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.
Georgie has had enough of her mother's matchmaking skills. She just doesn't have chemistry with any of the men she's set up. Instead of acting like a responsible adult and telling her no to her mother, she decides to flee the country. Maybe she'll have more luck in Italy to find a husband than she did in England?
Gianluca is reclusive man. He's known to be grumpy and terrible company. However, he has a reason to be this way. His true love died at a young age and he knows he will never experience the love he had with his wife. This traumatic experience has completely changed him from the man he used to be.
Georgie and Gianluca are a match made in book heaven (aka R.S. Grey's head). Georgie is such a spirited being, that you just have to like her. She gives you no choice. She's the friend everyone wants to have. While it takes Gianluca a while to open up, you can easily relate to why Georgie is pinning after him. Her crush felt like all previous crushes I've had. I thought R.S. Grey wrote this situation so realistically. I've felt all the emotions Georgie's has while thinking she doesn't have a chance to get the guy. I've acted the way she did, just to get his attention. I've definitely embarrassed myself like she did.
I think it's time I planned a trip to Italy, more specifically Vernazza, Italy. R.S. Grey wrote about the idyllic town and I definitely want to see with my own two eyes. If Vernazza starts getting more tourists, they should thank R.S. Grey.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.