
The girls celebrate their freedom in a city where they can remake themselves. There’s plenty of serious shopping, dancing at the disco, and tales of getting "up close and personal" with the locals. It’s all a bit of a thrill until their idyllic vacation takes a dramatic turn, for real.
Suddenly they have to deal with a stalker, a too friendly psychopath, and an unexpected pregnancy. The question of who stays, who goes, and whose happiness hangs in the balance can’t be cured with another glass of wine.
Grab a copy for summer reading on the beach, or your own back porch. Just be sure to have a chilled bottle of Prosecco on hand.
Catie Costa is a San Francisco Bay resident who loosely based her first novel around a summer she and a friend rented an apartment in Positano, Italy. From that experience she learned that “everybody’s journey is different. Be who you are, go at your own pace, don’t compare yourself to others, and enjoy the journey.”
Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale by Catie Costa
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