Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Oct 24, 2016
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This book!!! R.S. Grey is queen when it comes to romantic comedy and she’s definitely done it again with A Place in the Sun. She balances the comedy and the romance so perfectly. Her books are equally swoony and all kinds of hilarious and this one is no different.
If you read Settling the Score aka the first book in The Summer Games you might remember Georgie. Georgie is Freddie’s sister and in A Place in the Sun she’s ready to find true love of her own. She’s a little sick of her mom setting her up on dates and takes matters into her own hands. I loved Georgie from go. She’s a little silly, a little crazy, a ton determined and when she sets her heart on something she refuses to give up. She sets her heart on Vernazza, Italy and broody Gianluca and refuses to let go.
Gianluca has had a rough go and decides that his life as a recluse in his hometown of Vernazza is all he needs. He keeps to himself and goes about his daily tasks. It’s a lonely life, but he feels like it’s much safer than the alternative. Georgie explodes into his life and at first he doesn’t know what to make of her. He doesn’t bother to learn her name and assumes that she’ll just go away. However, her persistence starts sanding down his carefully built walls.
I loved when Georgie and Gianluca are first starting to build a friendship. You see them worm their way into each other’s lives until their days are full of each other. I felt all the feels when they were initially falling in love and when they had to figure out how to overcome their obstacles.
I LOVED watching Georgie go on adventures around the surrounding villages; her adventures made me want to jump on a plane to explore Italy as well. Her days spent in the sun made me long for the beach and summer days.
This book was perfect on the romance and perfect on the comedy. Definitely a must read!!
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.