Review: One Week with the French Tycoon by Christy McKellen

One Week with the French Tycoon

One Week with the French Tycoon
Author: Christy McKellen
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: May 10, 2016
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
My Rating:

4

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Synopsis new

From holiday…to happy-ever-after!

Indigo Hughes spends her life taking care of everyone else. But after she’s unceremoniously dumped, she finally puts herself first and books a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. Fine food, stunning views and time alone to heal her heart…bliss!

Instead, she’s thrown together with tycoon Julien Moreaux! He’s cynical, sexy and recently divorced—exactly the kind of man she should avoid. But big-hearted Indigo hopes to help Julien find his faith in love again—she just doesn’t expect to find her own happy-ever-after in his arms!

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“It seemed incredible that it was only a week since he’d come storming into her life with his reluctant heroism and inimitable strength. But who you fell in love with wasn’t something you could control.  And she had fallen in love with him. Desperately and completely.”

It’s my second time to read a book written by Christy McKellen and I have to say that she doesn’t fail to make me swoon with her sweet, light, and easy-to-read books.

One Week with the French Tycoon is an adult romance book about two strangers who met in Italy. Londoner Indigo Hughes went to Italy to unwind and to somehow recover from her failed relationship. She didn’t expect to meet a gorgeous, brooding French tycoon at the hotel she was staying, though, and his name is Julien Moreaux. Like Indigo, Julien was also mending a broken heart or rather, a broken marriage. Fresh from a divorce, Julien didn’t plan to get attracted to Indigo and worse, to even consider a relationship with her.

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I loved the way this book made me feel as though I was vacationing in a beautiful country. And wow, Italy! The details about the place made me want to experience it myself. This book is a great summer read and a perfect companion if you’re going out of town. There was just something in it that gave me a relaxing feel.

Plus, the beautifully rendered romance. The plot may sound a little cliché but hey, this is the kind of cliché that I will indulge willingly because the story gave good vibes and the characters felt real to me. I loved Indigo’s character, in particular. I can actually see myself in her. She’s the type of woman who doesn’t want to depend on other people, even if these people were her family. In fact, she stood up on her own when she experienced financial troubles. Julien is also a great and likeable character. He’s a real gentleman. I loved the way her cared for Indigo and offered help when she met dilemmas.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I had fun reading Indigo and Julien’s adventure and their road to happiness. If you want some light reads with a clean romance, then this book is definitely the one you are looking for. 🙂

“I can’t change the way I am, Julien.”

“You don’t have to.”

(Thank you to the author Christy McKellen for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!)

Rating:

4

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ARC Review: Unlocking Her Boss’s Heart by Christy McKellen

Unlocking Her Boss's Heart

Unlocking Her Boss’s Heart
Author: Christy McKellen
Publisher: Harlequin
Expected Publication: January 1, 2016
Genre: Romance, Adult, Contemporary
My Rating:

4 stars new

Synopsis new

More than just a job!

Cara Winstone is determined to bounce back from her last—disastrous—PA job, and working for Max Firebrace is exactly how she’s going to do it. Little does Cara know that walking into her brooding boss’s luxurious London town house also has her walking into his past…

Since losing his wife, Max doesn’t think he has any love left to give. But something in the warmth of Cara’s smile jump-starts Max’s heart again, making him wonder if he’s ready for a new happy-ever-after…with Cara by his side.

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Unlocking Her Boss's Heart by Christy McKellen

I’ve always been a fan of Harlequin books ever since I was in High School. Well, this book made me feel as if I went back to the days when pocketbooks used to be my comfort when boredom strikes. Unlocking Her Boss’s Heart is your typical Adult romance book where an ordinary employee falls in love with her gorgeous, brooding boss. Sounds a little bit cliché but actually, I love clichés when a story is delivered nicely and this book, fortunately, turned out to be a well-written one.

I love the author’s easy and simplistic writing style and how she managed to pull me into the story. The characters are also great. Max initially didn’t come out as a pleasant character but as I went through the story, his character became interesting and I even felt bad for what happened to his ex wife. Cara was also a nice character. She’s likable and I loved the way she handled Max’s temper throughout the book. It wasn’t that easy to deal with his attitude.

This book is a short and quick read. I love how it definitely made me feel the sweet romance between the characters. And oh, this book also ended perfectly. Who wouldn’t love happy endings, anyway? :))

If you want to read good and light romance book, this will be a perfect choice. 🙂

(ARC was given by the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating:

4 stars new

 

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