The moment I realized Georgie Archibald was my soul sister: “The unflinching lovebirds disappeared inside the Colosseum and I was left with my pastry once again. It’s just me and you, carbs.”
Okay so maybe the fact that we both worship carbs does not equate to us being soul sisters, she’s also a little more outspoken and wacky than I am, but I can still admire the crap out of her, enough to wishfully think she could be my soul sister. After meeting Georgie in The Summer Games: Settling the Score, I’d been anxiously awaiting for her own story because the appearances she made in that book were so memorable and hilarious and just so seemingly-perfect that I knew her story would be the same. Spoiler (not really): it is.
“Georgie, have you gone insane?” I smiled. “No, brother. All is well.”
“Then why on Earth are you in Italy?”
“To find love, of course.”
You know how people say if you set your sights on something too specific, too perfect, it won’t pan out? Well, that’s what happens to Georgie. The unexpected is usually what you get, and boy does she get it, in the form of a gorgeous man named Gianluca. When we first meet Gianluca, he is definitely a hard nut to crack, but there’s nothing Georgie can’t do once she sets her mind to it. Gianluca is moody, brooding, distant, and
a bit of a loner, but Georgie is the definition of persistent, confident, and outgoing. Once these two meet, there’s no going back.
“”I think I’ve died and gone to heaven,” I said, using a bit of the focaccia bread to sop up the sauce.
Gianluca glanced up, presumably because he was hoping I had actually died. Then he just shook his head and went back to eating.
Joke’s on you, pal. Bread only makes me stronger.”
Alright, so aside from being entertaining, steamy, passionate AF, and hilarious, this book definitely tugged at those heart-strings. Gianluca has some major baggage and you can’t help but feel for him and Georgie because of it. My heart definitely broke for both of them during some parts of the novel and I definitely experience some anger/frustration at them both but that is life and these characters aren’t perfect. Georgie and Gianluca are SO FREAKING REAL and that made me love them, and this book, so much more.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.