Review and Giveaway: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

roman-crazyRelease Date Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Book 1 in The Broads Abroad series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book provided by: NetGalley and Gallery Books 

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?

AH’s Review – 5 stars – A

I wish I could go Roman Crazy on a Roman holiday. I want a Marcello of my own!

Roman Crazy was a perfect escape from real life, a wonderful way to relax for a few hours. Right from the first paragraph, I was in stitches laughing and you will be too.

Roman Crazy is the story of two former lovers who meet up and get a second chance at love. There’s Avery, the socialite from a wealthy family who finds her husband in a compromising position. And then there’s Marcello, the one that could have been THE ONE, if only…

Through a chance meeting, the two reconnect and the chemistry between the two is incredible.

And whoa, what a romance! How could you even ask for more? Rome is a perfect backdrop for this couple. So romantic! There’s a deliciously slow buildup as Avery and Marcello get to know each other. So sexy! You feel as if you were in Rome, enjoying all it has to offer.


Avery is a strong and compassionate character. Avery takes advantage of her situation and while she is grieving a broken marriage, she manages to reinvent herself, taking on art restoration projects. She also takes full advantage of Rome and starts to paint again. She also learns to stand up for herself and to put herself first.

And Marcello, what can I say about Marcello? So handsome, so sexy, and perfect for Avery.


Roman Crazy is a wonderful escape from the drudgery of real life. It’s hot and steamy, sexy, and laugh out loud funny. A perfect vacation read. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 Stars


In order to celebrate the release of Roman Crazy, the wonderful folks at Gallery Books have offered up a trifecta of paperback books to one lucky US reader. Winners will receive a paperback copy of Roman Crazy, Beautiful by Christina Lauren, and Nothing More by Anna Todd. Readers must be 18 years old to enter. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book.

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