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.
Do you want to travel to Rome, Italy? Well, here is the much cheaper, and maybe more romantic option, that Gallery Books is offering: ROMAN CRAZY. If you’re anything like me and the idea of traveling the world and visiting foreign countries thrills you, the perfect way to escape your day is by picking up a book that not only gives you a major case of wanderlust, but that has the power to actually take you there (mentally of course, if we were talking physically that’d be a whole other sort of deal).
So lets get down to the nitty gritty…i.e. my favorite parts of this book. Well for one, what’s not to love about the Italian who got away, Marcello Bianchi? Marcello is confident, sexy, and he definitely knows what he wants. Avery is such a no-bullshit heroine and I loved every minute of it. She is HILARIOUS, which should come as no surprise, and- albeit, a bit lost in life, but who isn’t??
Her journey is one that I feel like everyone can relate to because it is one of self-discovery… but she also happens to have an old Italian lover thrown into the mix.
Roman Crazy is exactly how the synopsis describes it: fun, lighthearted, romantic, passionate, and it is also hilarious, dramatic, and everything you want in an abroad rom-com! <3