Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: The Frenchman by Lesley Young

Title:  The Frenchman
Author:  Lesley Young
Genre:  Romance
Publisher:  L.A.Y. Books
Release Date:  December 2, 2014
File Size/Pages:  1446 KB/276 pgs
Source:  Lesley Young

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  Fleur Smithers rarely veers off the straight and (excruciatingly) narrow. So moving to the seaport town of Toulon to live with her newfound biological mother—an inspector with the French National Police—for one year is a pretty major detour.

Son of France’s crime royalty family and international rugby star, Louis Messette, is devoted to his sport, famille and nothing else. But the carefree American he meets one night changes everything. She sparks a desire in him like no other. Possession takes root. She will do as he commands.

Bit by bit Fleur slips into the Frenchman’s realm of wanton pleasure agreeing to his one condition: that she keep their affair secret. She serves up her heart without reservation in the hub of the glittering Côte d’Azur, and the along the soulful Seine in Paris, unaware of the danger she is in. For her new lover’s family business will pit her against her mother, the police woman sworn to bring down the Messettes. And by then, far more than Fleur’s heart will be on the line.

READER WARNING: This novel contains explicit sex.

Review:  I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion, and I ABSOLUTELY loved it! The novel tells the story of Fleur Smithers, a girl in early twenties, who recently went to stay with her biological mother in France for a year. She meets a sexy Frenchman, Louis Messette, who is pretty much deemed a bad boy. Everyone warns Fleur to stay away from Louis, but never gives her a reason why. Because Fleur is drawn to Louis, she ignores these warnings. I love the fact that this book is written in first person, and it made me feel as if I was actually witnessing the scenes. I also loved the interactions between Fleur and Louis, especially when they first met in the bistro, and how he invited himself back to her place. I loved that the novel had a certain mystery to it. At first, I felt as if I was kind of thrown into Fleur's world, and it was kind of confusing at first, but I caught on soon enough. This is my first novel that I've read by Lesley Young, but it definitely won't be my last. This is certainly a 'STOP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING, AND BUY THIS NOVEL' read!


Lesley Young said...

Thanks for the great review! I am so glad you liked The Frenchman. The Australian is launching April 13th, FYI. I promise another 5-star read.

Josie Ann said...

So excited to read the next one! Let me know if you want to set up any promos for the upcoming release!