When an American interning at a fashion house in Rome butts heads with her professor's surly son, sparks fly!

With her thirties rapidly approaching and a mountain of student debt looming over her, Violet Luciano’s dream of finishing design school and working in fashion has cost her everything. So when she lands an internship at an up-and-coming fashion brand in Rome, she brings her A game to Italy. With nothing left to lose, Violet plans to win the competition among the interns for the ultimate prize—a job at a New York label.

But when a coffee run goes wrong and Violet accidentally destroys a stranger’s laptop, all of the apology Americanos in the world won’t help her. Because it turns out that the man from the café is Matteo, her professor’s eternally grumpy son, who thinks she’s a clumsy American…and maybe a stalker. Their animosity (and undeniable chemistry) grows as together they’re forced to face a summer of chic parties, adventures through Rome and sharing a home…with the person they can’t stand the most.

The more time she spends with him, the more distracted she finds herself. With her chance to win the competition slipping out of her grasp, Violet has to decide whether to say ciao to Matteo—or ciao to her dreams.

Praise & Press

Bromley doesn't miss a beat with this international enemies-to-lovers contemporary... This will be just as much of a treat for armchair travelers as it is for hopeless romantics.

Publishers Weekly

⭑ Starred Review

Full of smart, funny and utterly relatable characters - Matt is literally my leading man of dreams! A total page-turner of a book, transporting me straight to beautiful Italy and the glamorous world of fashion design. Sizzling with chemistry and with locations to die for (hello, Capri!) - a total five-star read!

Lorraine Brown

Author of The Paris Connection and Sorry I Missed You

Kate Bromley has discovered the formula for joy. That’s the only explanation for how much CIAO FOR NOW made me laugh, grin ear to ear, and—most importantly—swoon. The banter! The gorgeous Roman setting and deep dive into the fashion world! The enemies-to-lovers tension between Violet and Matt! (Did I mention the banter?) It's everything a reader could want. Bromley is a romantic comedy genius and this is her best book yet.

Ashley Winstead

Author of The Boyfriend Candidate

Kate Bromley officially wrote the enemies-to-lovers book of my dreams! Ciao for Now was an absolute delight to read from start to finish, but a quick warning: This book will make you hungry for pasta, a vacation in Rome, and a lot of steamy romance.

Erin La Rosa

Author of For Butter or Worse

From cover to cover this novel is a delight! I adored the atmospheric setting in Rome, the world of fashion design, and the lively banter and hilarious interactions amongst the main characters. The love story is swoony and highly entertaining. The pace is perfectly zippy. I smiled from the first page to the last. A thoroughly enjoyable story!

Rachel Linden

Author of The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie

Smart, warm, and laugh-out-loud funny, CIAO FOR NOW is a must-read for anyone who could use a taste of la dolce vita. With pitch-perfect prose and razor-sharp wit, Kate Bromley delivers an Italian vacation within the pages of this charming novel. Be warned: CIAO FOR NOW is the book-equivalent of a bowl of fresh Italian pasta. Once you dive in, it’s absolutely impossible to put down!

Kristy Woodson Harvey

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Summer of Songbirds

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