Secrets in Translation
But not everything is as it seems in the little Italian town they choose to stay at. The Sacra Lista, the Italian mafia, are working in the background. Alex finds it hard deciphering who she can trust and who is lying straight to her face. Then, bad things start happening to those she cares for and she can't just sit by and do nothing.
SECRETS IN TRANSLATION is a cute contemporary romance that also focuses on discovering yourself. Alex has an identity crisis because she wants to hold on to her new American side. However, in Italy, it's so easy for her to fall back into her Italian roots, especially when she's with Carlo. I love the inclusion of the mafia because it brings suspense and mystery to this novel which builds the plot up even more.
Final Verdict: Overall SECRETS IN TRANSLATION is a great summer read and I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance, Italian living, coming of age stories, and mystery/suspense.