A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times best-selling 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 licking her wounds - and perhaps a gelato or two - with her best friend, Daisy. 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.
©2016 Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
I dream about you wide awake in my arms It’s the last time I sleep alone dreaming of you in my arms I’ll kiss you every day & every night
Well now I'm hungry!
What a fantastic trip to beautiful Rome. Transported as a tourist/artist, this adventure was close to my heart. Food, Art, beautiful places, friendships, love and passion. A self discovery as important as the one of the characters.
From the start, Avery's monologues were one of a kind, really enjoyable to listen/read. Marcelo had his passion in his mouth, like every Italian who thinks and speaks with his heart. Italian man, no need to argue, right?
Avery was careful with her feelings, hiding still inside, fighting her own insecurities and trying to make things right this time.
It's difficult to separate the mind from the heart, always.
A struggle of emotions: Leave the comfort of her past, although a comfortable lie, to live a second opportunity or maybe not a second but to get back to her dream, to the one. It will be hard. Until now she didn't realize that she left herself behind. But she wants to live and to risk it, it will be worthy ;)
I recommend this book! You'll want to escape to Rome. Be warned! ;)
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
Warning! This book will make you want to take a Roman adventure and fall in love with a Roman hunk.
Very classic love story that is filled with lots of romance and sprinkled with angst and drama.
The narrator, Randi Geddens, was fantastic. Excellent accents and did a very good job at giving each character a distinguishable voice.
I'm so glad I listened to this novel rather than just reading it! You get the whole experience! The Italian words and pronunciation, the accents, it was everything. It was like I traveled to Rome myself!
A gorgeous 2nd chance romance for Marcello and Avery!
I love Alice Clayton! This book had it all! It is funny, hot and a great storyline. The narrator is outstanding. You will want to go to Rome and meet a hot Italian guy of your very own. Avery and Marcello are very passionate. Listen to it today!!
"I lost myself in Rome"
Well. Guess who wants to go to Rome right now? Yep, me! I loved this book from start to finish, so well written and a beautiful story of second chances. The book is written in single POV, as we follow Avery as she goes to stay with her friend Daisy in Rome following a major 'indiscretion' from her husband. While in Rome she meets a past love, not just a past love, but her one true love (fate at its best). If I had the opportunity of having a love affair while abroad, I would want it to be with an Italian 'God' just like Marcello, oh that man is so swoon worthy. I adored all the characters, they all played their part meticulously in perfecting the story. While reconnecting with Marcello Avery also discovers so much about herself, she truly does 'find' herself. She does however meet a few minor problems on her journey of self discovery, leaving us with a perfect romantic read. Thoroughly enjoyable, I really did lose myself in Rome. Roll on book 2, I desperately hope it's Daisy's story.
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