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The Casanova Papers by Kate Zarelli

The Casanova Papers


Ellie Murphy takes a contract teaching English at a school in Venice. There she meets the sexy, enigmatic Professor Piero Contarini, from an ancient Venetian family, and agrees to help him in his work curating a new edition of the memoirs of the famous seducer, Giacomo Casanova. Taking their task seriously, they start to enact his adventures with each other, ecstatically revealing their own kinks as they do so. But who is watching them from the shadowy alleyways of Venice?


Who couldn’t resist a romance novel with Casanova in the title? The setting is Venice, the characters are looking for love, and there is a stalker ready to pounce.

Ellie Murphy is in Venice to teach English at a private school, but she is not your typical schoolmarm. She dreams of a faceless lover who can satisfy her in many ways. More mature than many women her age, she is comfortable with her body as she agrees to pose nude for the Italian painter Mimmo Rossi while her new love interest, Piero, looks on.

Professor Piero Contarini works at Ellie’s school and asks for her assistance on his book about Casanova. He is Ellie’s fantasy come true as he picks up where Casanova left off focusing only on her pleasure. 

The lovers meet in clandestine places acting out Casanova’s sexy stories and fall in love, but Ellie’s life is in danger by someone from Piero’s past.

Overall, this steamy novella set in Casanova’s city of love is a wonderful combination of romance, erotica, history, and a little suspense. If you would like to pick up a fun summer read that takes you on a romantic getaway, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Zarelli  for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

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Kate Zarrelli is the romance and erotica pen-name of Katherine Mezzacappa.  Kate is Irish but now lives in Carrara in Northern Tuscany, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, with her Italian husband and two teenage sons. She is the author of Tuscan Enchantment (eXtasy: Devine Destinies). Kate/Katherine writes historical, erotic, feel-good and paranormal fiction, set all over Europe, and in her spare time volunteers with a used book charity of which she is a founder member.

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