Paris Lights (Heart of the City Series #1)

Paris Lights (Heart of the City Series #1)

by C. J. Duggan
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Paris Lights (Heart of the City Series #1) by C. J. Duggan

The first standalone in C.J. Duggan's addictive HEART OF THE CITY series - a sassy, sexy romance from the internationally bestselling author of the SUMMER and PARADISE series.

'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'In Paris.'
Eyes dropping.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.

Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .


'Fun and sexy ... Cheeky leading lady, dashing love interest, family complications and a fun setting - this book does have it all.' - Fictional Thoughts on London Bound

'I'm really glad that I've discovered C.J. Duggan's novels - her writing is sassy and witty with strong female characters who are willing to take on anything, no holds barred.' - Sam Still Reading on New York Nights

'CJ continuously provides us with books that are easy to read and addictive, with exciting plots and characters you just can't help but love.' - Sweet Reading on Paris Lights

'A refreshing blend of sassy, sexy characters with an emotional backstory' - Scandalicious Book Reviews on New York Nights

'New York Nights is a light, fun read, perfect for a bubble bath with a drink of choice. It is reminiscent of a Cinderella fairy tale; only Cinderella is having serious doubts about the handsome prince.' - Queensland Reviewers Collective on New York Nights

'Great plot, interesting characters, secrets and romance, I didn't want it to end.'- Gems Book Nook on New York Nights

'Delightful read that I could not put down because of the banter between these two that made for really strong chemistry' - Book Magic on London Bound

'Laughs and tears, and a whole lot of sexual tension, Jack and Kate are just adorable and sweet and sexy' - BJ's Book Blog on London Bound

'Paris Lights is mischievous, enticing and [about] one young woman who is determined to embrace life.' - Diva Book Nerd on Paris Lights

'With a C.J. Duggan book, you know what you are getting - romance, adventure and that good fuzzy feeling at the end of it all.' - Hannah Plus Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780733636660
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publication date: 11/13/2016
Series: Heart of the City Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 189,465
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

C.J. Duggan is the internationally bestselling author of over ten books, including PARADISE CITY, PARADISE ROAD, the SUMMER series and the HEART OF THE CITY series. She lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

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Paris Lights 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. Great love story.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I am annoyed with Claire but will finish reading this. She's a spoiled teenager. I'm hoping Louis moves on to a real women. Ugh !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading it was hard to put it down because it was very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good characters, funny dialogue. I,m looking forward to her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty much as one would expect. But a quick read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good! Great and organized story line
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, could not put it down. I highly reccomend this book. It was interesting and unique and I really think it would translate well to a film.
jr347 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read. Enjoy!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor Claire, nothing like having your dreams crash right at the most romantic spot in her mind. When the highly anticipated proposal morphs into the total destruction of all her expectations, Claire just can't go back to the life she had and instead decides after booting the boyfriend to stay in Paris to figure out her next steps. The lovely kind new friends who work at her hotel helped her in her distress and when they need help preparing the hotel for meeting with a reality makeover super chef come to inspect the premises for a place on his show she volunteers. Can this hotel be saved? I loved this twist of reality in love/kitchen/hotel management. The quirkiness of the characters and situations make me want to try my fate at life in Paris.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This riveting love story gave me a glimpse of Paris that left me wanting more, good character development and good plot Just enough sex along with surprising and different romance scenes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and silly. Glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just disappointed! Where is the love story?! Well after chapter 20 did the love start to show....maybe. It needed a next book or at least an epilogue! I felt so let down once the book hit a high note at the end and then just THE END. I was just left wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read -
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Kept me smiling throughout & wondering what would happen
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C.J. Duggan has produced another heartwarming and romantic tale. This book is first in a series, and is kicked off with a smoldering hot chef, Louis. Claire, his unexpected love interest, comes into her own after having her heart broken at the Eiffel Tower. Read and enjoy this escape in Paris.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story . LML
Anonymous More than 1 year ago