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Opposites Attack: A Novel With Recipes Provencal
     

Opposites Attack: A Novel With Recipes Provencal

by Jo Maeder
 

Fleeing to a total immersion language school in the idyllic South of France, Alyce puts love and her failed career on hold to do an extreme makeover on herself. While she struggles to learn French and attain some degree of chic, she attracts the attention of several locals, with disastrous results. Tension escalates to a new level when she's forced to stay at

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Fleeing to a total immersion language school in the idyllic South of France, Alyce puts love and her failed career on hold to do an extreme makeover on herself. While she struggles to learn French and attain some degree of chic, she attracts the attention of several locals, with disastrous results. Tension escalates to a new level when she's forced to stay at the guest cottage of the enigmatic author Jean-Luc. She finds herself strangely attracted to him, though he seems to despise her and they communicate mostly through bickering. Soon, Alyce must choose between what she thought she wanted and something totally different. Set against the alluring background of the Mediterranean with recipes inspired by Provence, Opposites Attack is a fast-paced romantic comedy with a French twist.

Editorial Reviews

News & Record
"Take three quirky characters who go to extremes to either pursue love or avoid love. Add a dash of dysfunction. A pinch of love. And a dollop of mystery. Marinate in a romantic setting. You've got the recipe for an amusing love story."
O. Henry Magazine
"Gobble up this rollicking romantic comedy, filled with scrumptious French food."
Miami Herald
"A fun tale and a nice testament to Maeder's versatility."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985548223
Publisher:
Jo Maeder
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
1,367,134
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

What People are Saying About This

Cassandra King
"A fun, rollicking tale with an enchanted setting, the kind of book you want to share with your dearest friends. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this one!"
(The Sabbatical Chef) - Teresa Engebretsen
"Merci for taking me back to the deliciousness of Provence! I wish that my first stay in France had been this delightfully wicked."
Media Critic NPR's WFDD - Mary Dalton
"Perfect for a rainy afternoon or staying up into the wee hours to finish it (as I did last night)."
Charles Salzberg
"This wonderfully entertaining novel will have you booking that trip to France you've been promising yourself for years."
Richard Goodman
"Sparkles like fine champagne and feels like a Truffaut romantic comedy."

Meet the Author

Jo Maeder was a radio DJ in South Florida and New York City who once went by the air name "The Rock and Roll Madame" and followed The Howard Stern Show. She now lives in North Carolina and is a writer/bird nut. She travels, cooks, and bakes decadent cookies whenever possible. Read "The Story Behind the Story" that inspired OPPOSITES ATTACK here: jomaeder.com/read/oa/

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