by R.S. Grey
When her mother’s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country.
Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie’s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away... that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she’s ever seen.
After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale.
But Georgie isn’t asking for his heart—she’s merely intrigued.
After all, Gianluca isn’t just gorgeous—tall and tan from days spent in the sun—his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she’s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it.
Review by AnessaRenee
I devoured this book. It was every bit romance. It also threw in some very real heartache and real life issues.
Georgie is a young woman who is tired of pleasing everyone else and being set up on blind dates. She take a bold step and spins a globe and travels to that spot. She finds herself in a world unlike anything she knows and I loved watching her truly become her own person, listen to her own heart, and follow it.
Gianluca is the hot and broody type. They meet by complete happen chance. But can the two complete opposites be what each other needs in life? This book was heart-wrenching and at times heart-breaking. The character development is perfect and you honestly feel like you know them. I fell in love with the setting of this book and made me want to get on a plane and travel to these beautiful places. The descriptions are to die for.
*Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood*
Review by Becky Rendon
A Place in the Sun is totally fun! Okay, that was incredibly lame but hopefully you chuckled at the rhyme. Alright, it was a pathetic attempt, but did you smile?If I got you to smile, I am going sneak a piece of candy...Sorry, inside joke.
Georgie is the fun loving, refuses to accept no as an answer, and ray of sunshine kind of woman we all need in our lives- especially if you live under a black cloud like Gianluca.
Unfortunately those hiding in darkness often shy away from the light and Gianluca is no exception. Miserable and content in his misery, Gianluca wants nothing to do with the persistent pain in the arse.
One who won't give up vs. one who won't try
cheery vs. brooding
Who's victory is worth celebrating?
It's a fun story. The history leaves you with sadness that would be hard if you didn't have the humorous conversations and awkward fun. Worth the read and the new friendships along the way.
Oh, I might be in Italy myself by the time you read this. Hello, tall, dark, handsome Italian man. Accent, looks, and he is genuinely a brooding ass- how could women possibly stay away?
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Review by Anne Milne
I really enjoyed this book. It's fun, it has a bit of a Bridget Jones feel to it.
Georgie decides to shake up her life after one too many disastrous dates set up by her mother. She spins an atlas to decide on her destination. She's funny, impulsive, and slightly neurotic, but she's the type of woman you want to be friends with.
Gianluca is a man who's life has been on hold for years after a tragedy. He may be alive, but he's not really living. He just does enough to get through each day.
There are lots of fun interactions between them, and the other people in the village. Georgie is one of these people that never give up, but what happens when a man happily living in the past meets a woman who's trying to pull him back into the land of the living?
Although there are elements of heartache and sadness in the story, you will find yourself smiling a lot.