I Love Capri Paperback
Kim Rees became a translator for the glamorous jet-set lifestyle.
So, five years later, how come she's ended up in a basement flat in Cardiff translating German computer games in her dressing gown?
Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her marshmellowy rut: a trip to the magical isle of Capri.
At first Kim refuses to wake up and smell the bougainvillea, but as she starts to succumb to the irresistible delights of cocktails on the terrace and millionaire suitors, she's surprised to realise she's changing. And when she meets a man who's tiramisu personified, she finds herself falling in love.
But how far will she go to win her Romeo?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 13/04/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099414933
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by Neverwithoutabook
Fun, light-hearted and made me wish I could go to Capri. Great easy read when you just want to relax and enjoy. I loved the descriptions of Capri and neighboring islands and loved the idea of this book, especially the ending. We all need to get out of our normal life and into something different now and then to get a fresh perspective and I think this book illustrates that very well.
Review by AnneBrooke
This is my first Belinda Jones book and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. It's chick lit for grown-ups and great fun . It also deals with some very serious issues and uses a light touch to do so - which creates a nice sense of balance to the book. I enjoyed the changes Kim our heroine goes through, and the response she has to her life's challenges. I also liked the fact that it's not necessarily an obvious romance, and the ending is both powerful and realistic.
Review by crashmyparty
My boyfriend's mum brought this back for me from Sorrento, Italy, because she loved Capri and she knows I love to read (she had no idea of the quality of the book, just thought it would be fun). As she's just gotten back and I've heard all her stories, I 'recognised' (though had never seen except in my mind) many of the places that Kim goes to, and things she sees and does.As for the storyline itself, it was pretty average. It was a light, fun read although at times there was, among the fluff, some interesting observations about love and life. I felt the most important part of the story was not the affair or love story, but Kim forgiving her mum and her realisation that things aren't always black and white.2.5 stars