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A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling author R.S. Grey.

When her mother's incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country.

Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie's only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away...that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she's ever seen.

Gianluca. After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale.

But Georgie isn't asking for his heart - she's merely intrigued.

After all, Gianluca isn't just gorgeous - tall and tan from days spent in the sun - his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she's ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it.

©2016 R.S. Grey (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Oh My Liam Neeson, I've Been Taken

Georgie is a most delightful person and her crazy antics kept me in stitches. Every time she found herself in an untenable situation, which was often cause she is a nutty mess, she used her spunk, wit and determination to make positive changes. It's great that she's so tenacious because that personality trait is definitely needed to deal with Gianluca, who after 5 years is still grieving his late wife. Georgie quickly makes friends while on her new adventure and with their help she eventually wears Gianluca down until he finds her charming and irresistible. Can Georgie turn a vacation fling into a lifelong love? If she can that would certainly appease her mother.

I love the narrators and their abilities to fluidly change from a British to an Italian accent. The flow was very natural and kept me listening intensely until the very end.

Absolutely worth a credit.

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Funny and Endearing Romance!

Georgie Archibald is 26 years old with a mother who wants to see her married off, something she made known to Georgie when at the age of 20 her mother tells her she is starting to get old. Fed up with being set up by her mother on an endless string of ill-fated blind dates Georgie decides she is going to take matters into her own hands and basically runs away - she closes her eyes spins a globe and points to a place, which on the second attempt happens to be Italy. She just knows she is going to find love and a husband, it’s fate!

I really enjoyed this book! We first met Georgie in The Summer Games:Settling the Score as Freddie’s scene stealing sister, and I remember listening and thinking ‘I hope she gets her own book.’ You don’t have to read that one though to appreciate this one, it completely stands on its own. Gianluca a former financier from London moved back to Italy 5 years ago after a sad turn of events brings him there, and now while he may have women clamoring for his attention he wants nothing to do with any of them or a relationship - he prefers solitude. Vivacious Georgie does a great job of bringing broody Gianluca out of his shell. (I love how she rewards herself with chocolate every time she gets him to talk!) This book has a lot of humor, a lot of great lines and is just a lot of fun in general. I loved the slow burn, we really get to know the characters and see them grow.

Victoria Aston and Roger Frisk did a great job with the narration! I’ve never listened to anything by them but I certainly will in the future. Victoria perfectly captured Georgie’s adventurous spirit and wit. She plays the perfect optimist while still bringing gravity into the performance and not making her seem flighty. Roger did a great job with all of the accents and various characters!

R.S. Grey does a wonderful job with bringing out the beauty of Italy. She sets the scene well enough that you can picture yourself there - it’s vibrant and engaging. This is one that I will definitely be listening to again!

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A Place In The Sun

what a lovely story, very romantic, predictable, cause it needed to end like it did.
just delightful, narrators excellent. Walked around thinking in an English accent.

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4.5 Stars!!

I loved this book! I've only read three of Grey's books prior to this one and they were a few of her earliest. While I enjoyed them, this book was far superior in style, wit, and character development. It really magnifies the improvement of her writing. The story reads more like women's fiction with romantic emphasis, which I absolutely love and find myself enjoying much more than straight romance these days. This is labeled as a romantic comedy, but thankfully the humor is witty and subtle rather than slapstick. Much more my style. I've been slogging through some so-so reads and this book perked me right up. I didn't want to put it down. As for the H/h, I loved them both. I'm hard to please when it comes to the main heroines of a story, and Georgie was one of the best. I also spent some time listening to the audio and the narrator's did a fabulous job. I loved the accents and they made the characters come alive. Overall, a fun and heartfelt story. The best I've read by this author.

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Great beach listen

It was a light and easy listen. Nothing jaw dropping but still fun and entertaining. A nice time passer.

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A beautiful, sweet story

This is one of the sweetest stories I've ever listened to. The feistiness and determination of Georgie to mend a broken Gianluca was heartwarming, funny and all encompassing. I started listening to the book around 7 pm, and had to break (reluctantly) to make dinner and do some work. I finally had to go to sleep - around 4am, finally finishing it in the morning. It was almost painful to put it down.

Victoria Aston was incredible. Her performance, accents and ability to bring Georgie to life made me feel as if she were a friend of mine. Roger Frisk has a beautiful voice but could really work on his accents with regards to Gianluca and other characters with Italian accents. Still, he gave appropriate emotion to Gianluca's broken heart and inability to let the past go.

R. S. Grey's writing is incomparable. A wonderful telling of a truly beautiful story.

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Great Romantic Book.

Fantastic listen, sweet, sexy, heartfelt and funny! narration was good! A great Sunday afternoon read!