By Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author 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.
Not only is the cover of Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci colorful, fun, unique, and breathtaking; so is the novel. That old saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” applies to this book. I want to book my flight and tour Rome because this book painted a vivid and vivacious picture of this amazing place. And the story that goes along with this vivid world is just as dynamic.
Roman Crazy is a story of self discovery, second chances, and new beginnings. A story of hope in the future, appreciation of the moment, and freedom from the past.
Avery finds herself on a new road in life after she finds her husband of eight years cheating on her. During her marriage she lost quite a bit of herself. She lost her creativity, imagination, and desire to be an artist. She makes a decision that will change everything in her life. It will change how she looks at herself, bring out her creativity, and lead her to the real kind of love every woman dreams of having. She’s going to go to Rome and visit an old friend. She never expected to run into an old college flame she met in Barcelona. He’s the one that she never forgot or expected to have forever with.
Marcello and Avery began many years ago. Their age, nationalities, and futures were going in different directions at that time in their lives. Fate gave them a second chance and they are going to make the most of it. They are going to cherish the precious gifts life has to offer. They are going Roman Crazy.
I take my hat off to Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci. They wrote a book that explored adult emotions and relationships with hopes of second chances along the journey. Thank you for a delightful reading experience.
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.