Thursday, 22 May 2014

Honeymoon in Paris - by Juliette Sobanet + Giveaway

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Honeymoon-Banner Honeymoon in Paris by Juliette Sobanet
Charlotte Summers #2

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women,Fiction, Humorous, Romance
Purchase from: Amazon
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Original Cover
Synopsis: 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.

My own copy
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 opinion:

*Book received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This is the first Juliette Sobanet book I’ve read and I’m glad I did, because she’s a great writer. I’ve heard so many great things about her books and then when I saw an open tour for Honeymoon in Paris I grabbed the chance and signed up.

So here we are, this book is actually the sequel to Sleeping With Paris, but you can also read it as a stand alone, I did as well and there is enough information for us to get into the story and of what happened before.

Charlotte is a lovely character and I liked that the fact the she’s an American in Paris, Lyon (France) teaching English and French.
Paris is an amazing city and it’s great reading about The city of Lights in books.

Charlotte is on her honeymoon with Luc her husband. He planned amazing things, but then everything turns upside down. Luc’s ex-wife and the mother of his cute daughter Adeline Brigitte comes into the picture. She’s a famous actress and dating Vincent Boucher. Vincent is the father of Nicholas and Marcel (two French actors) and he was also married to Luc’s mother (after his father ended up in prison).
There is also the fact that Luc has a lot of secrets and he doesn’t want Charlotte to know the truth. Then he suddenly leaves Paris, because Adeline is sick in Lyon. Charlotte spends her last night in Paris with her two best friends Lexi and Fiona and they end up with the Boucher brothers. They next morning they remember nothing and it gets worse it’s all over the tabloids. Of course Luc and also their boyfriends find out. Back home the drama increases, Char loses her job and has to look for a new one. She doesn’t tell Luc. It’s also that her new job is at Bella Magazine in Lyon with Victor Boucher.

Char is determined to find out what Luc is not telling her, she knows it’s all connected with Brigitte, Victor and his sons. Luc still isn’t saying a word and exactly knows how to make Char forget everything.
These two are made for each other, that was clear from the start. I didn’t Luc being so secretive all the time though.

The story is full of drama, mystery and love.

I loved the scene where Charlotte tried to cheer Adeline up with the penguin story, that was so adorable.

Char took matters into her own hands, trying to find out what was going on. The drama increases dramatically and there is even some danger.
Lexi and Fiona have their own story developed in this book and I liked the three girls together, real friends.

Only at the end, when all the drama is solved, Luc tells everyone the truth…

I couldn’t put the book down. It was dramatic, myserious and still sweet and, gripping and adorable. Sme things were a little over the top for me, so I can only give 4 coffee cups, it’s still a great book!


My possible cast:

Charlotte: Miranda Kerr

Luc: Orlando Bloom

Adeline: Kristina Pimenova

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 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.

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