Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci…ARC Review


Roman Crazy releases TOMORROW, 9/13!




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.


My Review:

Roman Crazy is a new work from the creative minds of Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci and if I could describe the book in one word it would be: FUN! (Yes, in all caps and followed by an exclamation mark).

From the very first page, I was hooked to each word. My heart broke for Avery and how this book opened.  I mean every woman reading has got to be behind her 100% after we learn of her cheating jerk of a soon-to-be-ex-husband.  I wanted her to get a rebound experience like no other and, oh man, does she ever! Our girl Avery holds her head high, leaves the ex and his snobby lifestyle behind and heads to Rome to spend the summer with her BFF…and of course, because Avery has earned a few coins in the karma bank, runs into an old flame she had burned hot and bright with.  Let the fun begin! What follows are pages filled with self-discovery, second chances,  new experiences, and joy…and I loved it all like a big delicious helping of freshly made authentic gelato.

I’ve gotta give these ladies credit.  It has got to be hard to write as a team.  I’ve seen it done well and I’ve seen it done not-so-well.  This team was brilliant and, in my opinion, is right up there with Christian Lauren, another fave writing duo of mine.  The writing was so descriptive and stunningly beautiful.  I felt as though I was walking the streets with Avery and living right beside her in these moments.  It was colorful and exciting, emotional and sexy.  Truly, well done!

Thank you, Alice and Nina, for delivering a story I won’t soon forget! I can’t wait to see what your imaginations bring us next!


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Book Links:

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About the authors:

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.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.

Visit her website for more info

NINA BOCCI Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

Visit her website for more info



  1. kathy valentine says:

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