Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci,
Simon and Schuster
September 13, 2016
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 again romance. 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.
If I had to sum up this beauty of a book in one word…… Tesoru. That means Treasure in Italian if you didn’t know (I didn’t!) and My oh my is it a treasure. Pure gold encrusted with diamonds, ruby’s and sapphires. This book is brilliant!
Avery catches her husband of 8 years cheating on her with his PA, to escape she joins her best friend Daisy who lives and works in Rome.
Whilst there she bumps into Marcello, an Italian stallion that she fell head over heels for when she was 18 and studying in Barcelona. With an undeniable chemistry can they get past why Marcello never heard from Avery again or has too much happened since then?
*Sigh* I love this book and every single thing about it. The dialogue between Avery and Daisy, Avery finding herself again after being lost in a marriage of convenience for so long, Marcello! You can picture this gorgeous specimen of a man and the Italian accent that goes with it! And the descriptions of Rome! I’ve had the pleasure of spending a day in Rome and I can honestly say that it has been described to a tee….. colours, smells, flavours. If you’ve never been, the writing is so brilliant that you’ll be transported there and be able to see it your mind’s eye.
Avery and Marcello are made for each other. They are simply just meant to be. This is a happy, happy book!