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Posted July 14, 2013
You’ve heard that opposites attract, right? That’s true for Jack and Jamie. This book displays their efforts to keep their marriage intact while running a vineyard in Italy. I didn’t particularly like the primary characters, yet I continued reading, wanting to know how their lives together/apart would play out.
Overall, this is a good story, well worth your time—especially if you’ve been to Italy, or plan to visit. The imagery is spot-on, and the book reveals Italian language and culture that will only help you in your travels.
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Posted December 6, 2013
Read along as Jamie falls in love with a sexy Italian and the fun begins. Imperfect Pairings is a wonderful romance that is sure to warm your heart on a cold winter night. If you're looking for a long romance that you can get wrapped up in, this is the one for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 19, 2013
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Jamie is dating a man who she knows as an American named Jack, but out of the blue he becomes Giovanni from Italy and their relationship changes. With a few trips to Italy, this couple has to figure out how to make their marriage work with two different cultures colliding.
There were a whole host of characters and it was absolutely hard to keep it all together and I kept getting Jack and Giovanni mixed up and thinking about them as two separate people. Because of this I had a hard time getting into it and felt lost and confused at times.
Posted August 7, 2013
Thank you to Jackie Townsend and Ripetta Press. I couldn’t resist a trip to Italy. This the first of a two day trip to visit Italy.
Jamie met Jack through her work. Jamie works at a firm that buys and sells companies. She is quite good at it. Things seem to be progressing with Jack and then he asks her to go to Italy for a wedding. Jack is from Italy and in the US on a working visa. Jamie gets to meet his Mom and the rest of the family. Will she take these family relationships serious? Then she offers to marry him for a green card. What will Jack decide? How will this relationship change Jamie? Jack decides to go into business with his family which leads to further complications.
This novel made me crave an authentic Italian meal. I devoured the most of the chapters of this novel. The plot seems to fade and go slower towards the end. The only other was a question I asked who narrated this story?
I loved the setting of Italy! The story was also set in the United States partially too. Italy is a country I have always wanted to visit. The author did a wonderful job bringing to life the country and its people.
The growth of the characters in this novel is great. Jamie isn’t a character I initially would have connected with, but she grew on me as the novel progressed. I sometimes as reader struggle watching characters making certain choices that I as a reader would not agree with. I have learned to appreciate the depth of conflict and what it brings to a story.
Posted May 30, 2013
This was a difficult book for me to read. First I know nothing about wine. Second I know less about the family dynamics of the true Italians. I don't understand the home eating, the arguments and fighting and just the whole family comes first. NO exception. I have to admit that I almost stopped reading halfway through the book. I didn't because I got hooked on the troubled characters. I just had to follow through to see how their lives work out. While I like HEA stories it is nice to read books with non perfect but not bad endings either. Please give this book a chance.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.