Luke is a young Englishman with a boring life he hates working in a Leeds call center. At the start of “Lorenzo il Magnifico” he is escaping this life for a week in one of his favorite cities, Florence, where he plans to get it on with lots of hot Italian guys as well as make a start on his masters degree, which he hopes will help him to get a job in a gallery or museum.
On his first night in Florence, Luke meets Lorenzo, a waiter - and as it turns out, the owner - at a nearby restaurant. What starts out as a vacation fling quickly turns more serious, and Luke is suddenly faced with making choices that will change his life.
From the official blurb on Amazon, you might expect this book to be something of a sexcapade. However, it's more of a romance, with less sex than you might be expecting. Still, it's a very light tale and told rather well. The author has a nice descriptive style which is rich yet very readable. However, one minor thing that got rather annoying is the over-use of brand names: “Ray Bans” instead of “sunglasses”, “CKs” instead of “underwear” or some other word. It gives the text a rather cliquish feel.
Of course, this isn't intended to be great literature. It's a nice little romp that will provide you with a few nights - at most - diversion.