Author: Melanie Harlow
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 336 pages
Release Date: March 16, 2014
Mia 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?
Wonderfully written story by Melanie Harlow of a young woman (Mia Devine) jilted one week before her dream-spectacular weddingShe is a strong character of a woman trying to exert control over her life by keeping lists of goals, things to do, scheduling what clothes to wear,etc. She is so lost in keeping control of the details that she has lost track of the purpose to life and living for the moment.
I loved her friends Erin and Coco. As BFFs they are the best. They are there to help Mia pick up the pieces and encourage her to take an adventure, step out of her very organized world, and experience her Paris honeymoon, even if by herself.
Lucas is definitely the wild card here. He is a "gift-wrapped" present from Fate placed in Mia's path at a crucial moment. He is delightfully well-adjusted, down to earth, and positively "yummie". What appears to be a one night stand starts a series of unforgettable events. He is the master "professor" in Mia's life who rekindles the desire for adventure and living life for the moment.
You will not soon forget these two lovers! This is a standalone book... yet, at the end, I kept hoping for more. I would love to know what happens next in our characters' lives. I wonder if you will feel the same way?
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. I write New Adult historical and contemporary stories.