Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and 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 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.
*** 3 Star Review ***
This is such a cute story. It's sweet, at times funny, and charming. It is the total opposite of the books I typically read that are dark or full of snark or completely snarky.
I am at a loss what to say. On one hand, I enjoyed this story. On the other hand, I didn't enjoy it. I am just trying to be honest here. There are parts in the book that had my undivided attention. Then there were parts in-between there that I found myself bored and uninterested. These parts moved so slow.
Overall, this book is definitely one of those books that many people will most likely enjoy. If you are used to books with more complex and on-goings throughout the book, you might not enjoy it as much.