When Alex tells his best friend Russ of his proposed trip to Tuscany, Russ tries to dissuade him, especially when Alex explains he'll be renting a car and making his own way around a foreign country. Russ is sure Alex will get lost or mugged.
On his first night in Florence, Alex meets Gavin Andrews, a handsome Scotsman, and looks forward to a more than pleasant start to his 'trip of a lifetime'.
But Gavin disappears without a word, and though disappointed by the Scot's apparent lack of interest Alex continues with his tour of Tuscany in his rented car, staying overnight at the Villa Lorenzo, a converted farmhouse run by two gay men, John and Alfredo.
Alex is shown a portrait of Lorenzo, the original owner, and that night Alex has a strangely sensual dream, that comes to an abrupt halt when Lorenzo warns him that Gavin is in danger.
What follows is far more excitement than Alex ever bargained for - a kidnapping, a murder, and ultimately an offer of marriage!
Truly, for Alex this is the trip of a lifetime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the most romantic stories I've ever read about two men finding love and trust in exceptional circumstances. Thrilling is the only word to describe it. Along with making me want to hop on a plane to Tuscany, I fell in love with Gavin and Alex, the two leading men and could hardly wait until they resolved the difficulties that kept them apart. Loved it!
I love Italy, Tuscany especially, and this book brought so many great memories of my visits there. And Gavin, the Scotsman is my idea of the complete man - too bad I didn't meet anyone like him on my trip!