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Roman Crazy

(Broads Abroad #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  5,337 ratings  ·  841 reviews
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 sh ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Gallery Books
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Karen Mc
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“And when one of them meets the other half, the other half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s site, as I may say, even for a moment.” ~Plato

Have you ever ended a book where you’re rendered breathless? You are left with a high—an energy, an elation—where you feel as if you’re walking on air. You tune out the outside world and get lost in your new world:
3 stars

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Roman Crazy is a book about second chances and new beginnings. Not just second chances in love, but second chances in life. It’s a charming, fun and romantic story that shows it’s never too late to start again and to find your happiness.

In the first few pages of the book, Avery finds her husband of eight years cheating on her with his secretary. It has her questioning everything. Not only is her marriage over, but her life is completely turned upside down. She’s lost herself. While
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 TESORO STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

Marcello looked every bit like my greatest love and my biggest regret.

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ROMAN CRAZY is the debut writing collaboration between Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci, and I do believe these two are off to a great start! This story will whisk you away to one of the most romantic places in the world and once you’ve finished reading, it will leave you yearning to get on the next flight out to beautiful Italy. Rome, itself, is very much a main ch
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alice Clayton Fans, Romance, Nina Bocci Fans
4.5 Second Chances Do Happen Stars
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How many of us wish we had relationships or experiences we could do over, rewind or delete and try again...With our lives just starting during those early years after high school, college and before we are technically on our way....Oh the errors in judgements or decisions we made, littering our mental landscape as we journey through our lives. Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci tackle this idea and more in their new endeavor, Roman Crazy.

We h
3.5 Stars

I have a confession to make: I’ve tossed so many coins into the Trevi Fountain over the years that I don’t have to worry anymore. My return is guaranteed, at least until I’m a hundred and one.

You see, there's no city that compares to Rome. It's my favorite place on earth. I just can’t help but feel drawn to this beautiful spot on earth where romance, food, history and art live happily ever after.

When I read the blurb I couldn’t resist. What better setting would there be for a love stor
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Stand-alone book 1.
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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-expa
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4.5 stars!

After catching her husband of eight years getting it on with his administrative assistant (read secretary), Avery Remington née Bardot listens to her best friend's advice and flies to Rome to visit her and just move on. She's expecting to see the beautiful country and eat the beautiful food, but she never expected to come face to face with Marcello Bianchi, the beautiful man she fell in love with when she was twenty-one. The same Marcello she
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4-4.5 STARS

This was a light,refreshing,funny,sexy and lovely romance about second chances!I've never been in Italy but honestly this story makes me dreaming about Italy and how nice will be if I was there too <33.


Avery finds her husband with another woman.She decides to go to her friend in Italy.But apart from her she finds the man that she left behind when she was younger.At the beginning Marcello tries to avoid her ...but can they resist each other?

Marcello was a ho
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 Roman stars!

“It wasn’t love or lust, but something we both recognized as a possibility of something.”

Leaving behind a painful divorce in the states, Avery heads to Rome to forget her problems and spend time relaxing with her best friend. On her first night there she’s shocked to run into someone from her past at a welcome dinner thrown for her. Marcello was a man Avery was involved with when studying abroad in Spain, a man she was never able to forget. But Marcello doesn’t seem very happ
Emma Chase
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this wonderful gem of a story - and I can't recommend it highly enough!! Roman Crazy is a sexy, funny, contemporary romance - but it's also so much more!! It's a story filled with the warm intimacy of real friendship, the excitement of self discovery and the sizzling, thrilling passion of new-old love. Rome is now at the very top of my need-to-visit list, because I want to share in the amazing sights and sounds (and the food!) Avery experienced. Add Ro ...more
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars
It wasn’t love or lust, but something we both recognized as a possibility of something. It was so pure, so uninhibited … We just threw ourselves into it. These moments that were little pockets of perfection. It was like nothing else mattered. Just us.”

Finding your husband banging his secretary isn't the most shocking thing Avery Bardot has recently experienced. The shocking thing was just how little it truly affected her. Was she mad? Sure. But did she feel that bone deep a
Sylvain Reynard
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a good story with a lot of charm. The novel will take you to Rome with two best friends who enjoy food, drink, and fun. Their banter is funny and the descriptions of the beautiful city will transport you. An enjoyable read.
Dee Montoya
5+++ Just You and Me Stars*****

(ARC Kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

Roman Crazy is a vibrant second chance romance that takes us on a lovely adventure around Italy. A novel about finding yourself, and love again after loosing it all.
A fabulous dreamy read, and probably my most favorite book I've read this year. A book full of happy!!!!

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Avery just found her husband doing the secretary; hot and heavy sex on top of the desk she bought for him. Funny thing is that mor
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of historical places, good food and sexy men
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 1 of The Broads Abroad series
POV: First Person - Female

Avery Bardot was an epitome of society lady. Forgoing her own ambitions, she stood by her husband's side, playing the perfect housewife until he betrayed her trust. She ran away to be with her best friend in Rome to forget everything behind. She would have never guessed she ended up face to face with her past.

Marcello Bianchi was a feast for the eyes gorgeous architect. With a scorchi
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
3.5 Summer Breeze Stars

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Because I didn't have time to make a proper teaser here some impressions that go very well with the book ;)

When you find your husband balls deep inside of his secretary it will set off a lot of emotions. Decisions have to be made, bridges have to be burned. When Avery is faced with this picture she doesn't think about it for long, she decides to go to Italy and see her friend Daisy, handling all the divorce matters from there. On the day of


Avery Bardot seemingly had the perfect life. Married to her husband of eight years, she has played a supportive role in his career progression. His wealth has afforded them many luxuries, and her days are scheduled with lunches, garden clubs and cooking classes. What isn't scheduled, is catching the man she sacrificed so much for sticking it to his secretary.

Summoned by her best friend Daisy, fleeing to Italy is the first of many spontaneous decisions Avery makes in this new uncharted
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 "You're It For Me" Stars!
(ARC provided by authors)

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Avery Bardot attended Boston College with plans to work in the art field & pursue her passions. She marries and her life becomes so structured she loses sight of herself over the years. When her life is thrown into a tailspin & she's in the process of divorcing, she needs a change of scenery. She leaves Boston & her disaster of a life behind, and heads to Rome to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy.

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On her first night in Rome,
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Uh yeah, I'm going to need a trip to Rome real soon.

Roman Crazy wasn't just a romantic novel that you sit down and enjoy in the comfort of your own home. No, these authors take you on a complete journey, full of vespa's and good food, and the emotions of two people that have a second chance at happily ever after. I loved how descriptive the authors were about everything in the book and it really made it feel like I was experiencing it with Avery and Marcello.

The book brought up a lot of issues t
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story begins with us meeting Avery and within the first few pages she finds her husband sleeping with his assistant. Avery is told to forgive, this is just a man thing, and move on, but she can’t. I don’t blame her, at all! Instead, she decides to leave the crazy advice behind and visit her bestie in Rome.

Avery arrives in Rome and instead of crawling into bed and resting her bestie decides a night out will do her good. That's where she runs into the first man she ever loved, the guy she has
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Roman Love Stars

When I think of Rome I think of gelato, pizza and handsome Italian men and I got exactly that. I love theme books, I love books that are set in a different country, it makes me want to grab my passport and go on vacation.

Alice Clayton books are a one click read for me, but when I heard this one was written by Nina Bocci too, I was beyond excited. I love a book written in collaboration and suffice it to say I had high expectations for this one.

Avery is in a rut. She witnessed he
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Roman Crazy was a “no we still don’t have the disgusting I want to make all the sex with my stepbrother selection you wanted, maybe you should try being less of a pervy weirdo and read something nice for a change” recommendation from the porny librarian. I took their suggestion – and then immediately requested they acquire Stepbrother Dearest in order to show that I will never give up the fight until I receive some stepsibling smut.


Title: Roman Crazy
Series: Broads Abroad #1
Author: Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton
Release date: September 13, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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Roman Crazy starts out with a bang. Literally, a bang. Walking in on her philandering husband, Avery was sent into a tailspin of turmoil. She's lost and trying to make sense of where her life could have gone wrong. Throughout her marriage, she's done nothing but give up on her passion, give up on years of training as an artist. And fo
4.5 stars

Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci bring us a charmingly heartwarming story of starting over and second chances in love and life. Just as Avery, you'll fall in love with the streets of Rome, devour the food, embrace the culture, and by the end you'll want nothing more than to pack your bags and catch the next flight to Rome.

Our story begins when Avery walks in on her husband with another woman. Sure she's hurt, but the thing that eats at her the most is that she can't remember the last time
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TITLE: Roman Crazy
SERIES: (Broads Abroad, #1)
AUTHOR: Nina Bocci
RELEASE DATE: September 13th, 2016


A Sexy Slow Simmering Second Chance Romance.

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ROMAN CRAZY: After seeing her husband of eight years balls deep in his secretary over a desk she lovingly renovated, Avery high tails it to Rome to forget her problems and spend tim
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
3.5 Stars
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This story is a second chance love story. Being set in Rome adds to the romantic aspect in a very expressive nature. While reading I truly felt transported to Rome, living in a quaint part of the city with cobblestone streets and cafes. I felt the electricity, the romance, the food, the wine, and the ambiance of love and hope.

When Avery discovers her husband is anything but faithful, she decides on a whim to escape her reality of getting a divorce and visit her best friend, Daisy, i
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Before you start reading this book you need to fill your stomach.
You CANNOT read this book hungry! ☺☺☺

Now about the story....

Avery has been married to WASPy Boston Royalty for eight years when she finds her husband cheating with his secretary.

Time to get out of the kind of country club life she never wanted in the first place.
She always wanted to use her art history degree and not attend garden club lunches, Junior League meetings and spending time with judgemental rich her mother-
Roman Crazy is labeled an adult contemporary romance and is written by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci. I have never read anything with Nina Bocci's name on it before but I was excited to see Alice Clayton's name attached to this one as her books typically are a lot of fun to read. Roman Crazy presented chronologically adult characters who have been through significant life events and the book features romance-related adult content...but the writing style in this book managed to still feel very
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded to 4 for its Roman ambiance

I sighed -a lot - while reading this book. Sure it's a light, fluffy, end-of-summer-read; it, however, had several poignant moments that every female can relate to. Roman Crazy is a story about the circular relationship between the past and the present and on how, if we're lucky, we get a second chance at finding who we were meant to be/be with.

This was also a love letter to the city of Rome, which played a serendipitous part in bringing Avery and Ma
1 star

I know I'm going to get many metaphorical rotten tomatoes thrown at me for this rating, but I just have a bad taste in my mouth from this book. And before anyone jumps down my throat about it, my reasoning is just personal preference on something that I do not like/want to read in my romances.

I was a bit weary starting this one because Alice Clayton books and I haven't always gotten along. I wasn't really a fan of Wallbanger like many here on GR. It was okay, but not really my thing. But
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