*Contains adult themes
**Review by Stacey
When Jessica finally finishes her architectural studies and then goes to Paris for an internship, she can barely speak a word of French. Gaëtan, another intern at the firm where she’ll work, meets her at the airport. He quickly falls in love with her and tells her to watch out at work, especially because her new boss is very seductive. She doesn’t take his advice and quickly becomes under the spell of Etienne, an internationally famous architect. He’s especially interested in Jessica’s Chinese origins so that he can conquer more of the market in China. Their affaire takes over her life more than she could ever have imagined. Can she nonetheless go back to Gaëtan, whom she realizes she truly loves?
If you've previously read my reviews then you will know that I immediately fall for any book that is set in Paris - I was intrigued by the blurb of this one too.
I feel that the story progressed far too quickly and didn't have a lot of depth to it. I didn't really get to know any of the main characters because of this so I didn't really connect to any of them. Jessica seemed quite naive for somebody who had just graduated and I was so mad that she didn't see right through her boss as I did, as a reader I could tell he was only out for one thing. Which also leads me to say that I found the sex scenes between Jessica & Etienne a little uncomfortable; they felt a little forced, abuse like, which I don't think they were meant to but Etienne seemed sleazy from the off. It was also obvious from the start that Gaetan had taken a deep interest in Jessica and I felt a little sorry for him; him and Jessica's roommate Christelle were the only characters I really took a liking to but I wish the story would have involved more of Gaetan.
If you're after a quick east read then this might be a book for you.
I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.