When in Rome (Heart of the City #4) by C.J. Duggan

When in Rome (Heart of the City #4) by C.J. Duggan

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.

When in Rome (Heart of the City #4) by C.J. Duggan

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.

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