Guess I had my head buried in a hole…WHY O WHY have I never heard about YOU, Ms. Geissinger all this while? My heart has still not stopped pounding and like your agent says at the end “you’re EVIL!” for giving a reader the biggest high in a romance book and then making them crash down at such a breakneck speed without any warning….just not done…
NOPE…I’m not in any sense of mind to write a review. The blurb gives just a glimpse of the story that is waiting for you. Here I was sitting comfortably imagining this as a sexy story of a woman recovering from a tragedy and her intense love affair with someone she meets on the trip. For the most part, it does read that way too, the hotness quotient way up there with a man who cannot be even conjured up in dreams, and then suddenly one BOMB falls and I was made to sit up thinking there’s a tragedy on the way and how is it all gonna end? BUT who knew it was JUST STARTERS!
The author then drops one twist after another in the last quarter unleashing a plethora of emotions and me gaping about not knowing how to breathe or cry or gasp with shock…Seriously, an AVALANCHE!
Olivia is a fantastic character, her quips and the way her brain works was hilarious and if you think it was the smoldering chemistry between Olivia and James that was the best thing in this story, I would disagree and say that it was the most loving friendship between Olivia and Kelly that took away my heart. (Sigh)…it was all friendship goals.
Highly recommended for readers who love what I would call a ‘hatke’ romance.
And if you haven’t guessed it already, I will be searching out all the books by this author and reading them ASAP.
“These kisses of his…they’re demanding and possessive. They’re hungry and deep. They’re the kisses of a man who wants more of a woman—who wants everything—and isn’t going to stop until he gets it.”
Author Olivia Rossi hasn’t been able to write a word since tragedy struck two years ago and ripped her world apart. Heartbroken and still haunted by the past, she accepts an offer to spend the summer at a friend’s apartment in Paris in search of healing and her lost muse.
What she finds instead is James, an enigmatic stranger who ignites in her an unexpected and all-consuming passion.
Agreeing to tell each other nothing more than their first names, Olivia and James embark on a torrid affair. But the more time they spend together, the more Olivia begins to realize her summer fling is turning into a powerful connection…and that the magnetic man she’s falling in love with might not be what he seems at all.
Author’s Note: This is a work of literary fiction, not a romance. Readers looking for a traditional happy ending should look elsewhere.
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