Emma Brooks, single mom and managing director at the leading recruiting firm in Paris, was against their merger with an American company from the start. Not only was her firm losing its autonomy, she was losing her well-deserved promotion to Cole Dorset – a handsome, arrogant interloper from New York!
How did Cole’s ex-girlfriend’s dream of moving to Paris become his nightmare? Now he’s got to find his way in a new country, and the woman showing him the ropes wants to string him up by one. But as he gets to know Emma and her daughter, he realizes Paris may have more to offer than he thought…
Releases March 1, 2014 from Harlequin Heartwarming
My ideal of the perfect morning would be sitting en plein air at a Parisian café sipping un café au lait (it’s considered gauche to drink this in the afternoon and I will not be deprived!), nibbling on a decadent chocolatine, idly watching passerby and paging through a particularly engaging tome. In actual fact my mornings consist of screeching in to Starbucks at 7:30 for a caffeine hit that only a venti Americano can provide and then zipping off to work while the dark brew fires up my synapses. The only people watching I do is glaring at the jaywalkers darting in front of my car and keeping a keen eye out for that sneaky cop who likes to hide behind bushes in school zones. Not that I was speeding or anything. No, my reality is far from my francophile urges, but The Paris Connection granted me a momentary cessation of reality where I could step in to the shoes of an ex-pat living the Paris dream.
Through Emma’s role as liaison to her new boss Cole, readers are taken down some of Paris’ most celebrated rue and avenue and given an intoxicating sample of what life in Paris is like. Cerella pays tribute to all things quintessentially Paris, from the au pairs to traffic and macarons. The setting aside, The Paris Connection is a fun tale of office rivalries igniting passions of a less platonic nature (but always keeping it clean for this Harlequin imprint) and a little corporate espionage to propel the plot. The outings and interactions between Emma, her daughter and Cole are endearing and heartfelt. If you have a fascination with the City of Light and are in the mood for a good old fashioned romance, download this one to your Kindle.
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