I didn't enjoy this Phillips' book as I do her others. Writing was good but it had more of a chick-lit tone. The main romance was intertwined with other characters in town & 2 other secondary romances. The emotionality was tepid & so were the sexual chemistry & sex scenes. Dialogue was sometimes funny & overall light in tone except for times when heroine would do her therapy-speak. There was a lecturing aspect to this book due to heroine's line of work. Stories about various Italian locations & culture abounded. It sometimes had a travelogue feel to it.