The sassy heroine of Sleeping with Paris is back! And this time, chocolate-covered French wedding bells are in the air....
It’s only been a month since Charlotte Summers reunited with her sexy French boyfriend, Luc Olivier, and the two lovebirds have already decided to take the plunge into wedded bliss. Charlotte is madly in love, and Luc is clearly the one, so what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, quite a lot...
On the heels of their drama-filled nuptials in the French Alps, Luc whisks Charlotte away to Paris for a luxurious honeymoon. But just as they are recovering from their mad dash to the altar, a surprise appearance by Luc’s drop-dead gorgeous ex-wife brings the festivities to a halt. Luc never told Charlotte that his ex was a famous French actress, or that she was still in love with him.
Determined to keep her independence and her sanity, Charlotte begins writing a book entitled The Girl’s Guide to Tying the French Knot. With chocolate, French wine, and fabulous girlfriends by her side, Charlotte navigates the tricky waters of marriage, secrets, ex-wives, and career all in a foreign country where, she quickly realizes, she never truly learned the rules.
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I read Sleeping With Paris sometime last year (or perhaps earlier, I can't quite recall, as I've read it several times now), and when I heard there was a sequel, I was delighted. I wanted to know more about Charlotte, and her handsome man Luc. And I was not disappointed by Honeymoon in Paris. In fact, I devoured the book. This time around, Charlotte is married, but Luc is not all that he's seemed to be. He's keeping secrets, being evasive, and I started to wonder if perhaps she'd made a poor choice in marrying so quickly. The book was a whirlwind of drama: young actresses, corrupt businessmen, handsome actors, paparazzi, devoted and determined friends, and a dark secret that Charlotte stumbles into. It definitely kept me reading. I also loved the return of some of the secondary characters from the first book, especially Fiona and Lexi, Charlotte's best friends. They're each so different from Charlotte, and bring their own colour to the book. I'm hoping that Ms. Sobanet will continue on with this series, and perhaps write a book about the handsome Nicolas? Pretty please? :)
The second installment of the Charlotte Summers series takes us back to Charlotte: all of the misadventures of Sleeping With Paris ended with her engagement to half-naked French Hottie Luc Olivier. Quickly we move into the whirlwind engagement as she toasts her friends with champagne in the back of the limo as they speed to the ceremony. Here Sobanet provides a quick outline with background information for those who hadn’t read the first book (I hadn’t) yet there is more than enough information to not feel lost as the story whips past further on. Charlotte and Luc are married, but life has many curves: an ex-wife who won’t disappear, a young step-daughter, Luc’s refusal to address the many questions that arise, and the fallout from a tabloid spread featuring Charlotte and her two best friends, all sans the men they are committed to. Add to that the natural reserve that Luc’s family have about their rapid courtship closely followed by the aforementioned tabloid story, and the resurfacing of issues and people from Luc’s past who had only caused heartbreak and you have several different levels of conflict and misunderstanding popping up everywhere. Marriage isn’t easy: when you add in two people who are guarded about their past and then add in the cultural norms: exaggerated or not, and you have a series of events that can bring even the most logical and considered (and Charlotte is neither) woman to a crisis. Self-inflicted or not, Charlotte’s focus on all that could be wrong lead her into some dangerous and potentially deadly situations. Fun and light, this is ultimately a romance with a happy ending, even if the path is uneven. Filled with lovely description, the friendship between Charlotte and her bff’s is well-written, and her scenes with her new step-daughter are touching. A few devious moments when her interior bad girl takes hold lead to laughs and the romantic moments are pure delight. I received an eArc copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
I requested this book from the publisher because I was expecting a cute Parisian romance full of french seduction and tasty pastries...what I got was a cheeky mystery with some incredible lingerie. This was a well-written story, with some excellent amateur sleuthing on the part of our heroine, Charlotte, but I am guessing I didn't fully connect with the story because I didn't ready the prior book that led to this whirlwind french marriage. At points, I did find myself sucked into the story, trying to unravel the mystery, but then it just went a little over the top for my liking. When I read mysteries, I like a little more subtlety, and when I read a romance, I expect more sexiness. The characters were likeable enough, but I just didn't identify with any of them. This is a cute enough story, but not one of my favorites as of recent. It is worth reading if you are looking for something light and fun that will be wrapped up neatly in the end. I received a copy of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review