I am so happy to be sharing The Love Fool and to have Lorenzo Petruzziello sharing his thoughts. Hope you enjoy!!!!
Lorenzo Petruzziello – author of The Love Fool
In THE LOVE FOOL, food seems to take on an important role. Do you like to cook? What would you say is your favorite thing to make?
I do like to cook and tend to bake more, actually. But my favorite thing to make – I suppose when serving guests is Bucatini all’Amatriciana. It’s one of my favorite Roman pastas. I like sharing it with people and serving it with a robust red. For readers out there, check out my book club section on thelovefool.com – I provide my own recipe to Spaghetti alla Carbonara – a dish that is featured in THE LOVE FOOL.
Will book clubs like THE LOVE FOOL?
I’ve written THE LOVE FOOL with book clubs in mind. I wanted to make sure I provided a story that sparked discussion. A story that had enough “wow” moments and that made the reader reflect on themselves in a way. Whether it be good or bad, I want readers to talk about THE LOVE FOOL. In addition to meeting tips and a delicious recipe, on my website thelovefool.com I provide questions to help push the discussion along.
In writing THE LOVE FOOL, what stories inspired you?
I took the time to read and rewatch Pride & Prejudice many, many times to analyze and breakdown the romantic tension between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. It’s now one of my favorite films. I did the same with The Great Gatsby – examining Jay’s longing for his once love of his life Daisy. I felt these two stories strongly influenced THE LOVE FOOL. But, I have to admit that the tone for THE LOVE FOOL is meant to be light, like an 80s rom-com. The film The Secret of My Success was what came to mind when I was writing. In fact, Michael J Fox was my sort-of muse for Alex.
Would you say THE LOVE FOOL is a non-romantic comedy within a romantic comedy?
Yes. Indeed I would. I used the formula for a romantic comedy, but slapped it with some brutal reality. And all through the point of view of a foolish man. Hopefully this gives the genre a nice little twist.
If you were to describe THE LOVE FOOL in one word what would it be?
I suppose one could say: Frustrating.
Thanks so much for dropping in and sharing your thoughts!!
Book Title: The Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy by Lorenzo Petruzziello
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Quill (Inkshares)
Release date: March 13, 2018
Tour dates: Aug 6 to 24, 2018
Content Rating: PG
Set in Rome. Follow the whirlwind antics of a publicist as he struggles to manage his first TV chef client, his new life, and an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend.
Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy.
Alex’s single-minded career focus is soon thwarted by Emily, an ex-girlfriend he hasn’t heard from in almost a decade.
Italy’s modern culture and enchanting sights set the backdrop to this Rome-antic comedy.
To follow the tour, please visit Lorenzo Petruzziello’s page on Italy Book Tours.
Lorenzo Petruzziello holds an MBA in global marketing from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. His background includes publicity and marketing for many of public television’s popular cooking and travel shows. He lives in Massachusetts focusing on his writing. THE LOVE FOOL is his first novel.