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.
You can visit the author’s website here and many thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks for this great read.
J. Kaye says
I am huge on romance, but not comedy romance. Those I tend to avoid. So glad you enjoyed it!
Dar, I started laughing when I saw the cover of the book : ) I’m glad it was a good read. I like comedy and romance. Now if that Kindle I’m on the waitlist for ever shows up this book could find its way to it!
I haven’t read anything by this author before but I’ve read a few reviews of this particular book and haven’t heard any thing bad about it yet!
Nice cover, too. 😉
Okay. I have to admit. The cover caught my eye. It sounds like a fun romantic romp (for lack of a better term). I find that I lose my patience with these types of books though. It’s as if my brain craves more. I’m glad you liked it though.
Michele at Reader's Respite says
Bad language? Sex scenes? Where do I sign up? You know me…I’m just paving the road to hell over here, LOL. Great review, Dar!
Wow, now that’s a cover.
Sounds good to me.
Romance isn’t usually my genre of choice either, but I think I could handle it with a dose of comedy. I’ll put this one on my list. It’s always a good think to have some lighter books on the shelves!
Sounds like a good read Dar. I love a good romance once in awhile. It mixes things up and it is always nice to have a happy ending 🙂
Teddy Rose says
Dar, I added the link to the ARC Challenge post. Thanks!
Well, I like the eye candy on the cover…
Glad you enjoyed this book, Dar! I love reading romance although I haven’t been reading too many of them lately. This one sounds good, and not to mention the eye-catching cover, hehe.
Great review Dar! Personally I try to stay away from too much romance but this does sound entertaining! And I LOVE the cover!
S. Krishna says
This sounds like a cute book!
I read this one too and enjoyed it!
great review 😉
J.Kaye, I was laughing at how opposite we are on the romance end of books. I avoid the sappy kind.
Mary, you still haven’t gotten your Kindle. That’s been a bit of a wait. Hope you get it soon.
Jen, I’ve never read this author either but thought it sounded good. I’m glad I read it.
Jill, Wendy, Lenore,Melody, Jo-Jo, yup that cover certainly is eye catching isn’t it. lol.
Ti, I don’t read many of these-actually very few and only if they’re funny like this one. It’s true that not much happens to exercise the mind but it’s nice for a getaway from the heavier stuff once in a while.
Michele-lol. I should send you this one. I think you’d get a kick out of it.
Janel, Sam, exactly. Something light is good when you might be experiencing a lack of concentration like what seems to be happening to me right now. lol.
Swapna, you might like this one if you ever get a chance to read it.
Naida, that’s right. I remember you read this one. I’ll have to pop back and find your review of it.
This sounds so good and so much fun!! Great review and *sigh* another book that I am going to HAVE to add to my list, lol!
April, I’m glad I’m adding one to your list finally instead of mine from reading your blog. lol.
lol, I never even noticed the cover, reading the comments..I had to scroll back up to take a peek. I’m only 41, surely I don’t need hormone therapy yet?! I better get my eyes checked, maybe its time for glasses…
Hmmm, if you could pick someone to play Rosealie in the movie version, who would it be Dar?
Wanda, OMG-that was funny! Oh gosh I think I’d pick Sandra Bullock. I think she’s hilarious or even Julia Roberts. She could play this part well too.
Love the cover! Glad you enjoyed it.
Diary of an Eccentric
Hi Dar.. I don’t know how I missed this fun review. I think it looks like a fun book. Will have to check it out.
Anna, it is a great cover. lol.
Toni, thanks. I’ve got another book of hers coming to review. I can’t wait. This one was really fun.