Review: Roman Crazy, by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci


Roman Crazy
Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
Gallery Books


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.


My Review:

With a fun and romantic story, this is the kind of book I considerer as ‘dangerous’. That kind of book that makes you want to leave your life behind and start a new chapter. I can count at my fingers how many books make me feel that way (being The Edge of Never, my favorite book from life, and The Moment of Letting Go, both by the wonderful J.A. Redmerski, some of those), and this one did it.

Now I want to travel to Rome, live this exciting life, persuit my dreams (even if I am not quite sure of which ones they are). I want to be like Avery, and explore Rome and enjoy all the pleasures of that beautiful city. And of course… Marcello. Ahhh, Marcello.

What a singular man. He conquered me since the first scene. He’s the kind of character that makes men from reality look like little kids. Avery is our heroine, a fearless woman that was lost in herself.

A woman that in the other people’s eyes seems to have everything, but the reality is that she was just a prisioner of a life that she didn’t know how much made her unhappy.

When life shows her that her life was a lie, she had a second chance, and she got it. Now she is in Rome, visiting a friend, and facing a love she thought was in the past, but that is actually giving her a second chance right now in the present.

I trully recommend this book. Alice Clayton was fun as ever and Nina Bocci was a pleasant surprise. I want more books. I need more books. This is a real 5 star romance, and you should read it NOW!

my rating 5 stars

By Mirela

About the Authors:

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. And she finally got her 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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