Blurb: “Frenched is perfectly paced, elegantly written, and deliciously sexy. Once you start Lucas and Mia’s story, you’ll never want it to end.” – M. Pierce, bestselling author of the Night Owl Trilogy
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?
6 things I love about this book:
1. This book is steamy
2. It takes place in France
3. The Abelard and Heloise story is told in the book
6. Did I mention how steamy this book is (I’m fanning myself here)
What a great read by Melanie Harlow. I have to say I had not read anything by her yet, but if this is the type of work she produces, then it will not be the last book I read of her work. Be forewarned, if you are reading this book during your lunch break at work, you will get hot and bothered.
What can I say, this book had all the thing I love in a good story. First of it takes place in Paris. I felt that Melanie Harlow did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the city. Her description of the city brought back memories of my time spent in Paris. Reading the story made me feel like I was revisiting a city that was so magical when I visited. “Frenched” was also a very sexy read. I would have to say if you like erotica, you will be satisfied with this read. Even if erotica is not your cup of tea, I would still recommend that you read this book because I thought it was done in a tasteful way that made sense in the arc of the story.
In addition, Melanie Harlow mentions Abelard and Heloise. If you don’t know who they are read this book and you will find out. If there is a couple whose story I love, it is that of Abelard and Heloise. Just hearing their names puts a smile on my face. The fact that they were included in this book just made me a happy reader.
Lucas and Mia were also great characters. There was an authenticity about their actions that as a reader I really enjoyed. The logic behind their actions made sense. I could imagine myself in their shoes and see where they were coming from, and how they approached their feelings worked for their specific character traits. Their chemistry was through the roof. I was left wanting more Lucas and Mia. “Frenched” works as a stand alone novel there is no cliffhanger, but let just say I would not be disappointed if their was more from these two characters in the future.