In today’s world filled with terrible dating apps and split-second hot takes, all Zuri Robinson wants is something real. And between her crap job, her family drama, and feeling like she completely missed out on her twenties, she’s pretty much done. Her only bright spot is exchanging letters with a ridiculously charming guy in Italy. Only Alessandro Fabricare has a teeeeeny little secret…
Nico Fabricare simply wanted to help his brother, Alessandro—who isn’t as eloquent with the English language—write a few letters. But with every letter that crosses the Atlantic, Nico is discovering that Zuri might just be the most incredible woman he’s ever met…except she thinks she’s falling in love with his brother.
Now Zuri is on her way to Italy—to meet Alessandro. And Nico is running out of time to win over the girl of his paper dreams before she finds out the truth.
Title: Looks Good on Paper
Author: Kilby Blades
Publication Dates: September 12, 2022
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book was sweet and made me want to go back to Italy!
I’ve never read a pen pal romance before so this one was especially a treat for me. I loved that a mistaken/secret identity-esque trope was thrown in as well to really amp things up.
I loved all the descriptions of Italy and the travel aspect of this book in general. This reminded me of Love and Gelato in that sense. The descriptions of the countryside, coupled with the sparkle of the romance made the whole experience feels electrified.
Overall, this was a nice read with a sweet romance, dynamic characters, and the best setting.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Kilby Blades is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her debut novel, “Snapdragon”, was a HOLT Medallion finalist and a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist and she won an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018. She’s been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly). She’s an oenophile, a cinephile and, most of all, a glutton for a good story.