Trade Paperback I Cleis Press I 308 pp I JUNE 8, 2021

Paperback (9781627783125):


Marina Taylor is a bold, adventure-seeking writer with a one-way ticket to Rome and big dreams to write her book, Italian Women of Influence . . . but an undeniable connection with an irresistible stranger—and her penchant for disaster—just may derail her plans.
Inspired by actress and sex icon Regina Lombardi, Marina tries to master the sexual gaze as she researches her book and stumbles her way through Italian scholars, Turkish footballers, and Sicilian twins. From the nightclubs of Rome to a Venetian masquerade ball, Marina’s escapades leave her yearning for a particular French-Italian photographer. Will she catch her illusive stranger, or prove more calamity than coquette? And what about the ruggedly down-to-earth ex who’s waiting for her back home?
Equal parts laugh-out-loud travel comedy and sexy adventure, Marina’s first trip abroad will inspire you to throw your own itinerary out the window and throw caution to the wind. Art, love, sex, wine—the Italian playboy and the boy next door—who says you can’t have it all?

There is no better place to celebrate love than in La Dolce Vita.  A NOT SO LONELY PLANET ITALY offers romance and travel readers the opportunity to transport you to this beautiful country before you are finished packing your suitcase.

Full of tongue-in-cheek humor, both escapades and sexcapades  along with applicable travel tips, Marina Taylor creates an adventure in every chapter in the name of research.  There is never a dull moment when meeting people and making out with the locals. 

One of my favorite quotes

“Sorry, I’m American, I only speak English and Emoji”   

If you are looking for a fresh approach to falling in love, A NOT SO LONELY PLANET: ITALY does a picture-perfect job.   Its both a tour guide and romance story. 


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