September 18, 2016

ARC Review- Roman Crazy (The Broads Abroad #1) by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci

Title: Roman Crazy
Author: Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci
Series: The Broads Abroad #1
Genre: contemporary romance, chick lit

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.

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*3.5 Crazy Roman stars*


Roman crazy is full of lively moments and of course the beauty of ROME. It’s the story of Avery and her second chance in life-to reconnect with herself and to fall in love all over again .
Avery is settled for a role of a perfect and polished housewife to a successful lawyer in Boston. She spends her time hosting parties, attending social events and supporting her husband all the while giving up on her dreams. But when Avery finds out that her husband of eight years is cheating on her she decides to leave him, a decision that was not hard to make since she knew theirs was a loveless marriage. Not willing to be tangled up in a messy divorce or be a centre of gossips and pity looks, she decides to spend some time in Rome.

Basking in the glory and serenity of Rome, Avery slowly connects to her old self, rediscovers her passion for art. She learns to be happy and content in little things but she never expected to fall in love in a borrowed time.

Running into Marcello was never on her list of things to do in Rome but seeing him after 9 years makes her desire for what she lost, what she could have had after spending a passionate summer in Barcelona. Marcello and Avery’s love was slow and scintillating, you can never get enough of them. They are sweet, dreamy and adorable.

I can say without a shadow of doubt that, this book will transport you to Rome and make you fall in love with the holy city. The authors did a great job at balancing the story with a great background setting that you won’t know for sure if it’s the city or the couple that is magical!

Though I enjoyed this story I couldn’t rate it higher, my rating completely reflects my personal taste in romance books. I prefer them to be fast paced, angsty and more on emotional side. That being said, Roman crazy is still a light, entertaining read with heartfelt and laugh out moments.

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher-Gallery Books via NetGalley, for an honest review*

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