When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.
A delightful debut that harks back to the early days of Chick Lit when heroines were flawed, funny, and forever battling for love and happiness. With quirky characters and classic comedic charm, Cocktails at Le Carmen is pure fun from page one.
Cocktails at Le Carmen is a book that will have you wanting to learn the French language whilst hopping on the next Euro Star or ferry to France.
To be fair reading the story, Chloe the main character was just destined to live there. She is already fluent in the language and has a natural chic flare with clothes.
There are so many different characters in this book, ranging from lovely, crazy and even down right weird! Obviously Jean-Luc the love interest is some one that I think every true romantic would love to meet. I really enjoyed reading of Chloe’s new working and social life, it certainly sounded very appealing. Her new friends in France were wonderful and their attempts at nights out sounded so much fun.
This really is a lovely and fun read that will leave you with a big sloppy grin on your face by the end. Cocktails at Le Carmen may be the first book I have read by this author but it certainly won’t be the last.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Fig for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
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