The Ice Cream Parlour
Giovanna Tonioli is a successful stockbroker with a famous sports star boyfriend, but things aren’t as sweet as they seem. When life in the city of Bath goes from Vanilla to Rocky Road, she takes herself off to Italy for an ‘Eat Pray Love’ style tour of all things gelateria. What she doesn’t expect to find on her travels is one smooth, hot dollop of temptation that she just can’t shake.
How will her spiteful twin sister react when Giovanna returns to open a rival ice cream parlour? Will Natalia get her just desserts? Or will things become even stickier? All’s fair in love, war and ice cream. Isn’t it?
*Marian Keyes meets Paulo Coelho meets Nigella*
The Ice Cream Parlour is a mouthwatering tale of fate, family, love and jealousy – with a delectable drizzle of alchemy besides.
Purchase Link – mybook.to/theicecreamparlour
Author Bio –
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the sea and the mountains. Having grown up on Glastonbury’s ley lines however, she’s unable to completely shake off her spiritual inner child, and is a Law of Attraction fanatic.
Cake, cocktail, gelato, and travel obsessed, she also loves nothing more than to (quietly) break life’s ‘rules’.
The Ice Cream Parlour is her fourth novel.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks
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When I started this book, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Okay, I thought it would only be a book about a woman opening her ice cream parlour but it was more than that. It took me on a full rollercoaster of the emotions and that’s why it deserved full 5 stars.
Right from the start, I “fell” for Giovanna’s character. There is something about characters like her that just get me all the time. Thankfully, it stayed this way throughout the whole book. She just kept on growing as a character and that was what pulled me in some more. She had her ups and downs throughout the book just like we all have and Isabella really described her good. One of the best female characters I’ve read about, I must admit.
This book makes you crave ice cream so badly so it would be good to stash on those before you start reading. What I was surprised about were the ice cream flavors. They weren’t all your usual chocolate, vanilla, strawberry. No, they were much more than that. It made me want to experiment with my ice cream as well next time I go to buy it. Well, if I find any ice cream place that offers so many different flavors. The best thing about ice cream wasn’t the flavor, but Giovanna’s passion for it. She grew up around it and she has always wanted to make it. Now that she was finally able to do it, she gave her all in it.
I really loved this book and it was a quick read for me. The pace is amazing and there is always something that keeps you reading the book. I would recommend you this book if you are craving some action, some character growing and also just enjoyment about powerful female. I hope to read more books by Isabella in the future.
Thanks to Rachel for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful tour.
Rating: 5* out of 5