Melanie Harlow Genres: Contemporary, Romance
When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.
She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.
The easygoing bartender’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 Lucas 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?
We are trying a new weekly feature here at NAA, called Throwback Thursday. We highlight a book that we enjoyed a few months ago, last year, or years ago that we really enjoyed and would recommend. You may already have it on your kindle, but just haven’t gotten around to reading it. This may be your push to try it out or entice you to one-click it!
My Throwback Thursday… Frenched by Melanie Harlow. I just adored this book. For my full review from almost a year ago, click here. AND AT TIME OF POSTING, Frenched is FREE on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! But I want to recap some of the main points why I love this book! First, this graphic … ice cream? Yes,please!
5 REASONS I ENJOYED “BEING” Frenched
1.I was immediately captivated by the encounters between Lucas and Mia. I felt myself falling in love with both of them as their relationship deepens and grows. The places he takes Mia to in Paris are unique, utterly charming, and deeply romantic.
2.I loved being in Mia’s head as she doubts her attraction for Lucas… after all, she was just dumped and battles with herself on whether to act on her attraction to this surprisingly hot man.
Hmm. I guess he’s growing on me.
Haha, growing on me.
Turning my cheek so he couldn’t see the smile I was trying to hide, I berated myself for the dirty thought. Stop it Mia. And don’t even look at his crotch right now. Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t-
I did it. I couldn’t help myself.
3.I adored the conversations and honesty between these characters. Mia opens up to Lucas about things that bothered her in her relationship with Tucker. I felt this was so therapeutic for Mia to allow herself in order to move on from her previous relationship, and in a sense, define what she is really looking for in her future.
4.I found Lucas to be an intriguing and refreshing character. He is by far a romantic at heart, but at the same time I was surprised by his demanding and wild sexiness. In a way, he defines a new kind of alpha-male; he’s romantic to a fault, witty with a sense of humor, sensitive, yet extremely domineering.
He fucking tied. Me. Up.
“This is what happens when you tease me, Mia. When you make me feel helpless to resist you. I have to make you feel helpless too.”
I had no fucking idea how much being treated this way would turn me on-I was feverish and panting and shaking.
…this Lucas was demanding and unapologetic and slightly frightening.
Goddamn it was hot.
I wanted him more than I’d ever wanted anyone or anything, ever.
5.Dirty talk and steamy sex. The talk and the sex scenes are hot, hot, smokin’ hot!
And the best news? There’s more in this series from when I originally posted. #winning
Hope you enjoy my Throwback Thursday pick… what’s yours?
I need to move this book up on my TBR list (I bought it awhile ago and haven’t gotten to it yet) after reading your list of reasons you love the book. My favorite was “I adored the conversations and honesty between these characters”
I loved this book. It was delightful! I hope you read it soon and let me know what you think!!!