“Plucky and adaptable, Contessa is clearly the mastermind of her own success...” Read the review

Head versus Heart.

Finding lessons in life in the least expected places.

Let’s face it, love and relationships are among the hardest things we deal with.

Innamorata highlights valuable life lessons learned by a limited, unworldly, but determined young girl as we follow her journey to a more enriched life. We share her relationships and how they propelled her to keep going forward, as well as channeling their outcomes to a progressive road of personal and professional success.

Contessa’s work of fiction does not shy away from painful aspects of romance and offers hopeful, honest accounts of love.

"Nobody else is responsible for our life,
our happiness;

it’s completely up to us."

Who is Contessa?

Contessa, a retired business woman whose career experience has contributed to writing and publishing marketing, networking, self-improvement and inspirational articles, has completed her new book titled “Innamorata” which has been summed up in one word: POWERFUL!

Contessa tells her story with an equal amount of sass, brass, heartbreak and humor in a can’t put it down roller coaster ride of a influential read. Read more about
the journey of writing Innamorata

As one reviewer says, “Contessa is a BOSS!” Read the review


Why readers
love it

“Plucky and adaptable, Contessa is clearly the mastermind of her own success...”

The cover of Contessa’s memoir gives little away, and so, a reader who stumbles upon this unassuming volume begins with a blank slate. What unfolds, slowly at first, is an account of Contessa’s life as she recalls it, hardscrabble and often trying, full of questionable men and sassy comebacks, but with plenty of warmth and joy, too. It is sometimes difficult to fully believe the tales Contessa tells, which are just a touch too scripted, but the reader is willing to suspend disbelief, rooting for her to come out on top, to persevere when she’s dealt a bad hand. Though by no means a step-by-step guide to life, Contessa’s story is saucy and engaging, her knowing voice asking readers to settle in for an amusing ride.

Plucky and adaptable, Contessa is clearly the mastermind of her own success – this message ultimately shines through – but it is sometimes obscured by the centering of relationships with men as a means through which to recount her life. In her stories, Contessa is a woman who is held back by no man and has no problem showing him the door when he’s out of line. Yet, in her memoir, we are left wanting more about Contessa and less about the bad behavior of men.

A gem in the rough, this memoir feels like both a victory lap and a beginning, a hat tip to a life full of growth and intention, with plenty more to go.

“Contessa is a BOSS!”

This book is so fun and juicy. I could not put it down. Contessa has had experiences in her life that some people could only dream of and also never recover from. She inspires me. She is such a hard-worker and independent women. She is a loving and selfless mom. She says it how it is. She is smart. I highly recommend this book....so much drama in one life, yet she has come out on top!

“This would be a great book for young women to read.”

Innamorata is the autobiographical look at love and relationships by Contessa. From first loves during school through to dating as a single parent and beyond this book is a frank, open and honest story that captured my attention from early on.

I admire Contessa and her strength. Her work ethic is something to astonish and I really enjoyed her insight into a variety of career paths. I was lured into this book and watched as a cheerleader as Contessa overcame each obstacle in her way in order to succeed. Her strength of character really shines through in her writing and she is very inspirational.

Contessa’s story seemed larger than life, with her friendship with members of a popular rock band (which unfortunately remains unnamed, although there are a few hints that someone more informed than me may be able to decipher) and a well-known director. Contessa really has led an eventful life and to me is the perfect candidate to write an autobiography. I smiled to myself when I discovered that we share the same mantra (give me the serenity to accept things I cannot change…) and she has the strength of character I aspire to have.

I really enjoyed this book and think that this would happily recommend this book . I especially think that this would be a great book for young women to read.

“A poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir.”

Innamorata is an incredible autobiography written by the phenomenal author Contessa and wow what an incredible book! In Innamorata the reader will be taken on a journey through Contessa’s life but more specifically, her love life! As Innamorata is a book all about love and relationships and Contessa shares her experiences of love and relationships throughout Innamorata. When the reader reads Innamorata, they will be taken on a journey of ups and downs through Contessa’s life and her many experiences! Contessa will take us from dating while in school to dating while being a single parent and the result is an honest, poignant, and captivating tale that all readers will be able to fall in love with! That is why I already recommend this book and why no reader should miss out as it is truly brilliant!

Innamorata is a poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey of love while entertaining them at the same time! Innamorata is written by author Contessa and Contessa throughout Innamorata will take her readers on the journey of her life and through her ups and downs in love and brazenly shares what she went through and experienced with us readers, and it makes for an insightful, fascinating book that should not be missed!

The profoundness in Innamorata is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Contessa effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Innamorata at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Contessa’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this!

As well as this Contessa has written her story in an incredibly compelling and honest way; her beautifully descriptive writing will make the reader feel as if you are right there alongside her, this is how I felt, and because I did, I felt as if I was with Contessa on her journeys and that for me was incredibly enjoyable!

Contessa is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write her story, and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Contessa’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. The life lessons learned from Contessa in Innamorata will help readers better navigate through their own love life and relationships, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers!

Overall Innamorata is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored in Innamorata, then this book is for you, and so Innamorata gets five stars from me!

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