Title: A Place in the Sun
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Oct 24, 2016
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5 SUNNY CROWNS
A Place in the Sun is the quintessential R.S. Grey novel. There is humor, romance, and heart, so much heart that my own was full as I read this enticing journey of Georgie Archibald.
Georgie is the little sister of Freddie Archibald, and she is best known from that book for her humor. This humor and lust for life continues in A Place in the Sun. Her journey begins be taking a unplanned voyage to escape her mother’s demands and search for love on her own terms. Watching her search for love, make friends, come into her own as an adult is wonderful, as Georgie is that character who you want to be best friends with, and, as a result, readers want her happiness. The tenacity she has and unwavering faith in life and love is enthralling. Her whole personality is just spell-binding, and readers have no choice but to love her.
Luca. He is complex. Recovering from a shredded heart, he comes off as stolid, rarely showing emotion or even the slightest bit of interest in others, particularly women. While readers feel for his loss and his inability to move on, there are times they will want to smack him. Watching his struggle between old love and new love and dealing with the feeling of cheating or abandoning one for the other constitute some of the most heartbreaking scenes for the reader. Truly, I felt like my heart was cracking down the middle. Even with this pain, Luca still is a hero to adore. His care for Georgie is evident, and his character encompasses all of the good qualities of a hero, kind, loyal, and loving. It is completely rewarding as a reader to see his character evolve as well.
The plot of this story is sweet and romantic, laced with times of humor. You will laugh, swoon, cry, and sigh all within the pages of this beautifully written story, but at the end of it R.S. Grey provides the reader with a story of the healing and redemptive powers of love. She handles a delicate issues with reverence, and I found her story to be one that showcases all the best parts of love.
I have read all of R.S. Grey’s novels, and I have enjoyed every single one. I am not sure how she continues to deliver story after story that is unique, beautifully written, and heartfelt, but she does. A Place in the Sun only solidifies everything I have already believed about this author, so make sure you grab your shades and find your own place in the sun.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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.