Review: Faux Pas by Natasha Madison


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR.

It's been awhile since I last read something from Natasha Madison, so when I heard that she had a new standalone to be released, I jumped right on it. Faux Pas is a love story set in Paris, France and features an outspoken American tourist who complains about a less than stellar bottle of wine at a restaurant owned by the family of the most eligible Frenchman in France. When Meghan Prust and her two best friends head to Paris for a week-long vacation, the last thing she expects is to commit a faux pas of sorts within the first twenty-four hours of their stay. After all, she wasn't going to sit idly by and be forced to drink wine that tasted like vinegar. However, maybe she went a wee bit too far if she's going to base it on the rather cold reaction she gets from the man she complains to--a man she doesn't immediately realize is the owner of the restaurant. Alexandre Deville, though, is feeling anything but cold towards Meghan; as a matter of fact, the heat between them seems to be rising even more each time they're together. But what can come from a Parisian fling once Meghan returns to Toronto and Alex stays in Paris?

This was an enjoyable read, one that had a good balance of romance and sex as well as humor and a smidgen of drama. I liked Meghan and Alex and I found there pairing intriguing in terms of who Alex is in French society and the fact that these two lead productive lives in two different countries. These two were far from boring, and neither were they the type to sit idly by and let everything happen around them. Then there were the supporting characters--from Meghan's best friends to Alex's family and closest friend, and while these other characters were very interesting and wholly entertaining, they never really take away my attention from Meghan and Alex, as it should be. I appreciated the author's adding her own creative twists to make the story stand out, although quite a bit of this did turn out as expected. What stopped me from giving the book a rating higher than four stars was where the translation from French to English came in as well as the sudden appearance and then disappearance of two characters who, I believe, will have their own story told in 2019. Other than those, I really quite liked Faux Pas. ♥

Date Read: 01 October 2018

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