Review of Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

To be quite honest, I thought Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani was definitely better than it’s predecessor, Very Valentine. Brava, Valentine picks up a few months where Very Valentine left off. If you don’t want minor spoilers, I suggest you stop reading at this point. Anyways, Valentine is still working diligently to save the company, mainly expanding on the solution from Very Valentine. The romance within this book just seemed to sizzle off the page, even though there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of play, if you know what I mean.

I liked that Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani featured more love and romance, than work work work. Valentine and Gianluca’s relationship, while chaste for the most part, is rather sexy. Let me say, I wish my boyfriend would take some lessons from Gianluca. Let me say, there is way more chemistry between those two than her last boyfriend.

Also, hip hip hurray for more Gabriel. He’s Valentine’s gay best friend. He is definitely a distinct and memorable character, and it is lovely how well he gets along with Valentine. I liked to see their personalities meshing, and just how strong of a friendship they had. However, there is less of Gram in Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, you can definitely feel her absence. Yet to make up for less Gram, there is more June, who if you recall, was Gram’s best friend. Can I just state for the record that I love sassy old women?

Anyways, I thought Brava, Valentine was a faster read than Very Valentine. I felt like I already knew the characters so there was no need for long winded introductions to these characters and their nuances. It’s weird because I just felt so attached and invested in these people, that I felt myself reaching for the next book after finishing Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, before realizing it’s not out yet.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. This one looks good. I'm going to have to pick it up. I liked your review as well. Great job!

  2. I skimmed the review since I haven't read Very Valentine yet – I have both books and am excited to get into them!

    I loved the authors Big Stone Gap series!

  3. Thought I commented here. I must really be losing it!

    I like your review. You gave me some reasons to pick this up out of my TBR pile.

  4. Jan von Harz says

    Sassy old women are great characters wish I was sassy instead of just old. I would also agree that a good sequel is like getting together again with old friends. Great review.

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