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.
Guest Reviewed by Shannon
Call me crazy, but after reading Roman Crazy I now want to move to Italy and start my life over! I’m just really sad that I don’t have a best friend who lives there for me to crash with, nor do I have a hot Italian ex… So I guess I will just have to do the next best thing and live vicariously through Avery, as she gets a second chance at life, and at love, when she travels to Italy to mend her broken heart.
After Avery discovers her husband is a lying, cheating, scoundrel she packs her bags and jets off to spend the summer with her bff in Italy. Nothing prepares her for the blast from her past who makes an appearance her first night in town…the very hot, very sexy, very angry Italian man whose heart she broke when they were younger. With Marcello back in the picture Avery’s escape to Italy has just taken an unexpected turn.
Roman Crazy is a fun, romantic, entertaining read. I really enjoyed Avery’s journey as she rediscovered herself, as she figured out who she was and what she wanted out of life. After having sacrificed so much of herself while married she finally has a chance to get back to the real Avery. A whole new world opens up for her in Italy, one that even holds the possibility of a rekindled romance with the one she let slip away.