When Charlie goes to Venice to protest against corporate greed and their affect on global warming, his path collides with the love of his life, Caitlin. They soon fall head over heals for each other and decide to start a new life in Australia together; The perfect life. That is, until a group of men start to hunt them down! Charlie discovers that Caitlin isn't who he thought she was. Caitlin and her sister must protect themselves, but most importantly they must protect the ones they love!
I enjoyed how the author created some mixed characters. While Caitlin was strong willed and caring, Charlie was very naive and careless. I liked the harmony that they brought to the story. Surprisingly, I got attached to the side characters more than the main ones. I liked Alice because she seemed to be less naive and more aware of what she was doing. She only cared for Caitlin and didn't really get attached to anyone else. Even with Charlie, she didn't seem to happy about seeing him everyday.
The Last Kiss in Venice had a nice feel to it. It didn't go overboard with the romance, nor did it have an extensive history of magic and fantastic creatures. Although as I'm a fantasy fan, I liked how the author created his world. Alice and Caitlin weren't too powerful as to make it another one of those stories where the main characters never get hurt. Their powers were vague, but when a spell came up it was usually explained. The only thing I disliked was the magical flying, which I had no idea what it was and found a bit outlandish..
I found myself getting very annoyed by the love at first sight theme. In that two second span, where Charlie sees Caitlin, it seems his whole personality changed. Then he became a bit more irritating and annoying! The romance theme really got to me. It felt like they were too much in love, if that's even possible. It almost seemed as if they were obsessive. Okay I might be exaggerating a bit but I didn't like it one bit!
Apart from the previous dilemma I had with the novel, it was excellent even if it wasn't a genre I would seek out on my own!