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A Place in the Sun

De : R.S. Grey
Durée : 7 h et 56 min

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A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling 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.

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  • URSULA G
  • 06/04/2017

Oh My Liam Neeson, I've Been Taken

Georgie is a most delightful person and her crazy antics kept me in stitches. Every time she found herself in an untenable situation, which was often cause she is a nutty mess, she used her spunk, wit and determination to make positive changes. It's great that she's so tenacious because that personality trait is definitely needed to deal with Gianluca, who after 5 years is still grieving his late wife. Georgie quickly makes friends while on her new adventure and with their help she eventually wears Gianluca down until he finds her charming and irresistible. Can Georgie turn a vacation fling into a lifelong love? If she can that would certainly appease her mother.

I love the narrators and their abilities to fluidly change from a British to an Italian accent. The flow was very natural and kept me listening intensely until the very end.

Absolutely worth a credit.

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  • Ashley D
  • 01/02/2018

Funny and Endearing Romance!

Georgie Archibald is 26 years old with a mother who wants to see her married off, something she made known to Georgie when at the age of 20 her mother tells her she is starting to get old. Fed up with being set up by her mother on an endless string of ill-fated blind dates Georgie decides she is going to take matters into her own hands and basically runs away - she closes her eyes spins a globe and points to a place, which on the second attempt happens to be Italy. She just knows she is going to find love and a husband, it’s fate!

I really enjoyed this book! We first met Georgie in The Summer Games:Settling the Score as Freddie’s scene stealing sister, and I remember listening and thinking ‘I hope she gets her own book.’ You don’t have to read that one though to appreciate this one, it completely stands on its own. Gianluca a former financier from London moved back to Italy 5 years ago after a sad turn of events brings him there, and now while he may have women clamoring for his attention he wants nothing to do with any of them or a relationship - he prefers solitude. Vivacious Georgie does a great job of bringing broody Gianluca out of his shell. (I love how she rewards herself with chocolate every time she gets him to talk!) This book has a lot of humor, a lot of great lines and is just a lot of fun in general. I loved the slow burn, we really get to know the characters and see them grow.

Victoria Aston and Roger Frisk did a great job with the narration! I’ve never listened to anything by them but I certainly will in the future. Victoria perfectly captured Georgie’s adventurous spirit and wit. She plays the perfect optimist while still bringing gravity into the performance and not making her seem flighty. Roger did a great job with all of the accents and various characters!

R.S. Grey does a wonderful job with bringing out the beauty of Italy. She sets the scene well enough that you can picture yourself there - it’s vibrant and engaging. This is one that I will definitely be listening to again!

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 27/03/2019

Excellent.

A PLACE IN THE SUN explores several aspects of love including the main romance that develops between the hero Gianluca, and heroine Georgie; the love within their friendship group involving Gianluca’s brother and his partner; and the main couple’s love for Vernazza - their village in the Cinque Terre in Italy.

Over a realistic time-frame, Gianluca and Georgie circle each other from a distance, become friends, and slowly tighten the coil until they are bonded by love. Insta love, insta lust and early sex are absent from this story. As a result, I became emotionally invested with this pairing. By the time their relationship became physical, it felt right, natural, sizzling. And I loved how despite obstacles, both main characters always treated each other with respect.

Another pleasure of this book, but the thing that made tears escape me, was the exquisite handling of grief and how it manifested for one of the protagonists. So real and moving. The language describing the heart’s journey through grief, was spot on.

I bought A PLACE IN THE SUN as a Whispersync package because the cost of the Audible together with the Kindle (Amazon) was less than an Audible credit. Consequently, I had the pleasure of listening to two new-to-me narrators, Victoria Aston and Roger Frisk. I felt and loved the emotion they poured into their voice characterisations. Roger Frisk could have given Gianluca more of an Italian spin on the English accent rather than a full English accent, but that is a minor suggestion in what was overwhelmingly a beautiful performance. Roger Frisk brought me to tears.

I’ve enjoyed RS Grey’s writing in the past, but this story was exceptional. I highly recommend this novel on Kindle, and especially on Audible for the excellent narration.

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  • Nicole Hoefs
  • 29/11/2018

Another Great Read

I enjoyed this one a lot. The narrators took a little getting used to, but I'd recommend the audiobook. I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I liked Georgie's character a lot. I felt like we could have maybe been friends if she was real. And Gianluca was a hunk, and seemed like an amazing guy. He's going on my book boyfriend list.

This book didn't surprise me much, especially something that I think was supposed to be a plot twist. Never the less, I enjoyed it a ton. The mental picture the author painted of Italy was breathtaking. I'm jealous because I want to travel so bad!

Lots of the other characters were great too. This book wasn't super happy go lucky; some of the characters had gone through/were still going through some hard times. I won't say more on that, but just be prepared for some feels. I can't wait to read another one of her books!

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  • MRS. QUINN
  • 19/09/2019

Lovely descriptions of Italy. Slow burn.

First kiss didn't happen until halfway through, then things got hot quickly. The descriptions of the Italian village were detailed plentiful. I felt like I was there, or watching a film. Both narrators were great, though I wondered why the male MC was narrated by a British narrator instead of an Italian one (or narrated with an Italian accent).

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  • Amber Abbott-Hearn
  • 23/07/2019

A truly beautiful story

This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between.

R.S. Grey manages to make 2 very complex characters seem like actual people and tell a story that I had trouble pulling myself away from.

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  • M.L.
  • 11/06/2019

This book will inspire you to travel to Italy

I can't tell you how much I loved this book. It takes to the Italian coast ... R.S. Grey paints the picture so well you seriously can see yourself in the shops are walking from the train the the center of town.

This book has it all romance, angst, happiness.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/05/2019

Warm and wonderful

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The setting in Italy, the complex and likable characters, the twists and turns of the storyline.
RS Grey has become a favorite.

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  • pie eater987
  • 05/05/2019

So lovely

An easy fun delicious book. Great characters. Found myself laughing at the banter between them.

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  • Krissy Jana
  • 01/05/2019

Dreamy

A beautiful tale that explores the idea of landing in paradise yet perfectly describes the cycle of life with some profound words. I drifted off into a dreamworld while listening to the narration. Another excellent read.