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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Title: Roman Crazy
Author: Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci
Series: The Broads Abroad #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Randi Geddens
Release Date: September 13th, 2016
Length: Novel (336 pages/9.5 hours)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Roman Crazy is book one in The Broads Abroad series. I adore Alice Clayton's work so I knew I had to grab this book immediately. I wound up getting the audiobook and ending up falling in love with most of this story. I felt like I actually took a trip to Rome while listening which tells you how great the tiny details are that the authors included.

We start off with a bang, our leading lady, Avery Bardot finds her husband cheating on her with his assistant. She decides she's had enough, she plans on divorcing him and getting out of there so she isn't convinced to stay. Naturally, she calls her BFF Daisy to spill the details and vent and the next thing she knows she's heading to Rome to stay with Daisy and just figure out her life. And I feel this book is exactly that, it's Avery being a woman forced to deal with life changes and roll with the punches. Her character grows so much and it was great to see as the story progressed.

So this wouldn't be a romance without a love interest. While out one night, Avery and Daisy are meeting up with Daisy's work friends and Avery's world pretty much stops. One of the guys there happens to be the one that got away, and Avery views this as a sign. Marcello Bianchi is an Italian hunk that melted my heart. They quickly start hanging out and then full on dating and I really enjoyed seeing Avery's character blossom as it progressed. The only thing I didn't like about this book really was that Avery was cheating. I know, she's going to get a divorce, but she hasn't yet so I still view it as cheating. If you're not fond of that type of thing steer clear. I mostly was able to overlook it but it did bother me. Otherwise, I loved this book and it gave me a serious case of wanderlust. If you're a fan of travel type contemporary romances, you have to pick this book up. With amazing characters and a well fleshed out world, Roman Crazy is a must read.


16 comments:

  1. Never heard of this one before, but glad to know the Italian guy melted your heart ;)

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  2. I'm never fond of a book which has cheating on it, but I have to say that your review of this book quite intrigued me. Hmmm, I smell some "stalking" coming haha

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    1. I feel like it's being justified because when she's back from Rome she's going to get a divorce but it just sat wrong with me *nods*

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  3. Yeah I don't like that she's still married and going with another guy. That's no different from what her husband did. So that puts me off too. But it does seem like an interesting story and I like that they're in Rome. Thanks for your honest review.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was like am I being too harsh??

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  4. This kind of reminds me of those '60s movies where several women vacationed for a summer in Italy. There are three that I remember off the top of my head.

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  5. Ah I remember that cover. Yeah, I can see where that would give a niggle. That's not my favorite set up either.

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    1. *nods* yepppp not my favorite set up at all lol

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    1. I love this author's work (Alice Clayton), suggest her books if you haven't tried her before!

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  7. Eh, the cheating didn't bother me at all given the circumstances. I wanted to travel everywhere and eat everything after reading this!

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    1. I figured it wouldn't bother everyone :) I KNOW, right?!?! Serious case of wanting to travel after reading this one.

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  8. not a fan of cheating books no matter the circumstances ;/ unfortunately because of that don't think this would work for me.

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    1. *nods* I know some people aren't so I had to mention it <3

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