French Twist

French Twist

by Glynis Astie

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Overview

Sydney Bennett had spent her life in pursuit of perfection. She planned, weighed her options and made careful choices based on calculated outcomes. Through all of her efforts, she had come pretty close to perfection, if she didn't say so herself. She had fled the cold winters in New York for sunny California, found a job that she loved and lived in the same town as her sister, and best friend, Kate. The one area of perfection that had always eluded her was her love life. No matter how hard she tried, she always ended up with a broken heart. After a particularly traumatic breakup, Sydney vowed that she was done with love. Just as Sydney threw herself into her new plan to forget about men, a handsome Frenchman tossed all of her intentions out the window as he swept her off of her feet. Louis Durand had lived a life filled with excitement and adventure. He was impetuous, intelligent and incredibly charming. So naturally, he scared Sydney half to death. From the moment they met, Louis and Sydney's romance progressed at warp speed. Sydney did her best not to run, but her deep rooted relationship anxiety threatened to provide an easy exit. When Louis mentioned marriage before Sydney even knew his favorite color, she was more than tempted to reach for her running shoes. Will she be able to put her fears aside to follow her heart? The one thing that Sydney will learn is that sometimes perfection comes with a twist...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615874043
Publisher: Tikinou Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2013
Series: French Twist Series , #1
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

After thirteen years in the human resources industry, Glynis was inspired to create a work of fiction rather than continue to listen to employees' fabricated complaints each day. In her debut novel, French Twist, she chronicles the accelerated courtship and marriage to her husband, Sebastien - with just a little judicious editing. When she's not writing, she's usually rushing to the gym, wracking her brain to remember 3rd grade math to help her son with his homework, rescuing toys from certain destruction down the toilet or trying not to burn dinner. She currently lives in Westchester, New York with her incredibly romantic French husband and two angelic sons.

Customer Reviews

French Twist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Inspired by her real life whirlwind six month romance and marriage to her French husband, Sebastien, author Glynis Astie weaves an entertaining romantic comedy series called The French Twist Series! In French Twist, the first book in the series, the reader is introduced to Sydney Bennett, a single twenty-something New Yorker who has moved to San Francisco. Sydney hasn't been lucky in the romance area, but when she meets handsome Louis Durand, who is town on business, Sydney is swept off her feet and finds herself in a whirlwind love affair that leads to marriage in six short months! In French Toast, the second book in the series, Sydney's story continues after her civil ceremony to Louis. She makes plans for a fairytale wedding in California that she has dreamed of having since she was a child, only to have her mother-in-law planning a rival wedding in the France! Suddenly their whirlwind love affair and impulsive wedding is anything but romantic when drama, mishaps, and real life trials and tribulations stand in their way to happily ever after! The French Twist Series is a thoroughly entertaining set of romantic comedies. The reader can't help but get drawn into Sydney and Louis' whirlwind love affair, and follow their martial adventures as they deal with the crazy antics, drama, and mishaps that ensue when real life catches up with them. I loved that the author uses the inspiration from her own real life whirlwind romance and marriage to her French husband to create a series that has a wonderful mix of humor, romance, wit, and sarcasm. I look forward to reading the continuation of their story in French Fry, the upcoming third book in the series. Both French Twist and French Toast are a lighthearted fun read that will keep you in stitches and make you a believer that fairytale romances really do exist ... even when real life puts obstacles in the way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
French Twist is Glynis Astie's debut novel. It is loosely based on real life events. French Twist is a light-hearted love story. The characters in French Twist were delightful. Louis is almost too good to be true; no one could have avoided falling for his charm. Sydney is a bundle of nerves who is filled with self-doubt due to undescribed prior dating fiascos. Their romance is a whirlwind. Friends and family are shocked by the speed at which the relationship progresses. Sydney is so stunned at Louis' declaration of love and proposal, that she questions his motives. From their very first meeting to their initial wedding (that's right, there will be more than one), the attraction between Louis and Sydney is undeniable. The characters sense of humor is adorable and will keep readers chuckling. How many books tackle the issue of the first fart? Ms. Astie does so with penache. While I f ound this book to be a page-turner, I became annoyed with the descriptions of the outfits Sydney wore for each date as well as her frequent come back comment of "You suck". Overall a charming rom-com and a good debut novel. I'm sure the rest of Ms. Astie's series will be just as fun.  This review was done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
COBauer More than 1 year ago
Alright, I have to level with you. I don't read much chick lit these days even though romantic comedies are my fave thing in the world. Who doesn't love a good glass of vino, some chocolate, and a totally fabulous hunk sweeping a gal (just like you) off her feet? At first I wasn't quite sure what to think... When Sydney says she's crazy, she means BUSINESS. At times, Sydney had me questioning my own sanity right along with her. But as I delved deeper into the story of her whirlwind romance and courtship, I started to remember what it felt like to be young and insecure. If I am being completely honest, I think I was just as terrified when I fell in love with my own husband and my crazy might have rivaled her own in some ways. ;) I could totally and completely relate to this young woman in that regard.  I have a hard time seeing someone (so clearly awesome) have such low self esteem even though I know every single one of us has been there. It's a female thing... right, ladies??? What really took me by surprise (and thrilled me), was that I felt myself growing to honestly love and adore Sydney as she evolved into a more confident and easy-going woman. Love really did transform her. It wasn't that she changed for a man, it was that he made her a better person. Cue the audible romantic sighs...  There were some really funny moments that had me giggling (the, uh... gassy... afternoon on the couch and the airplane ride), as well as some truly heartfelt moments between family & friends that had me near tears. My biggest complaint was that I often felt like many of these shining moments were cut short. I was left wanting to explore these great moments just a bit more. Also, I love clothes as much as the next girl, but I felt a bit of time was wasted describing different outfits. I'd much rather have heard more of the funny dialogue about that bit of neuroses. I only say that because I do that EVERY time I go out to this day, so I can relate. I just think the conversation surrounding it is so much more interesting.  All of that said, "French Twist" is a delightful story and a surprisingly enjoyable read. If you're looking for something light and fluffy (think beach read), it fits the bill. This is the stuff rom-coms are made of! I look forward to the second installment.
tats More than 1 year ago
What a cute story! The zany, ok, crazy girl who is destined to stay single forever meets, falls for and has a whirlwind relationship with a hunky Frenchman. Stories that almost seem unbelievable, except that this book is loosely based upon the author's own life. I would guess there is more truth than fiction in this story. I wish Ms. Astie had delved a bit more into Sydney's disastrous dating history to help explain why she was so unsure of herself. Perhaps more will come in the next novel ... can't wait to read it and find out! Looking forward to reading more from Ms. Astie. A very solid and enjoyable debut novel.