Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Roman Crazy (The Broads Abroad #1) by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci [REVIEW]

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?

5 Roman Love Stars
When I think of Rome I think of gelato, pizza and handsome Italian men and I got exactly that. I love theme books, I love books that are set in a different country, it makes me want to grab my passport and go on vacation.

Alice Clayton books are a one click read for me, but when I heard this one was written by Nina Bocci too, I was beyond excited. I love a book written in collaboration and suffice it to say I had high expectations for this one.

Avery is in a rut. She witnessed her husband cheating and now she wants to just get away. What does she do? She travels to Rome to see her best friend and to find herself.

I adored Avery. She did exactly what I would have done. I love that she set off to find adventure and just regroup. Avery was the trophy wife and now she is finding her independence and culture in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Marcello is the one that got away and what are the odds of Avery and Marcello running into each other again? Marcello is the Italian she had a fling with, but years later, how does Marcello feel towards Avery? He’s conflicted, shocked and curious.

First off, Roman Crazy is crazy funny. I laughed so many times and found the dialogue very addictive to read. I read this book in one sitting. I love the chemistry between Marcello and Avery and I love a second chance romance.

What I love the most about this book was all the Rome and Italy references. I travelled to Italy a few times when I was younger and it brought back fond memories for me. I love the history, I love the people and yes I love the food. I really did want to go back.

Roman Crazy is written well, funny and I had an awesome story line. Roman Crazy is the perfect summer read and is a great book to take on your next vacation. It will bring a mega smile to your face.

An ARC was provided



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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.

Now, about that 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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