If I Were Fire by Heloise West

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In 18th century Siena, Count Salvesto Masello returns home to find the family villa and his father’s estate deeply in debt. In order to save it, he sells valuable heirlooms, but he is running out of silverware. Somewhere in the villa, his deceased father has hidden the art treasures that will pay the debt—but Salvesto can’t find them anywhere.

Amadeo Neruccio has been on the run from the vicious pimp, thief, and pawnbroker Guelfetto, whose toughs finally catch him and bring him to the cellar where Count Masello is selling off his silver. When the count learns what fate Guelfetto has in store for Amadeo, he intervenes, and trades the last of his mother’s dowry for the young man’s freedom.

Salvesto left home over ten years ago to live the life of adventure he craved and leave his broken heart behind. When he rescues Amadeo, he does not expect to find love again—or the start of his next adventure. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

So i loved this authors modern day book that I read and I love 18th century MM romance so when I saw the combo I jumped.

However, this story just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure if it was the setting of Italy, the type of charaters or what but I just couldn’t get emotionally involved with any of it.

I did enjoy hearing about the site, sounds and not too savory people of this part of the World. And I loved that Amadeo was saved at the last minute by the Count. And in return helped him in several different ways. But overall I found these two were too different and I couldn’t get them to mess in my mind? maybe if the story was longer, more time to develop.

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