Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
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 dead 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.
This book is fast paced and full of wit, the story line kept me interested and engaged right from the beginning. I found myself cheering Charlotte on, hoping that she would not give up on Luc even though he has so many secrets, I don’t want to give too much away but it turns out that Charlotte does not know Luc quite as well as she thought she did. Did Charlotte make a mistake marrying Luc? So many things about Luc that don’t add up keep happening and Charlotte along with the help of her friends, is left playing detective.
The friendship between Charlotte and her best friends is well written, I always like to see strong female friendships in books. The characters are well-developed and the writing is very descriptive in regards to food and scenery.
This book has lots of twists and turns but at the same time it is a fun and happy read with a surprise ending!