I read and LOVED a full series this weekend and since I haven’t done a
Raindrops on Roses post for a while I thought I’d use this feature to tell you about it!
The Frenched series, by Melanie Harlow, was such a fun, witty, sexy series and I raced through all three books and a novella from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. I just couldn’t get enough of the characters and the author’s writing. I’m not going to write full reviews here (university work is kicking my bum lately and I just don’t have the time) but I am going to try and tell you why you should read this series.
You can currently pick up Frenched FREE on Amazon!! Go, go, go!!
When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.
She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.
The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.
Nor is the simultaneous O.
The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.
Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?
OK, so here is where I hold my hands up and say that before Friday of last week I had never heard of Melanie Harlow or the Frenched series and I. Am. Sad that I missed out on this super hot sexy book for so long. I NEEDED Lucas Fournier in my life long before now! Swoon
If you like your stories set in Paris (who doesn’t?!) and featuring a hotter than hot Frenchman then you just have to trust me when I say…READ THIS NOW!!
Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn’t made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing.
Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas’s apartment derails her plans. He’s been keeping secrets–worse, he claims he’s happy with the way things are.
Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?
Yanked is a novella and it’s a follow-on from Frenched, which means it’s more of Mia and Lucas’ story. While it wasn’t my favourite of all of the four stories that I read this weekend, I did like it and I definitely thought it was necessary given the way that Frenched ended. I think my only grumble is that I feel that there was a part of the plot that was unresolved, or at least not to my satisfaction. But you know what? I can almost forgive that because of the hot cover that Melanie Harlow has given us! Mmmmmmm, yum!
Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:
1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.
2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.
3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.
Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.
You’re totally FORKED.
I LOVED Coco and Nick and their second chance at love. I felt like their story was a little deeper than Mia and Lucas’ but it was still so flipping hot. You know what, when I’ve finished typing this I’m going to go through what I’ve written and see how many times I’ve used the words HOT, SEXY and LOVED because that seems to be all I can think about this series! And that’s a good thing! Reading about the decisions that Nick had to make as a 22 year-old man brought tears to my eyes. He LOVED Coco and her loved her HARD.
Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?
He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and
when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs…
They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?
Floored is my FAVOURITE of the books in the series, it was so GOOD! Charlie is sex on a stick! His and Erin’s story was, in my opinion, waaaaay hotter than the other books because Charlie was a dirty boy! Lucky Erin! There was a secret in this book, one which I had worked out before the reveal, and I liked the depth it brought to the book. It made the story more than just the girl next door getting it on with a super hot police officer, although I would NOT have complained about that!