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.
4 Cosmic Stars Stars!
I literally squealed when I found out that Georgie was getting her own book!! I absolutely fell in love with her in Settling The Score. And then to find out it was to be set in Italy!?! SIGN. ME. UP!
So if you didn’t read Settling The Score, #1, go read it, #2 This book can be read as a standalone, but we really get a great understanding of Georgie’s character in Freddy and Andie’s book. We learn that Georgie is a spunky and vivacious woman. She is hilarious in only a way that she can, but loyal and always the life of the party.
In A Place in the Sun Georgie jets off to Italy to find a man. What she finds is herself waking up in a dusty room after a long day of travels with no clue how she got there.
“Oh my Liam Neeson. I’ve been taken!”
Even after arming herself with chewing gum, ginger candies, peppermints and enough Dramamine to take down a horse, Georgie was worse for wears when walking into the town square of Vernazza. After passing out, two deliciously gorgeous Italian men came to her rescue and provided her with shelter. Enter Gianluca. And yes, his name needs to be italicized.
We learn very quickly that Gianluca is still healing from a very broken heart. He keeps Georgie at a distance, like he does with all the women in Vernazza. Georgie instantly falls in love with not just the picturesque little town, but all the characters that dwell there too.
One of my favorite things that are always a staple in RS Grey’s books is that I fall in love with the side characters as much as I do with the main characters. I especially loved Georgie and Katerina’s friendship as well as Massimo and Gianluca’s brotherly love.
Gianluca and Georgie finally settle into a friendship that both want to make into something more, but Gianluca isn’t quite ready to give up the ghost’s hiding in his closet. We are taken along with them throughout their twisting and turning journey of finding love, happiness and their place in the sun.
I really ended up enjoying this book. With that said, I felt that there were just a few pieces missing along the way that I wanted filled in order to make a whole. I loved how Grey ended this book though. I was hoping for it to go there and she did. It made my smile from the inside out. I will be holding on to Georgie and Luca for some time!
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**