Something Italian

Something Italian

by Suzanne D. Williams


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Her pulse took up an uneven pitter-patter, knocking almost reckless at the steadiness of his gaze. She dug her nails into the crinkled paper beneath her bottom, and her voice emerged a whisper. "Why couldn't he have been you?"

Dr. Bottari's forehead wrinkled, then smoothed. He tilted his head slightly left. "I don't know, but I would never have walked away."


Dr. Marco Bottari has heard many stories from his patients, some more heartbreaking than the rest, and he's learned how to show compassion while holding them at arm's length. But something about Patricia Fanning is different. She's beautiful, for one. Pregnant and single, she's also scared.

The good guy in him simply won't let him walk away, especially when a dead body is found in her trunk right outside his clinic. She has no one else and nowhere to go. Yet what starts as a helping hand, soon involves his heart, and a split-second decision that may have sealed his fate forever.

From best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS, author of FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series #1) and ITALIAN WITH A SIDE OF PASTA (The Italian Series #2) comes a story of love, mystery, and murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494324643
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Best-selling author, Suzanne D. Williams, is a native Floridian, wife, mother, and photographer. She is the author of both nonfiction and fiction books. She writes a monthly column for on the subject of digital photography, as well as devotionals and instructional articles for various blogs. She also does graphic design for self-publishing authors.

To learn more about what she's doing visit or link with her on Facebook at

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Something Italian 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dgottreu More than 1 year ago
Something Italian by Suzanne D. Williams is a great feel good love story that also contains lots of mystery and even a murder. Dr. Marco Bottari has a heart of compassion for all his patients but he has learned to keep himself from getting involved. His last patient on this particular day is Patricia Fanning and she is very different than most of his patients. Not only is she single, pregnant, and scared by everything that is happening in her life, she is also very beautiful. As Marco is leaving his clinic, he sees Patricia at the back of her car and he goes to see if she needs help. What he finds is a dead man in her trunk and the man just happens to be the father of Patricia’s baby. From this point on the story just gets more and more interesting with enough mystery to keep you reading and turning pages to see what is going to happen. Suzanne did an excellent job in the development of all elements of this story. The characters are vividly brought to life on the pages of the book and all the dialogue is very realistic. All the scenes are so well described that I was right in the middle of whatever was going on. I really enjoyed the closeness of the Bottari family and how they were so willing to help Patricia. The Christian principles that determined the way the Bottari family lived were refreshing to read in a novel. I was disappointed in Marco in the way that he handled one situation in which he found himself. But he sought forgiveness from God and his family so I had to forgive him too. I began reading the book late in the evening and I could not put it down until I had finished it for I just had to know how the story was going to end. I must say that I was happy with the ending. I highly recommend this book to everyone that loves a good romantic story with a main character who lives his life following the teachings of God. Thanks to the author, Suzanne D. Williams, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
mazeman More than 1 year ago
An Italian friend of author Suzanne D. Williams joked that she couldn’t write a book about Italians without having a dead body in the trunk of a car. The author embraced the joke, and used it as the main motivation in “Something Italian”. In this light, clean romance, the main character, Patricia Fanning, is the victim of date rape. Patricia teaches street dancing at a local dance studio. Ray, who also works there, convinces her to join a group of co-workers for a night of partying. Then he slips a drug into her Coke, takes her home, and gets her pregnant. After months of denying that she is a girl in trouble, Patricia goes to see Dr. Marco Bottari. She’s the last appointment of the day, and when Marco leaves the building, he finds her standing next to her car in shock. Ray is in the trunk, dead, with gunshot wounds. The police take her car for evidence. When Marco takes Patricia home, someone has ransacked her apartment. He can’t leave her there, so he insists that she come and stay with him until this problem is solved. “Something Italian” continues the series of books Suzanne Williams writes featuring an Italian hero. The story introduces the Botarri family, which will be used in future novels. It comes after “Flight Risk” and “Italian with a Side of Pasta”, but stands alone as new cast of characters. This book is just as enjoyable as the rest. Faith is used as a motivation for action, but is not discussed in a preachy fashion. Patricia suffers from the insecurity that results from date rape, but the subject is not discussed in depth. The characters could have discussed her reasons for not having an abortion or considering putting the baby up for adoption. Patricia doesn’t believe in God, and that leaves room for another reason. But that doesn’t seem to be the purpose of the story. It is just a light, enjoyable read with clean sex and clean language.
Angelian More than 1 year ago
What a fun read!  Enough of a thriller to keep you turning the pages, enough romance to make you want to fall in love all over again!  This is a comfortable read, not heavy, but contains enough mystery to keep you turning the pages and trying to figure it out.  What did this woman go through that upon leaving her new doctor's office, a dead body shows up in her car trunk that someone has unlocked?  Curl up with your favorite hot beverage and find out!  I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.