French Kissed (International School)

French Kissed (International School)

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by Chanel Cleeton
     
 

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy

Overview

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her.

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride.

The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she had thought was all wrong for her but might be the only thing that’s right. But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed?

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046309942
Publisher:
Chanel Cleeton
Publication date:
12/01/2014
Series:
International School
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
311,430
File size:
332 KB

Meet the Author

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor's degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea.

Law school made Chanel realize she'd rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn't looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she's happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband.

Learn more about her on her website at www.chanelcleeton.com. Keep up with Chanel's latest news, book giveaways, and more on her monthly newsletter at www.chanelcleeton.com/mailing-list/.

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French Kissed (International School) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read london calling and falling first to really love these characters. Loved it!!
Lyss_C More than 1 year ago
Quick note, I have not read the previous books in the series, but that in no way affected my ability to pick up and enjoy this one. I absolutely loved this story, but most of all how Ms. Cleeton shares it. It is the perfect combo of funny, sweet, touching, hot, relatable, and romantic. This book has been added to my favorites and I look forward to reading it again. This is a book with split POV and it is FANTASTIC. Carried out flawlessly, the writing is strong and the character’s voices are distinct. I loved Fleur and Max. Both were strong characters and very likeable. Theirs is a hate-turned-love story which, to me, turned out to be more of a misconceptions-are-corrected love story. And I thoroughly enjoy those more :) Overall, there was nothing I did not enjoy about this book whatsoever. This is a wonderful story that was wonderfully written. I highly recommend reading Fleur and Max’s story. *I was kindly gifted a copy of French Kissed to read in exchange for an honest review.*
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
A satisfying conclusion to an amazing series... Having read and enjoyed all three of the books in the International School series, my favorite book out of the three will have to be French Kissed. I enjoyed reading the book from Fleur's P.O.V, and to see how she got her happy ending. In I See London (Book 1) and London Falling (Book 2), we are introduced to Fleur, but we never get to see what happens in her life, she is after all one of the secondary characters in the first two books. So I was glad to hear that Chanel Cleeton was going to write a book in her point-of-view! Fleur Marceaux has it all, she has the looks, friends, influence, and the money to get just about anything she wants. Her reputation is important to her at the International School in London, but when a series of emails threaten to expose her past, she is determine to find out who is behind them before it's too late. Now coming closer to graduation, Fleur has to face questions revolving her future. She is uncertain of what she truly wants to do once she graduates, but that's not the only thing that she has on her mind. Lately she has been thinking about her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Max Tucker, the irresistible American who seems to be everywhere. The minute she discovers that Max is going to be in her class, and that they are going to be partners in a project, she doesn't like that at all. There is an undeniable attraction that she feels towards him that she can't control, the more time they spend together, the more she opens up to him, and she starts to realize that they might just be meant to be together after all. Max Tucker has always had a crush on Fleur, even before she got together with his friend, he felt an attraction towards her that for some reason didn't go away. Everyone knows that there is some type of social hierarchy at the International School, and students who are not on top of the social latter aren't always welcomed, and Fleur just happens to be right at the top that makes it hard for anyone like Max to even get a chance to talk to her. Little did he know that his luck was about to change when he gets partnered up with her for a business project. It is clear at first that Fleur is not too pleased with the arrangement, but Max quickly learns that she is so much more than what she lets others see and he is willing to stick around if she haves him.  There were a lot of things that I really liked about this book, one of them being the plot line. I liked the character development in both of the characters, and how the story flow nicely as it came to an end. Max's personality balanced out Fleur's own personality in the book, and their chemistry is instant that it made it enjoyable to read. I absolutely loved the ending, it was sweet and full of hope for the characters that it makes me sad to see it end. But I'm also excited to read upcoming works by Chanel Cleeton in the future. Overall, I would highly recommend the series to anyone. Even though French Kissed is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone, since the book talks about the secondary characters that were in book 1 and 2. I would still suggest reading the first two books, just to get a good feel of the characters, but it's not necessary. :) ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
As much as I loved Samir and Maggie's story in the first two books in the International School series (and I loved them A LOT), there was something MORE to this book. Maybe it was because Fleur had been around since the beginning and I felt like I really knew her when the book started. Maybe it was her redemption. Whatever it was, it was absolutely magical and I hung on every single word. Fleur wasn't always the easiest character to like. I certainly had my ups and downs with her in the first two books in this series. She came off as a spoiled "mean girl" a lot of the time, and I have a difficult time relating to characters like that. I did always suspect there was more to her behavior than met the eye though. If you've read the first two books, you know I'm not wrong. (And if you haven't read them, get on it. I love this series!) Well, even more came to light during this book and I wasn't very far in before I not only understood Fleur better, but I was singing her praises. She was a complicated character, but I found it impossible not to love her and root for her after spending just a bit of time in her head. She was still healing from the things that occurred in her past, dealing with a crazy stalker/blackmailer, trying to put her life together and reconciling the attraction she has to Max. Max was amazing. What a sweet and swoony guy. He's definitely atop my book boyfriends list at the moment. It was definitely a case of opposites attract with these two. I'm not sure they could have been more different... or more perfect for each other. Their differences and the way they brought out the best in each other are what made them such a great and likable couple. They had a ton of chemistry and the sexual tension, which spanned over half the book, was intense. I liked the pace at which things developed with them and the fact they both agreed that they didn't want to just jump into bed with each other. It made it all the more realistic and gave me a chance to really appreciate them as a couple. And boy, did I ever love them together. Sure, there was some drama and a lack of communication played into that, but I pretty much knew it would. Fleur had a lot of secrets to keep. Max valued honesty. There was bound to be a little drama there.  This book was sexy and emotional and just plain gorgeous. And the epilogue? It was incredible. I can't tell you the last time I read a book smiling, with tears streaming down my face. Well, before this one anyhow. So many warm fuzzies for this author, series, book and characters. I'll really miss them. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
French Kissed is another steamy romance which is just what I wanted from author Chanel Cleeton! I am a sucker for Happily Ever After endings and no one deserves it more than Fleur Marceaux. In the previous books (I See London and London Falling) we first meet Fleur as the gorgeous and wealthy French model, whose snobbish attitude earns her the title of “Ice Queen”.  As we get to know her we discover that she built a wall to protect herself from being hurt.  Being ignored by your parents and having a cheating ex-boyfriend would do that for anyone.  But deep down Fleur is lonely and grieving a tragic loss. To make things worse for a school project she is teamed up with a guy who is responsible for the “Ice Queen” title, American student Max Tucker.  Fleur and Max have had a hate-hate relationship since Freshman year but they have no choice but to work together. But the two have been keeping secrets – they have a physical attraction that they both have been afraid to admit. Deciding to put their differences aside Fleur and Max work on their project, but they can’t avoid the sizzling attraction that is building between them.  Fleur and Max are hot together but I was surprised at how fast their relationship moved. The previous year they spent throwing insults at each other so I found it hard to believe either one would forget about that so fast.  Their relationship is steamy (there were a lot of incredibly hot scenes) but I would have liked to see them have more in-depth dialogue and a focus more on an emotional connection. As the final book in the International series I felt that the story did drag a little bit.  I think it was because of having to deal with Fleur's fears became too repetitive.  She was constantly comparing her feelings for Max to her ex-boyfriend, Costas. In the first two books of the series Maggie and Samir was the main story but we were given side stories for Mya and Fleur.  I missed that interaction with the supporting characters.  I think it would have been better to have a side story on Mya or Maggie in French Kissed, that way there was a break from Fleur’s issues.   All in all, French Kissed is a nice ending for the characters I have grown to love. I hate to see this series end but I can’t wait to read Chanel Cleeton’s next series.
SweetMarie-83 More than 1 year ago
In I See London and London Falling I knew there was more to Fleur than met the eye. Even though she made me shake my head a lot and it was obvious she was her own worst enemy in many ways, she was realistic, and I appreciated that. She was who she was, and she didn’t apologize for that. She was one of those characters I sort of begrudgingly liked and even admired at times. I loved what a loyal friend she was to Maggie, and how even with her own stuff going on, she was still there when her friends needed her. All that being said, I wasn’t entirely sure how I’d feel about her as a main character. As I said, I knew there was more to her than met the eye, but I worried I wouldn’t be able to connect to her since we seemed to have nothing in common. Once I started reading French Kissed, I knew my fears were unfounded. There really was so much more to Fleur than the fancy clothes, snobby attitude, and snarky retorts. Her polished veneer and perfect appearance didn’t stop her from having a lot of the fears and insecurities many other people have. Fleur’s growth amazed me, and I found myself actually feeling pride, the way I would watching one of my friends accomplish things, learn, and grow. Then there was Max. Holy swoon! The chemistry between these two was unbelievable, and the sexy scenes…wow. So freaking hot! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to think of foreplay the same again after reading French Kissed. Besides being sexy and cold-shower-inducing, Max and Fleur’s love story was also beautiful in a way I didn’t expect. I was invested in their relationship, and it made me happy sigh, swoon, and even tear up. I was full-on happy crying by the end. I also really liked how London came alive a bit more in this story. Through I See London and London Falling, I kept wishing we’d get to see more of the city, that it would become its own character in a way, but I never felt that. I really felt like we were in London in this book, as well as Paris. There’s a reason I’m drawn to books with foreign settings - I want to feel like I’m escaping my real life, like I’m truly there in London absorbing all the culture, or in Paris watching the Eiffel Tower glitter at night. French Kissed succeeded in that, and made me anxious to return to Paris, and finally visit London someday soon. I was also really happy to see familiar characters again; I got invested in Maggie and Samir’s story, so it was nice to see them, as well as other return characters. Overall, French Kissed was the perfect ending to the International School series. Chanel Cleeton managed to take a character you wouldn’t necessarily expect to have much depth, and remind you over and over that appearances can be deceiving. There’s a huge heart under the perfect hair, beautiful face, and designer clothes. I’m going to miss the International School characters, and I couldn’t be happier that they got such an incredible send off.