Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.
March 28: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet
Life gets in the way and I fall behind, but this topic is so exciting. Granted the only author I would ever want to meet is;
1. Nora Roberts I have read nearly everything Nora Roberts, I will continue to read anything Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb. She is literally the only the author I have a remote interest in meeting. Weird, since I wouldn’t mind meeting a few of my other favorite authors.
Not your typical Top Ten Tuesdays I know. I first stumbled across one of her books in high school, it was not appropriate but throughout the inappropriateness there was a real story. There was character development, her stories are entrancing.
She writes under the pen name J.D. Robb and her In Death series are amazing, you would think after 25 books it would get boring but no, its 43 books strong! And I’m not even a fan of mysteries, I just love the characters that much!
And on the subject of Nora Roberts aka J.D Robb, have you guys heard of Inn BoonsBoro? It’s an actual Inn in Chesapeake Bay where each room is modeled after famous literary couples. It is my dream destination for every romantic occasion possible.
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‘You’re breaking up with me!’
He was silent.
‘Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!’ I screamed.
Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here – three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she’d pictured it . . .
Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether – with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.
When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic – if not slightly terrifying – tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he’s coming back for a second course . . .
Series: Heart of the City #1
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Claire is feisty, loud mouthes Australian stuck in Paris after he boyfriend as we saw, crudely broke up with her in the city she has been in love with since she heard of its existence. Louis was an enigma and hot. The ex was selfish and got his comeuppance.
Claire and Louis’s chemistry pulled you in and for someone who is looking forward to seeing Paris one day, it had a bit of everything. It was a light-hearted, funny, purely entertaining read that can be done in a few hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, the experience of revamping a hotel restaurant and experiencing the beauty of Paris through Claire’s eyes.