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Review: Roman Crazy (Broads Abroad #1) by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
To say I’m crazy for Roman Crazy is an understatement. I loved this story so much. Excellent second chance romance that’s not to be missed!
 
Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
Roman Crazy (Broads Abroad #1)
by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

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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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5 out of 5 stars

This was so fantastic! I loved the smart wit from Avery, the emotion that was laced throughout, I'm totally in love with one very sweet and sexy Roman named Marcello and am completely enamored with Italy thanks to the beautiful picture that was painted for me. I laughed and cried but mostly I was smiling because it was just so fun and entertaining to read.

Avery and Marcello were wonderful characters and have a great history together and I loved learning their details and watching them reconnect. I thought there was an excellent build and pace as all the ends and outs were learned. I loved watching Avery really find herself and come to life. Marcello is just so sweet and loving, I couldn't get enough of him. The passion between the two is off the charts and I loved their chemistry but there were also just these truly sweet, sincere moments while they reconnected, it made my heart melt. There are a few ups and downs, a bit of drama, me trying not to cry and a bit of yelling at my Kindle at one point. I was just so wrapped up in everything. 

This story is beautifully written, drawing you win with incredible details, making you feel like you're right there with Avery experiencing Italy and life. The details and imagery of Rome where amazing. I love that I could get so wrapped up in the story like that. Completely immersed as the world around me melted away.

I thought Roman Crazy had the perfect mix of playfulness and emotion. I I loved Avery's voice and internal dialogue. Her friend Daisy was fantastic, she was so supportive and there for her and she seems to be a woman who has secrets of her own. Fingers crossed there will be more books and Daisy will get one too. 

This was just a wonderful story about life, love, and second chances and it filled with so much hope. By the end I was laughing and crying at the same time because it just made my heart feel full. I absolutely adore what Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci created to share with us, it's a must read for sure and officially my new favorite second chance romance to date.

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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Alice Clayton
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
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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