Well, let me start off by saying I am not usually a fan of historical romance. BUT, this historical was set in the early 1900’s in Paris. How could you not love that?
The authors painted a gorgeous picture of Paris. Not only of the city, but of the people, the artists living a carefree life. I was immediately taken there in my mind- gas lights, rooftops, cabarets and the Eiffel Tower. Just beautiful.
The story quickly brings us to a cross dressing lounge singer and a very staid banker. The banker cannot take his eyes off of the singer, and it seems the singer can’t keep his eyes off of him.
What follows is a beautiful love story. Although one character was a virgin in every sense of the word, the story was never awkward. There was never the real embarrassment of what they were doing. They just loved.
The language in the book never faltered from the time period- at least to my knowledge. Which I really appreciated. I don’t like when a period piece brings in modern language. It ruins it all. But for me, this entire book felt as if it were written then- in the early 1900’s, by people who were there.
Poetic, romantic, heartbreaking at times and beautiful always. Definitely read this book. Four and a half very big stars!
A night lost in Paris finds two hearts changed—forever.
Sent to Paris on business, Nigel Warren doesn’t quite understand why his colleagues’ eyes twinkle as they tell him to meet them at a local night spot.
When he discovers it’s a drag cabaret and his acquaintances aren’t there, he realizes he’s the butt of a joke. Yet he finds himself quite undone by a singer dressed in an elegant gown, crooning a spellbinding ballad.
It’s not unusual for Jay, a former Londoner, to bring a new “friend” home from the cabaret, but he’s never had a guest quite like Nigel, whose straitlaced manner hides an unexpected passionate streak.
One romantic night on a rooftop under starry skies, followed by an afternoon enjoying the excitement of the 1901 Paris Exposition, bonds these opposites in a way neither can forget—even after they part.
Their spark reignites when Jay comes to London, but he’s not sure he can go back to hiding his true self, not even for the sake of love…unless Nigel is willing to shed his cloak of staid respectability and take a leap of faith.
Warning: Contains a virgin who doesn’t speak French but is fluent in numbers, and a drag performer who is trilingual in English, French and Love. Not responsible for extra pounds brought on by the urge to dine on croissants au deux.