Series: Broads Abroad #1
Author: Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 13, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Related Books: Rusty Nailed, Screwdrivered, Wallbanger (Audiobook), Nuts, Cream of the Crop, Buns
About Roman Crazy: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.
Hot damn, this book checked all my boxes!
Authors I love? ✔️
Beautiful scenery? ✔️
The sense of humor I’d find at brunch with my own girlfriends? ✔️
Second chance romance? ✔️
A strong, badass female? ✔️
Dude who’s as hot in looks as he is in personality? ✔️
So let’s get started on the deets!
I added this book to my TBR the second I heard of it and just knewww it would be amazing. Between the authors and the name, it was enough to make up my mind. 🙂
It was pretty Eat, Pray, Love-ish in concept (I think, it’s been awhile since I read EPL, haha!), in that it’s as much of a romance between Avery and herself, and Avery and her career, and Avery and Italy, and Avery and Italian food, as it was one between Avery and Marcello.
It’s all very “finding herself and taking back her personality,” which I love. Strong girlboss, yasssss!
Then I’m a sucker for a second-chance romance, especially a hot affair abroad, my my! There’s just something about the history and connection in these books that leaps off the page differently than a book about a new romance does. Both the good and the bad emotions all seem to be magnified.
Like, in times when Marcello was distrustful of Avery, I was so, so frustrated with him – but then also didn’t blame him at all! Of course he was! Those dichotomous feelings (yep, just threw down that word) tear me up inside in the best way when reading.
There’s also the wonderful parts with Avery reconnecting with a best friend, rediscovering different hobbies and passions, and exploring a new city. She just had the best summer ever, omg, and I loved reading about it. 🙂