Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother.

It’s time for twenty-four-year-old Amber MacLean to face the music. After a frivolous six months of backpacking through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, she finds herself broke on the Mediterranean without enough money for a plane ticket home to California. There are worse places to be stuck than the gorgeous coastline of southern Italy, but the only job she manages to secure involves teaching English to two of the brattiest children she’s ever met.

It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, Italian ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, Derio tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

But when her position as teacher turns into one as full-time nanny at the crumbling old villa, Amber finds herself growing closer to the enigmatic recluse and soon has to choose between the safety of her life back in the States and the uncertainty of Derio’s closely guarded heart.

But I don’t know how he feels. All I know is that I am falling in love with him. Every second, every minute, every day. It’s terrifying but real. It’s the worst of my fears with the best of my dreams.

Ahhhh, doesn’t this perfectly describe how it feels to fall in love? Even though you are scared it is somehow the best and worst feeling in the entire world at the same time. That is the predicament Amber found herself in as she was falling in love with Derio while stuck in Italy. It was pretty hard not to fall in love with both of them as their storylines developed, especially Derio. They both reminded me of what it was like to be in your twenties and you’re attempting to find your own identity and place in the world.

I had never read a book by Karina Halle before Racing the Sun, but I knew she was highly popular in certain circles so I quite excited to read this book. Racing the Sun exceeded all of my expectations from the coming of age storyline to the use of vivid imagery. I have been to Italy twice and Halle’s exceptional wordplay magically transported me there for a third time. Racing the Sun was a “feel good” story that was well-written and was quite cute.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Racing the Sun in exchange for an honest review.

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