|Digital List Price:||$2.99|
|Print List Price:||$7.99|
Save $7.99 (100%)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Honeymoon for One (Honeymoon Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
More items to explore
From the Author
Spin-off series: Italian Summer:
** The final book in this series, New Beginnings - Elsa's story, is out NOW! **
The Honeymoon and Italian Summer series are connected and overlap in timelines.
For a recommended reading order to avoid spoilers, go to:
Sign-up for instant notification of new releases: lilyzante.com/newsletter
From the Inside Flap
"I'm so sorry," she said breathlessly, as her bag slipped from her elbow and she half knelt, half bent her knee, to help him.
He looked at her then, and she felt the heat from those dark, glittering eyes singe her cheeks.
His eyes were the color of dark chocolate. She smiled, feeling herself melting. "Not a problem." He smiled at her, his lips full, his jaw chiseled.
Oh dear god, she wasn't going to be able to get back up.
He stood up, and held out his hand. At first she just stared at it blankly, her senses deserting her completely. When he nodded, and looked at her with those penetrating eyes again she took his hand as though it was a lifeline.
He had her covered, good and strong; his firm hand gripped hers and she flew up, straight into his chest again. Embarrassment covered her face as she rebounded back from his taut body. That brief encounter, her body flush against his, was imprinted on her senses.
"I'm so sorry." She mumbled, handing him back his signs.
"That's the second time you've said that," he commented, watching her with something akin to amusement.
The first thing she noticed was that his ripe lips curled up at the edges, and when he smiled his eyes blazed like dark granite stones. The second thing she noticed was that he was impeccably dressed, in a well-cut dark suit with a white shirt. And the third thing she noticed was that he was drop-dead, breath-stoppingly handsome. It immediately made her want to vanish into thin air.
But as their eyes locked, time stopped. Her heart bounced around like a ping-pong ball underneath her ribs.
She had to break the spell. "I'm staying at the Casa Adriana. Did they send you?"
He dipped his head a little, and smiled at her again. "Yes, they did. Shall we go?" His tone was low and steady.
What was happening to her? She'd lost the ability to speak. Luggage, tell him about the luggage.
As synapses reconnected and sparked back to life, Ava managed to string a bunch of words together. "I've ...lost my... luggage."
The man twitched his lips. "Let's see if we can fix that for you," he said easily, as though this was no major problem.
Ava felt her heart beginning to slow down, just a little. Jetlag did not sit well with her at the best of times but now it was clouding her every thought. Now that this man, who might just as well have walked off the catwalks of Milan and into her path at the airport, stood watching her with a twinkle in his eye.
Her legs felt boneless.
She stared at this smoothly sculpted face and was instantly reminded of Rona's warnings which she dismissed immediately. "I'm sorry you had a bad journey coming here. But we'll sort it out. Don't worry."
In that moment, he made her feel taken care of; something that was alien to her, after everything that had happened. It wasn't just the terrible plane journey with its delays and lost luggage but what this journey signified for her: it was meant to herald a new start.
For no reason at all, she felt irrationally emotional and stood up straight staring up at him.
"Thank you." She felt her defenses crumble like pastry and struggled to keep her emotions in check.
The very act of his kindness had dismantled her guard.
She smiled at him weakly and watched as he leapt into action, summoning the clerk over from the Information desk. He ordered him to chase up the missing luggage.
Then he turned back to Ava. "Forgive me, I seem to have mislaid my customer sheet. I don't have any details for you. Your name?"
"Ava Ramirez. From Denver." She looked at the signs that he carried.
"Welcome to Verona, Ms. Ramirez. My name is Nico." His gaze quickened her pulses.
"Nice to meet you, Nico." She managed a smile but had to look elsewhere before she made a complete fool of herself. The clerk over by the information desk was walking back towards them.
"We're sorry Mr.--"
"Go on," the driver cut him off short.
"The lady's luggage is still at Rome airport. The flight was delayed and it appears that they didn't get the luggage onto the plane in time. It will arrive on the next flight." He looked at Ava apologetically.
"When would that be?" Ava asked, and then rubbed her forehead with the palm of her hand. She could feel a headache coming on.
The clerk blushed deeply. "Not until tomorrow morning, Madam. I'm sorry."
Ava looked deflated. She took a long, deep breath in. "That long? But I don't have anything on me, no clothes, nothing." She tried to make light of, and beamed a tired smile at the clerk.
"It will turn up when it turns up, I guess. Thank you for following it up."
The clerk looked relieved and then Nico dismissed him.
Now it was just the two of them. She stared at him blankly. "Could this get any worse?" She didn't expect him to answer, but the man raised an eyebrow.
"Don't worry. I'll see to it that you have everything you need. Come, let's get you to the hotel." He led the way out of the airport and Ava followed him. It was just a short distance to the car that was parked just to the side of the small airport.
Nico held the backseat passenger door open for her.
Charmed by his thoughtfulness, Ava could only smile at him again as she clambered into the car. She should have felt lousy and overtired and the thought of having no clothes to change into would have just about tipped the balance of her sanity.
But she felt alive, and excited, and very much looking forward to the ride with this new stranger.
- Publication Date : January 12, 2014
- File Size : 2934 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 174 pages
- Publisher : Lily Zante (January 12, 2014)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00CO6DD4I
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,021 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Now. The story itself. Ava is jilted by a jerk six weeks before her wedding, but decides to go on the Honeymoon, anyway. Ok, I agree that a paid for trip is not to waste, but her mother and sister are very wishy washy about the whole thing. First the mom is okay with it, but then she's constantly worrying - calling, texting and emailing her. The sister is adamantly against the trip, but then she's okay with it, without much prodding.
Nico hides who he truly is, so how is that someone getting to know the true you? After a squabble they kiss and make up and all is....CLIFFHANGER. Buy the next book to find out! No, thanks anyway.
The story was mediocre and predictable.
"At no time since he had jilted her, had Ava felt as sad as she did now. It was the love and concern of her immediate family that saddened her." (location 149)
"He knew women. He knew their tastes, their styles and their choices. He was an expert at guessing a woman's size as well as her age and he prided himself on that matter." (location 453)
"Yet Ava's mind was a turmoil of emotions. Everything had turned confusing all of a sudden. She was starting to find Nico had this effect on her more at time went by." (location 1221, yes, typo is corrrect, at should be as)
Girl dumped by fiancee, she heads off to Europe for her solo honeymoon and inexplicably wears a wedding ring (at her sister's prompting), and falls for the "oops, you aren't the driver but actually the heir to this swanky hotel?" Italian man after FOUR days. Really.
Top reviews from other countries
In terms of romance, despite the protagonist's initial attraction to him, nothing really actually happens. She doesnt get to enjoy her honeymoon. There isnt any romance really until right at the end...and then it finishes at what the kindle app says is 90%. It turns out the guy has past issues and acts defensively, trying to make her feel bad. Despite him saying people only see him for his money, he buys her something expensive as a surprise before she is due to leave which seems hypocritical.
There does seem to be a storyline but it's like it felt like it had ended in the middle of a book and is not really a standalone or enjoyable and was difficult to trudge through and not worth it. It did not make me want to read another in the series.
If you want a romance book or erotica or even light chick lit, look elsewhere!
Ava is a beautiful jilted bride who decides to take advantage of the dream honeymoon which has been booked and paid for.
So off to Italy she goes ... alone .... BUT Italy is famed for its gorgeous suave men so I am sure you can put 2 and 2 together to get the gist of the outcome.
The author is good! I liked the characters used even though some had brief stints - the story had room for more depth and I believe this read could have been doubled in pages and more explored as all the right ingredients were there.
Yes from the cover page and a few chapters in I guessed where this book was going but still would have liked a better more in depth ending or an epilogue.
The story is basically about Ava who has been dumped 6 weeks before her wedding day, she cancels everything except for the honeymoon as she decides to go on this to Italy on her own to get over Connor the ex, but whilst there meets Nico the intriguing Italian.......