Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Loving Roxie by G.G. Vandagriff

Book Description:  What keeps Roxie from finding love? Why does she always run away from potential relationships? Perhaps a trip to Florence will help her to understand her problems more clearly. 
Powerfully attracted to the rakishly handsome Stefano, she takes off before their first coffee date is over. It doesn’t seem as though things have changed. But Stefano, though wary, is intrigued and determines to build a friendship with Roxie. Together they work on a historical mystery—finding the murderer of a sixteenth century princess, Isabella di Medici. 
Roxie’s defenses begin to relax, but soon she and Stefano uncover disturbing parallels between Princess Isabella’s personal history and her own. Are these two distressed women somehow linked in sympathy across the centuries? Can Stefano act on his strong attraction to Roxie when her first response is to run from him and the discovery they have made? 
Amazon Best-Selling Romance author GG Vandagriff joins her love of Florence and Italian history with a story of 21st century love as two people with their own demons struggle to find trust.

My thoughts: Two incredibly attractive people do not follow the expectations of those around them.  Stefano wants a family.  Roxie doesn't want people to see her for her beautiful face, she wants them to see the wonderful person she is.

One thing for sure from reading this book is that I would love to visit Florence.  It sounds beautiful and has a rich history culture.  I can understand Stefano's love for history.  It is the history that brings them together.  In order to stay together, Roxie needs to understand her history and what leads her anxiety and panic attacks.

G.G. Vandagriff is an author whose works I really enjoy.  At first I had a hard time getting into the book.  There is a history behind it that I needed to figure out.

I give it 3.5 stars.

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G.G. VandagriffAbout the Author:  G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four books and is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books in that series—Exile and Defiance. 
Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense. 
GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity Investments, and an international banker for Continental Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).
She and her husband David are the parents of three children and six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.
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