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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ARC Review! Roman Crazy By Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci

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.

Ever since the ARC of Roman Crazy hit my kindle I had been really anxious to read it.  I kept hearing about the book and it sounded like the perfect second chance romance, something this book whore loves.  The way it starts you find out how Avery finds out her husband is cheating on her, she showed back bone and strength by not allowing him to sweet talk his way back into her life and I loved how even if she was hurting she never let him see that.  When she leaves for Rome to visit her friend and to have time to just process everything she is going through, I was routing her on the entire way.  When she bumps into Marcello, a lover from her past, I was like oh it’s going to get good especially after how he acted towards her.  I was expecting fireworks and some funny moments if the beginning was just a taste of how this book was going to be.

Slowly though the feeling of the book sort of went from romantic comedy to having a chick lit/woman’s fiction kind of feel.  There just wasn’t that same feel later in the book, I wanted to be sucked in, enthralled with Avery and Marcello’s romance but sadly I started to get bored.  Things really didn’t get resolved, I guess, maybe it is just me but I didn’t feel that same connection I felt with them in the beginning at the end.  Add in the unnecessary drama for a few pages and I just wanted it done. 

If you are looking for a mild in heat second chance romance then I would recommend Roman Crazy.  I wish I would have been able to connect with this one a lot more than I did, but I think in the end it was missing that something that would have really made it something great.

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