The Love Fool by: Lorenzo Petruzziello 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.
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The Story


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.

The Author

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. Lorenzo lives in Massachusetts focusing on his writing; and is a contributor for publications on lifestyle, travel, cocktails and cooking. The Love Fool is his first novel.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

I AM Books

189 North Street – Boston’s North End


Author Lorenzo Petruzziello will talk about

his Italian-American heritage, and his adventures in

writing his debut novel The Love Fool. Come meet Lorenzo

and pick up a signed copy of The Love Fool,

and a free specially designed bookmark.

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Book Tour + Events

The Love Fool  Book Launch

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Massimino’s Cucina Italiana – Boston’s North End

Author’s Night By The Sea

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Redhook Brewery – Portsmouth, NH

Independent Bookstore Day – Guest Bookseller

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cabot Street Books & Cards – Beverly, MA

Barnes & Noble – Author Meet & Greet

Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Barnes & Noble – Burlington, MA

Twitter Chat – @LitChat – Guest Host

Monday, June 4, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET – participate using #LitChat

I AM Books – Author Talk & Book Signing

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

I AM Books – 189 North St – Boston’s North End

Summer Romance Author Festival

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Barnes & Noble – Framingham, MA

New England Authors Expo

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Danversport Yacht Club – Danvers, MA

Suffolk University – Library Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Suffolk University – Mildred F. Sawyer Library – Boston, MA


Meeting Tips

Some useful tips for hosting a The Love Fool themed book club.


Discussion Questions

Discussion questions for your book club meeting on The Love Fool.


Romantic Recipe

Lorenzo’s recipe for the most romantic dish in The Love Fool.


Online Book Club

Join the discussion online at The Love Fool Online Book Club.



ISBN (paperback):   978-1947848191   |   1947848194

ISBN (ebook):   978-1947848207

Released:   13 March 2018

Pages:   314

Publisher:   Quill (Inkshares)

Distributors:   Ingram Publisher Services   |   Baker & Taylor


Primo Magazine for Italian Americans

May 2, 2018: An Interview with Lorenzo Petruzziello

Boston Book Blog

March 25, 2018: New Releases: The Love Fool

Publisher’s Weekly

March 23, 2018: New Titles: March 2018

Feathered Quill Book Reviews

March 16, 2018: Author Interview: Lorenzo Petruzziello

The Dedham Transcript

March 8, 2018: Debut Book Inspired by Writer’s Time in Italy

The Dedham Patch

February 28, 2018: Dedham Native Publishes First Novel

February 9, 2018: Friday Fayves – The Love Fool

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