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.

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


We first met Georgie Archibald in The Summer Games: Settling the Score as Freddie’s funny, sweet younger sister. She comes from a wealthy family in London & has an overprotective mother who is constantly trying to run her love life. After a string of disastrous blind dates, Georgie decides she needs a break from her mother. It’s time for a change. She’s 26 & decides she’s going to take matters into her own hands, and be in control of her own destiny. She spins the globe & it lands on Vernazza, Italy. She travels to the beautiful seaside village in hopes of some adventure, & maybe she’ll get lucky & also find a gorgeous Italian man.

When Georgie arrives in Vernazza, she makes quite the impression. She isn’t feeling so well & a beautiful Italian man comes to her rescue named Gianluca. He’s stunning & Georgie quickly develops a crush on him. The problem is Georgie soon learns Luca is considered unattainable. He’s had some sadness in his past & as a result is reclusive, & a bit grumpy.

Georgie is an In your face, say what’s on your mind kind of girl. She’s generally a positive person who’s happy. She sees a kindness & vulnerability in this excruciatingly beautiful man, & she wants to get to know him better. She’s persistent & stubborn and eventually breaks through his tough shell.

They begin spending some time together along with some other friends Georgie’s made. Soon Luca is opening up more to Georgie & eventually their attraction ignites & they agree to a no strings fling. Real feelings begin to develop. Luca wasn’t prepared for the whirlwind that is Georgie. This beautiful, vibrant woman makes him feel so much, & it scares him to death. Georgie is loving being with Luca & suddenly wants more. She’s fallen in love & wants it all. Can Luca open up & be with Georgie for real?

-He was the most interesting man I’d ever come across.

-I’d never gone this mental over a man before.

-It was hard to take him in all at once- he was too beautiful, inside and out.

-He had a heart of gold, a gentle soul, and I knew that once he loved, he loved forever.

I really enjoyed this book about two lonely people who find love. I was so happy to get Georgie’s story. I adored her free spirit in Freddie’s book & wanted to get her HEA. I LOVED Luca so much! He’s such a beautiful, swoony, delicious Italian man! This was my favorite book I’ve read by R.S. GREY! Just fantastic! Couldn’t put it down!

-There was no better feeling than being wrapped in his arms.

-I’d completely lost myself in him. I no longer wanted a simple kind of love. I’d settle for nothing short of crazy in love.

-Loving Georgie took courage I hadn’t known I still had.

-She was bold and beautiful, adventurous and so full of life, she made everyone around her feel it as well.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}




I absolutely loved this story!!! It had a lovable and endearing Heroine, a beautiful but broken Hero, and one of the most exotic locales as its backdrop. It felt like I was taken on a beautiful and at times heartbreaking journey that I never wanted to end. After reading this story I am sure that like me, you all will want to take a trip to Vernazza and just bask in the warm glow of the sun as it falls upon the beautiful Italian Riviera!!! Make sure you’ve cleared your schedule and that you will have no interruptions because once you start reading this book, you are not going to want to put it down for anything!!

Georgie Archibald is at a crossroads in her life. At twenty-six-years-old, she has yet to fall in love and has no prospects worthy of marrying. Her mother continues to set her up on one blind date disaster after another. Georgie, ever the dutiful daughter, placates her mom and goes out on these dates, all the while knowing that nothing will come of them. There’s always something not quite right about each man she has been set up with. Tired of all the horrific set-ups, Georgie packs her bags and escapes to Vernazza, Italy on a whim. Seeing as her luck in the romance department has been bleak in London, she thinks maybe a change of scenery will lead her to her romance of a lifetime. It turns out to be the best decision she has ever made.




On her first day in Vernazza, Georgie was a bit queasy and dehydrated from her long train ride and ends up fainting in the town square. Luckily for her someone sees her and rushes to her rescue. One seriously beautiful and rather broody Italian man named, Gianluca. From the moment she sets eyes on Gianluca, Georgie is more than a bit taken with him. Normally she’s not one who is at a loss for words but she finds herself tongue-tied and flustered whenever he’s around. Gianluca is not an easy man to decipher. He’s beautiful but also extremely standoffish. He keeps everyone but his cousin at an arms-length distance. He’s haunted by a tragedy and not willing to let go of the past. But Georgie is determined to get through to him, and so she propositions him. His Nonna left him her bed & breakfast after she passed away and it has sat boarded up for years. Georgie offers to help renovate and reopen it. She’s decided that she wants to extend her stay in Vernazza and maybe she might make it a permanent one if they are able to reopen the establishment and she were to run it as the Manager. Luca is vehemently against it at first and is more than a little abrasive towards Georgie, but she doesn’t take no for an answer. Soon enough she gets Luca to see things her way.


As they start to spend every day working on the renovation, Georgie is able to slowly chip away at the thick wall Luca had built around himself. Soon they become good friends. At first, Luca is offering to help her find a man but not too much time will pass before they are giving in to their strong attraction for each other. The plan is to keep it casual. There will be plenty of out of this world sex but with the understanding that nothing serious can come of it because Luca’s heart is not open to love. Georgie thinks that she is fine with their arrangement but how can she be when she’s fallen hopelessly in love with him. When she realizes that she’s just about lost the woman she used to be in order to take what little Luca is able to offer her, she must decide whether or not she can be happy with the status quo or can she walk away to ultimately protect her heart from utter devastation?

Want to read a seriously intoxicating story that will sweep you off your feet? Are you ready to add one more amazing book boyfriend to your favorite list? Then make every effort to read this one ASAP!!

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