“Honeymoon in Paris” by Juliette Sobanet
The sassy heroine of Sleeping with Paris is back! And this time, chocolate-covered French wedding bells are in the air…
It’s only been a month since Charlotte Summers reunited with her sexy French boyfriend, Luc Olivier, and he has already made her the proposal of a lifetime: a mad dash to the altar in the fairytale town of Annecy. Without hesitation, Charlotte says au revoir to single life and oui to a lifetime of chocolate in bed with Luc. She’s madly in love, and Luc is clearly the one, so what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, quite a lot…
On the heels of their drama-filled nuptials in the French Alps, Luc whisks Charlotte away to Paris for a luxurious honeymoon. But just as they are settling into a sheet-ripping, chocolate-induced haze, a surprise appearance by Luc’s drop-dead gorgeous ex-wife brings the festivities to a halt. Luc never told Charlotte that his ex was a famous French actress, or that she was still in love with him. Add to that Charlotte’s new role as step-mom to Luc’s tantrum-throwing daughter, a humiliating debacle in the French tabloids, and the threat of losing her coveted position at the language school—and Charlotte fears she may have tied the French knot a little too quickly.
Determined to keep her independence and her sanity, Charlotte seeks out a position at Bella magazine’s new France office while working on a sassy guidebook to French marriage. But when Luc’s secret past threatens Charlotte’s career and their future together, Charlotte must take matters into her own hands. Armed with chocolate, French wine, and a few fabulous girlfriends by her side, Charlotte navigates the tricky waters of marriage, secrets, ex-wives, and a demanding career all in a foreign country where she quickly realizes, she never truly learned the rules.
After I read “Sleeping with Paris” by Juliette Sobanet, I was in instant fan, so I was very excited to read “Honeymoon in Paris”.
This book was easy to get started reading, as I was happy it picked up not too much later after the prequel ended. I missed Juliette and Luc together, and I especially missed reading Luc’s sexy accent.
The characters were very well written, funny, and very intriguing, especially the new characters. There was a lot of mystery in this one (maybe a little too much), and I wished there would’ve been more of was more interaction between Charlotte and Luc. In the end, it made sense why there wasn’t, but with all the interaction they had in “Sleeping in Paris”, I wanted more passion. With all the twists and turns in this book, I was pulling for the newlyweds, hoping that it would end well. Thankfully, I was very happy with how the book ended, mainly because I really think Charlotte and Luc had something special.
In closing, Juliette Sobanet is a terrific author who draws readers into the lives of her more than likable characters. While I don’t speak French, she made it easy to understand what was saying. This was my second book by Juliette, and I cannot wait to read more by her, as this book did keep me interested. I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants a sexy, cute, mysterious read.
I give this book 4 stars!
**Due to personal issues, this is a late review**
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**About author, Juliette Sobanet:
Juliette Sobanet earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from New York University in France, living and studying in both Lyon and Paris. She worked as a French professor before turning a new page in her career, penning romantic women’s fiction with a French twist. She is the author of six Paris-based romances, including the bestselling Sleeping with Paris. Her upcoming Confessions of a City Girl series will release in 2014. Today she lives in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing, eating chocolate, and dreaming about her next trip to France.
Librarian Lavender says
I really liked reading this and can’t wait to read this book, it sounds great!