Moonlit Kiss is unlike anything I have read by Amy McKinley. It is not at all what I expected, but I loved it none the less. It is part of the Moonlit Destinations Series, but is a stand alone book. Like all the other McKinley books I have read, it is a romantic story with a twist of mystery suspense. What sets this book apart from the others, is the twist of history and ghosts. It tells the story of Gianna and Sergio meeting and falling in love with Venice. However, it is intertwined with the past romance of their distant relatives. The writing is very graphic, and I was able to envision the neighborhood and houses, despite never being to Venice or even really seeing pictures of it. The characters are all personable and I would love to see spin off stories to develop the neighbors, perhaps as a prequel, since there is so much history there. There was a lot of interesting twists along the way that I didn’t expect. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but highly recommend this book, and all of McKinley’s books.
Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy