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Alice Clayton / Nina Bocci
A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author Nina Bocci.
Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.
Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…
Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new againromance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?
A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.
What an amazing summer read! I loved everything about this story. The romance, the friendship, the amazing setting, the food, everything. I love a story that is not only set in another country, but when that place is described so beautifully that you feel like you are there. You can almost smell the smells and taste the food.
I also love a second chance romance. There are already feelings there, and when they are reignited they are even stronger. When Avery runs into her former flame, Marcello, the sparks are immediate and intense. He is a perfect specimen of a foreign man. Avery is a great female lead. Her situation absolutely sucks, but instead of wallowing in it and feeling sorry for herself, she decides to take life by the balls and figure out what she really wants to do with herself. Her friendship with Daisy is really a highlight throughout the story. I laughed out loud at many of their conversations.
This is really a sweet steamy romance, not too much angst or heartache. Absolutely a perfect story to lose yourself in at the beach.
4.5 stars and a bottle of fine Italian wine! Enjoy!