Monday, January 6, 2014

Book review and giveaway of Honeymoon in Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Today I am taking part in a virtual book tour and giveaway via France Book Tours for Juliette Sobanet’s latest novel Honeymoon in Paris (A Paris Romance) and I am delighted to have two ebook copies of this book to giveaway anywhere in the world. To enter just email Frenchvillagediaries@gmail.com with Honeymoon in Paris as the email subject before 14th January. Good luck. PLEASE NOTE THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW FINISHED

French Village Diaries France Book Tours Honeymoon in Paris Juliette Sobanet review giveawaySynopsis: 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.

My review
Charlotte Summers, the heroine of the delicious chick lit novel Sleeping with Paris, is back and has been whisked down the aisle and married her Half-Naked French Hottie, Luc. We join them enjoying the life of luxury on honeymoon in Paris before they return to Lyon to take up teaching positions and settle into married life. However all is not the wedded bliss she thought it would be as she begins to discover secrets Luc has kept from her, including the identity of his ex-wife and Mother of his four-year-old daughter. She realises she doesn’t actually know much about Luc’s past and at each turn she seems to bump into high-profile, shady characters Luc is unwilling to discuss with her. Having led her best friends into a scandal and desperate for answers to put things right, she is left to turn detective alone. Has Charlotte just made the biggest mistake of her life? Is her new husband all she thought he was? Is her new life going to be at all how she thought it would be?

Anyone who has read any of Juliette’s other novels will recognise her unique style, her mouth-watering pastry descriptions and fun twists, turns and surprises. There were times when Charlottes over-explaining of her reasons annoyed me a little, but this was just a minor niggle in an otherwise exciting novel that had some nail-biting moments. It was lovely to be back in one of Juliette's novels and yet again she leaves me wanting a visit to Lyon, complete with chocolate croissants, chocolate fondant and chocolates. Although I recommend reading Sleeping with Paris, it isn’t necessary to have read it to enjoy this book.

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Juliette Sobanet
About the author
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 Sleeping with Paris (A Paris Romance) , Kissed in Paris (A Paris Romance) Midnight Train to Paris (A Paris Time Travel Romance) , Dancing with Paris (A Paris Time Travel Romance) , and Honeymoon in Paris (A Paris Romance) . Today she lives in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing and dreaming about her next trip to France.

You can read my reviews of Sleeping with Paris here, Kissed in Paris here and Dancing with Paris here. Also my France et Moi interview with Juliette here and her guest post for me here

You can also find Juliette at her website here, on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

This book is published by Amazon Publishing/Montlake Romance and is available from Amazon worldwide and the link to Amazon UK is below.


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