Published by R.S. Grey on October 25, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
R.S. Grey has this talent for transporting her readers to the setting of her story. She crafts such vivid settings I just want to hop on a plane an go. Unfortunately, I can’t because broke college kid but I digress. I devoured APITS in one sitting, just like all of other R.S. Grey books I’ve read.
Georgie Archibald is the beloved sister to Freddie, from The Summer Games: Settling the Score, who stole the hearts of the readers with her witty charm. Now, she’s traded in Rio and London for Italy, to escape her mother’s matchmaking. Ever since Freddie settled down with Andie their mother has honed in all her time into Georgie’s love life. Or lack there of. So, she’s decided she’s going to get out of London and find a man herself. And if she happens to consume her body weight in gelato than that’s okay too.
Gianluca is Georgie’s opposite in almost every way. Where Georgie is loud and a people person, Luca is withdrawn, grumpy, and wanting to be alone. He has trouble getting close to people and doesn’t allow himself to fall for another woman. He’s been letting his past control his future so he gets thrown for a loop when Georgie shows up with his plan to save his family’s inn, the one that’s falling apart.
A girl’s got to work and if she’s working with Luca than bonus points for Georgie because even if they’re opposites, there’s a level of attraction Georgie doesn’t know what to do with.
This book was fun, flirty, and had it’s romantic moments. Unfortunately for me, the central conflict of the story, which I’m not telling you because spoilers are evil, was kind of cliche and took away from Georgie and Luca’s story as they started to fall for each other. However, other than that, I really liked the book. R.S. Grey’s writing is different, but still very much hers. I’ve been reading her books this entire year and can really see her writing evolving with each book which has me already excited for her next one!
If you love romantic comedies, with a sweeter side of humor, foreign places and the men who live there, and gelato than you don’t want to miss A Place in the Sun.