Friday, October 14, 2016

ARC Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Title: Roman Crazy

Author: Alice Clayton and 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 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.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it so did not disappoint. This book was absolutely wonderful. The story was second chance romances at it's best and I loved it so much! The romance between Avery and Marcello was one of those romances that just gets under your skin to the point that even after you are done reading you still can't get it out of your head. But while I really loved this book, I did have some issues with some of the things that happened. I won't go into them because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but I will say this, the things I had issues with actually made the story all the more better for me because it showed that on top of being sweet and romantic that relationships can also be hard and messy. Things were complicated between Avery and Marcello given what happened between them in the past, but at the end of it everything they go through is worth it and leads to a glorious HEA. But while this book had it's emotional moments, at its core it's a romantic comedy and that is what I loved the most. All those humorous moments balance out the story remarkably well and make the story fun and flirty, which was exactly what I wanted from the moment this book was announced. Anywho, overall, I really, really loved this book! It was such a perfect contemporary romance and I really hope these authors write more books together because I need more of their combined awesomeness.

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