by Hilaria Alexander
Running off to Amsterdam is the best decision Ella ever made in her life. In just a few months, she’s been able to put her past behind and has found a new family and friends. She can almost ignore the voices in her head telling her this idyllic scenario is temporary.
When Lou Rivers shows up in Amsterdam, he’s the constant reminder of the life she led and the mistakes she made. As the two of them embark on an emotional and musical journey across Europe, Ella will have to face her own insecurities and make a decision that might break them apart forever.
4 Star Review
Ella is trying to find herself. After coming to Amsterdam to escape from her parents and their controlling ways she is trying to figure out what it is SHE wants.
Lou is escaping the media and his divorce. Amsterdam was supposed to be a pit stop, but something about Ella has him postponing his trip to the recording studio in Florence.
Ella is young and has never been in love and is scared if it overturning her life when she is finally figuring out what she wants. She is sassy at times but also a bit naive. As the story progresses you see her go from floating in uncertainty to coming into her own and finding her way. She also learns how to but let people step all over her when she knows what she wants even if she can't always convey it very well.
Lou is a sweetie with a heart of gold, he might be coming out of a marriage, but he doesn't let that failure dictate the possibility of finding love again.
The two have their shares of ups and downs but overall you see how they both grow throughout the story and you're rooting for them to find their happily ever after.
The characters were well written and I enjoyed getting to know them!
Hilaria Alexander is the author of Prude. Born and raised in Italy, she studied English and Japanese at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy and lived one year in Tokyo, Japan, as part of an exchange program. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and kids. When she isn't working, she is reading, catching up on TV shows and making up story-lines in her mind. She is a self-proclaimed concert addict.