Book Review: The Al Dente Diet


At his friend’s suggestion, and years of not cashing in his vacation time, Richard takes six weeks off to eat his way through Italy. In a comedy of errors, his flight is torture, he accidentally cancels his walking tour reservation, and has been hit on by nearly every woman he encounters after landing in Verona.

Italy isn’t what he thought it would be, until he meets an intriguing woman who shows zero interest, which only piques his.

Catarina isn’t your typical mafia princess, working as her family's enforcer. Using the sweet American tourist as an alibi for a hit, he complicates her plans and is forced into her world. While their attraction is undeniable, Cat doesn’t do relationships, love, or anything resembling feelings. The last thing she needs is to be involved with a man who is leaving in six weeks. Determined to make the best of things, Richard manages to crack her hard exterior and finds himself eating more than Cat’s homemade pesto.

The Al Dente Diet is an erotic romantic comedy novella intended to turn you on and make you laugh a little. Don't want either? You came to the wrong place.

My Review

I loved this novella. This is the second book I have read by Irene Bahrd and first by J.L. Quick. It will not be my last by J.L. The combo of spice and humor is the perfect combo. 

The way that Catarina gave Richard such a hard time in the beginning really had me laughing so hard. He is lucky that he won Catarina over with his charm as it was not his stomach. At the sight of blood, he almost tossed his cookies. There was a lot of bodies left in their trail. 

Although Richard did surprise me as he is not as meek as I thought he was. He did command control with the spicy scenes. 

If you like your mafia romances with a kick of heat, then you need to pick up this novella!


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