Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Little Antique Shop under the Eiffel Tower – by Rebecca Raisin

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Anouk LaRue used to be a romantic, but since she had her heart well and truly broken her love life has dissolved into nothing more than daydreams of the perfect man. Retreating to her extraordinary Little Antique Shop has always been a way to escape, because who could feel alone in a shop bursting with memories and beautiful objects…
Until Tristan Black bursts into an auction and throws her ordered world into a spin.
Following your heart is a little like getting lost in Paris – sometimes confusing and always exciting! Except learning to trust her instincts is not something Anouk is ready to do when it comes to romance, but the city of love has other ideas…

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Where to start…

It’s kind of hard to write this review, because I adore Rebecca Raisin’s books and I really wanted to love this book, but I didn’t. Let me start at the beginning…

The story follows Anouk LaRue who owns an antique shop and wants to protect French heritage. I struggled with her. She is a very intense and complicated character and I just didn’t find a connection to her, which made it hard to follow her story. I know she had a tough past, but somehow it just didn’t click.

Tristan Black is a handsome American, who completely seems her off her feet. The actual romance between the two characters is what actually bound me to the story.
With a mystery of a robbery and her family and other characters included as well, it got a bit too busy for me. It’s hard to describe, because they are a lovely bunch of characters, but I felt like they were included in the story, but then not at times.

This is the second story in the Little Paris Collection but it can also be read as a stand-alone novel. It’s a novel that combines romance and mystery. My fave part is definitely the romance between Tristan and Anouk, they had a lot of chemistry and Rebecca did a wonderful job describing it. I wasn’t so hooked or grabbed fort he mystery part, which seems weird but I kind of had an idea already, whch made it less interesting.

Rebecca’s writing is vivid and lovely as always and I adored her descriptions of Paris!


My possible cast:

Anouk: Margot Robbie


Tristan: Tom Ackerley


Rebecca on Twitter: @jaxandwillsmum
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