Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#ReleaseDay: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci

Roman Crazy

Broads Abroad Book 1

by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci

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About The Book:

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. 

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 

My Review:

Roman Crazy (Broads Abroad, #1)Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci is the first book in their Broads Abroad series. Congratulations Nina on your debut novel!!!!

This book is described as "a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest" and that is as accurate as you can get. It is a romance but the romance is not the main or only focus. Allow me to explain...

Avery Bardot has been betrayed and is on her way to Italy to spend time with a friend and find herself, the true core of who she was before she gave up pieces of her identity to better "fit" with her soon-to-be ex-husband. Her friend in Italy is so excited to see her she throws her a party and, thanks to Kismet and luck, the one that got away, Marcello Bianchi, is at this same party.

So yeah, there is a romance, but the journey Avery takes to find herself, her true self, is the meat and potatoes (or pasta and sauce) of the story and it is funny, sweet, bittersweet, and healing.

I loved it!!!!

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. 

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