Lucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That’s if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind.
Taggie is rushed off her feet, but distraction is exactly what she needs to forget why she fled England and the sadness she left behind. She certainly doesn’t have time for infuriating stranger Marco. A man is the last thing she needs right now.
Lucy and Taggie might not know it, but their lives are about to collide. The New Year might begin with fireworks – but how will it end?
I was looking for something different to read when I decided to get this book. One thing that definitely stood out was the setting. Lake Como is in northern Italy. It is the type of beautiful, dramatic setting that is usually perfect for books with themes of romance. Isabelle Broom ensured that Lake Como was a key feature in the story. Her vivid descriptions of the setting made me wish that I could visit the place. Lake Como definitely made the story even more intense.
This story is narrated through two POVs. Taggie and Lucy are two women who both end up at Lake Como for different reasons. At first, the two stories run concurrently until they eventually merged. I kept trying to guess how the two were connected and was only able to accurately do so just before the reveal.
Although this book can be described as romance, it has suspense. I couldn’t have guessed the twists. There were also hints of secrets from the first page and so I found myself eagerly turning pages trying to figure out what the characters were hiding. Surprisingly, this book was also a bit emotional.
The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom is a wonderful story. It is set around Christmas and New Year and so I think that it is a perfect read for this season especially for readers who enjoy this genre.
PS: This is my final post for 2017. Happy holidays to you all and thank you for being part of my year. I look forward to seeing you again in 2018 ❤