Saved by the CEO by Barbara Wallace is the first book that I have read by the author. It is a story set in a small town in Italy, Monte Calanetti.
Her knight next door!
After a horribly public divorce, Louisa Harrison has escaped to Tuscany craving peace and quiet. But gorgeous local tycoon Nico Amatucci sends her heart into overdrive…especially when he kisses her!
Nico comes to Louisa’s rescue when their romance makes headlines, but Louisa’s determined to prove she’s no damsel in distress! Being in Nico’s arms makes her feel stronger than she’s ever felt before, but is she brave enough to entrust him with her just-healed heart?
Louisa Harrison is in Italy at Tuscan to get away from the public eye and the media which has been following her since her ugly divorce. On the bus to Tuscany, she ran into fellow American girl, Dami, and since then, the two of them have become best friends. Dami is now married to Rafe Mancini. One day, Rafe tells Dami and Louisa that they are planning to get the local business leaders together for brainstorming ideas to increase tourism to Monte Calanetti and they want Louisa as a part of the team and also Nico Amatucci. Louisa is a little skeptical because, even though they had worked for a Royal Wedding together, she is not comfortable with him. And he is not comfortable with her either.
While checking her emails one day, she sees an internet alert about her and she realizes that the media is after her again. The whole town has seen the news and she tries to hide in her Palazzo until a media person traces her there and as luck would have it, Nico comes to her rescue and gives her shelter and a job.
And then the media is talking about them, but given their history, can something develop between them??? She has a failed marriage behind her and he is skeptical about getting involved.
A beautifully written story. The characters are well developed and the author has described the emotions of both the characters in details. The storyline is nice and the pace is good. The friendship between Dami and Louisa has been described well.
A must read.