#BookReview A Not So Lonely Planet: Italy by Karina Kennedy @KayePublicity @cleispress #ANotSoLonelyPlanetItaly #KarinaKennedy Title: A Not So Lonely Planet: Italy

Author: Karina Kennedy

Published by: Cleis Press on Jun. 8, 2021

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Pages: 308

Format: Paperback

Source: Kaye Publicity

Book Rating: 8/10

Marina Taylor is a bold, adventure-seeking writer with a one-way ticket to Rome and big dreams to write her book, Italian Women of Influence . . . but an undeniable connection with an irresistible stranger—and her penchant for disaster—just may derail her plans.

Inspired by actress and sex icon Regina Lombardi, Marina tries to master the sexual gaze as she researches her book and stumbles her way through Italian scholars, Turkish footballers, and Sicilian twins. From the nightclubs of Rome to a Venetian masquerade ball, Marina’s escapades leave her yearning for a particular French-Italian photographer. Will she catch her illusive stranger, or prove more calamity than coquette? And what about the ruggedly down-to-earth ex who’s waiting for her back home?

Equal parts laugh-out-loud travel comedy and sexy adventure, Marina’s first trip abroad will inspire you to throw your own itinerary out the window and throw caution to the wind. Art, love, sex, wine—the Italian playboy and the boy next door—who says you can’t have it all?


Spicy, humorous, and intriguing!

A Not So Lonely Planet: Italy is a flirty, promiscuous tale that takes you into the life of the feisty, determined Marina Taylor as she travels to Italy to submerge herself in a different culture, try new things, meet new people, enjoy a few sexcapades, and research influential women for a book she hopes to write.

The writing is titillating and witty. The characters are brazen, quirky, and tenacious. And the plot is a lighthearted, funny tale of life, love, introspection, friendship, awkward situations, embarrassing moments, taking chances, love affairs, and ultimately learning to appreciate the place you call home.

Overall, A Not So Lonely Planet: Italy is a sexy, whimsical, entertaining travel diary by Kennedy that is a wonderful reminder that the most important things in life are the moments, adventures, and relationships that we make, experience, and develop every single day.


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Thank you to Kaye Publicity for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Karina Kennedy

Karina Kennedy is a romantic writer and a restless spirit. Growing up in Florida, she cheated her Choose Your Own Adventure books by keeping fingers stuck in the pages so she could change her mind. Who wants only one adventure? Karina is inspired by strong, creative women in all walks of life and uses this passion to fuel her travels all over the world. As an intrepid explorer she is unwilling to miss out on a memory, willing to bend the rules, unafraid of her own beauty, and ready to share it with those who deserve it. Karina hopes to inspire and entertain other like-minded people to explore the world, fall in love, or just have fun.

Photo courtesy of Author's Website.