ARC Review: Frenched by Melanie Harlow

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Released March 18, 2014


Mia Devine plans over-the-top weddings for a living. So when it comes to her own nuptials, she spares no expense—hand engraved invitations, Vera Wang gown, luxury honeymoon in France. And since her fiancé is Tucker Branch, playboy heir and notorious flirt, local media is obsessed with every little detail.

Which is why it really sucks when he jilts her a week before the wedding.

Mortified, Mia wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity, right after blabbing to the world how fitting it is that Tucker will inherit a bolt and screw company, because that’s all he wants to do—screw, and bolt. And he doesn’t do either with much finesse.

When her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, she grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of a week in Paris alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The free-spirited musician’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 him 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?

I first heard about this book from M. Pierce. From that recommendation alone I planned on getting the book. An author I love can tell me how to live my life. I accept that. Luckily, for me, I was able to get my hot little hands on an ARC (for an honest review of course).

M was right. This book is great!

Right from the beginning I loved this book. I almost feel bad for laughing at Mia’s misfortune but I couldn’t help it. This book was extremely well written. I may not have any experience with Mia’s situation – thank goodness – but I could totally relate to her actions and thoughts in the situations she ends up in throughout the book. (I think her mom and my mom might know each other.)

The emotional times pulled at my heart-strings (Hi. I am Sappy McSapperton. Nice to meet you.) The sexy times were sexy (Note to self: stock up on Sham-wows). I already said I laughed. This book has it all. Lucas has an accent.

An accent. He speaks French.

What more do you want from me?! READ THE BOOK ALREADY! Sheesh.

I’m sorry. I am sorry I yelled at you like Adam Sandler. I just really think everyone will enjoy this book.

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in.

I write New Adult historical and contemporary stories.

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4 thoughts on “ARC Review: Frenched by Melanie Harlow

  1. Carrie, thank you so much for the awesome review! I laughed out loud when I read the comment about your mom… 🙂 So glad you enjoyed Frenched!


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