Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet). Sometimes I have too many books to do a full-length review! 

I won a copy of Phillipa Fioretti’s eBook For One Night Only earlier this year and finally managed to read it last week. Italy, romance and adventure all in one book … sounded like just the thing for me … and it was! Initially I planned only to review this on Goodreads, but then decided to add it here anyway. Here’s the blurb:

When Ornella vacations in Sicily, she meets Hugh, an archaeologist working on a dig in the beautiful town of Taormina. Hugh convinces Ornella to join him on a trip to the island of Stromboli, where they hike up a live volcano at dusk. After a passionate night together Ornella, an actress usually focused on her career, suspects she’s in love. But after breakfast the next morning, Hugh vanishes. Ornella is left with Hugh’s phone, sunglasses and a sudden end to the love affair she thought she didn’t want. Desperate to know if Hugh ran out on her or if he’s met with disaster, she wants to search for him. But with an important screen test in Rome and her agent impatiently waiting for her, Ornella faces a dilemma. Little does she know the danger Hugh is in – and that she is the key to his survival.

What an entertaining, romantic romp through Sicily! Fioretti creates an atmosphere charged by the thrill of the kidnapping/mosaic theft storyline as much as the chemistry between the two leads. Like plenty of spice in your romance? For One Night Only has spice in mouthfuls, handfuls and more! You can buy it here or here.