The Last Time I Saw Paris [NOOK Book]

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Paris, the most romantic city on earth, is a place of second honeymoons and newly discovered passions. It lures us with a banquet of tastes, sound, sights, and smells. And for Lara Lewis, it is the place where she and her husband once experienced love at its best. Now it is a place where forty-something Lara believes she can rekindle her marriage. She plans the most romantic adventure: to retrace her first honeymoon with her husband, visit the same sights, eat in the same restaurants, explore the same villages. ...

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Overview

Paris, the most romantic city on earth, is a place of second honeymoons and newly discovered passions. It lures us with a banquet of tastes, sound, sights, and smells. And for Lara Lewis, it is the place where she and her husband once experienced love at its best. Now it is a place where forty-something Lara believes she can rekindle her marriage. She plans the most romantic adventure: to retrace her first honeymoon with her husband, visit the same sights, eat in the same restaurants, explore the same villages. But when her surgeon-husband tells her at the last minutes that there's another woman, Lara's heart is broken...almost.


Somewhere along the road of life, Lara has lost herself. but she makes a bold move. She decides to invite a man she hardly know to take the trip with her, a much younger man. What follows is the story of two innocent Americans stumbling through France in a madcap romantic adventure that begins with missed connections, lost luggage, and language barriers, and ends up being one woman's journey to find herself and the love that has eluded her all her life...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lara Lewis, the befuddled protagonist of this coming-of-middle-age novel, is a curvy, knockout 45-year-old, unaware of her beauty. All she notices is her aging, not her assets, and it doesn't help that her snooty doctor husband, Bill, is probably having an affair with his pert, younger blonde colleague. He blows off a planned second honeymoon in Paris to go to China with Melissa, ostensibly on a medical mission. Devastated, Lara goes to their beach house to think. While there, she discovers repairs that need to be done and calls contractor Dan, who turns out to be a 32-year-old Adonis who appreciates her just as she is. As repairs continue, they get acquainted and find a mutual unspoken attraction hovering between them. When that passion is acted upon, Lara feels she's found something that has always been missing in her life, and with the concerned blessings of her friends, decides to ask Dan to go on the Paris trip, but doesn't tell him it was to be her second honeymoon. The whole trip reminds her of her time there with Bill, but the passage of time dispels the gold-tinted lie she'd believed in it seems that Bill was always a jerk, and she was just too young and starry-eyed to see it. But will she let her history with her husband, the father of her children, keep her from dumping the fool for someone who loves and values her? The popular Adler (In a Heartbeat; All or Nothing) gets the dynamics of a new relationship pitch-perfect, even if her heroine seems too na?ve to be true and her hero too perfect. But it's the detailed, realistic description of the trip to France airline delays and hotel reservation mishaps included that makes her latest great vicarious vacation reading. (July)Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Another Before and After tale? Fortyish Lara is so vexed when her preoccupied husband backs out of a second honeymoon in Paris they had planned that she impulsively asks the guy who is fixing her deck to come with her instead. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Great vicarious vacation reading."

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"A wonderful voyage ... Elizabeth Adler always excels at bringing vivid and lifelike characters into being."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429957960
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/20/2001
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 116,954
  • File size: 410 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Adler is the internationally acclaimed author of 11 novels. She lives in Westlake Village, California.


ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of 22 novels. She lives in Palm Springs, CA.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2001

    An Elizabeth Adler fan

    Do you want to take a trip to Paris? After reading this book you will. My fiance had to, on countless occasions, hear me read exerpts from this book. Now, we are even thinking of going to the South of France for our honeymoon and trying to find some of the restaurants and sites described so vividly in this novel. Totally different than her other novels - humourous but still sexy to the max - somewhat autobiographical I would think?!?!?! Check out her website for more Paris information.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

    I Must Visit Paris

    From beginning to end this book was entertaining, nothing slow about it. I read it in a day and a half, as I had trouble putting it down. Other then relating to this book for many reasons, it made me so want to add Paris to my bucket list!!!
    I highly recommend this read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Horny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    recommended

    good story but previous ones by Adler were better

    janie25

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    Not my favorite Adler book

    I really like the 4 or 5 Adler books I have already read. But this wasn't as good, in my opinion. This wasn't a bad story, and as always, the descriptions of the locations are great. But this story had a lot of redundant sections about the feelings of the 2 main characters, rehashing them over and over in their heads. Not a bad read since it makes you feel like you are in Paris, but the rest was just ok.

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  • Posted June 16, 2010

    Couldn't put it down!

    I read this book in 2 days and passed it along to friends who couldn't put it down as well. Well written with great attention to detail, so much so that my husband and I were off to Paris that year. Elizabeth Adler is the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Thirsty for a great book!

    i came across this noval one day in a bookstore. i bought it only on the fact that i love anything French. i began reading along and fell in love with the story line. i trully would love to see this turned into a movie. Lara and Dan went through a lot of things while in France. i do belive that everyone who reads this can learn something valuable. i know that after reading this it helped me see some things in a different light. i would love for you (any of you) to read this and see how you too will relate to Lara, Dan, or Bill. i'm looking forward to her next noval.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    Very Good

    I read this while going through a tough break-up, so everything in this story really hit home. This story was very well written, making me feel Lara's emotions. It had a little too much description of everythign French, however, and included a few too many French words. (since I know Spanish & English only, I was lost to what these things meant). I read it in 2 days, however, because I too, was afraid I would miss a single thing in Lara's trip. A heart-warming book sure to relax you on a rainy day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    Just Like a Vacation

    After reading this book, I am dying to go to Paris and visit all of the places that were described. I could not put this book down for fear that I would miss out on what would happen next. I feel like I really knew the characters especially Lara. I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    lighthearted romantic romp

    Lana Lewis just turned forty-five, but is miserable and has been ever since her husband of twenty-five years began to ignore her desires. He refuses to allow her to accompany him on his business trip to China, which adds to Lana¿s belief that he is cheating on her with his assistant. Still she looks forward to her upcoming second honeymoon trip with Bill when he returns to the states. <P>Bill calls from China informing Lana their trip is off. Outraged, Lana decides to go to France without Bill. To her own amazement, she invites the carpenter working on her deck to join her. Even more amazing the thirtyish Tom Holland accepts because he finds Lana very attractive. Overseas, the couple bickers, shares madcap adventures, and enjoys each other company until love intercedes and decisions must be made. <P>THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS is a fun to read lighthearted romantic romp that will leave the audience in stitches of laughter as they observe the loving duo dives head first from one crazy incident to another. Elizabeth Adler¿s tale has a serious undertone as the heroine must face reality and see her husband for what he is and not how she wants him to be. Romance lovers will thoroughly enjoy this first class ride into true love. <P>Harriet Klausner

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