Hello everyone!! Happy Tuesday!!
R.S. Grey’s latest book released yesterday! A Place in the Sun is SOOOO GOOD!!!
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.
MY RATING: 5 Italian Beastly Stars
***ARC received in exchange of an honest review***
Well, I’ve been a fan of Rachel’s writing since I read With This Heart when it was released back then. Since then I’ve read all her books and, in my opinion, A Place in the Sun is her best work yet!!
I absolutely love Rachel’s approach in writing, the way she writes the story becomes natural. It’s light, but it’s not empty! And we can definitely relate with her characters. She has a great sense of humor and if you’re ever in a “book funk”, her books are definitely bound to get you out of it!
A Place in the Sun is set in Vernazza, Italy. If you follow Racher on social media you’ve seen she travelled there a few months ago and I can say she definitely got it right on her book. I’ve never been to Italy and I felt like I was there with the characters. It didn’t feel like she was writing about Italy and we are reading about it. It reads like we are actually LIVING and BREATHING Italy, along with the characters.
I felt in love with the story in this book as much as I did with the characters. I LOVE Georgie! Rachel’s heroines are aleays funny and entertaining, there’s just something about Georgie! And I love how Rachel focused on her present in Italy and not in her family and past (although I wish there was a bit more about them towards the end, I think it would have been fun to read, but it doesn’t atke anything from the story or from my enjoyment of it). And Gianluca…*sigh*. When I go to Italy I need to meet my own Gianluca and if I won’t I’ll blame Rachel for creating expectations in my head! He is perfect, not only as a book boyfriend, but perfect for Georgie too!
As usual, the side characters are also important and great! This time, not only the heroine’s sidekick is awesome, but also the hero’s too! Massimo and Katherine are definitely awesome and the story wouldn’t have been the same without them.
Some people think that when we say a book is “light”, it is a bad thing or a flaw. But not me! I LOVE light reads that are so well written they rank along (and sometimes even higher) with what people would call “deeper” books. There’s a way to write light and sweet books and the way Rachel does it, you don’t even remember these labels exist.
A Place in the Sun is the kind of book you don’t want to finish, because you’re enjoying it too much. The story could go forever and I think it’d still have things to add for us to read. While reading it, I physically wanted to get inside the book! I loved how it conveyed all of these emotions. How we laugh with the characters, swoon with them and have fun with them. We fall in love with them (and along side them), and I guarantee they’ll make you put Italy in your list of places to visit, if you haven’t already!
A Place in the Sun will leave you with a book hangover and you’ll want to read it again, just to experience all the feels again and also to be so entrapped with Italy again! I’ll make you understnd “wanderlust” so much more. It goes beyond a feeling, it’s a physical need. This book will give you “bookerlust”!