on October 24th 2016
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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.
A Place in the Sun is a standalone romance. However, if you have read R.S Grey’s, The Summer Games: Settling the Score, you will recognise our heroine as she is a secondary character in that book. You do not need to have read it though to fully enjoy this one.
Georgie Archibald needs space. Space from her mother’s need to match-make and meddle in her sad and pitiful love life. She seriously needs to find herself. So what better way than placing a pin in a map and hopping on a plane to get herself one, right?
Finding herself in a beautiful Italian harbour village, she is determined to find Mr Right. Unfortunately after arriving looking her absolute vomit covered worst, the one to come to her rescue may just be her knight in shining armour; now she just has to convince him of that.
Gianluca has spent the last 5 years back in the Italian village he called home, every summer of his childhood. A virtual recluse, he is happy to play the town grump whilst he recovers from his tragic past. When a British girl crashes into his life, he makes it plain that he has no interest in even a friendship with her, but she is like a rash that won’t go away. Little does he realise that she may just be everything he never knew he needed.
THIS IS SUCH A BLOODY GOOD BOOK!
Firstly, I have to say that okay, it didn’t surprise me that I would enjoy this book. I have read most of R.S Grey’s previous work and I always enjoy them; some more than others of course. But this book for me is a real step up in her writing in general. It wouldn’t be a R.S Grey book without her humour and the quirkiness that we expect, but this book had so much more than that; it has real heart.
So taking out the elements that I have come to expect as a given from this author, what really struck me was how descriptive and atmospheric this book was. I read it and seriously felt like I had spent my weekend in Italy. The writing is beautiful, and the romance is both heart-warming and heart-breaking. It was a book that had real light and shade and that wasn’t just in the little bubble R.S Grey has created, but also in the characters we meet.
Georgie is totally zany and I loved her. She just has a heart of gold and her goofiness and love of life is special. As for Gianluca, well he is a complex character that has a history that I will leave you to read about. He is difficult and moody, but beneath his hard exterior lies one hot Italian.
So as much as I love this author, and would recommend her to anyone, A Place in the Sun will be number 1 one on the list. A beautiful, atmospheric romance with a good dash of goof and fun. R. S Grey’s best work to date and one of my top reads of 2016… FACT!