Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye was such an entertaining read for me. I really enjoyed it. I’m not much of a romance reader but when it’s mixed with a funny story like this one, I do love it.
Rosalie Ronaldi is a career driven lady who doesn’t want the bother of a committment. She is in no way domesticated and likes it that way. She enjoys leaving her clothes and shoes laying all over, her bras hanging on the shower curtain and if she eats at home, it’s over the sink so she doesn’t dirty any dishes. In short, her place is a disaster. Nick Romeo is a hugely successful car dealership owner who is also tall, dark and handsome. What could be better-right? Well, he’s talented at many other things that range from in the bedroom and out as he can cook and clean too and gets Rosalie’s place in tip top shape in no time except that now she can’t find anything.
So, the story begins one night with a chance encounter when Rosalie has a flat tire, and the two meet. Rosalie, being herself, impresses Nick in a way most women don’t and he’s intrigued. Rosalie, while finding him gorgeous, isn’t all that interested-at first. They go on a few dates but things really don’t start changing until Rosalie gets really ill and Nick takes it upon himself to take care of her. Up until this point the two had an agreement of no strings attached to their relationship and that nothing serious could ever come of it. Even while telling themselves that they weren’t falling love, they were. There is a bit of a twist in the story though with Nick hiding who he really is from Rosalie and Rosalie pretending not to know.
Rosalie is such a great character. She’s funny and outspoken and is a woman who stands up for herself and what she believes in; she’s a strong female character and I liked that. Even though in her Italian family the thing to do is get married and have babies, she wasn’t about to cave in to that no matter how often her mother harrassed her. This book had me laughing out loud in so many places. It’s full of great people and funny dialogue and was such a good escape from some of the heavier stuff I have on my plate to read.
If you’re looking for a light and really entertaining read, this one is for you. Those readers who aren’t fond of some *sex scenes and a bit of bad language may want to shy away from this read but I didn’t find either overwhelming.