12 June 2020

The CEO, the Puppy and Me | Book Review + Giveaway


Has the search for her past…

…guided her toward her future?

Gia Bartolini’s determinedly searching for her real father. First stop on the enchanting Italian island of Lapri? A mysterious abandoned mansion…where, rescuing a trapped puppy, she falls straight into the arms of alluring Riccardo Moretti! Her passion for the all-business CEO burns bright, leaving Gia with a question: In uncovering her true roots, has fate led her to true love?

Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020



Just from looking at the cover of this second Bartolini Legacy book, it is easy to assume it would be an adorable romance—and of course, that’s exactly what I got when I read it.

The search for her biological family takes Gia Bartolini to the Italian island of Lapri, where she encounters a puppy in trouble and the serious CEO Riccardo Moretti. Their story continues predictably from there—but nevertheless, it is a lot of fun!

The CEO, the Puppy and Me is a delightful, escapist read from Jennifer Faye. If you will not be travelling far this summer, why not go on an Italian adventure with Gia and Ric? I enjoyed getting to know the pair as they uncovered family and love, and I look forward to continuing the series in The Italian’s Unexpected Heir.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.


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  1. Any cover art with a dog is a winner in my book. However, the story sounds like a wonderful romantic read. Best wishes on the novel.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting my book! :-)