Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (ACOBAP February BOTM // spoiler free review)

Book: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Rating: 3.5 stars


“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

This book was A Court of Books and Paper’s (ACOBAP) February book of the month! You can find out instagram here, and our Goodreads group here.


I’ve heard quite a lot about this book! It sounded really good to me and I was just hoping for a fun contemporary 🙂


It was so adorable! Definitely filled me contemporary needs. Fast, fun and so so cute. The start felt a bit rushed as it was setting up for the actual plot of the book but yeah. The descriptions of Italy! The food and scenery and agh do I want to visit Florence now 🙂


I rushed through this book really quickly! I tend to do that with contemporaries. The writing just flowed and whoo. Of course as contemporaries go, it was your usual one. Romance, predictable plots, drama. However, this book spins the story a bit and definitely makes the story feel unique.


Lina: I love seeing her journey. How she copes with her loss. The whole way, it really does feel as though we’re experiencing Italy with Lina.

Howard: I really liked seeing a strong parental figure, especially because I read a lot of fantasy and normally that part is always lacking.

A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goodreads here.


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6 thoughts on “Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (ACOBAP February BOTM // spoiler free review)

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  1. I haven’t read this book yet. but I’ve been meaning to, for a while! It sounds so cute, like it’d definitely be up my alley! I’m hoping to get to this soon, but I can’t find it anywhere near me 😦
    Great review!

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