Originally published in 2016!
When authors write romance, I feel like they are trying to achieve what R.S. Grey just accomplished with A Place in the Sun. I could not put this book down—it was everything! A beautiful location- check, likeable characters- check, slow build- check, drama without being overly dramatic- check, happily ever after- check! This book touched on all of my favorite things in a novel. I absolutely love British characters because their way of speaking is so intriguing and fun for me to read or listen to, and I can’t get enough of European locations, especially ones like Vernazza. Grey did such an amazing job of describing the Italian city, that when I Googled pictures after reading it looked exactly as I had pictured it in my mind. Only a great writer can describe a location so effortlessly without being overly descriptive and boring. Also, can we all give a round of applause to R.S. Grey for being such an accomplished writer at the age of 26? I am amazed by her talent and achievements, being that she is the same age as I am! Way to go, girl!
I am enamored with this story and don’t want to pick anything else up for a while because I want to live in this beautiful place just a little longer. The sun, beaches, and restaurants of literary Italy have completely captivated me.
Georgie was a new character for me since I have yet to read R.S.’s previous novel featuring her. However, not knowing her yet didn’t detract from the story at all. We get into her point of view from the get-go as she describes the numerous bad dates her mother has set her up on as if biological clock is ticking down rapidly at the fresh age of 26. Georgie, tired of her mother’s endless match-making, decides to spin her globe and pick a new place to land. When she finally settles in Italy after a long journey fraught with motion sickness, she heads out into the city to find an unsuspecting husband. Little does she know, she may have already encountered him.
“’Gianluca,’ I said. ‘He’s not Voldemort, you can say his name. It’s not a big deal.’”
A Place in the Sun is a superb, sexy, and witty novel that every woman would be a fool not to love! It is Chick-Lit at its finest. Although parts of the story may seem a bit predictable, as it’s usually obvious the two main characters are going to eventually fall in love, it did not in any way cheapen the story. I felt like I was watching one of my favorite Chick-Flicks on a lazy Saturday with a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s. In fact, if Hollywood brought this novel to the cinema, I would be the first in line to watch! It is that good. Pre-order this novel now before the price goes up in two days, and get lost in the Italian sun, sand, and the sexy Gianluca.
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