Arc Review – My Italian Valentine by Diana Nixon

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February 14, 2021 by ceresbooksworld

My Italian Valentine by Diana Nixon


Publisher : Self Published

Publication date : February 12th, 2021

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 5 hearts


My Valentine’s day couldn’t be any worse: no date, no heart-shaped cards, one missed flight and tons of work to do.
Great, just great.
For a romance writer as I am, my personal life looks like a disaster. My only boyfriends are fictional. I’ve got only one coffee cup in the kitchen, and millions of readers who have no idea how terrible I am at everything they love about my books.

Maybe that’s why meeting Angelo Moretti turned out to be a pleasant bonus to my Italian book tour. I thought men like him didn’t exist in reality. All of a sudden, he made me want to write a different story.
A story where he would be my Valentine…

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* Broken Harts by Golden Flogger Award Winner Pandora Spocks


Isabella is a romance writer, for Valentine’s Day she goes to Italy to see her publisher there.

You already know that this story is a romance so no surprise. Bella is going to meet Angelo and it’s going to be love at first sight even if the romance goes slowly.

What I loved about this book is that Angelo is not like other male characters in romance in general. That is, he’s not arrogant, possessive and he respects Bella and her choices and desires. I don’t know if you know what I mean but often the feminist side of me is sick of books where men say vulgar things and women don’t mind it. I think we see too much of that in today’s romances and that’s why My Italian Valentine is different. Angelo is tender, sweet, respectful, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have his little character and that he doesn’t know what he wants, it just means that he’s going to get what he wants by respecting the rules and Bella.

Another thing I liked is that throughout the book we expect a break-up, an event that will destroy their relationship but it never happens. I like to be surprised like that.

Bella is adorable, you can tell that she has a crush on Angelo and it’s a real treat for a romance writer not to have a romantic life.

I liked the fusion between the two characters. It’s a story that reads very quickly and Diana made my heart beat again.

Quick word: A perfect romance for Valentine’s Day.


Isabella est une écrivaine de romance, pour la saint valentin elle se rends en Italie pour voir son éditeur dans ce pays.

Vous savez déjà que cette histoire est une romance donc pas de surprise. Bella va rencontrer Angelo et ça va être le coup de foudre même si la romance avance lentement.

Ce que j’ai adoré dans ce livre c’est qu’Angelo n’est pas comme les autres personnages masculins de romance en général. C’est-à-dire qu’il n’est pas arrogant, possessif et il respecte Bella et ses choix et ses envies. Je ne sais pas si vous voyez ce que je veux dire mais souvent le côté féministe qui est en moi en a marre des livres où les hommes disent des choses vulgaires et où les femmes n’y voient pas d’inconvénients. Je trouve qu’on voit trop ça dans les romances actuelles et c’est pour cette raison que My Italian Valentine est différent. Angelo est tendre, doux, respectueux, cela ne veut pas dire qu’il n’a pas son petit caractère et qu’il ne sait pas ce qu’il veut, ça veut juste dire qu’il va avoir ce qu’il veut en respectant les règles et Bella.

Une autre chose que j’ai aimé c’est que pendant tout le livre on s’attend à une rupture, un évènement qui va détruire leur relation mais cela n’arrive jamais. J’aime être surprise comme ça.

Bella est adorable, on sent bien qu’elle craque pour Angelo et puis il faut l’avouer c’est quand même un comble pour une auteure de romance de ne pas avoir de vie romantique.

J’ai aimé la fusion entre les deux personnages. C’est une histoire qui se lit très vite et Diana a encore fait battre mon cœur.

En bref : Une romance parfaire pour la saint valentin.

About the author

USA Today & International Bestselling Author Diana Nixon writes sweet and spicy romance reads. A book addict and a Master of Law in the past, she knows how to weave plots that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Her stories can be funny or tragic, but her characters are strong, rebellious, and passionate about everything they do. When Diana isn’t busy writing, she spends her time reading books or watching historical dramas. A mom of two, she can’t live without coffee and chocolate, and she believes that writing is the best cure for everything that can be healed with words.

Her books have been published internationally, in seven languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French, and Portuguese.

Diana Nixon is the founder of the literary magazine Inks & Scratches.



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