The Bohemian and the Banker by Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon ~ Book Review by Teresa with Giveaway

My 100th Review!!! Giveaway below!

The-Bohemian-and-the-Banker Title: The Bohemian and the Banker

Author: Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

“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.

Teresa’s View:

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!

Giveaway

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

Buy Links

Samhain
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
iTunes / iBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US
Kobo UK

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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29 thoughts on “The Bohemian and the Banker by Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon ~ Book Review by Teresa with Giveaway

  1. Woot! Congratulations on your 100th review! This story sounds right up my alley–I’ve added it to the TBR list–thank you for including that handy GR link–makes keeping up with stories I want to buy so much easier!

  2. I have only read one of their books before, but I loved it, and I’m really picky about historicals. Congrats on your 100th review!

  3. Congratulations on your 100th review. I love to travel so if I had had the opportunity I would definitely quit my job and relocate to a different country for love!! Caveat…it would depend on the country though 🙂

  4. Congratulations and thanks for all the reviews! I think it would depend on where I was going and the circumstances, but since I’m currently a stay at home mom I think quitting my job would be a problem. 😉

    • Quitting your job would be a problem 🙂 but you could take it with you! Thanks for stopping by! You are entered to win!

  5. First of all congratulations to you, 100 reviews wow! Thank you for this giveaway.
    I would quit a job for love but i wouldn’t move to another country! I’m happy were i live and the other person would have to move for me 🙂

  6. Congrats on your 100th review! And great review too – concise,with only the essentials and without talk about plot (which I appreciate). I’m not fan of long ones…
    Anyway,I read books by BD&SD before,and they never disappoint me,so I’m glad you liked this one…it’s already on my TBR list.

    As for the question – because of love,I came to a city in which I would NEVER live under any other circumstances. So,in a way,been there done that…And after 6 years,I haven’t regretted it. I still HATE this place,but I love my boyfriend,so it’s all good. You can change where you live anytime,but you can’t exactly find true love anytime you want it…So,different country – why not? It’s really small price…

    • Thank you so much for your comments! I’m glad you liked my review 🙂

      I wish you the best in your love and perhaps you’ll get to a place you both love!

      Thanks for stopping by! You are entered to win!

  7. Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to comment! The contest is now closed. I will draw shortly 😀 Good luck!

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