Release Blitz + Review: A place in the Sun, R.S. Grey



A place in the Sun

Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Oct 24, 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.
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.




REVIEW


R.S. Grey's best job at the time!

Rachel stories are well known for being hilarious romcoms that guarantee you a big laugh and swooning over the characters. She's got some very hot book boyfriends and girlfriends. Her sport romances are probably the best that I've read of the genre. But this, A place in the sun, is what I believe to be her best work to date. Away from the sports that are her usual brand, A place in the sun comes to make you fall in love with love and with her wit at writing.

Georgie Archibald, tired of her mother's pressure to find her the right match, but also wanting to find 'the one', at the best Georgie style scapes England and travels to Italy to find, of course, love. And as she steps foot in Vernazza she also sets eyes on Gianluca, a distant challenge boy that gets under her skin.

"Georgie, have you gone insane?" I smiled. "No, brother. All is well." "Then why on Earth are you in Italy?" "To find love, of course."

I have to say that Georgie is my absolute favourite character of all times from a Grey's novel. She's strong, independent, sassy, smart, funny and outgoing. She's driven, determined and a bit crazy. What's not to love?

Gianluca is an italian manly man, need I say more? Hot accent, hot abs, intriguing personality, yeah, I think you got me ;)

"To be in love with someone is to live inside them."

Either how, Georgie stole the show here! Bravo, girl!

Laughs are guaranteed very soon to the start and they'll continue through the story! Rachel knows how to entertain her readers! Her writing is smart, hooking and it flows. The pace of the book is mostly fast, once you have it between your hands you don't want to let go till the end.
The secondary characters are a very needed and well placed element, I have to say that I'm specially in love with Katerina, Georgie's best friend. And I like that because we are given strong female characters in this story and that's not something that I find so often in contemporary literature.
Through the landscapes of Italy we'll learn more and more about Georgie, Luca and their friends, we'll fall in love with them and accompany them through their journey.

"Don't you remember what I told you? You're my northern wind, my tramontana."

And speaking of landscapes, I NEED A TRIP TO ITALY RIGHT NOW, WOMAN! I seriously believe Vernazza should have Grey as their PA, because I certainly couldn't have fallen more in love with the place through her eyes. I felt like I was there. I saw the beaches, I felt the sun on my skin and heard the italians speaking in one of the most seductive romance languages right next to my ear. It was delicious to experience something so unique thanks to the beautiful and accurate description. Italy, wait for me!

"Italians all seem to believe that a few drinks and a good meal would cure any ill."

Summing up, A place in the sun is a very sweet read that won't want to miss! Join me and let's fall in love with Italy together!

Can't wait to read Rachel's next work!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book.






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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This was my first book by Staci Hart and I'd love to read more from her!

Tonic is a romantic comedy, it's a standalone and it reads fast! It's a funny story, one that will hook you easily, with a bit of angst for some moments and lots of love and passion. I read it in two days and I'd have read it faster if I've had the time.

I like Staci's writing style, she guided the reader with lots of action lines that keep the pace up.

Regarding the characters I want to say that I really like Annika's passion for her work, I like heroines to be smart and independent and she was one. Joel, the heroe, was swoonworthy, although he also was a drama king (seriously, Joel? Chill a bit! lol). He was really sweet and caring and he respected Annika's decisions.
The secondary characters gave the story a cute background, specially Anikka's niece.

In conclusion, this was a sweet read and I'm glad I met Staci's words at last.

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Review: A Love Letter to Whiskey

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

BLURB

It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.

Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.

It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.

It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.

But we can’t start here.

No, to tell this story right, we need to go back.

Back to the beginning.

Back to the very first drop.

This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.


MY OPINION

Okay, so this is a very difficult review for me to write. I was confused when I finished it. I wanted to love it as I've love Weightless (her previous release), I thought I would, but unfortunately I didn't.

A Love Letter to Whiskey started great, and until 20-30% of it I enjoyed it a lot, and I had all the feelings. But after it I just couldn't get with the writing style, it's written as, precisely, kind of a letter, or even a journal. This means we get plenty inner monologues from the protagonist and less action. And I'm an action girl, I like being showed, not only told. So I think this was pretty decisive for me, because I couldn't fully connect with the characters.

I like B and Whiskey, I also hate them for some moments (lol, I know you wanted us to), and I even wanted to slap them really hard, because, seriously? Stop being unhappy just because! But they were cute and I wished I could have felt them deeper.

Anyhow plenty people enjoyed it a lot and had all the feelings, so whether you connect with it or not is something you'll have to discover yourself...

I myself can't wait to read her next story because I usually enjoy her writing and her mind and would love to discover what Kandi, who, no matter what, I really admire as a person and as a writer, has to offer us!

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader's Copy*

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