When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . .After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?
This book was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I have read some books by Karina, including Love, in English, Love, In Spanish, The Pact and The Offer. I have been enchanted by all of her books that I have read because of her vivid imagery and amazing scenery.
Amber was a woman who didn’t know what she wanted in life. She traveled all over the world, not knowing what she wanted after she was finished. She was a little lost until she met Desiderio in Capri and becomes the nanny of two grieving twins. She really found herself there and I liked seeing her blossom. She was a total sweetheart who really liked helping people.
Desiderio was tall, dark and handsome. He was grieving, having found himself guardian of his two young siblings. He did not know how to care for himself, let alone his siblings, after the death of his parents. His grief was palpable. Amber helped him open up and let his wounds heal.
The scenery in this book is wicked insane and I am so jealous that Karina actually got to travel to all the places in her book. Racing the Sun makes me want to visit southern Italy. Her books always do this to me. Make me inflicted with wanderlust!
Rating: 4.5/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.Find Karina at: