Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Blog Tour: Love & Agita by Grayson Avery*

'He's Italian. She's Jewish. Is it a recipe for disaster? Or Ever After?

You think you have a crazy family? Meet Leo Donati, a great guy from a wacky New York Italian family, who is expected to live his life a certain way. There are a few family rules etched in stone that he has done his best to follow:

1. Attend Sunday family dinner. It’s at 2:00. Nobody knows why.
2. Love your mother.
3. Never tell Nonna you're full. Unless you have a death wish.
4. Marry Italian.
5. Family comes first. Always. Friends come and go, but family is forever.

The only problem? He's not living his best life. Not even close. Single, lonely, and spending way too much time at the gym burning sexual energy and ungodly amounts of pasta, Leo hopes his life will change when his father hands over the family business. If only things were that simple. A takeover offer on the business puts Leo on the war path against a strikingly sexy, but overly competitive Jewish woman who is seemingly intent on ruining his life. At least that's how Leo sees it.

As tension rises and Italian tempers flare, Leo wonders if perhaps hate isn't the most accurate word for how he feels about his new nemesis. But it could never work. Yeah, the pizza bagel exists, but real-life cultural divides are more complicated than that, aren't they?

Humor abounds as corporations and cultures collide. Leo tries to thwart the takeover, find love and happiness, while also trying to avoid being bludgeoned to death by his Nonna's wooden spoon.'

This is the story of Leo and is told through 37 Chapters. Now this may seem a lot but readers will be so stuck into the story that they will not notice the chapters flying past. This book is easy to get stuck into, it is engaging and will grab the readers attention and keep it. 

A refreshing change to this book is that the entire story is told from Leo's point of view. This is a refreshing change from normal romance books that tend to stick to either the females point of view or switches between the two. Through this point of view it is very clear to see how much Leo loves his family, each part of his family can be compared to a component in Lasagne. 

Now let me tell you about the Author, Grayson Avery who wrote The Sweet Water Circle Series. A romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30s and 40s as the help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty and downright hysterical situations.

Overall this is a fun read that may leave readers craving Italian food or food in general to be fair. The underlying theme of this book is clear to see. It is a question of whether you follow your family wishes or do your follow your heart? To see what Leo decides get your copy HERE.

Until Next Time 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds very interesting! And I agree, a story that mostly likely would be read by more females than males but told from a male POV could be a breath of fresh air for the genre. :) -Karl