Author: Louise Bay
My Rating: 5 Stars!
When we were forced to go to Paris together for an assignment, I wasn’t interested in his seductive smile, his sexy accent or his dirty laugh. I wasn’t falling for his charms.
Until I did.
Until he was kissing me and I was wondering how it happened. Until he was dragging his lips across my skin and I was hoping for more. Paris does funny things to a girl and he might have gotten me naked.
But Paris couldn’t last forever.
If you read my review of CALLING ME, you'll know I'm a new, and massive fan of Louise Bay's books. Parisian Nights hit the nail on the head once more for me. It's incredibly real, yet still with the hint of HEA and fictional love that gripped be from the get-go. Jake and Haven have a lot of preconceived misconceptions about one another. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more they find themselves enjoying it, and possibly finding something deeper there that neither of them were ready for.
Parisian Nights is a lot of push and pull between the two main characters. But the book covers a lot of ground, I mean a lot. While there are several different storylines that flow throughout the book it miraculously came out as a cohesive novel that offered me as a reader more than I bargained for. Bot many books can do that. But Ms. Bay has this innate ability to carefully craft and execute several complicated threads through one book and makes it seem as if you're getting ten books in one. That part I love immensely. It didn't just deal with one trial for the couple, they had to stumble quite a few times over real world problems and it made them so much more relatable that your average romance book characters.
At the end of the day, all I can say about this book is that you would be 100% remiss if you didn't dive into it at your earliest convenience. It is a mindblowing book, with characters that will make you fall in love with them and root for them at every turn. the writing is sublime, and the secondary characters will have you grappling for their own stories. All in all, another surprisingly wonderful read from Louise Bay and I'm calling it now that she's going to be an author to watch as I have yet to read a story of hers that I did not fall head over heels for!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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