Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Review: "Turn Towards the Sun" by Jennifer Domenico

Turn Towards the Sun (Sunflower Trilogy, #1)

(The Sunflower Trilogy, Book 1)


This book is the first in a trilogy. It contains adult language and content.

Ava Bradshaw is stuck in mid-flight. On the edge of her thirtieth birthday, she finally ends a devastatingly bad relationship that left her wounded and insecure. With a plane ticket in her hand, she sets out to make a life for herself in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. 

What she didn’t plan on was meeting the intense Italian architect Enzo Milano, a local celebrity in Phoenix. The handsome and commanding Enzo sweeps the passionate and vibrant Ava into his world of galas, prestige, luxury, and money.

Enzo is charming, breathtakingly gorgeous, and a self-made American success story. He’s also a seasoned womanizer who has zero interest in relationships. Still, he can’t deny there is something special about Ava and considers trying an old-fashioned romance. 

Sexy, humorous, and touching, Turn Towards the Sun will resonate with any woman whose life didn’t quite work out as she planned.

4.5 Stars 

"Girasole. It's the word for sunflower in Italian. It means turn toward the sun."

Turn Towards the Sun is a sweet and light story about second chances in life. Ava and Enzo have both been emotionally burned in the past. Throughout this book, we're taken through their romantic and steamy journey where we see them both learn to love again, freely and fully. 

"I want you to feel like the most amazing, most special, most beautiful woman on the planet. Because to me, you are."

Hello yummy Italian. Enzo had me swooning A LOT. How could he not? He's a hot and successful alpha male who's very protective of Ava! Oh, and did I mention, ITALIAN? *fans self* He was indeed very dreamy

"I am yours, Ava. All of me. I want to give you my all. Loving you and making you happy is my top priority. You're all I need."

I also really liked Ava. Moving to a new state after a bad break up, she begins her journey of starting overShe is a genuine and strong character that knows what she wants and goes for it. She doesn't put up with anyone's crap -- especially, Anna's. In all honesty, Ava is one lucky girl! Enzo is her true prince charming... with an accent!! *wink*

Just like Ava and Enzo, the secondary characters in this book were great and very well developed. Not counting the fact that Enzo and Ava fell in love rather quickly, I have to say that the story line had a very realistic pace. Some parts may have been a tad slow for my personal taste, but it's an overall very enjoyable read. As for the ending, CLIFFHANGER ALERT!  It pretty much ended right in the middle of a scene. And what a scene.

If you're looking for a sweet, light, and steamy love story, Turn Towards the Sun is book for you!

"Loving you as been my greatest joy in life. The fact that you love me back is the greatest accomplishment."

***A copy of Turn Towards the Sun was provided in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!


About the Author:
Jennifer Domenico

Jennifer Domenico

Jennifer Domenico started writing as a five-year old child in the back of her mother’s bible in church. It was a way to keep the fidgety child quiet but even then she took simple stories and twisted them into even more imaginative tales. As she grew, the stories grew with her and she filled notebook after notebook with her musings.

As an adult, she knew she wanted to be a writer but she lacked the attention span and inspiration required to produce a full length story. Eventually she put away her notebooks and turned her attention to the business world where she toiled away for many years.

She stopped reading fiction, stopped entertaining her outlandish imagination, and stopped dreaming of being a writer. Until one day, many months ago she went to sleep and a beautiful love story played out in her dreams.

When she awoke she felt compelled to write it down. And she wrote and she wrote, for days and days she wrote. The result is part one of Enzo and Ava’s story. Turn Towards the Sun is her first, but certainly not her last, novel.

Ms. Domenico lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores her, two cats that tolerate her, and wicked sweet tooth. She is currently working on part two in the series.


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