By Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci
Narrated by: Randi Geddens
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.
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I had this book on my TBR mountain and upon listening to the audio clip on SoundCloud I immediately bumped it up to #1 and reached out to one of the authors, Nina. Within that one clip, I LMAO, had that "Oh Fudge.... he didn't" and that awesome moment of "OMG, good for her!"
The beginning of the blurb nails it "delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance". ROMAN CRAZY was a great mix of humor, romance and steaminess! It was also a perfect blend of story telling and description of a scene. Both authors did a phenomenal job of describing things (i.e. from the desserts to the locations) that I literally wanted to jump on a plane right then and there and check out the city and towns and/or look up the recipes of the desserts and food that was mentioned! Not once did it feel like over kill. You were discovering things right along with Avery! It was awesome!
This is where you pause a moment and SIGH... Marcello.... insert smile and sigh again! LOL! He is one YUMMY man that will make you wish a time machine existed so Avery can go back in time and not make the same choices! Then again, we are now who we are because of our past experiences and both Marcello and Avery seem to fit in the now just as well if not better than in the past.
The ENTIRE time I'm listening I'm trying to figure out what would be the cause that creates the struggle/obstacle between Avery and Marcello. Seriously, when I thought I had it figured out, that wasn't it! When it does finally happen though... I LOVED how everything turned out! It was perfect! I won't spoil it but it was a breath of fresh air!
Randi Geddens did a great job with not only the characters but also the pronunciations! She jumped effortlessly between being the character that didn't know any Italian and mispronouncing and/or learning words to being the characters that have lived in the country for years as well as those who speak the language fluently! On top of it all, she gives each characters their own unique tones and voices!
Overall, this was a great read and one that will make you want to know when the following book is scheduled for release!
Rating: 4 Stars - LOVED IT!