Tiramisu After Midnight Book Cover Tiramisu After Midnight
Mark David Campbell
LGBT YA Romance
Dreamspinner Press
June 2, 2020
218

If Enrico, who is gay, and his twin brother Fabrizio, who is straight, can make a success of their B&B on Lago Maggiore in northern Italy, they can save their family home from their conniving half sister. Can good intentions and lots of heart make up for what they lack in money and experience?

On the other side of the Atlantic, in Syracuse, New York, Owen is buckling under an unrequited crush and the pressures of starting an event-planning business. His best friend Maggie books a last-minute getaway at the twins’ romantic villa—and insists Owen join her.

Even if the B&B is not quite as elegant as advertised, they are seduced by the stunning scenery, sumptuous foods, and luscious wines—not to mention their charming hosts.

Love is in the air, but before these four lonely hearts can make their dreams come true, they must overcome past obsession, half a world of distance, and false accusations.

When your tiramisu is only a soggy biscuit soaked in instant coffee and topped with spray cream, it’s time to take a chance on the real thing.

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This book is really two novels mashed together into one.

 

The first part of the story flips back and forth filling in the back-story of Enrico and Fabrizio in Italy, and Owen and Maggie in NY. I found it really hard to connect with these characters. There is so much that seems glossed over so quickly that I did not feel invested.  The narrative is more engaging once the four main characters meet, as the romances are introduced. 

 

I wanted more though.  If the story was divided into two books, focusing more on each couple, I think it would have been more successful for me.

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