[REVIEW] “A Place In The Sun” By: R.S. Grey

Official Synopsis:

A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey. 

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.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Review:

“A Place In The Sun” is a dazzling new adult novel that made me want to jump on a plane and fly to Italy.

Note: This book is a stand-alone, but technically it has overlapping characters with “The Summer Games: Settling The Score,” and that book has overlap with “Scoring Wilder,” so I’d recommend you read them in this order: “Scoring Wilder,” “The Summer Games: Settling The Score,” “A Place in the Sun”!

This book takes place about 8 or 8.5 years after “Settling The Score,” which takes place 5 years after “Scoring Wilder.” Since “Settling The Score” takes place in 2016, I just realized this book takes place in the future…wOaH. Anyway, definitely follow the reading order I listed above, since then you’ll get to meet 17 year old Georgie first!!

Georgie is 26 in the book, and her love interest, Gianluca, is 29 (he turns 30 during the book). She’s still the strong, spunky, quick witted girl that I loved in “TSG: STS”! I was so excited when I saw she got her own book. This is the last of three companion novels, and while I’ll be continuing on to more R.S. Grey books, I feel like I’m going through withdrawals.

We really get to see both Georgie and Gianluca evolve as the story goes on. They fit well together, despite a lot of baggage holding them (aka Gianluca) back. Once we learn what his deal is, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. I don’t want to include any spoilers, but I was surprised at how devastated I was when his past was explained. *cue sobbing*

The two of them had a cute and complicated dynamic, since they were both falling for each other even though neither wanted to admit it. It was a nice reprieve after reading two forbidden romances in a row.

Massimo and Katerina, Gianluca’s best friend and Massimo’s girlfriend (and then Georgie’s best friend) were so cute together! I love how they complimented each other as well as Gianluca and George. We stan strong friendships!

Overall, this was a great read, and I’d recommend it to people looking for a swoon-worthy new adult romance set in a gorgeous place!

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