by Courtney Cole
Published: 6/24/2012 by Lakehouse PressFrom Goodreads:
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
Until this year.
And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?
But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.
My heart just might be crazy.
The Bookish Brunette thought:
First of all, Dante’s Girl is so full of super awesome one-liners and quotes that I could just die,
“In my head, I envision myself as Chewbacca from Star Wars and wince.”
OMG! Right?? On her way to London to spend the summer with her father, she wakes up sitting next to the hottest guy EVER.
“Before I even open my eyes, I know the sexy accent is coming from Apollo [which is what she's nicknamed him in her head] I can feel his epic hotness emanating through my eyelids.”
Reece and Dante start down the runway, only to hear a HUGE explosion from the plane in front of them. That when armed men surround Dante and say it’s time to get the heck out of dodge. Dante insists she come with them, as he just doesn’t feel right about leaving her alone.
Reese isn’t sure who he is, but it’s either be stuck on a plane for hours or go with Dante and his bodygaurd type detail of escorts.
“My dad is going to have to identify my body parts. I’m sure of it.” < — I freaking LOVE HER. This is so me dude.
They are whisked away on a helicopter and flown to a small island near Greece, where Dante’s father is the PRIME freaking MINISTER. So he’s like the PRESIDENT’S son. Right?
Even though he has EVERY reason to be a stuck up, son of royalty… He’s NOT! He is the sweetest, HOTTEST, most yummy thing that side of the world! Seriously! Although, he is completely guilty of trying overly hard to always do as his father pleases- rather than what HE wants.
Reese is nothing short of a sassy, smart mouthed, KANSAN badass! Really though… Aren’t we all? (looking at you Courtney Cole & Fisher Amelie) In case you didn’t figure it out, Reece is from Kansas. And all her quips and comments about the heartland kept me continually LAUGHING OUT LOUD!
“Just fields of wheat and some sunflowers. They’re the only thing that can survive the soul sucking heat.”
“Picture a place where pioneers used to work themselves into an early grave in the sun and dust. And that’s Kansas.”
And Dante calls her Sunflower… AWWWWWW! Okay, okay…
With only a short time together, and the evil ELENA *gag* trying to come between them at every possible opportunity… Reese and Dante have something special, but what happens to them when there’s thousands of miles and an ocean separating them from each other?
Well, I’m not going to tell you!!!! You better go find out!
It’s utterly ridiculous the amount of “highlights” my kindle holds for this book! If I wrote them all in my review- you probably wouldn’t even need to read the book, but I couldn’t help it! Reese ooze’s hilarious with every sentence!
Just ONE more…
“I’ve missed him more than a PMS’ing woman misses M&M’s”
Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole is light, fun, witty, hilarious and absolutely adorable! It’s a PERFECT summer read!