What’s the saying again . . . when in Rome, do a Roman?
How did a self-orchestrated gap year turn into a less-than-enthralling lifestyle as a couch potato at her parents’ house? Determined to get motivated and join life again, Sammi Shorten books a budget Bellissimo Tour to Rome, the Eternal City. What she hadn’t signed up for was being stuck with an eclectic group of binge-drinking foreigners in a bed-bug-infested hostel from hell. Things in Rome really couldn’t get much worse . . . could they?
When plans go completely awry Sammi’s left with only one place to turn, and it’s the one place Sammi really doesn’t want to turn – to the man who might very well get her into the worst trouble of all: the gorgeous local tour guide, Marcello Bambozzi.
WHEN IN ROME is the fourth standalone book in CJ Duggan’s sassy, sexy new adult series, Heart of the City.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Italy in recent years, so of course I was going to read this book!
When in Rome is what I guess you might call a romantic comedy: heroine books her “trip of a lifetime” to Italy, only to land smack-bang in the middle of a disaster. Nothing is how she expected it to be – but there’s a man…
I have never had a travel experience quite like Sammi’s, but anyone who has travelled a bit (or ever been on a tour) will appreciate some of the scenes and situations.
This is very much a “new adult” book as it should be. It’s young; it’s about a woman still in her backpacking, budget-holiday years. This is the real “new adult” experience – so different to all those billionaires and businesspeople.
As a comedy, there are some characters stereotypes, but they’re not over the top (but PLEASE, world, can we dump the “mean girl”?).
This is an easy, travel-themed read. The kind of thing you pick up knowing you’ll have fun. I’ll have to check out the other books in the series.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.