A contemporary romantic suspense set in Rome. An Italian celebrity chef, an American private inve
stigator—and a secret that could destroy them both.

Deception is a dangerous game.

Sabrina Bennett, an ambitious private investigator in New York, can't believe it when she's offered a new assignment in Italy. It seems like the dream case—with a vacation thrown in! 

Her target is Adriano Bellini: a celebrity chef and wealthy entrepreneur. Powerful and driven, Adriano's determined to keep custody of his son after his wife abandoned them—but he has no idea that his wife has hired Sabrina to gather evidence against him. 

Sabrina goes undercover as a waitress at Adriano’s restaurant in the heart of Rome—only her new case is not as straightforward as it first appears. Adriano turns out to be hard to handle. He's rude, arrogant—and he's used to always getting his way. The volcanic chemistry between them makes it difficult for Sabrina to keep her mind on the job. 

When she can’t find the proof her client needs, Sabrina embarks on a new strategy—one that involves giving in to her attraction for Adriano Bellini. Deception and passion collide in a dangerous game that can only end badly . . . for them both.

Sensuality/heat level: SENSUAL (sweet - SENSUAL - sizzle)


Passionate, brooding heroes. Fiery, independent heroines. Unforgettable Italian settings that will transport you...

From Rome's dolce vita and the gritty streets of Naples, to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the twisting canals of Venice - Jayne Castel's contemporary romances set in Italy will sweep you away.
Italian Romance  

Two novellas, set in Rome and Naples.

A Roman Summer
Kay Starling visits Rome with the hope of persuading her sister to give up her Roman lover and return home to her responsibilities. However, she hadn't counted on falling for Alessandro Falcone - the brooding brother of her sister's lover...

Neapolitan Encounter
Luisa Durasanti witnesses a mafia shooting on the streets of Naples - an incident that turns her dream holiday into a nightmare. Of course, her attraction to Commissario Valerio Catanese, the enigmatic police inspector in charge of the investigation, is just an added complication...

Sensuality/heat level: SWEET (SWEET - sensual - sizzle)


Italian Passion

Two more romance novellas, set in Florence and Venice.

Florentine Awakening
Vanessa Woods' romantic holiday in Tuscany with her boyfriend is quickly turning into a disaster. When her relationship disintegrates, it takes a few days in Florence, and a young chef named Marco Tirelli to take Vanessa's Tuscan holiday in an entirely unexpected direction...

Venetian Distraction
Faye Wilson is in Venice for the Biennale, to do a story on one of Italy's most promising young artists - Massimiliano Paolini. When the interview escalates into an argument, Faye storms off, determined never to set eyes on Max Paolini again. However, she doesn't suspect what the evening has in store for her...

Sensuality/heat level: SWEET (SWEET - sensual - sizzle)
Omnibus: Italian Romance & Passion 

A collection of four contemporary romance novellas set in Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice.
  • A Roman Summer
  • Neapolitan Encounter
  • Florentine Awakening
  • Venetian Distraction
Sensuality/heat level: SWEET (SWEET - sensualsizzle)