This 4-star novel centers on two star-crossed soul mates, heroine Joy Wychmere, and hero Cullen Malone, and is told through an old diary, that of which is discovered following Joy's death by her grandchildren who have gathered at her home to help plan her memorial. The book actually begins and ends in the year 2040, but the main story that the diary reveals takes place in Paris at the dawn of the 21st. Century.
Joy Wychmere, finding herself in a stagnating marriage, wins a contest, the prize of which is an all expense paid trip to Paris to spend an intimate evening with Irish actor Cullen Malone, whom Joy has always had an unexplained attraction to, and who himself is also in an unstable relationship with the mother of his illegitimate daughter. Joy and her husband Dean, who secretly has his own agenda for going to Paris, arrive in the City of Light, and as Joy nervously leaves to meet Cullen, Dean secretly goes off to pursue his own interests, the result of which is not to his liking.
As Cullen and Joy meet, they experience an overwhelming case of déjà vu, but before they can react to what they are experiencing they are swiftly thrown into a circumstance beyond their control. One unforeseen circumstance follows another, and along the way the couple is thrown into a life and death struggle with Philippe Robealard, the crazed, homosexual artist who has delusions about the actor's close relationship with André Des Jardin, the actor's assistant, who unfortunately is the object of Philippe’s affection. Philippe decides once and for all to put an end to what he believes is going on, and decides to take matters into his own hands, the result of which leave Joy and Cullen fighting for survival.
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About the Author
Fantasy is anything the mind wishes it to be, and Rusty Blackwood -- whose imagery in word will leave you breathless -- is a master at this. Within the avenues of her expressive mind is found an endless array of romance, passion, textures and colours to sweep the reader to exotic, far away places where anything is possible. Since becoming a professional write in 2001 and an Indie author in 2009, Ms. Blackwood has penned eight titles ranging in romance, drama, comedy, short stories for children as well as the young at heart, and poetry. Please visit Rusty's official website and say hello!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Dr. Oliva Dsouza for Readers' Favorite When the Wychmere family get together for the funeral of their much beloved grandmother Joy Wychmere, they are surprised to find the contents in her diary. Was their grandmother really the woman they all knew? They are surprised to learn how her life took a different twist after she won a contest. She gets to live her dream when she is invited to meet the famous movie star, Cullen Malone, a man she has dreamed of all her life. Along with her husband Dean, she visits Paris to go on a date with Cullen Malone and what unfolds is a dream and nightmare rolled into one. Is love at first sight possible? Does being married to Dean and sharing children and grandchildren with him hold no meaning for Joy? Is the threat to Cullen's life part of some nasty game? Will Joy be able to bring back Cullen from the brink? With ever loving assistance from Dr.Andre, is there any way out for the star-crossed lovers? Will they be able to hold their families together and still make sense of what they have gone through? Finally, will her grandchildren and family learn the truth after reading all there is to know but will they have the same regard and love for Joy as they had before they knew the truth about her? "Passions in Paris" by Rusty Blackwood explores the anatomy and physicality of an extra marital affair, a love affair that consumes the very soul and mind of the protagonists, Joy Wychmere and Cullen Malone. The book makes you wonder whether soul ties are for real and how love can make people cross social boundaries without thinking. Love solves all problems and heals all. This is a good book and with a bit of tweaking it could be a great one. But beware of explicit sexual content in the book.
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite "Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary" is a 718-page novel by Rusty Blackwood. The story unfolds in Wychmere Willows, a beautiful place that overlooks Lake Ontario in Canada. The siblings Joe and Emily, with Joe's daughter CJ, await the arrival of other members of the family. Their mother and grandmother, respectively, had just died and they decided to inspect the house full of her memories. They found her will and diary, as well as a manuscript that revealed to them her most extraordinary love story. In 1999, author Joy Wychmere and Irish actor Cullen Malone met in Paris and discovered that they were soul mates. They were then entangled in a complicated love story that not many can ever imagine. Joy Wychmere and Cullen Malone's love goes through many difficult tests but will their love for each other prevail? It is difficult not to get excited when reading the novel, "Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary". It is a passionate love story that aptly starts in Paris, one of the world's most romantic cities. The complex and stirring love affair between Joy Wychmere and Cullen Malone is told through a diary. This does not make the characters less vivid. On the contrary, there is something exciting about the feeling of reading another person's private diary. And this is perhaps what makes this narrative unique because it makes the reader feel the excitement of intruding into the private life of the owner of the diary. The story also has its share of dangers and intrigues that will not let the reader put down the book too easily. This is because the author chooses her words well. The book is peppered with metaphors that enhances the romantic appeal of the narrative. Enjoyable and exciting, this is a book for people who have romance flowing in their veins.