Monday, October 24, 2016

REVIEW: A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

Title: A Place in the Sun
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Oct 24, 2016
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Shel: A Place in the Sun gave me a different look at what R.S. Grey can do. I've seen her characters work hard and crack me up and smolder on the page; this novel felt a little more melancholy..a little more tinged with seriousness. Don't worry--there are still many times (most, actually) where I laughed/snorted at the dialogue or the situation, but I think Georgie's desire to find her person..her love..really struck a chord. Court: It did. And once it finally occurred to me who Georgie is there is for sure a realization that she has a lot more going on in that head than she portrays to a lot of people. Deep down she loves so hard, and just wants to be loved like that in return. And to say that she picked an easy catch would  mean you might not know Georgie very well!! 


Shel: Georgie's so light and full of life and so much more insightful than the chatterbox she comes off as and to read her internal thoughts and desires for the one man who'd finally caught her eye and her heart and to know that Gianluca was not ready for what she wanted was ..well, sad. Court: Yes, but I also liked all of the extras we got in this book. It was so multi-dimensional and the setting, y'all...wow. The other characters, and even the bed and breakfast...a big depth here that I enjoyed immensely. 

Shel: I don't want to mischaracterize the tone of this novel--it's full of comedy and romance and sweetness. We all need a Georgie in our lives-so vibrant and caring and fun--and the way she handles the ever brooding Gianluca is hilarious and smart and sweet. To see his subtle changes because of her unwillingness to let him be miserable is gratifying. But even with all of these many funny and light moments I still felt an undercurrent of something more serious that gave this novel something I don't think I'd seen before in her novels and I really liked it. Court: Oh yes. She is light in the dark. She is in your face, and makes even us as a reader really evaluate her thoughts and see if we can think about things the way she does. She doesn't let Gianluca get away with ignoring her, and really she's larger than life. I really liked her, and after somewhat being overshadowed by her brother, I really am glad that while they are mentioned - this is really her book, and her story and there is no distractions by her family.

Shel: Pair the love story with the absolutely stunning backdrop of Italy (I've never wanted an Italian vacation more!), and you have a wonderful weekend escape in A Place in the Sun. Court: Yes! I completely agree. Book me a flight immediately, and you should read this book asap! It is not to be missed!!! I also told Shelley that we need to marathon R.S Grey books for the foreseeable future...stat! 

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.
Gianluca.
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.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

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.
   

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