Monlatable Book Reviews features an eclectic mix of fiction. From African American fiction and romance, interracial, Science Fiction/Fantasy to bikers, even a bit of erotic romance, there is room for everything. I enjoy it all. I'm an unashamed and dedicated book hoarder. This blog is a place for me to spread the book goodness and all that is exciting in my book world.
Monday, June 16, 2014
His Paris Affair ( The Albury Affairs #3) by Christina Ow
Although His Paris Affair is book 3 in The Albury Affairs series it can be read as a stand alone and that is how I read it. That being said, I do wish that I had read the first two first because it would definitely have made the family dynamics between the Sinclair and Albury families more clear. Not having read the first two didn't at all take away from this one, but it would have helped a bit, especially in the beginning. I found that I had to be somewhat patient when it came to Melody and her choices and remind myself of her age and immaturity at times. I did however get the reasoning behind some of her decisions even if they weren't ones I would have personally made.
Melody and Ruiz are friends first, but find it harder and harder to fight their growing attraction for one another while traveling together for the family business. Ruiz wants to respect the boundaries between them because of his friendship with her brother and the closeness of their families. However, Melody knows what her heart wants and what it wants is Ruiz in both her heart and her bed. Melody makes the mistake of trying to rid her heart of Ruiz and destroying what she had imagined in her mind to be their future by attaching herself to the next man that comes along. Predictably this does not go well and definitely not according to any plan that Melody had. After being separated for a time Melody and Ruize's reunion is much more than either bargained for.
If you are a fan of new adult romance His Paris Affair contains enough angst and conflict to keep you engaged and turning pages to see if Ruiz and Melody make it to their happily ever after.
**I was gifted a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Ruiz Albury went to the Bahamas for one reason, to get back what was his as the rightful heir of his father with rage and resentment that has been festering for years. But once he gets there, he’s treated as part of a family, shown love and care he’d only dreamed about and all his carefully laid plans are forgotten. In fact, they are buried deep in his mind when he meets Melody Sinclair.
Melody Sinclair thought she’d found one of the good ones. She loved Ruiz and trusted him enough to make him a part of her life, only to have it shuttered when she finds out his secret. Heart broken and distraught, she gets drunk and decides to get over him by getting under someone else, only for it to turn out to be the worst mistake of her life. Trapped, with nowhere to turn, Ruiz sweeps in like a knight in shining armor ready to battle her dragon.
The Albury Affairs Series in Order:
Her Venice Affair (The Albury Affairs #1)
His Bahamas Affair (The Albury Affairs #2)
His Paris Affair ( The Albury Affairs #3)
About the Author:
Christina OW loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She's always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.
Besides her twin sister, her pajamas are her best friend. She'd rather curl up on the couch with a good book than join the night life. Raised by a selfless mother who put up with the twins playing pranks all the time, Christina feels she owes her mother a lot and strives to make her proud every day.