My 100th Review!!! Giveaway below!
Author: Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
“A night lost in Paris finds two hearts changed forever.”
Sent to Paris on business, Nigel Warren doesn’t quite understand why his colleagues’ eyes twinkle as they tell him to meet them at a local night spot.
When he discovers it’s a drag cabaret and his acquaintances aren’t there, he realizes he’s the butt of a joke. Yet he finds himself quite undone by a singer dressed in an elegant gown, crooning a spellbinding ballad.
It’s not unusual for Jay, a former Londoner, to bring a new “friend” home from the cabaret, but he’s never had a guest quite like Nigel, whose straitlaced manner hides an unexpected passionate streak.
One romantic night on a rooftop under starry skies, followed by an afternoon enjoying the excitement of the 1901 Paris Exposition, bonds these opposites in a way neither can forget—even after they part.
Their spark reignites when Jay comes to London, but he’s not sure he can go back to hiding his true self, not even for the sake of love…unless Nigel is willing to shed his cloak of staid respectability and take a leap of faith.
Warning: Contains a virgin who doesn’t speak French but is fluent in numbers, and a drag performer who is trilingual in English, French and Love. Not responsible for extra pounds brought on by the urge to dine on croissants au deux.
What a delicious, delightful historical read! This is the first historical I have read by this writing duo but I will be sure to pick up their other works!
I could feel the atmosphere of time and place. Both characters radiated their station and yet were wholly themselves. I loved seeing Nigel come apart and break through his stuffy façade for Jay. Jay was truly a bohemian soul but seeing him fall for banker Nigel was heartwarming.
I loved the descriptions of both Paris and London. I also was glad that the attitudes of the times were taken into consideration and addressed. It added to the authenticity of the story. The language used was appropriate for the times, even in the bedroom scenes (which were emotional and sexy); this made everything more real.
There is no great angst, though there is struggle and obstacles to overcome. It is a charming story of two people from different walks of life coming together and finding love.
Even if historical isn’t necessarily your thing, this is a great story about compromise and love. Give it a try!
This is my 100th review!!! Comment and say whether you would be willing to quit your job and relocate to a different country for love to be qualified to win a $10 Gift card to Amazon or ARe! Please check out my other reviews which you can find Here
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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