“Exceptionally entertaining.” -- 5 stars, Readers’ Favorite
“Stunning, beautifully written romance” -- 5 stars, Amazon reviewer
“I loved the relationship between Lena and Rob. What begins as a slow simmer quickly becomes molten between the two of them.” -- 5 stars, Amazon reviewer
>>> Can a Paris bistro heal a broken heart?
Charm, wit and poignancy abound in this gripping contemporary romance.
Introverted heiress Lena moves to Paris to nurse old wounds reopened by her neglectful boyfriend. Enter Rob, a charismatic and handsome Frenchman who waits tables at La Bohème -- a café on Lena’s street -- and has big dreams.
He makes her laugh and forget her insecurities. She stirs something infinitely tender in his soul. Before they know it, they’ve fallen for each other, even though both had good reasons to fight the budding love.
But their passionate romance is cut short when she discovers his dirty secret...
WHAT IF IT’S LOVE? is the first book in the “Bistro La Bohème” series.
>>> Is the “Bistro La Bohème” series for you?
If you’ve enjoyed “Amelie” and “Friends” and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give this series a try. It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who work or frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.
Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I will admit first off I was slightly confused by the beginning of the book. I think I must have skipped over something and the story didn't make sense at first. Once I figured out what was going on I really got into the plot and the characters.
I really enjoyed the international setting of the story. I've never been to any of the locales described by the characters. I would absolutely love to visit places like Geneva and Paris. I also found the poems at the beginning of each chapter quite fitting. I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but I do appreciate the art of it.
I found myself really rooting for the two main characters, Lena and Rob. How the book is written the reader knows everything that is going on with everyone. I get into stories and I just wanted to shake them both or yell at them. Though, finally, in the end all is well. This is a wonderful story of love and the conflicts we allow to get in the way of what we truly want. Most times it is best to just tell ourselves to hush and trust our first instinct.
I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a classic tale of love lost and found again. It's really fun that it is set in the present. The story flows well and quickly pulls in the reader. Have fun reading it! I did.
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I released my first book at the age of six. It had six postcard-size pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and had atrocious mistakes in every single word. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally. I remember being immensely proud of my creation.
Turns out there’s a remarkable constancy to my life: decades later, I still love the name Robert and the genre romance. As for my spelling and grammar, they are only marginally better than at age six (thank God for editors!).
I live and work in Paris, France. When not writing, I read romance (what else?) and spend time with my family.
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