In Wild Lemon Groves

Title: In Wild Lemon Groves
Author: Selina Kray
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 8th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


A telltale knock on a quiet winter night is a sound no husband wants to hear.

Sébastien Osaki has spent the past three years surviving the loss of his beloved Henry. When Seb lands in Amalfi, Italy, for their would-have-been tenth-anniversary trip, he’s haunted by the memory of the man he loved. Following Henry’s notebook leads him to some breathtaking coastal views but also right back to his despair. Seb’s there to get his groove back, not let the past wrong-foot him at every turn.

Enter Andrea Sorrentino, chauffeur, part-time pet whisperer, a Bernini statue in a soccer tee and tight shorts. From the moment Andrea picks Seb up from the airport, he knows just how to soothe Seb’s case of the sulks. But Seb isn’t sure he’s ready for Mr. Right Now, let alone a potential Mr. Right, in a part of the world where all roads lead back to Henry.

Can sun, sea, and eating your weight in pasta mend a tragedy-stricken heart? Will wine-soaked Amalfi nights and long walks through lemon groves work their magic on Seb’s wounded soul? Or will he slink back into the shell of his grief once his grand Italian adventure is over?

It’s been three years since a knock on Sébastien Wilson-Osaki’s door changed his life irrevocably. His beloved husband Henry’s death devastates him, but as the years pass he decides to go on a trip to Amalfi, Italy, Henry’s favorite place on earth, armed with Henry’s travel journal, on what would be their tenth anniversary, to spend time with Henry as best he can…and to say goodbye.

When Seb lands in Amalfi, he meets Andrea Sorrentino, a chauffeur with some secrets, and three wise women who help him past his grief, and show him the way to get his groove back.

Told in Seb’s single POV, the scenes in this were set so well I could practically feel the sun kissing my skin and taste the food and granita al limone! I felt for Seb and could feel his loss of Henry, I loved Andrea and how organically their romance developed, and I absolutely loved Ceri, Kath, and Maya.

It’s a lovely hurt/comfort romance with a sweet HFN.

Mostly, this makes me want my own grand Italian adventure, with a stay in Amalfi for certain, pronto!

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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