Falling for Emma

Falling for Emma

by Alix Nichols

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Overview

Rising star of French soft rock Cyril falls for Laura--the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.
Their story could have been pretty straightforward except...
He's blind.
And she isn't who she claims to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507541050
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2015
Series: Bistro La Bohème
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Alix Nichols is an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy fan. She released her first romance at the age of six. It had six pages stitched together and bound in purple velvet paper. The book was titled "Eliza and Robert" and featured highly creative spelling. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally.

Decades later, she still loves the name Robert and the genre romance. Her spelling has improved (somewhat) and her books have made bestseller lists, climbing as high as #1. She lives and works in Paris, France.

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Falling for Emma (Bistro La Bohème) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Njkinny More than 1 year ago
Falling For Emma is a prequel to the Bistro La Boheme series by Alix Nichols and the fourth book by her that I have read and enjoyed. The cover is interesting and eye catching but it was the blurb that had me eagerly opening the book to read. It is intriguing and will definitely interest readers to pick this book up to read. In this book, we are introduced to Cyril and Emma. Cyril lost his eyesight in an accident and was hideously scarred leaving him bitter and feeling helpless. A famous musician, he is feeling alone and is suddenly realizing that he has become a liability. His girlfriend is avoiding him, people look at him with pity and even the most simple tasks that he took for granted have become difficult for him to perform. Amidst all this negativity, a mysterious woman enters his life and through her simple and honest gestures makes him feel alive again. But she is hiding a secret which can destroy their fragile new bond. The writing style of the author is as usual engaging and the story flows beautifully while managing to engross the reader. Bistro La Boheme and the surroundings are vividly sketched and easily create a mental picture in our minds. I felt like I was there, sitting beside Cyril, sipping coffee while I watched people bustling in and out of the cafe. Although, I have never been to Paris, I could visualize the scenic apartment buildings, the cafes lining the road, the cute red awnings in Bistro La Boheme with its tall rack of wine and waiters and waitresses waiting on customers with a smile and the general activity of people going about their work or enjoying some quality time with their friends and family. The characterization is expertly done and the characters drawn out well. I could compare Cyril's life before and after the accident easily and felt sympathetic towards him. Emma's dilemmas and her longing for Cyril made me root for a happily-ever-after for her. Geraldine made me seriously angry and I almost hated her superficial and materialistic nature. The contrast between her and Emma, the two lead female characters is beautifully brought out by the author. Having already read the other books in this series, it was lovely to read about the characters from those other books who made an appearance again in this one. Jeanne, Rob, Adrien, Natalie made me a happy reader. I was so pleased to meet Adrien and Natalie again and see them so happy together. Don't miss their story in You're the One. Rob and Jeanne will have their own story later in the What if it's love? and Under My Skin respectively. Although part of a series, these books can be read as standalone stories. Alix sensitively brings out the plight of blind people and the challenges they face every day. She also makes a point when she shows that true friends and family never leave your sight even when you are hideously scarred and blind. Only the pretend well wishers leave. All in all, Falling For Emma is a sweet, entertaining and heartfelt novella that had me hooked until the last page. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers. Go read this book and the the series which easily transports you to the beautiful, romantic and cozy Bistro La Boheme where love, laughter and romance abound. I received and ARC from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced. This review is also available on my blog Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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oktravelchick_421 More than 1 year ago
The story of Cyril and Emma. Okay, I admit it. When I read the premise of the story, I started reading assuming I would fall in love with Cyril right away. Wrong! In fact, I found him to be an arrogant, drunken jerk. I did not care if he was blind, he was an ass. But then…as I was reminded, there are reasons why people act as they do. All I needed to do was give Cyril a chance, and I am so glad I did. Cyril had recently been in an accident that left him blind and scarred. Before that, he was a famous singer/songwriter. Emma is graphic artist that has known him since she was a teen - pre-fame. At several points, I wanted to shake both of them! But that also made them so real. I have (sadly) never been to Paris, and sometimes got a bit stuck on all the names of shops and streets and other things Parisian. All in all, a great little love story with HEA! This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Falling for Emma by Alix Nichols is a prequel novella in her Bistro La Boheme series. A short read (as most novellas are) that manages to tell a rich story ripe with detail and romance and angst. Cyril has every right to be depressed and bitter and yet he's managing to begin his new life with very little of that. Adjusting to being blind is definitely difficult but I could easily imagine him taking it much worse. He has great friends and family members that provide a wonderful support system for him as he adjusts. Emma is the younger sister of his on-again off-again long time girlfriend and has been in love with Cyril since she was thirteen. Throughout the many years they've known each other their interactions have been minimal so when she approaches him under the guise of "Laura" he doesn't realize that she really is Emma. Want to know what happens from there once the truth is revealed and how emotions run high? You'll just have to read. It seems like this is going to be a great series if this book is anything to go by.