Love on the Lido Deck
by Barbara Oliverio
Sharp-witted, always-organized Keira Graham has traded in her high tech career as a systems analyst for the whirlwind world of event planning. As she builds up her fledgling business, she learns that her widowed mother has news of her own – she has a serious gentleman caller! Is Keira ready for mom’s new romance?
When she gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean cruise, Keira turns to best pal chef Alexandria D’Agostino to help recruit famous chefs who will offer classes for foodies looking for fun in the sun as they gain cooking know-how. The cruise becomes a rollicking adventure for Keira, her sassy assistant Juliet, the entire D’Agostino clan, Keira’s mother and other surprise guests. And has Keira meet her match in charismatic Cruise Director Brennan McCallister, who could have something more than keeping everything shipshape on his mind?
Filled with wit, charm, and a few recipes along the way, Love on the Lido Deck brings characters to life with laugh-out-loud situations, crisp dialog and sweet romance on the high seas.
My Review of Love on the Lido Deck
I was given a free copy of this book free for an honest review which I’ve given.
Love on the Lido Deck is a totally adorable book! The romance in it is sweet and clean. I think is the best kind to read about in a novel. The book combines romance with lighthearted comedy and characters who will endear themselves to you as you get to know them. This is the second book featuring the characters, but it is the first one I’ve read. You don’t need to read Love on the Back Burner before reading this one. If it’s as cute as Love on the Lido Deck you might want to.
I really liked all of the characters in the book though I think Alex’s parents are probably my favorites. I love how Kiera and Alex have been best friends since college and really know each other so well. Alex calls Kiera out when she needs it just like friends should do! The characters are all well developed, and there is not any unnecessary dialogue. This is a really quick read because the story flows well and keeps you wanting another chapter. I love the romance that buds between Kiera and a certain someone on the cruise.
I highly recommend this book to those of you looking for a quick, sweet romance book to get you through the coming cold months. You’ll be wishing you were on that cruise! I will be anxiously awaiting another book in this series!
About Author Barbara Oliverio
Readers’ Favorite Award™ Winner Barbara Oliverio is the daughter of Italian immigrants and grew up in North Central West Virginia with a love of reading and a passion for learning. Following a career path that included being a teacher, journalist, and marketer, she has lived as far away from home as Italy where she practiced her family’s native tongue as well as took advantage of living near to other European countries to travel extensively. A rabid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, she lives with her husband, an equally committed New York Giants fan, in suburban Denver where off-football-season dinner conversation is calmer and is usually accompanied by a meal she cooks from one of her mother’s treasured recipes. Other interests include New York Times crossword puzzles, good movies, and travel. She volunteers extensively for her parish and writes for its publications. She also teaches part-time for the St. Catherine of Siena Institute.