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Exclusive Excerpt: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci

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My pal Natasha (from Natasha Is A Book Junkie) and I have such a treat for you today!!! Up on our blogs we have a juicy, two-part sneak peek into Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci’s Roman Crazy—a delightfully fun and sexy second-chance love story which takes place in Rome!

The scene we’re sharing with you is a good one!!!! It’s a sexy, fan-yourself moment in Avery and Marcello’s romance, but make sure you read the first part on Natasha’s blog HERE, and then come back and read the next part below!

Don’t forget to pre-order… Roman Crazy is coming next week! Enjoy! xx

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Synopsis

Sep-13A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author Nina Bocci.

Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…

Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.

Excerpt

Please first read part 1 of this excerpt here

He was on me before I could barely take a breath, his body flattening mine into the brick wall. His mouth hot, hungry, and demanding against my neck, along my shoulder, and up to my ear, where he whispered, “Give me your lips.”

I wanted nothing more than to pull him into the shadows and have my wicked way with him.

Why can’t you? a voice whispered in my head. You deserve this.

I put my hand under his chin to stare into those beautiful eyes before I took those beautiful lips. Oh my goodness, his lips. Soft and strong, they felt the same, they tasted the same. He kissed me crazy once, then twice, then what felt like a thousand times, and still not enough.

“I didn’t realize how much I missed you. Missed your mouth,” he purred, frantically angling me up the stairs.

“Marcello,” I sighed, my lips tangled with his. There was nothing in the world like kissing this man. And I wanted more than ever to kiss him for hours without a care in the world, reacquaint myself with every contour and plane of his exquisite mouth.

But this reunion was anything but relaxed. is was nine years, nine years, of going without this kind of passion.

With a thud, my back hit Daisy’s front door. We fumbled against each other, laughing and still kissing, as he held both of my hands above my head in one of his. His other hand quickly untucked the hem of my shirt, slipping beneath with ease. I gasped into his mouth as his fingers danced along my rib cage. I needed this, oh, God I needed him! I needed his hands on my body more, now, in this instant. My gasp turned quickly into a groan, spurring on his movements as his fingers slid underneath the edge of my bra, smooth and rough, and I loved it.

I was pushing my body toward him while trying to loosen his grip on my hands. I wanted to touch him back. To thread my hands into his hair, to hold his face in my hands while he panted heavily against my skin, but he wouldn’t ease up.

When he finally did let go, I overshot my mark and lost my balance, sending us both bumping into the wide-mouthed planters on Daisy’s porch. They clattered and smashed against the wrought-iron railings before cracking against the steps.

Within seconds, Daisy popped out of the window and looked over at us, laughing.

“Oh, hey guys. What’s going on? Aw, I liked that planter.”

Marcello leaned heavily against me, resting his forehead in the crook of my neck, and I could feel him smiling against my skin. “Daisy, cara,” he said, his voice muffled. “I will replace the pot. Buona sera.”

She began to hum before disappearing into the window.

Marcello took a minute to help me straighten my clothes. I watched him smooth my blouse with painstaking care. He was quiet, thoughtful while he took care to make sure I was put back together after being wonderfully ravaged. Maybe it was reflection of what had just happened or perhaps what we both knew would happen if he stayed.

I took his hand from the edge of my shirt and brought it to my cheek, loving the feeling of warmth against my skin.

“When can I see you again?” he asked when I leaned in to kiss him again. A light brush of my lips quickly turned into an- other deep, searching kiss.

“Avery, when?” he begged, kissing my lips, my cheeks, forehead. “When?”

My brain was fuzzy, kiss addled, and blank. “Soon,” I said between kisses. “I promise. It needs to be soon.”

With another quick peck, he said, “Soon.” With a wink, he slid down the railing and disappeared around the corner, whistling the whole way.

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