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Review: Frenched by Melanie Harlow

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Funny, realistic heroine, quietly sexy alpha hero, romantic Paris setting, hot & steamy sex scenes.



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If you’re a fan of funny, realistic heroines and quietly sexy alpha heroes, “Frenched” is definitely the book for you!,

Posted March 31, 2013 by Nightstand Novels

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By Melanie Harlow




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*Genre: New Adult: Contemporary Romance

*Publisher: Indie/self published

*Published: March 24, 2014

*ISBN: 1496129628

*Page Count: 334

*Language: English

*Series: Frenched Book #1

*Reviewed by: nicoleS















Book Blurb


ia Devine plans over-the-top weddings for a living. So when it comes to her own nuptials, she spares no expense—hand engraved invitations, Vera Wang gown, luxury honeymoon in France. And since her fiancé is Tucker Branch, playboy heir and notorious flirt, local media is obsessed with every little detail.

Which is why it really sucks when he jilts her a week before the wedding.

Mortified, Mia wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity, right after blabbing to the world how fitting it is that Tucker will inherit a bolt and screw company, because that’s all he wants to do—screw, and bolt. And he doesn’t do either with much finesse.

When her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, she grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of a week in Paris alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The free-spirited musician’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 him 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?

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This was my first time reading anything by Melanie Harlow and I am now hooked on her writing.

This book had just the right amount of everything: funny, cautious yet realistic female, the yummy French-American music professor who sometimes works at his brother’s pub, the beautiful city of Paris as the backdrop and plenty of hot, sweaty sex scenes. You also get the supportive best friends who aren’t judgmental, the mother who constantly worries over every little thing, and even the dirt bag ex-fiance who couldn’t buy a clue if you showed it to him on the shelf of a store.

The story moves along at a pretty good pace, but you don’t feel rushed as you’re reading it, the POV narration is realistic enough that you can actually envision what’s happening as it’s being described, so you get details without being inundated with stuff that’s not important.

A great book, this is one I would definitely recommend.

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