I’ve been waiting for this one for a while. I’ve read a few of Alice Clayton’s books before, and she’s one of the funniest authors I know, but this is (if I’m mot mistaken) Nina Bocci’s first published work. Yes, I’ve read stuff by her before, they weren’t published, though.
So about Roman Crazy…
Few authors write strong minded, pick themselves up from rough times, funny and sexy women. The Clayton/Bocci lady combo definitely knows how to do it.
When Avery Bardot (can’t even remember her married name) finds her husband with his secretary, she’s packing herself up and going to visit her best friend in Rome. From there on out her life is a roller coaster and the story is one of the most fun I’ve read in a while.
On her first night in Rome, Avery runs into Marcello, an old flame from nine years ago, when she was doing an internship in Barcelona. You can imagine the shock and elation and dread running through her. Especially when the only thing Marcello shows towards her is flaming anger while he seems to be giving a little extra attention to the stunning woman he’s with.
Avery and Marcello reconnect with Rome as their backdrop and with her divorce underway, and it’s one of the swooniest romances I’ve read. Heck, almost experienced. They feelings and butterflies almost spear through as I read the book.
Avery is a woman scorned. She’s determined of finding herself again, and she’s doing it while letting her spirit free, enjoying her lover and getting to live her dream that she’s repressed when she married and supported her husband.
I’m trying hard not to share much from the story because I want you guys to enjoy the little delights in the book as much as I did.
Imagine getting to see Rome through Clayton and Bocci’s words, feel a second chance romance in progress and laugh at little antics by a hilarious and fiercely loyal best friend.
I loved Roman Crazy and I know you will, too.
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.
ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).
She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.
Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog…