One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
If you’ve never been to Paris at Christmas, take a journey with Mandy Baggot as she brings the feel and sights of the city to this romance title. I’ve had this title in my queue to read for quite a while now, and there’s no better time to curl up with a transporting romance full of the holidays. Please read on for my review of
One Christmas in Paris
Ava is in crisis: an ex that was cheating, a lack of focus and a family who wants her to be happy, but perhaps in a career that never really was her passion. Her best friend Deb, tired of Ava being sad and depressed suggests they head to Paris for the food, the wine, the chocolate and a new outlook. Focused on her modeling with a mother that tries to micromanage, Ava’s desire and delight in all that Paris has to offer without her mother’s voice saying no is freeing.
Baggot uses the atmosphere of Paris: the decorations, food, smell and lights to lure readers into the world that Deb and Ava are seeing, and when they encounter the mysterious Julien, a photographer with his own story and hurts, the sights take us from touristy- everyone knows it to more off the beaten path treasures that are most familiar to locals.
From the introduction of Julien to the story takes a turn, initially very reserved and taking some time to warm up, Julien is a character with secrets and isn’t always honest. Although Ava is attracted, she’s hesitant after being burned by her ex, and her ex has decided to try and win her back. Back and forth we go with their attraction that both are afraid to commit to, until both face their issues and Julien comes clean.
Lovely and sweet, both Ava and Deb find new purpose and light in their lives, along with some new men, some glorious moments and memories, and plenty of happy to spread around. Baggot takes us to Paris at one of her most beautiful times: cheerful and decorated with smiles for everyone that is best enjoyed with a Chocolat Chaud.
Title: One Christmas in Paris: The Perfect Feel Good Christmas Romance
Author: Mandy Baggot
Genre: Contemporary Romance, France, Holiday Themed
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 7 October 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
They say Paris is the City of Love, so bring your je ne sais quoi and don't forget the mistletoe!
Ava and her best friend Debs arrive in Paris just as the snow starts to fall. The Eiffel Tower glitters gold and the scent of spiced wine is all around, but all Ava can think about is Leo, her no-good, cheating ex.
Debs is on a mission to make Ava smile again, and as they tour the Christmas markets, watch lamplight glittering on the river Seine, and eat their body weight in pain-au-chocolat, Ava remembers there's more to life than men ... Until they cross paths with handsome, mysterious photographer Julien with his French accent and hazelnut eyes that seem to see right inside her.
Ava can't ignore the intense chemistry between them, but her fingers have been burned before and she can't forget it, especially when her ex, Leo, starts texting again. Can Ava really trust Julien - and what exactly is his secret?
Will Ava go home with a broken heart, or will she find true love amongst the cobbled streets of Paris?
Join Ava and Julien in the most romantic city in the world this Christmas, as they discover the importance of being true to themselves, and learn how to follow their hearts.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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