We are so excited to share the release of Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci today! I loved this fun, heartfelt book that just about had me booking a flight to Rome! I hope you’ll check out the book and my review and keep an eye on our Facebook page – there’s an AMAZING GIVEAWAY coming soon!
“An uproariously comedic and deliciously whimsical romp only this pair could deliver… Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci have struck gold.”
—Christina Lauren, New York Times and International Bestselling Author of Beautiful Bastard
By Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again in ROMAN CRAZY from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author Nina Bocci (Gallery Books; on sale September 13, 2016; Trade Paperback $16.00).
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.
This book made me want to get on a plane to Rome right now, like that’s it I’m gone! Roman Crazy is so full of life and detail that I really felt like I was living (and loving this story!) It is a great, fun read about second chances and true love and pizza and cheese!
After walking in on her husband Daniel giving it to his secretary Avery needs to escape, from the lies, the high society nonsense and from Daniel. Without a second thought she files divorce papers and she boards to a plane to Rome to spend some much needed time with her best friend Daisy. What she doesn’t expect is to come face-to-face with Marcello, a gorgeous and smolderingly HOT Italian she once had a fling with in college. Marcello is one of Daisy’s co-workers now and he too remembers Avery.
Marcello and Avery re-connect pretty quickly, building a friendship together but the connection and chemistry they originally had in Spain is still very strong between them and it isn’t long before that passion reignites between them. Avery knows in her heart that Marcello was her first true love, the kind that consumes you, the kind you fight for, the kind you live for. Sure, she loved Daniel but not the same way she loves Marcello. Technically she is still married and her reasons as to why she never returned to Marcello, but she is determined to figure out who she is and if she gets a second chance with her Italian.
There is so much to love about this story, the characters so full of life, the imagery, the emotions and the romance. There is so much wonderful swoon in this book. I absolutely fell in love with Marcello and his amazing heart, a heart that has pretty much always belonged to Avery. I adored his sense of humor and kind ways, and those moments with his family, yeah epic swoon! And Avery, finding herself and embracing that – loved seeing that in this story!
Overall, this was a fun, feel-good second chance story with fun laughs, absolutely adorable moments and one heck of love story to make the heart feel full! Nina and Alice did a fantastic job with this book and I certainly look forward to more from both of these amazing women!
*I received a complimentary copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.
Praise for Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
“There are books that make you laugh out loud, make you teary, make you hot and bothered, make you smile. And then there are books that make you want to crawl inside them and live within their pages. That’s what Roman Crazy is.”
—New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, Emma Chase
“Roman Crazy is a sexy, steamy slow burn. Pack your suitcase and get ready for a wild ride through the streets of Rome with a hot-as-sin leading man. I want to clone Marcello and keep him forever. A visceral reading experience that takes you from the cobbled streets of Rome to the bedroom and everywhere in between. Get your fans out! Five stars of smolder.”
—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author
“Bocci and Clayton know how to craft an amazing romance! The beautiful descriptions of Rome will make you feel like you are on vacation. This book it a spa visit and a best friend all wrapped up into a funny, sexy, life-affirming bundle. 1-Click the heck out of Roman Crazy.”
—Debra Anastasia, author of the Poughkeepsie series
“Roman Crazy is a sexy, delicious tour through Italy as well as the human heart. Marcello and Avery are as impossible to resist as a double scoop of gelato. Like fine Italian food, Roman Crazy should be gobbled up as quickly as possible.”
—Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move
About the Authors:
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. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.
Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.