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Blog Tour - Love & Agita by Grayson Avery

It's my turn on the blog tour for Love & Agita by Grayson Avery.

"The Hating Game meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding!"

You think you have a crazy family? Meet Leo Donati, a great guy from a wacky NY 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.

Buy it here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US


Sassy, fast-talking, and filled with double entendre and innuendo, this is a story about a clash of cultures as well as about falling in love.

There is a lot of romantic tension in this book, and while not quite enemies to lovers, there is a considerable amount of angst between Leo and Rae, which ramps up the will-they, won't-they theme right to the very end.

It was fun learning about the American-Italian culture and I also learned a lot of new words. For a while, I thought agita was a person (it isn't).

Although not so much a happy ever after, but a happy for now, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, as I'm sure these two characters are going to have lots of issues ahead of them.

About the Author

Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30s and 40s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations. He is also the author of the upcoming book, Love & Agita.

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