A Little Slice of Heaven by Gina Ardito
The Wild Rose Press
An Angel With a Bruised Spirit… After a humiliating breakup, Gianna Randazzo temporarily works at her
family’s pizzeria and rescues the stray cats that appear on her doorstep. Until the night the stray on her doorstep turns out to be a man!
A Devil’s Bargain… With educated speech and sterling manners, Kyle Hayden isn’t the average homeless man. Touched by his situation, Gianna offers him a place to stay and a job. And when he cleans up to reveal a super- hunk, he’s the perfect phony, doting boyfriend to escort Gianna to her ex’s upcoming wedding. Or maybe this time, love could be for real.
Hell Breaks Loose… Until the truth comes out. For while Gianna dreams of happily ever after, Kyle will soon return to the life he left behind–a life that won’t include Gianna. Unless he can regain her trust and show her… A Little Slice of Heaven
I just loved this story. It made me feel very warm and fuzzy as I read it. I felt that I was part of the family. Most of the action takes place in the Randazzo family pizzeria, Villa Mare. We have a wide cast of characters who add to the story, each in their own way. From the ROMEO’S, who all want to take care of Gianna to Claudio, Sal and Hayley, to Brittany of the purple hair. Each helped me understand more of Gianna and Kyle and bring some very funny dialog into play.
This is a Cinderella, Prince Charming story but the parts are twisted and turned and then flipped and flopped. For a reason you do not learn of until the end, Kyle Hayden is down on his luck and trying to make a living on his own. Gianna Randazzo is a soft touch for anything that is wounded and looking of a helping hand in spite of her own hurts. I loved how the story developed between Gianna and Kyle. I could see the romance develop and felt the emotions of both. With a little help from the surrounding characters, Kyle agrees to escort Gianna to her ex’s wedding. There is cute fairy godmother-ish stuff that happens. Kyle is her knight in silver armor at the wedding. In typical fairy tale style, evil things occurs to throw a curve but I’ve read Cinderella many times and don’t have to tell you how it ends.