"A sparkling new voice! If you love witty dialogue, great characters and a lot of fun in your books, this is the writer for you!"
- Maureen Child, USA Today bestselling author
Rosalie Ronaldi doesn't have a domestic bone in her body ...
All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch ...
Nick Romeo is every woman's fantasy - tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean ...
He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he's cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog ...
So what's the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort ...
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1 . Great book!
Posted November 21, 2011 by Tammy , RenoThis book kept me interested thoughout. It is sweet and romantic! The cover does not do the book justice! It is a must read!
2 . Loved it also!
Posted April 26, 2011 by wd , ocNo spoilers here. After reading so many good reviews about this book all over the internet about how the readers could not put it down I read it and it was so good and I finished it in 3 days. When I read the reviews of people who did not like it, I guess they have their opinion but I totally disagree. This book was so good right from the beginning. The story was good, the characters were very good, it was very relatable and very good writing. I was sad it ended. Either way I just ordered 3 more of her books as I love her writing style. I highly recommend this book.
3 . I Love This Book!!
Posted January 24, 2011 by Jazminne , New York CityI read this book in like a day...it was such a page turner!! I really could identify with the characters and I totally would read all of Robin Kaye's other books if they're like this one..I'm really glad I bought this book.
4 . Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted January 09, 2011 by Jeanice , ChesapeakeI loved this book so much!! It was a great read and the story was so funny and you just root for nick and lee.....i loved it and i would recommend it as a great read. it makes you look forward to falling in love!
5 . For Every Romancer!
Posted January 05, 2011 by Jess , ColumbusLoved this book! Easy Read!
6 . Loved It!!
Posted January 03, 2011 by Brianna , Auburn, MISat down and read it cover to cover!
7 . loved it
Posted January 02, 2011 by mla , iowareally enjoyed the characters! it was a quick, easy, fun read! will read her other books!
8 . I absolutely loved this book
Posted August 22, 2010 by Shy W. , LaVista, NEAn excellent and very funny read from beginning to end. I didn't wanna put it down. If you love a good romantic comedy, you'll love this book. Cant wait to start the next one.
August 26, 2009
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Excerpt from Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye
ROSALIE RONALDI MADE A SUCCESSFUL ESCAPE FROM THE insane asylum. Okay, so it wasn't a real insane asylum; it was her parents's Bay Ridge home. But most days, it could pass for the Sicilian version of Bellevue. She pulled on her coat as the storm door snicked closed behind her, took a deep breath of cold early January air, and ran for the solace of her car.
Sitting through a typical Italian Sunday dinner at Chez, Ronaldi was always a lesson in self-control. Today it had become a lesson in avoidance--marriage avoidance. For the life of her, Rosalie couldn't figure out why her mother would push a daughter she supposedly loved down the aisle. It wasn't as if the institution had brought Maria Ronaldi any happiness. Just the opposite.
Whenever Rosalie made decisions, she measured the odds and studied the statistical evidence--something at which she'd always excelled. With the divorce rate at 53 percent, if you added the number of unhappy marriages that wouldn't end in divorce because of religious beliefs or sheer stubbornness, which she estimated was running at about 46 percent, only 1 percent of all marriages could be considered happy. A person would have to be crazy to take a calculated risk with a 99 percent failure rate.
Rosalie was many things, but crazy wasn't one of them. As a child, she'd made the decision never to marry, and nothing in her experience since had done anything but cement her resolve. Of course, if she said that, she'd be breaking the eleventh commandment: thou shalt marry a nice Catholic boy (preferably Italian) and have babies--or go straight to hell.
Rosalie climbed into her VW Beetle and headed toward her Park Slope apartment. Turning onto the Prospect Expressway, she heard a funny thumping noise. Never a good sign. She pulled over to find her tire was as flat as matzo, and after a marathon Italian dinner, the waistband of her pants was so tight that if she took a deep breath, she'd pop a button. God only knew what would happen when she bent down to change the tire.
Rosalie opened the trunk, expecting to see her spare tire. It was supposed to be right there, but all she saw was a big hole.
Great! Just what she needed. She stared into the trunk, turned to kick the flat tire, and called her brother the nicest name she could think of that fit him. Asshole.
"Stronzo!" She should have known better than to give him a hundred and sixty bucks to replace her spare tire. She'd told him to buy a full-sized spare, and he hadn't even gotten her one of those donuts. "He's proprio un stronzo della prima categoria."
She had no problem calling Rich the world's biggest asshole in Italian. After all, God excused cursing if done in a second language. He gave bonus points for cursing in a third. Rosalie had a feeling she'd be brushing up on her Spanish.