REVIEW: When Joss Met Matt

‘You’re breaking up with me!’
He was silent.
‘In Paris.’
Eyes dropping.
‘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

Source: Goodreads


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.




WWW Wednesday #34

www-wednesdaysA weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth formerly hosted by MizB all about, what we’re, Currently, Just Finished and About to Read.

So much has happened in the past few weeks and I really wanted to do WWW today but couldn’t find the time. Better late than never right??

• What are you currently reading?


I just started A Lush Betrayal as part of my March reading challenge. So far, it’s turning out to be a pleasant enough read.

‘The Story of Us’ aka Carnage series is intense and I am slowly making my way through it, it’s already shaping up to be an emotional wringer and I need books of levity thrown in to get through it.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Paris Lights, what a light, fun read this one was. I got to explore Paris before actually going to explore Paris and got a taste of the behind the scenes working of hotel life. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for something light and fun.

Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat, now this one had a bit of everything, love, friendship, death, sexy lumberjack men. It was not at all what I thought it would be based off the title and synopsis but it was quirky and fun. I read both these books within days of each other. Worth it.

• What will you read next?

Still have nothing set up, I have 256 books in my TBR list and not a clue what I’m reading next…


Happy WWW Wednesday!