by Melanie Harlow (Goodreads, Twitter)
Self Published on March 16th, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Humor
Format: eBook (336 pages)
Source: Purchased (Free on Amazon)
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When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.
She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.
The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.
Nor is the simultaneous O.
The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.
Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?
First things first. I feel like I'm getting less amused by smexy reads. It always happens the same way. They meet, they spend some time as friends, they screw, they go on a trip, and screw some more, then an ex comes into the picture followed by some nasty drama, then they make up and then happily ever after! All these reads were just too redundant, in my opinion. But I still enjoyed this read, nonetheless.
After a terrible break up with her ex-fiance and a lot of convincing from her best friends, Mia travels to Paris for some "alone time" on her supposed honeymoon trip. On her first night in Paris, her bitter self meets Lucas, a hot and sexy bartender/guitarist and gets offerred to be toured during her stay.
The characters were amusing, especially Mia. You could say that she's got a little bit of an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, wanting to make lists and plans all the time. She's obsessed with goals and schedules and objectives. Heck, the woman has no spontaneous bone in her body, until she met Lucas. Meanwhile, Lucas was every girl's Parisian dream guy. The lone artist lover who adores museums and cemeteries and writes poetry and plays sonnetts. That's basically who Lucas is, and by god, I was swooned.
The romance was undeniably sexy and steamy, and although the time span of the whole book was just pretty much like a week, the pacing appeared to be just right and didn't seem to be rushed at all.
The only downfall to this book, as mentioned earlier, was that it's somehow no different to most romantic comedy books I've read. Although quite bland and repetitive, it was still a likeable read. If you're looking for a quick, sexy, swoon worthy read, Frenched is what you should pick up.