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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kayla Kearney

Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Her most recent novel, Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley has written yet another story that makes it hard to put down from the moment you start. Amy proves yet again in writing this novel that she can write all forms of romance novels, with a historical twist making the novel a quick and interesting read.

As soon as she arrives in the beautiful Venice, Gianna knows that something is amiss. Using foreshadowing and glimpses into the past, Amy hooks the reader in the very first chapter, with each chapter bringing additional confusion until all questions are answered in the end. The steamy connection between the main characters is an added bonus to the reader as well!

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Stephanie Nicole

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moonlit Kiss is possibly one of the greatest stories I have ever read. While it is shorter then Ms. McKinley’s other books she still provided us with fantastic characters, suspense, danger, romance, and she gave us a story that takes place in the beautiful scenery of Venice. Per usual Ms. McKinley captures her readers in the fist chapter and her word flow draws us in deeper and deeper, but this time she draws us in so deep that you’ll feel like your on the cobblestone streets or the watery canals of Venice yourself. Ms. McKinley’s writing style flows so easily that I finished this novella in one sitting. So if your looking for a new series to read I highly recommend Ms. McKinley’s Moonlit Destination series, but if your looking for just a beautiful short story to read this summer then I highly recommend Moonlit Kiss.

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley was a very good read with a good storyline and good characters. I have read other books by this author that I loved but, didn’t have the same reaction to this one. However, I did enjoy the book but, it took me a few chapters to get into it and it was a slow burn for me. I guess that’s a good thing because as your reading, you think eh…it’s ok but then it gets good lol

The main characters Gianna and Sergio have never met before but once Sergio steps in to help Gianna when she falls there is an instant attraction. They feel like they have met before but, neither of them could remember meeting. Gianna has never been to Venice but everything seems so familiar to her. Even back streets she takes without having to look at the map.
The main reason Gianna is in Venice is for a job to restore an old painting. She jumped at the chance to do it. Then she realizes one panel isn’t finished. Who will finish the original painting.
I’m sure you will enjoy this read. I’m glad I kept reading to see what the book was about.
This book is a stand alone and can be read as one but the other books in the series are definite “don’t want to miss out on” books.

review by @xchellex

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Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gianna Bellini is an artist, as well as working on her own projects, she also restores art as well, it has always been a dream of hers to visit Italy and in particular Venice and Rome, so when she is sought out for a position restoring and completing a century-old fresco in Venice, she can think of nothing she would enjoy more, so she packs her bags and heads out on the first available flight. On her first evening there, she decides to go out and explore the city in the moonlight before heading to the apartment she will be stating in, but as she takes in the sights and although she does feel safe, she also feels an eerie familiarity with the city and hasn’t a need for the map she has already pulled up on her phone, all too soon, she arrives in the Piazza San Marco and decides to stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants and watch life passing in the Piazza as she enjoys a glass of wine and the orchestral music in the background.

After she finishes, she calls the woman who hired her to let her know that she has made it to Venice safely and that she will start work the next day, however employer has other ideas and has organised a Gondola ride around the city for her instead as a way of inspiring her creativity, Gianna thanks her and heads to the villa. As she walks, she becomes turned around as a dog crawls in from the sea, but when she hears a man crying out for a woman, she cannot help but respond, however, when she sees him, he too is familiar to her, but when he walks her to the villa, she thinks nothing more of it when she sees the fresco she will be working on in the moonlight before she prepares to go to bed.

The next morning Gianna prepares a cup of coffee and decides to take a look at the fresco in the daylight while she drinks it, she then reads the note which her employer has left her recommending the pains she will need in her work and decides to put the order in a the recommended shop before heading out on her tour. The gondolier takes her round the canals as he tells her about some of the history of the city and the sights he points out to her, she takes some photographs and immerses herself in the lessons until it comes to and end, when she is just about to get out of the gondola, she is crippled by a bout of sickness which leaves her dizzy and disoriented and about to plunge into the cold waters when a pair of strong arms surround her and pick her up. Gianna immediately feels a sense of comfort within the mystery man’s arms and doesn’t want him to let her go and this is heightened when she starts to talk to him. He introduces himself as Sergio Vitale and they agree to spend lunch together so he can keep an eye on her.

As the meal progresses they talk and cannot deny that they are attracted to each other, so when they swap phone numbers, it is with the intention of seeing each other again.
As the days pass and turn to weeks, Gianna spends time with her work and with Sergio, their relationship blossoms, but Gianna is plagued with vivid dreams which seem too real and as she talks about the fresco with Sergio she cannot understand how she will finish it, all the while the the dreams become more vivid and they start to encroach on her waking self as well. Will Gianna and Serdio be able to find out what the final panel should look like, or will one of the historical stories of Venice repeat itself once again? This is a romance with a historical twist where past and present collide in a mysterious puzzle which needs to be solved and will keep you guessing until the end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley-Review by Kerry Carr

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful book to read. The author does an amazing job of building the scene so you feel like you are actually in Venice and experiencing all the things our leading lady Gianna is seeing and feeling.
This is a romance but I love how this romance comes across as a love that was created years before. You are taken on a breath taking ride which leaves you questioning things you thought and falling in love with the people who lived in Venice in the past as well as the present.

Gianna was hired to help restore a beautiful piece of art. Created years ago but an artist and pictured his love for a woman. However their love wasn’t meant to be and they both died tragically. While Gianna is working on this she experiences dreams and visions of the people in their past lives. Who they were, why they couldn’t be together and the heartbreak then both suffered all helps her feel the complete  story.
While Gianna is working she meets a guy called Sergio. The attraction between them is instant and when they solve the puzzle of the missing part of the picture together you have to think is their meeting and romance coincidence or is it part of a higher plan? Is fate finally allowing the love that should have happened the first time to blossom or will the spirits of the past stop it all over again.

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Sarah Devereaux

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Moonlit Kiss was an enjoyable 4-star read. Amy’s books always find a way of grabbing the reader and making them want to read more and more. I enjoyed the flow of this book and the fact that it took place in Venice. The history that is described is really neat and makes you feel like you were right there alongside Gianna experiencing it firsthand.
After Gianna lands a job restoring a century-old fresco painting in Venice she packs her bags and travels to Italy to begin the restoration. Once she arrives, she feels the eerie familiarity of the city and realizes she has been here, but not in her current lifetime.
When local Sergio rescues Gianna after a mishap near a canal-side café, the two begin a friendship that turns to more. As Gianna progresses on the restoration project, she turns to her new relationship to help with an important missing piece and to help with haunting dreams of the past and events of the present.
I really enjoyed this story and I did not see the ending coming! If you enjoy a bit of romance with some suspense added then I would highly recommend this book!

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Amber Day

Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Moonlit Venice my heart!

I started reading Amy McKinley for the first time with this series. While the first two books were quickies in reading time-wise, this one was a bit longer. I enjoyed reading Gianna and Sergio’s story. The way that Mckinley describes the locations, *insert a chief kiss here* paints a pretty picture. One that made me feel like I was actually there with Gianna. I would definitely recommend this book.

Reviewed By @awesomelyamber

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Mrs R

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
This is a standalone story full of romance. Gianna is in Venice to restore a family fresco painting, however, from the moment she arrives it feels like she has come home, even more so once she meets the handsome Sergio.
The story blends the present day and a tragic past through dreams and flashbacks experienced by Gianna. There are still mysteries surrounding the past and it appears that history may be repeating itself.
The build up of the story was engaging and maintained a level of suspense that kept me reading.
I struggled to connect with Gianna or Sergio, I just didn’t feel like I got to know them very well. Although I was pulled along by their love story, I didn’t feel like I watched them fall in love as there was an insta-love kind of relationship and it was all interlinked with the flashbacks.

Reviewed by @MrsR

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)(Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley

Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG!! I really loved this book. It was such a beautifully written story! I was so enriched with the story, I couldn’t stop reading until finished. Love love love!! Oh and the setting of Venice was perfect too! Really love this author’s writing style and this book is now one of my faves from her! If you’re a lover of enriching romance I highly recommend this story. So go read it NOW!

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am still fairly new to Amy’s writing. Moonlit Kiss was beautiful in every way from the writing to the romance of Sergio and Gianna. But I can’t forget the third character in this romance, the City of Venice. This romance had more than I was expecting, there was a little mystery that kept me glued to the pages. Plus, the way Amy described the city of Venice was just another thing I fell in love with besides Sergio and Gianna. I looking forward to reading the other books in this series and checking out more books by this author.

Reviewed by @jbruno26
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