I could not resist a book set in Rome. And I couldn't remember the last time I read a romantic comedy. The Love Fool was both, and I must say, a fun book to read. Enter our giveaway to win a signed copy!
Book Title: The Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy by Lorenzo Petruzziello
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Quill (Inkshares)
Release date: March 13, 2018
Tour dates: Aug 6 to 24, 2018
Content Rating: PG
Set in Rome. Follow the whirlwind antics of a publicist as he struggles to manage his first TV chef-client, his new life, and an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend.
Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy.
Alex's single-minded career focus is soon thwarted by Emily, an ex-girlfriend he hasn't heard from in almost a decade.
Italy's modern culture and enchanting sights set the backdrop to this Rome-antic comedy.
I could not resist a book set in Rome. And I couldn't remember the last time I read a romantic comedy. The Love Fool was both, and I must say, a fun book to read. It made me nostalgic for the Eternal City and it had me laughing so hard at one point, endearing me to the book even more.
Basically, this is the story of a single guy, Alex Corso, who takes up a job in Rome as a publicist with the PR firm Zero Otto Marketing. His first client is a gorgeous and classy Danish chef who has her own cooking show and who is trying to break into the Italian market. While juggling his new job, Alex's ex-girlfriend Emily contacts him and wants to see him after a long absence of years. The book contains a dual timeline between the present in Rome to Alex's college days in 1990's Boston as we get to know about his relationship with Emily.
Right from the start, I could tell seeing Emily again was going to set things off, but the story is all about Alex working through his feelings and issues with Emily both past and present. There were times when I just wanted to smack him and tell him to wake up but nothing is easy when the heart is involved, I know. I enjoyed this book with its humor, the way the author brought out Italy's modern culture, and riding along Alex's journey as he bumbles along and discovers how to move on in the right direction.
If you enjoy romantic comedy set in Italy, then this book is a fun book to read. It would make a great movie and is an entertaining way to escape the humdrum of everyday life. The book cover is attention-grabbing and makes sense once you've read the book. Oh, I'm going to want to giggle every time I see salmon from now on. A great debut from Lorenzo Petruzziello!
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