Title: Evie Undercover
Author: Liz Harris
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 7, 2015 (Original Pub Date Sept. 2012)
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4 stars
When libel lawyer, Tom Hadleigh acquires a perfect holiday home – a 14th century house that needs restoring, there’s a slight problem. The house is located in the beautiful Umbria countryside and Tom can’t speak a word of Italian.
Enter Evie Shaw, masquerading as an agency temp but in reality the newest reporter for gossip magazine Pure Dirt. Unbeknown to Tom, Italian speaking Evie has been sent by her manipulative editor to write an exposé on him. And the stakes are high – Evie’s job rests on her success.
But the path for the investigative journalist is seldom smooth, and it certainly never is when the subject in hand is drop-dead gorgeous.
Read on for my thoughts on Evie Undercover. No true spoilers, promise.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave…”
Evie has been hired to help Tom navigate the Italian language as he has restoration work done on his home. He cannot communicate with the workers on what exactly his wishes are for this house and Evie is there to make certain he gets what he wants for his home … only that’s a sorta kinda thing since Evie is working on an entirely different agenda.
Yes, Evie is fluent in Italian and she can do wonders to improve Tom’s situation. But she’s not really who she’s making herself out to be. Evie wants to be an investigative reporter, she has big dreams for her future. Unfortunately for Evie she is working for the skankiest, dirtiest form of publication. What else can you call a magazine called Pure Dirt, huh?
Since Evie has met the handsome, charming Tom she is rethinking that expose she needs to write about him – but she needs the job, only she can decide if she wants the man even more.
Evie Undercover is such a fun story. I could feel for her predicament but really? Handsome love of your life vs nasty editor at an even nastier publication – I certainly know which one I’d pick. This story is chock full of fun, laughter, charm, sexiness and a believable couple.
If you are looking for a fun, delightful summer read – look no further than Evie Undercover.
*I received an e-ARC of Evie Undercover from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
This novel is available for the Kindle