Workaholic art historian Aurora Black doesn’t have time for fairy tales or Prince Charmings, even in the most romantic city in the world. She has recently been hired by a Parisian auction house for a job that could make or break her career.
Unfortunately, daredevil journalist Cédric Castel seems intent on disrupting Aurora’s routine.
As Aurora and Cédric embark on a journey across France, they get more than they bargained for as they find themselves battling rogue antique dealers and personal demons, not to mention a growing attraction to each other.
But with the help of a fairy godmother or two, could they both find their happily ever afters?
Title: A Paris Fairy Tale
Author: Marie Laval
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published: July 23, 2019
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’re in the mood for a love story that certainly does not start out that way, is full of intrigue, a touch of the magic found in fairy tales, and two people who will discover there is more to each other than meets the eye then you will want to check out A PARIS FAIRY TALE. It’s quite easy to get caught up in Aurora and Cédric’s journey toward their personal happy ending. Yet it’s not going to be an easy journey since neither one knows as much about the situations they find themselves in as they believe they do. Aurora is going to have to let down her guard and trust in what Cédric sees in her, and Cédric is going to have to let go of his quest for “the truth” and accept what is the actual truth of the situation. And, yes, those two types of “truth” are very far apart.
I loved the many unique aspects of A PARIS FAIRY TALE. But I was especially fascinated by Aurora’s career as a Paleographer. Discovering a character who actually studies and understands the nuances of these ancient manuscripts was such a unique touch to this story. Add in Aurora’s personal history, and I’m hooked from the start.
I will admit that Cédric’s early actions made him a bit harder to warm up to, but he eventually turned himself around – or perhaps it was simply an attitude change as he got to know Aurora that did it for me. Together they are a fascinating couple with lots of banter, chemistry, and the feeling of being right for each other.
A PARIS FAIRY TALE is many things – a Romance, a Romantic Suspense and an adventure that will easily capture your attention from the first page to the last. There is a definite danger, bad guys to avoid, a bit of a mystery to solve, but above all, this is a love story that shows the truth of seeing beneath the surface to find the true beauty in anyone or any situation. I enjoyed myself in this world and would not hesitate to recommend A PARIS FAIRY TALE to any reader who loves a really good Romance or Romantic Suspense story.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Choc Lit. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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