Book Review: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

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Dante’s Girl
by Courtney Cole

Published: 6/24/2012 by Lakehouse Press

From 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.

goodreads Book Review: Dantes Girl by Courtney Cole

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!

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19 Responses to Book Review: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

  1. A wonderful review! I haven’t heard of this book before now but it is definitely going on my TBR pile – Reece and Dante sound fantabulous!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Deea says:

    LOL I love your review!:)) Reece is SO ME too – I love her lines! I’ve been wondering about this book, but now consider me convinced! I have to see all that awesomeness and meet Dante for myself ASAP!

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  4. I have been meaning to get to this for a while! I really, really need to read it soon. It sounds so fabulous. I was trying to get to it last month, but got a bit behind.

  5. This looks like such a great book!!! And I love the cover! And your review! And ALL THE THINGS!

    Thanks for sharing, Ashley! :)

  6. Jenny says:

    Okay, I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and everyone is loving it and I can’t deal with not being on the Dante’s Girl train with everyone else! MUST READ ASHLEY! This just sounds like such a cute, fun story with witty dialogue and a smokin hot leading man. Win.

  7. This sounds like such a cute romance, I love the one-liners and i wanna be called sunflower. :)

  8. J.J. Bonds says:

    Sassy, smart mouthed Kansan badass? I know someone like that, don’t I? Lol. Dante’s Girl sounds like a fun read. Love the one liners… They scream ‘real teen’, which is what I love about YA!

  9. LOVE all these quotes. Plus, I’ve been curious about this one because of the name Dante. I swear I need to get a dog and name it that. LOL

    Oh I think I may pick up this contemp (and I don’t read them that much).

  10. candace says:

    I saw so many good reviews that I grabbed it but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m so happy to see you loved it and its making me want to set everything aside to read ut NOW!

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  12. Felicia says:

    This looks super cute and goes on my gift list for a friend of mine. I think she would adore this :)

  13. OOh! This sounds like one I would love. I love a girl with a dry sense of humor! This one is new to me, so I will be on the lookout for it. Great review Ashley!

  14. Tina says:

    Oh I cant wait, I just got this from Netgalley, for sure my weekend read now…..thanks for a great review :)

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