Kissed in Paris – Juliette Sobanet

“When 29-year-old event planner Chloe Turner wakes up penniless and without a passport in the Plaza Athénée Hotel in Paris, she only has a few fleeting memories of Claude, the suave French man who convinced her to have that extra glass of wine before taking all of her possessions and slipping out the door. As the overly organized, go-to gal for her three drama queen younger sisters, her anxiety-ridden father, and her needy clients, Chloe is normally prepared for every disaster that comes her way. But with her wedding to her straight-laced, lawyer fiancé back in DC only days away and a French con-man on the loose with her engagement ring, this is one catastrophe she never could have planned for.

As Chloe tries to figure out a way home, she runs into an even bigger problem—the police are after her due to suspicious activity now tied to her bank account. Chloe’s only hope at retrieving her passport and clearing her name lies in the hands of a rugged, undercover agent named Julien who has a few secrets of his own. As Chloe follows this mysterious, and—although she doesn’t want to admit it—sexy French man on a wild chase through the sun-kissed countryside of France, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed and has to decide if the perfectly ordered life she’s built for herself back home is really what she wants after all.”

I got this eBook when it was available as a free download on Amazon, I had already read and loved Sleeping with Paris (review here) so I jumped at the chance to read this.

I loved the start of the book – emails being sent back and forth was a great way to introduce the storyline and characters, it also gave me a few laughs which I feel is always a good thing to start off with.  As the story progressed it allowed me to put my detective hat on (I believe I’d make a good detective…. really) and I tried to figure out what had gone on during that catastrophic night and why.

I found the whole book very exciting, it felt like I was reading an action movie with a bit of romance and laughter thrown in.  The breathtaking kisses, chiselled cheekbones and arched eyebrows all added to that feeling of excitement and adventure.

Chloe was a lovely character that I warmed to very quickly, I guess I felt afraid for her too because it must have been scary being in another country and having everything taken from you.  I could feel her confusion and shock as everything begins to tumble down around her and she finds herself having to rethink her life and what she wants from it.  As for Julien, what can I say other than a part of me fell in love with him and his cheeky, passionate ways!

There were many twists and turns in the story that kept me reading until late at night and lots of funny moments that had me laughing out loud, one part that I particularly enjoyed was the newly wed bus tour, I will say no more but look out for that if you read this eBook.

Further on something is revealed that is either a crazy coincidence, fate or something else entirely.  I really loved this part of the story – I didn’t see it coming and it actually gave me chills when I was reading it!

Mystery, action, romance and laughter make this a story not to be missed.

To find out more about Juliette Sobanet visit her blog here or you can find her on Twitter here.

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Sleeping with Paris – Juliette Sobanet

“Charlotte Summers is a sassy, young French teacher who is two days away from moving to Paris with the love of her life and from fulfilling her dream of studying at the prestigious Sorbonne University in France. But when she discovers her fiancé’s online dating profile and has a little chat with the busty red-head he’s been sleeping with on the side, she gives up on committed relationships altogether and decides to navigate Paris on her own.

Determined to stop other women from finding themselves in her shoes, Charlotte creates an anonymous blog on how to date like a man in the City of Love—that is, how to jump from bed to bed without ever falling in love. But, with a slew of Parisian men beating down her door, a hot new neighbor who feeds her chocolate in bed, and an appearance by her sleazy ex-fiancé, she isn’t so sure she can keep her promise to remain commitment-free. 

And, when Charlotte agrees to write an article for a popular women’s magazine about her Parisian dating adventures—or disasters, rather—will she risk losing the one man who’s swept her off her feet and her dream job in one fell swoop?”

I got this eBook when it was available as a free download on Amazon, I already had it on my wish list so was pretty excited when I realised I could get it for free (who doesn’t like a freebie).

I really enjoyed this book, it was fun, adventurous and kept my interest throughout.  Charlotte is a great character, she is very likeable and easy to relate to, I loved the idea for her blog and really enjoyed reading her posts as she explores her crazy life in Paris.

There were parts of the story that had me laughing, parts that made me feel sad and parts that had me saying “what on earth are you doing?”, I genuinely didn’t know what Charlotte and her friends would get up to next and that was definitely part of the attraction for me.

I loved reading the wonderful vivid descriptions of France and also the hilarious chat up lines that some of the French men used on Charlotte.  The whole story has a bright fun feel to it and I really liked that, but there was also a message to be gained from it – the grass isn’t always greener is a phrase that came to mind quite a few times whilst reading this book.

This was a fun, entertaining and girly read that also had a good message, a perfect holiday book!