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.
OMG!! Do I LOVE Alice Clayton!! This novel actually read a little differently than her other books. This one was not so much about the heat and sexual attraction (however, there was a LOT of that), it was more about the story.
Avery is escaping a failed marriage. She escapes by moving to Rome where she encounters an old boyfriend and this opens up a whole new world for her, or should I say, a world she forgot.
I absolutely adored the setting of Rome. I could not get enough of the outdoor cafes and the old world charm. I felt I was there experiencing the wild Vespa rides and the amazing food along with Avery. And when she runs into Marcello and literally falls on her A$$, you know you are reading classic Alice Clayton.
Marcello is the usual strong, silent, handsome, Italian type. The kind of man dreams are made of….you know the “sex on a stick”. He and Avery have a past. A past which is rekindled with a fiery passion and some drama not to be missed. These two have a great connection which can overcome just about anything, including a soon to be ex-husband.
The novel has everything, history, passion, great setting, great characters….I could go on and on.
I have never read a book by Nina Bocci before. I will say she has found herself a new reader. I will be on the look out for more of her work!
I received this book from Simon and Schuster as part of #XOXperts.