20 February 2015

Frenched (Frenched #1) by Melanie Harlow

 When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.

Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?
If I had to sum this book up in one word, I would say it’s adorable.  This was a new author for me, but it is just a charming and adorable and funny and touching read.

Mia should be marrying Tucker Branch.  Except for one tiny detail, he left her the week before their wedding. Mortified and embarrassed, she just wants to hide under her blankets for the rest of her life.  But, her friends convince her to go on vacation to try and forget it all.  Well, except that the vacation is actually her honeymoon to romantic Paris…but since Tucker is footing the bill she figures why not? Once in Paris, she decides that she’s made a mistake.  She decides to have a drink in a bar and then go home, but this is where fate has something good in store for her, and his name is Lucas Fournier.  After hearing her story, he convinces her to stay in Paris with him for her vacation, and to show her the beauty of Paris.  What neither of them plans is the insane chemistry between them.  Can this away from home fling be more for Mia, or has Tucker scarred her heart forever? 

First of all, this book is legit funny. I laughed out loud more than once.  The banter between the characters is witty and fun and I loved the tone and pace of the whole book.  Lucas is awesome and sweet and exactly what you want in a leading man.  Mia is funny and interesting and strong and introspective, exactly the kind of girl you’d want to have as a friend.  And together, they are explosive both in and out of bed.
I also thought the concept of this whole book is sweet.  Sometimes people come into your lives when you are least expecting it, but they arrive just when you need them the most.  I loved the idea of two people from different places in the world connecting in a way that needed and good for both of them.  Kind of helps to heal the love-jaded heart of the reader as well.  As I said, adorable. 


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