Monday, January 30, 2017

Review: Paris Lights (Heart of the City #1) by C J Duggan #HelenReviews

Paris Lights by C J Duggan

Paris Lights (Heart of the City #1) by C J Duggan
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Paris Lights by C J Duggan blurb

DW Team ReviewC. J. Duggan is a new to me author and I will be reading a lot more from her. This is a fun story that had me smiling and laughing.

Melbourne girl Claire Shorten has loved Paris forever and after moving to London with her boyfriend Liam, a weekend trip to Paris is planned and Claire is over the moon. She is certain he will propose but alas he dumps her under the Eiffel Tower. Can you believe it? And oh there is yelling and hissy fits but this starts a journey to a HEA for Claire with none other than top celebrity chef Louis Delarue when Claire decides to stay in Paris and ends up working in the hotel that she had been staying at Hotel Trocadero.

Louis Delarue is a tough operator doing lots of celebrity TV shows as guest judge on cooking shows but he has his own TV show where he renovates or detonates a hotel, and Hotel Trocadero is up for either, and it is up to the staff to show him which he will decide. Claire has been given a position at the hotel and she can be very feisty. Will she get them over the line or lose it for the hard working staff because their first encounter does not go too well, which includes rain, a car, and then a jug of water! Need I say more?

This really is such a good story. One that will brighten your day and have you laughing as Claire who really does have a foot-in-mouth problem and she comes across as tough as nails. She and Louis journey a path to a HEA that is rocky but there is a very sensual pull between them that cannot be denied for long and nearly ends when Claire, yes, loses her temper in public. The characters come to life on the pages and of course, the setting is fabulous. I do highly recommend this one. It is sure to keep you turning the pages.

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  1. I really did enjoy this one and actually just finished the 2nd one in the series New York Nights this weekend such good stories with a bit sass and fun in them and great tours of fabulous Cities that I would love to visit :)

    Have Fun

    1. It sounds like a fun book. I like the idea of reality TV in the story.