Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci


Title: Roman Crazy
Author: Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci
Series: Broads Abroad #1
Genre: Romance
# of Pages: 336
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Buy: Amazon | Chapters 




Summary: (Goodreads)

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.


Roman Crazy is a light hearted, romantic and humour filled story that leaves you wanting more! After reading this story all I wanted to do was grab my passport and run to the nearest airport. If you love romance and you’ve been bitten by the travel bug then this is the perfect story for you!

Roman Crazy tells the story of Avery Bardot, who is watching her marriage crumble before her very eyes. When her best friend, Daisy, offers to have her come to Rome for the summer, Avery jumps at the opportunity. Rome means a fresh new start for Avery, but what she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with the man who got away, Marcello. What unravels is a beautiful tale love, life and second chances. I absolutely adored the friendship between Daisy and Avery. The two complement each other perfectly and the dialogue between them was always entertaining. The relationship between Marcello and Avery was absolutely swoon-worthy! Although, what I enjoyed most about this book is the personal journey that Avery took. After losing pieces of herself to the man she thought she loved, she finally has the chance to put herself back together and get back to the things she loves in Rome.

By the end of this book I was left wanting more. There was definitely more to the story when it came to Daisy, so I’m hoping we get to figure out what’s going on there soon! I really hope we get to see more of Marcello and Avery as well!  This was the perfect debut for co-writers Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!


Rating: 4/5 stars!

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