A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author 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.
Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.
Nina Bocci is a USA TODAY bestselling novelist who loves reading and writing about swoony, relatable heroes and smart, witty heroines. If it’s set in a small town, even better. You can always find her chatting on social media about her massive, crazy Italian family, and her favorite person in the world, her son.
"A comedic and deliciously whimsical romp only this pair could deliver. Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci have struck gold."
–Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Filthy Boy
“Remarkable, refreshing…Clayton and Bocci have written a tender love story…”
–RT Book Reviews (4 star review)
“Roman Crazy will hit you in the heart and remind you to live your life and not simply exist.”
“There are books that make you laugh out loud, make you teary, make you hot and bothered, make you smile. And then there are books that make you want to crawl inside them and live within their pages. That’s what Roman Crazy is.”
– —New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series Emma Chase
“I went CRAZY over Roman Crazy—this is simply a perfect romance!”
– —New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
“Roman Crazy is a laugh out loud romantic comedy about second chances, friendship, and the beauty of Rome. You won’t simply read this novel, you’ll devour it as Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci transport you to Italy and guide you on an unforgettable adventure.”
– —Sylvain Reynard, New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of Gabriel’s Inferno and the Florentine series
"Roman Crazy is a sexy, steamy slow burn. Pack your suitcase and get ready for a wild ride through the street of Rome with a hot as sin leading man. I want to clone Marcello and keep him forever. A visceral reading experience that takes you from the cobbled streets of Rome to the bedroom and everywhere in between. Get your fans out! Five stars of smolder."
–Helena Hunting, New York Times Bestselling author
"Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton wrote a grown-up romance that is heartfelt, sexy, and transportive. As a bonus, the city of Rome is as much of a character as the swoony Marcello and the relatable Avery."
–Jen Frederick, USA Today bestselling author
"Bocci and Clayton know how to craft an amazing romance! The beautiful descriptions of Rome will make you feel like you are on on vacation. This book it a spa visit and a best friend all wrapped up into a funny, sexy, life affirming bundle. One Click it heck out of Roman Crazy."
–Debra Anastasia, author of The Poughkeepsie Series
"Roman Crazy is a sexy, delicious tour through Italy as well as the human heart. Marcello and Avery are as impossible to resist as a double scoop of gelato. Like fine Italian food, Roman Crazy should be gobbled up as quickly as possible."
–Sarina Bowen USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move
"Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton bring Italy to life with this hilarious, sexy and emotional book full of yummy food and even yummier men. Get ready to laugh, cry and swoon!"
–Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author
"Bocci and Clayton prove that sometimes second chances are worth taking in this sexy, heartfelt romance you’re not going to want to miss."
–K. Bromberg, NYT Bestselling Author of The Driven Series