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Truly, Madly… Deadly, Nightfall Series, Delilah Devlin

Truly, Madly… Deadly, Nightfall Series, Delilah Devlin

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Erotica.
Well, this is a shortish read at 155 pages, and the story really concentrates over a short time period. That makes the instant lust a bit hard to take for me, given that Darcy is a) a vampire hunter who seems to hate vampires, and b) not been in a relationship for some years….
As an erotic novel its perfect, very hot and sensual and packed full of sex scenes. That’s the problems for me though – I want a read that’s story first, whereas this is scene after scene of sex between Darcy, Quentin and Joe, interspersed with a thin story holding it together. Some people want that, love it and there’s clearly a market for it, and for them this is a five, but I wanted more story, more romance and a slower development of it all.
Stars: Two, sorry, not enough story to balance the sex for me.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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Cocktails at Le Carmen, Isabelle Andover


Cocktails at Le Carmen,  Isabelle Andover
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Women’s Fiction, Literature/Fiction (Adult)
This appealed, sometimes some light, fluffy fun reading is warranted so I chose this one yesterday. Its what it says, light easy chic-lit type reading. No deep heavy emotions, not dark mysteries, just a fun story about Chloe’s move to Paris.
She’s been dating Scott for sometime, and they live together – she expected some token protest at least when her job relocated her to Paris, but he was just enthusiastic about what a good career move it was. Warning bells ought to have sounded then, but….so she trots off to Gay Paree and has a ball of a time – after the bad start of dire journey, inability to find a place to live and making a few mistakes. Still, her elderly, grey haired boss Jean-Luc said to call if she’d any problems so she does, and he offers her a temp home in the Nanny flat for his on the way baby, just to tide her over. Imagine her shock then when she finally meets him to pick up the keys and see, contrary to the mental image she’d drawn up, this swooningly handsome, beautifully spoken God man. She’s tongue tied, red with embarrassment and the Fabulous model type but cold Ice Queen girlfriend looks her over like she’s just crawled out of the sewer, and makes it clear that letting her stay wasn’t her idea!
It kind of sets the scene for the next few months, with Chloe bumbling her way enthusiastically through Parisienne life. She does well at work, makes new friends and seems to meet Jean-Luc at times when she’s either hung over or wearing shabby/grubby clothes – mortification there  we’ve all done that – why doesn’t no one we want to impress see us when we look good, but only when we’ve just snorted coffee and are wearing half of it??
I enjoyed this, though expected things to heat up between Jean-Luc and to go downhill with Scott quicker, but it made for a fun, lingering journey broken up by the mad brideszilla sister, and lots of French fun times. I loved how enthusiastic she was about Pairs, how she threw herself into life there, and seeing the sights from her view.
Stars: Four, its a fun read, one I enjoyed but not enough to re read, but is perfect for a beach read or train journey where something easy is needed.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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